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Calum Marsh

  1. animation
    Rick and Morty Is an Animation Challenge Like No OtherThe series’s gleeful exploration of its own logical and visual limits is basically the opposite of how every other animated TV show works.
  2. seinfeld with swords
    Whit Stillman Has a Plan to Save The Cosmopolitans“We’ve been jokingly calling it Seinfeld with swords or Friends against fascism.”
  3. behind the scenes
    How See’s Blindness Consultant Helped Demystify a Sightless WorldAccessibility advocate Joseph A. Strechay was instrumental in the Apple TV+ production’s comprehensive approach to accurately depicting a blind world.
  4. special effects
    How The Politician Turned Ben Platt Into a Wooden MannequinIt took SFX, woodworking tools, and a 3-D full-body scan.
  5. backstories
    The Hardest, Strangest, Most Unforgettable Jobs In HollywoodTV and movie craftspeople share their stories (and a great dip recipe).
  6. backstories
    The Hardest Effect I Ever Pulled Off42 filmmakers, cinematographers, and effects artists on making the impossible happen.
  7. overnights
    Big Brother Recap: Big Hogg EnergyThe week featured some of the most surprising, provocative, and satisfying game moves of the season.
  8. overnights
    Big Brother Recap: Chaos Is a LadderIn the course of about three days, and for no better reason than gossip, this season’s strongest alliance was rendered effectively obsolete.
  9. overnights
    Big Brother Recap: Gossip GirlWill Isabella’s ill-advised gossip spree make her the next major household target? Our weekly Big Brother power ranking says yes.
  10. overnights
    Big Brother Recap: Ovi and OutWell, Christie couldn’t have had a more tumultuous HOH rule if she’d tried.
  11. overnights
    Big Brother Premiere Recap: Notes on CampThis season might have a touch of Lost about it.
  12. game of thrones
    Why Game of Thrones Had to Shoo Away Its DirewolvesEven on a show that set the gold standard for TV visual effects, the Stark wolves represented a unique — and ultimately unsustainable — challenge.
  13. hungry?
    How Chef’s Table Turned Food TV Into Mouthwatering ArtThe Netflix show launched a generation of spinoffs and imitators. But making food look delicious on-screen isn’t easy.
  14. overnights
    Celebrity Big Brother Season Finale Recap: InterceptionSome astoundingly bad strategy from a player who should have known better leads to a rare unanimous Big Brother victory.
  15. overnights
    Celebrity Big Brother Recap: Love and WarAn inevitable yet enormously disappointing elimination leaves us with an unusual bunch of contestants heading into the finale.
  16. overnights
    Celebrity Big Brother Recap: Et Tu, Tamar?Kato Kaelin was too good at this game, and it was only a matter of time before he was punished for it.
  17. overnights
    Celebrity Big Brother Recap: Trust the ProcessRyan Lochte inadvertently devised a master class in how not to rule the Big Brother house.
  18. chat room
    Star Trek Legend Jonathan Frakes on Life As an Actor’s Director“Two Takes Frakes is what they call me.”
  19. special effects
    True Detective’s Old-Man Makeup Was Inspired by The Nutty Professor and AmadeusThe makeup artist behind True Detective season three reveals the secrets of a special-effects feat.
  20. overnights
    Celebrity Big Brother Recap: Fame GamePresenting a power ranking of the the sterling fraternity of that-guys and what’s-her-names who have entered this season’s household.
  21. the industry
    How TV Finally Got Its Own Blockbuster Special EffectsIn recent years, groundbreaking VFX work has transformed the TV landscape. But it’s not easy making monsters and dragons like ones on the big screen.