Tag science fiction genre

Killing Off Fear’s Best Character Does Mean Something

Per Matt I’m not gonna lie: I got very emotional after watching Fear the Walking Dead‘s mid season premiere, “The Door.”

Big Monsters Make Big Bucks: Godzilla vs. Kong Smashes The COVID Box Office Ceiling

The COVID pandemic has destroyed the massive profits that Hollywood has raked in over the past decade. Looking back at 2019, the domestic box office for just the Top 100 films of the year panned out to just under $10… Continue Reading →

Manifest Finally Addresses Fan Service

Fan Service. Hidden deep within the dark halls of Hollywood’s major production studios are writers who prefer not to directly address the elephant in the room. It’s what keeps fandoms up at night, molding conspiracy theories around their favorite themes,… Continue Reading →

Even During a Nuclear Winter, Power Corrupts Snowpiercer

Catastrophes come in all shapes and sizes, whether they’re man-made or natural, taking place in the modern world or during a future Apocalypse. Or they’re simply inevitable. Somehow, Snowpiercer‘s second season involves each of those elements, wrapped up in a… Continue Reading →

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

Per Matt The horror genre, probably more so than all the rest, has long relied on clich├ęs, tropes and stereotypes in depicting stories for the big and small screen. Often used in low-budget releases (but not exclusively), these tired portrayals… Continue Reading →

The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Brings Backstories to Superhero Sidekicks

Per Matt You may recognize these titular superheroes, but you may have never realized how much you actually related to them. So far, throughout their big-screen outings within the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Sam Wilson (aka The Falcon, played by Anthony… Continue Reading →

OK, Debris, You’ve Hooked Me!

I’ve had a sketchy history with network television science fiction throughout the years. Ever since The X-Files originally wrapped production in 2001, I’ve been hesitant to dive headfirst into a new series. So many of them just haven’t been great,… Continue Reading →

The Walking Dead: World Beyond Needs More Talking Dead!

How do you grow an audience for a limited television series based within the already-known Walking Dead Universe? When you’ve got new characters and a new storyline that will only last for a couple of seasons, you lean heavily on… Continue Reading →

Maggie Returns to TWD, While The Reapers Wreak Havoc

Secrets, secrets are no fun… Secrets, secrets hurt someone. Maggie’s back! The Whisperers have been silenced! But now a new menace is terrorizing the survivors, as The Walking Dead returned with a continuation of Season 10 (affectionately labeled as 10-C)… Continue Reading →

Sherry’s Return Highlights Fear’s Relationships

Relationships can be a glorious or a disastrous thing for TV shows. Viewers can tell when popular characters are forced into romantic situations. It’s a thing that can absolutely destroy the chemistry between actors, creating a situation that could lead… Continue Reading →

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