After reading caseyjonescaseyjones’ short essay on the joy and surprise that comes from the story element of character writing, I was reminded that at the end of August, sci-fi publisher Lightspeed Magazine’s “Destroy” series, presented by the Hugo Award-winning Uncanny Magazine, announced a new anthology titled: “…
In response to Charles Pulliam-Moore’s post “It Looks Like The Wrong Person Died in Marvel’s Secret Empire” article, I wrote a partial version of this initially as a response, but it grew into a full article in its own right. I have cleaned it up, rewritten it, and added content. (Spoilers for Secret Empire #7.)
My favorite current late-night show host is Jim Jefferies. He’s in the mix with Samantha Bee, John Oliver, Stephen Colbert, et. al. on breaking down the insane onslaught of political news in the United States and making it funny, all while mixing in his outsider’s point of view. Jefferies has done a fantastic job with…
(UPDATED: IT’S OUT OF STOCK. That went incredibly quickly. I hope someone got something!)
Steve Whitmire, the Muppet veteran who voiced Kermit for 27 years, and the man chosen by Jim Henson personally to voice Kermit upon the event of his death, is no longer staying silent about his firing and replacement this week. That’s because Disney broke the silence accusing him of “unprofessional” conduct.
The trove of papers is rife with obscene language (mainly from Frank Darabont), and shows how profit works in a specific industry where decisions are based in part on corporate and individual avarice. Whose greed is worse? The (alleged) book-cooking television series creative machine wing over at AMC or Darabont,…
“Nothing’s sad ‘til it’s over. Then everything is.” Please discuss! It is just 15 minutes away from starting on the East Coast of the USA, and I’ll be watching it with family. After the pilot “The Pilot” of the new series, I’ll jump back in to discuss and give my impressions. Also: spoilers.
Over at Mashable, there’s a good article about Russia’s ISS-bound space robot being shown off via its extra-added ability to “double fist lethal hand cannons”. It’s the “perfect” way for the Russians to show off its complex motor function skills and software by having it blast away with unnerving accuracy. Yes, it…
Hello, Whovians! After rewatching “Heaven Sent” and “Hell Bent”, very carefully, mind you, I have absolutely no idea how the new season will begin, much less how it will end. Especially given:
Gotta get back
Gotta get back
Back to the past
Gotta get back
Back to the past
Jack Jack Jack Jack Jack
Because I’m not locking the door on my way out tonight. Just lock the place up when you leave.
“Although the chance of a disaster to planet Earth in a given year may be quite low, it adds up over time, and becomes a near certainty in the next thousand or ten thousand years. By that time we should have spread out into space, and to other stars, so a disaster on Earth would not mean the end of the human race.”
Considering that by this time last week, everyone knew the election outcome, I thought I’d create an open thread space for people to talk about how they’re doing. It only feels right. There have already been multiple posts from people on the topic, and I hope this gives everyone the chance to have a say in one place. …
I’m not a shill or anything, Amazon isn’t paying me, but they have a lightning deal on the coolest looking Cthulhu hats I have ever seen, going for $8.55. If you are both a) getting proper head attire to show respect to your master and b) purchasing through Amazon, the thing I really want to talk about is the charity…
In case you missed this on Saturday, the day when the US government throws all the news stories you don’t want to know or hear, and that they don’t want you to know or hear (“garbage day”, as the working pols like to say), the US government has relinquished control of the singular seat of power in deciding how the…
So I’m still on my sabbatical from the ODeck for health and moving reasons, but it’s just too weird not to write about this at the moment.
After the success of Jessica Jones over on Netflix, Cinemax has decided to become the platform for another comic book adaptation by the hit creative duo that is writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev. While Jessica Jones isn’t a direct adaptation of their original work from its source material Alias, the…
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Correction: This is the correct updated tally for episodes left. Season eight will occur, according to the show runners: