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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 →

Retelling The War of the Worlds

Per Matt H.G. Wells crafted one of the first — and possibly the best — interstellar conflicts with The War of the Worlds. Originally released as a serialized story in 1857, his was a genius tale describing a global alien… Continue Reading →

The Two Best Films of 2019 You Haven’t Watched

Per Matt 2019, as a whole, was a good year for Hollywood. Movie theaters offered a plethora of options to audiences. There were some stinkers, there were some surprises and there were some hidden gems released throughout the year. As… Continue Reading →

My Guilty Pleasure: Blood Fest

Are horror fans really afraid of the dark? More importantly, would they be able to accurately follow the rules of the genre in order to survive homicidal maniacs, vampires, killer clowns and Zombies on the prowl for blood? Fandoms, pop-culture… Continue Reading →

Closing Mad Magazine: What, Me Worry?

Per MattFor 67 years, Mad Magazine has been an irreverent mainstay, satirizing everything from politics to the entertainment industry. Soon, Mad will close up shop, wrapping up production on new content and with the permanent closing of its doors, I… 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 →

Recapping Momocon 2019

My life has been a whirlwind since Momocon 2019 over Memorial Day weekend. Covering the four-day Geek Culture convention, hosted at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta, has opened my eyes to multiple perspectives in the convention scene…. Continue Reading →

THE FALL OF NERD ROME, PART TWO: Endgame?

As discussed in Part One, Geek Culture is destroying itself from the inside, and the toxic fandom elements among us make you sometimes wish there could be a “Thanos Snap” to return balance to the geek media and convention scene…. Continue Reading →

THE FALL OF NERD ROME, PART ONE: Toxic Fandom

Geek Culture is destroying itself from the inside and the perpetrators have expanded their demographics to a diversity that would be inspiring, if it were not ultimately a force for fandom evil. Pettiness, deception and entitlement abound in the modern… Continue Reading →

Stan Lee, Thank You for Making Me a Better Person

Stan Lee wrote the gospel of the Marvel Universe and I became a true believer. With Stan passing away on November 12, 2018, I can’t help but look back at the influence he had in my life. More than any… Continue Reading →

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