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Is The Gifted FOX’s Answer to ABC’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.?

In geek film and television media, specifically live-action programs based on graphic novels or superhero comic books, if you prefer, we are living in a Platinum Age. With extraordinary special effects and A-list acting talent, not to mention great writing,… Continue Reading →

Marvel’s Misstep: The Inhumans

Last week, Marvel Television expanded its superhero roster with the release of Marvel’s Inhumans. The series premiere aired on Friday night, which is generally regarded as TV’s wasteland, where ratings go to die. So, why did Marvel adapt this family drama, which is… Continue Reading →

Inhumans: Comic Connections to the Latest Marvel TV Series

The Inhumans are coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe this fall, as part of a new eight-episode television series on ABC. The latest edition to the MCU had a complicated journey, as it made its way from the comic book… Continue Reading →

The Sky is Falling; Salvation is Needed

Government conspiracies, cover-ups, a secret rendezvous and an extinction event is the basis for a new summertime TV show. No, this isn’t The X-Files, but what’s familiar is new again for Salvation, currently airing on CBS.

The Genius of Seth MacFarlane and Neil deGrasse Tyson

Two of my favorite people in the mainstream of American culture are Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson and Seth MacFarlane. I have had the pleasure of speaking briefly with each of them and admire them both immensely.

Horror Movies Become Must-See TV

It seems like the new trend in horror television is to take great horror films and turn them into TV shows.

The Leftovers: Charlatan or The Real Deal?

Some time ago, J.J. Abrams gave a TED talk. In that presentation he goes on at length about the concept of mystery in cinema and life. He shows the audience what he calls a mystery box, and explains his fascination… Continue Reading →

Mars Orbits Being an Outer-Space Soap Opera

“Space is defined by the strange relationship between failure, risk and innovation.” That self-describing quote is the basis for the global event series, Mars, which airs on the National Geographic Channel.

Paging Doctor Strange: The Sorcerer’s Comic-Book Roots

With the motion-picture premiere of Doctor Strange hitting movie theaters, the comic-book origins forecast an intricate future for Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme.

Chubbies Just Want Some Action

There’s something great about watching B-movies. Expectations aren’t very high and the fact that trailers and TV spots aren’t spoiling plot points gives the viewer a different movie experience. For the Troma horror-comedy, Chubbies, that experience is over the top… Continue Reading →

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