“Don’t you get it?! This isn’t like when actual people commit violence against minorities! THIS IS PEOPLE ISSUING MILD CRITICISM OF WHITE DUDES ON THE INTERNET!!!!!!!!”
I remember reading an AV Club interview with him and simply finding him the most repellent human being imaginable—he out and out said that no man really believed that women were equal, they just said that to get tail, that kind of thing. He was just ugly in spirit, and I have never been able to look at his stuff and… Read more
If you have problems with Starfleet officers who are war criminals attempting to start a war with the Klingons, I’ve got some very bad news about the TOS episode “Errand of Mercy” for you. Seriously, it literally ended with a race of walking deus ex machinas calling Kirk a bloodthirsty asshole who epitomized… Read more
You do understand that the kids who don’t die from COVID are still themselves infectious, right? And that they come into contact with teachers, school staff, janitors, and parents as well as each other over the course of a school day? Even if no kid dies (and let’s be real, the Secretary of Education put the number at… Read more
I will say that I attempted to watch it with my girlfriend, at her suggestion, and she tapped out midway through the second season due to the overt sexism and racism and I absolutely agreed with her. The third season contains two episodes that I consider to be indefensible (“Elaan of Troyius” and “Turnabout Intruder”)… Read more
One tiny nitpick in this fantastic article - NBC was fine with a woman as second-in-command. They were not fine with Roddenberry casting his mistress in the role. Network memos uncovered by Marc Cushman in his research for the book ‘These Are the Voyages’ have pretty conclusively debunked Roddenberry’s version of the… Read more
Tomie is one of his finest creations. I’ve described it in the past as “What if the thing from ‘The Thing’ preferred to take the form of a Japanese schoolgirl for Reasons?” It’s fucking brilliant and I’m very jazzed about this wherever it lands.
I read the book for ‘372 Pages We’ll Never Get Back’, a podcast that started pretty much as an excuse to trash it, and found myself agreeing with every criticism they made of it.
I don’t think it was the 80s nostalgia backlash that hit—it was GamerGate. Suddenly a dude who thought that the most important thing in the world was knowledge of old video games and who aggressively mocked and hated anyone who didn’t share their mastery of obscure trivia (and who evangelized masturbation and video… Read more
It’s got its problems. Certainly the biggest one is that they seemingly sifted through Apocalypse’s entire comic book canon and discarded everything clear, cogent and interesting about the character to keep only the confusing and dull bits. Apocalypse is a simple character to get right--he’s an indestructible… Read more
I think that Roberts, at least, has no intention of fucking with stare decisis to that degree. I also think that there’s no real institutional will among the Republicans to overturn Roe v Wade because it’s far more useful to them as a perpetual rallying cry against the decadent left than it ever would be as an actual… Read more
Having just watched it for my podcast, I gotta say, The Brood has not aged well. I talk about it at length in the episode (I’m on Apple as “Half-Price Horror”) but it is a metric ton of straight-up MRA bullshit, starting with a guy who’s being railroaded by a divorce system that’s slanted towards women and ending with… Read more
I think the biggest problem with the sequel trilogy is that it didn’t know what it wanted to be. If it’s a last hurrah for the heroes of the classic trilogy, then it needs to embrace that and be about them. If it’s about a new generation taking up the mantle of the Rebellion, then it needs to embrace that and be about… Read more
I did check the link. That text is from “The Discontinuity Guide”. It may have been reprinted and put on the official BBC website, because the BBC reprinted a lot of material from the Virgin Books era on their website during the early 2000s when new fans couldn’t get enough Who and the authors were on good terms with… Read more
I will point out, though, that in Episode Six the Doctor does go back and blow up the Dalek hatchery. Everyone remembers the big dramatic “I can’t do it” moment, but nobody remembers that he straight up changes his mind and does it later in the same story. The Daleks don’t survive because of the Doctor’s act of… Read more
“We at Warber Nothers remain committed in our commitment to commitment and believe firmly and strongly in strong, firm belief as a rejoinder to those who might disagree with the opinions of others.”
Ah yes, the story where Yoda commandeered the Death Star using the Jedi Mind Trick and crashed it into the Emperor’s palace on Coruscant. Some seriously crazy-ass shit there, and I mean that as a compliment.