If you haven’t noticed by now, I’m big into synecdoches. There’s a lot of situations where one little aspect of a piece of media is indicative of a broader philosophy, and when you look at the big picture thinking about this philosophy, you can see how it all works together.
A new kind of fantasy was being created in the 1960s in the wake of successful James Bond films, an increasingly strange and often campy world of flamboyant supervillains and subtly perverted heroes. One of the strangest examples of this genre is 1968's Black Lizard (黒蜥蝪) which pits the famous fictional detective…
I saw the trailer and said that not how I remember it. The New Mutants were a really good XMen spinoff series in the 80s they were the new students of Xavier.
The Daleks and Napoleon Bonaparte, a team made in Hell. And it happened in the 2012 audio play The Curse of Davros, an entertaining Sixth Doctor story written by Jonathan Morris.
Dirk’s back with a new case, but still no clue... It’s a holistic thing.
Greetings True Believers! Here we are at the halfway point in this (limited?) season with Episode 4, “Make Way for...Medusa.” (Dun, dun, dunnnn)
Today at a thrift shop I saw this book and thought “oh must be a novel based on the show”. So I sat down with it and realized Baa Baa Black Sheep was based on a real person Gregory Boyington and a real squadron Black Sheep Squadron.
Last night brought “Krill”, the first episode of The Orville not written by Seth MacFarlane and the first written by someone who used to write for a Star Trek series, David A. Goodman. Having worked on four episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise as well as having been a writer for Family Guy and Futurama—the famous Star…
The CW is returning to an all new Roswell, as the network plans to reboot their brief-yet-popular 1999 science fiction/adventure series. Still intended to be based on the Roswell High book series from Melinda Metz, Carina Adly MacKenzie will pen the series; and executive produce with Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank…
We’re heading for a reunion of our Operation Bitemark team. Well most of them anyways.
Sometimes a movie is great in spite of its lead actor and that’s the case with 1955's The Quatermass Xperiment. A classic in weird science fiction dread, this is a film that shows an understanding of how the unimaginably strange might interact with the perfectly mundane to horrifying effect.
When does a replica become real, when does an experience become real? Blade Runner 2049, the 2017 sequel to the 1982 classic, succeeds largely because of how it builds on these central questions from the original. But the great visuals and performances from attractive actors certainly don’t hurt.
Everything you wanted to know about the Krill but didn’t know to ask.
I watched this today I got season one dvd weeks ago and decided to see this episode. It was based on my memory one if my favorites. Should have remained one.
Adults made the atom bombs and then wondered why the kids were poisonous and deranged. 1963's These are the Damned starts off feeling like a kitchen sink drama about disaffected youth in the mould of The Leather Boys but it’s a Hammer film so government scientists and mutants are involved. The two sides of the film…
Here’s the list (so far) that I’ve got of everyone that is managing reaction threads of shows :
Starfleet’s finest continued trying to discover motivations for their pointless arguments in last night’s new Star Trek: Discovery while Klingons struggled to show emotion through a thick sheath of makeup and full Daedric armour. But the show’s flaws were once again offset by lovely visuals and good performances.
I love MHS. I am 50 hours in and ok not sure how far I am in. I am in the mines.
Comics like to explain things. In cases of suspension of disbelief, it’s necessary to give some kind of an explanation as to how a character like Superman can leap tall buildings in a single bound; in cases of character motivations via backstories like why Batman decided to dress like a bat and fight crime, this is a…