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Rich Monetti2 months ago
Top Five Sexist Moments in the Original 'Star Trek'
Star Trek was groundbreaking on unprecedented levels. Of course, it couldn’t rise above the flaws of the time in every instance, and despite the egalitarian outlook, Roddenberry envisioned, sometimes ...
Matthew Kresal2 months ago
Doctor Who: A Brief History Of Female Doctors
The sixteenth of July 2017 will go down in Doctor Who lore as the day that Peter Capaldi's replacement in the lead role was announced. To the surprise of many, incoming showrunner Chris Chibnall selec...
Rich Monetti2 months ago
Jodorowsky’s Dune: What Might Have Been
Frank Herbert’s Dune is largely considered the Holy Grail of science fiction novels. Serving as a cross section study of politics, religion, ecology, technology, and human emotion, it has not lost its...
Matthew Kresal3 months ago
Doctor Who: The Doctor Falls Review
Warning: Potential spoilers for the episode below. In the review I wrote a week ago for World Enough And Time, I praised that episode but wondered at the end of the day if showrunner Steven Moffat wou...
Nick Brown3 months ago
Rewatching... Doctor Who: The Evil Of The Daleks - Part 7
"A Dalek questioned an order." Saturday 1 July 1967 Colour television began today on BBC2 with the Wimbledon coverage. This is the first colour television service in Europe. According to The Times we ...
Nick Brown3 months ago
Rewatching... Doctor Who: The Evil Of The Daleks - Part 6
"ALL DALEKS RETURN TO SKARO!" Saturday 24 June 1967 Things are hotting up. The story began as a sort of urban thriller starting at Gatwick and taking in warehouses, alleyways, antique shops and trendy...
Jason Schwartz3 months ago
Why Jared Leto Is the Perfect Choice to Team Up With Omni
It was recently announced that Jared Leto and his production company, Paradox, have teamed up with Omni to produce new original content. For those who aren't aware, Omni was a science and science fict...
Paul Levinson3 months ago
Review of Twin Peaks: The Return 1.8
Anyone who doubted that Twin Peaks is one bizarre science fiction horror story of a story got their answer tonight in episode 1.8: it is, with a vengeance, spun of gut-wrenching, stomach-churning, sea...
Jay Sandlin3 months ago
Darth Vader (2017) #2
"I am not a Jedi. I have no limits." -Darth Vader The 2017 Darth Vader comic series continued with issue 2. The credits have barely rolled on Episode III as the galaxy fell under the domain of the Empire. When we last left the newly minted Lord Vader, he had been ordered to seek out a Kyber crystal by his Master, Darth Sidious. After his recent battle with Obi-Wan Kenobi the artist formerly known as Anakin was left missing arms, legs, and, of course, a lightsaber. He would need the crystal to co...
Matthew Kresal3 months ago
Doctor Who: World Enough And Time Review
Warning: Potential spoilers ahead for the episode. “All good things must end,” as the old expression says. That is true for seasons of our favorite TV series and the tenth season of the BBC's regenera...
Nick Brown3 months ago
Rewatching... Doctor Who: The Evil Of The Daleks - Part 5
"I am a professor of a far wider academy..." Saturday 17 June 1967​ I'm really enjoying this story. It's a very different Dalek tale to what we're used to. But then Power Of The Daleks was unusual too...
Matthew Kresal3 months ago
So Ron Howard's Directing a Star Wars Movie...
In what might be a new record between rumor and official confirmation, Lucasfilm announced on June 22nd that Ron Howard would be taking over the directing duties on the (as yet still untitled) Han Sol...
Matthew Kresal3 months ago
Doctor Who: The Eaters Of Light Review
Warning: Potential spoilers ahead for the episode. The current season of Doctor Who is coming to its inevitable end. Before the season arrives at its two-part finale story, viewers have been treated t...
Paul Levinson3 months ago
Review of Twin Peaks: The Return 1.7
First, let me mention that Twin Peaks, especially The Return, has a resemblance to Lost. If you don't know what that means, I can't help you. Meanwhile, episode 1.7 is the most informative so far in T...
Nick Brown3 months ago
Rewatching... Doctor Who: The Evil Of The Daleks - Part 4
Saturday 10 June 1967 So this episode is all about Jamie's 'test'. He's unaware he's being tested by the Daleks and last week's episode ended as he was confronted by a Turkish wrestler called Kemel. N...
Matthew Kresal3 months ago
Doctor Who: Empress Of Mars Review
Having wrapped up the Monks trilogy that had come to define much of the middle of this season, Peter Capaldi's Doctor looked set to continue his last hurrah with the return of an old foe. The Ice Warr...
Matthew Kresal3 months ago
Doctor Who: Spare Parts Revisited
When it comes to Doctor Who, few monsters are quite as iconic as the Cybermen, the half-human/half-machine race originally hailing from Earth's long lost twin planet Mondas. Despite their origin being...
Jay Sandlin3 months ago
The Jedi vs. Sith Symposium
Join an international panel of Star Wars Super Fans! We debate the theories of Snoke's identity in the future installments of the timeless saga. We have your host, Jay Sandlin (The Novel Comics) Brian Karasek (ChannelStarWars.com) Ryan Hunter of Scotland (Temple Master Alrune), and Twitter role players: @MasterJediMara and @MentorSkywalker of Ireland. In this episode, the cast recounts many theories about the identity of Supreme Leader Snoke from Star Wars: The Force Awakens. His role in the fut...