Full Lids

The Full Lid-5th July 2024

It’s a time of renewal in the UK. As I write this we’re a few days away from the UK General Election which is almost certain to usher in a new government, with any luck will bring in a new opposition party, and will almost certainly result in a bunch of terrible humans having the […]

The Full Lid-5th July 2024

The Full Lid-28th June 2024

If you’re going to open a supernatural podcast in media res, opening it on the line ‘Look alive, would you?’ is how you do it. Growled by Sir, all Welsh malice and backroom grit as he wakes up Apprentice, pure of heart with an apron so new you could eat a meal off it. Apprentice

The Full Lid-28th June 2024

The Full Lid-21st June 2024

Celebrations is a collection of short stories spotlighting LGBTQIA+ characters across various eras of Trek. Except it’s not just that. A special like this which piggybacks an established event like Pride comes with a price tag: it’s audience rightly expects these characters to be treated with the respect they deserve. Ratcheting up the pressure is representation

The Full Lid-21st June 2024

The Full Lid-14th June 2024

PJ (Rachel Sennott) and Josie (Ayo Edebiri) are the bottom of the social barrel. They’re gay, single, and made entirely of terrible luck. Jeff (Nicholas Galitzine) is the top of the food chain, the sociopathic bell of the (foot)ball. When PJ and Josie inconvenience Jeff in the tiniest way possible by helping his latest girlfriend Isabel, they’re

The Full Lid-14th June 2024

The Full Lid 7th June 2024

You’re a serial killer, haunting an anonymous American town. You exist only to please Zimforth, the vengeful god that visits you once a year and demands a tribute. If you kill the right person, Zimforth doesn’t end the world. If you don’t, you die a murderer and a failure and then everyone else dies anyway. You

The Full Lid 7th June 2024

The Full Lid-31st May 2024

This essay has many beginnings. The first was in 1999, when The West Wing debuted (and yes my knees are a bit sore today, thank you for asking.) Aaron Sorkin’s epochal, idealistic political fable followed a brilliant, troubled American President and his senior staff through the daily trials of running the most powerful country in the West. The second

The Full Lid-31st May 2024

The Full Lid-24th May 2024

Big rarely means clever when it comes to representation in fiction. You will usually be either loud and stupid comic relief, or a thug. Sometimes if you’re tremendously lucky, you’ll be a comic relief thug. It’s a precedent and bleeds into societal expectations, forming norms. If you’re big you’re either angry or jolly. As my twelve year

The Full Lid-24th May 2024

The Full Lid-17th May 2024

There are very few things more metafictional than a movie called The Fall Guy becoming the fall guy for Round 15,324 of If A Film Does Badly At The Box Office It Is A Failure. We don’t have time, or frankly motivation, to tap the ART IS ITS OWN REWARD AND SOMETIMES ‘BAD’ THINGS ARE FUN sign for

The Full Lid-17th May 2024

The Full Lid – 10th May 2024

It’s Daneka’s birthday and she isn’t there. Her roommates each deal with that absence, and the deep bass note of threat that it plucks in them, in different ways. Harper’s industriousness keeps them busy. Morrow’s stature lends them a stoicism they need and one that Quan, a mouth without a brake, could stand to emulate. Fen

The Full Lid – 10th May 2024

The Full Lid – 3rd May 2024

Last week, a joyfully ramshackle flotilla of American improvisers blew through the region in a whirlwind tour of four cities and two shows. They came, they saw, they did math live on stage, there was anomalous amounts of cheese. It was incredible, and we were there for two of their London dates.  Contents The White Vault:

The Full Lid – 3rd May 2024

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