Rory Doherty

Rory Doherty is a writer and screenwriter based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He loves diving into speculative fiction and unraveling the emotional relationships we build with film and TV and has done so for Vulture, Little White Lies, Paste Magazine, The Escapist, and more.

Rory lives in Scotland. You can find him on Twitter, where he spends most of his days complaining about story structure and explaining to friends which Star Trek series is best.

Unlimited Power

The 15 Best Background Jedi of the Star Wars Prequels, Ranked

Inverse pays tribute to the legendary Pablo-Jill.

ByRory Doherty
Feature

Should Denis Villeneuve Make More 'Dune' Sequels? 'Dune' Scholars Aren’t So Sure

“I think the film series should stop with Messiah.”

ByRory Doherty
Movies

The Time-Bending Ending of 'The Zone of Interest' Reveals the Gutting Truth at Its Core

In its final moments, The Zone of Interest peers through time, and through its audience.

ByRory Doherty
Retrospective

The Secret to 'Doctor Who’s Regenerations Lies in its Classic Era

Thirty-nine years ago, Doctor Who had the courage to underplay itself.

ByRory Doherty
Retrospective

'Deep Space Nine' Was At Its Best When It Questioned Its Own Characters

Who are you really loyal to?

ByRory Doherty
Movies

David Fincher and Richard Linklater Know What Makes An American Assassin

Two hitman movies walk into a bar...

ByRory Doherty
Retrospective

Bong Joon-ho’s Bluntest Sci-Fi Movie is Still Thoughtful and Thrilling

If you can't overthrow the system, then you need to break it.

ByRory Doherty
Opinion

'Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny' Misses One Crucial Element From the Originals

The devil’s in the details.

ByRory Doherty
Retrospective

'Doctor Who’s Cheapest Episode Gave Us One of The Scariest Hours of TV

At its most low-budget, Doctor Who managed to deliver its most underrated horror episode.

ByRory Doherty
TV

With Their Third Seasons, 'Mandalorian' and 'Picard' Are Making the Same Mistake

In attempting to course-correct, the two shows are floundering.

ByRory Doherty
Retrospective

'Deep Space Nine’s Dumbest Episode Still Understood What Made Its Characters Tick

“Move Along Home” was moronic, but it helped lay the groundwork for future adventures.

ByRory Doherty
Inverse Recommends

You need to watch the most underrated dystopian movie on Amazon Prime ASAP

This ‘90s comic book movie tries to do so much at once that the chaos is fascinating.

ByRory Doherty