I'm delighted to discover that Mr. Kistler (okay, Alan) has begun a new series of articles, under the heading In a Nutshell. As Mr. Kistler himself puts it:
It occurs to me that for some topics, people would like a short, more concise and by-the-basics approach so that they can just get a quick idea of what the character is about....
So, I'm starting a new thing called "IN A NUTSHELL" which is basically a 2-6 page explanation of what the subject involves. More detailed than Wikipedia, but not as long-winded as my larger articles.
He's got articles up on Doctor Who and the New Gods, and hopefully more will be coming soon. Go read and enjoy.