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The Orville Tries to Boldly Go

The Orville is the new hour-long space exploration series from Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane. Taking cues from Star Trek and Galaxy Quest, the TV show centers on new Captain Ed Mercer (played by MacFarlane, himself) and his ship the U.S.S. Orville. The pilot… Continue Reading →

Have We Actually Seen the Last of Samurai Jack?

Samurai Jack returned for a final season, 13 years in the making, after its initial run on Cartoon Network, airing on the Adult Swim programming block of the network earlier this year. The 10-episode revival felt like a stroke of… Continue Reading →

17776: A Brilliant and Thoughtful Sci-Fi Story About Football

There is something terribly wrong. The screen repeats it again, over and over. Something is terribly wrong. The black font size increases, overlapping, blocking out everything else. And then my screen faded to black. What just happened to my phone?

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets: An Exploration Into Why You Need to See This Movie

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets is the beautiful vision of a mature French filmmaker with an almost fifty-year-long love affair with the source material, which began in 1967 and ran for 43 years, comprising a collection of… 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.

Blood Drive Welcomes Us Back to the Grindhouse

If you guys know anything about me, you know I’m kinda obsessed with anything grindhouse. I’m actually worn out with the idea that all exploitative-type films are just homages to older drive-in films of the ’70s. Grindhouse is now its… Continue Reading →

Five Episodes to Prepare You for MST3K’s Return

On April 14th, after nearly 20 years, a new season of the groundbreaking series Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) will be making its debut. Fourteen new episodes are set to launch on Netflix, adding to the already existing 197 (and one feature… Continue Reading →

Traveling Time After Time

The funny thing about a TV show based on time travel, that doesn’t actually leave the present day is… well, it isn’t really funny.

Lawman at The End of The World: The Philosophy of Rick Grimes

“To be sane in a world of madmen is in itself madness.” ― Jean-Jacques Rousseau          I can’t help but think of Rick Grimes and his cowboy boots when I see this quote by the 18th century political philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Maybe such… Continue Reading →

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