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Controversies Cloud BattleBots’ Conclusion

Per Matt When a show hypes up its entire season, leading to an epic conclusion… but that grand finale fizzles due to not one, but two controversial decisions that felt absolutely arbitrary and incredibly inconsistent from the rest of the… Continue Reading →

Finch: A Post-Apocalyptic Tale of a Man, His Dog and His Robots

Per Matt Never work with children or animals… apparently Tom Hanks didn’t receive the classic Hollywood memo, and the audience is better off because of it. Hanks’ latest movie, featuring a scene-stealing dog and a child-like humanoid robot, was originally… Continue Reading →

What Happened to BattleBots’ Desperado Tournament?

Per Matt For the past two years, the most exciting portion of BattleBots has been The Desperado Tournament. Sure, the hard crashes, violent behavior, fire, smoke and destruction taking place in every episode is always fun to watch between the… Continue Reading →

IFC’s Rent-A-Pal Explores How Obsessed You Are With Wil Wheaton

When I first saw Ensign Wesley Crusher on the U.S.S. Enterprise, it was in an episode called “The Naked Now.” Basically, the entire crew became intoxicated on polywater. At this time, I was kinda new to Star Trek: The Next… Continue Reading →

Snowpiercer Equals Revolution for the Working Class

Even if the world’s become a frozen wasteland and the final threads holding humanity together lie within an always-moving train, people will continue to be the planet’s biggest monster. Class warfare, politics, privilege usurping justice and the struggles therein are… Continue Reading →

William Shatner Visits Oak Island? It’s UnXplained…

As The Curse of Oak Island winds down its seventh season, William Shatner returned to the History Channel last week with an all-new season of The UnXplained. His visit to Oak Island was an interesting cross-promotion between two television series,… Continue Reading →

Sex, Drugs and Rivalries: Game Changers Fights the Video Game Wars

Per Matt Long before virtual reality, mobile games, MMORGs and LAN parties, you could find groundbreaking arcade game cabinets at your local gas station, bowling alley, roller skating rink and even department store, hoping to cash in on the fad…. Continue Reading →

Alien: The Perfect Organism

Ash: You still don’t understand what you’re dealing with, do you? The perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility. Lambert: You admire it. Ash: I admire its purity. A survivor… unclouded by conscience, remorse or delusions… 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.

The Expanse

Set in the 23rd century, the human race has colonized the solar system, where air and water are tightly rationed as the population’s most valuable commodities. The United Nations controls the Earth, Mars is an independent military power and tensions… Continue Reading →

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