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Should Fox bring back The X-Files?
Posted Jan 26, 2015 by Staff Writer
“If you’re going to do this show right, the fans deserve far, far better plotting and planning than they got the first time around.”
Which is worse: Bad or boring?
Posted Jan 21, 2015 by Staff Writer
“Is it better to be bad and remembered, or bland and forgotten? And does this apply to all media?”
We are not special: The nerd’s appeal to pity
Posted Jan 20, 2015 by Nycea
“The first step in escaping this persecution complex is realizing that we were not the only ones suffering. And no, our suffering wasn’t worse or somehow more important than others.”
If you don’t have PTSD, it’s not a “trigger”
Posted Nov 6, 2014 by Nycea
“It’s not something that offends your sensibilities. You may even be downright infuriated by something, but that doesn’t mean you’re being triggered.”
The least anticipated movies of 2015
Posted Dec 22, 2014 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie
“These are the movies that almost nobody is excited about, and that almost nobody is looking forward to seeing (though, if history is any guide, people will still turn out in droves to pay to see them anyway).”
Why Star Trek: The Next Generation’s serialization was just right
Posted Jan 6, 2015 by Staff Writer
“These days, Trek’s lack of serialization outside of Deep Space Nine is seen as shallow. But it still has much to offer.”
Marvel’s cinematic villain problem
Posted Dec 24, 2014 by Staff Writer
“When people complain about adaptations of a work, it’s because they like the things that end up getting lost in translation, and the classic superhero/supervillain dynamic is one of those things that’s gotten lost in a lot of these Marvel flicks.”
Was it really TV’s first interracial kiss?
Posted Nov 22, 2014 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie
“Casual fans today might be under the impression the episode resulted in boycotts, death threats, and people marching in the streets, but the contemporary record tells a different story.”
The top 10 films of 2014
Posted Dec 31, 2014 by Joshua Bell
“2014 was a great year for movies. So much so that making my top ten list this year was torturous (well, more torturous than usual).”
The real reason for Warner/DC’s “no jokes” policy
Posted Sep 4, 2014 by Joshua Bell
“Who is this meant to appeal to, exactly? Robots? Vulcans? Oscar the Grouch? Is there a single demographic anywhere in the world that does not like humor at all in their movies?”
Are superheroes fascist?
Posted Dec 4, 2014 by Staff Writer
“Many people seem to be under the impression that modern superhero comics are fundamentally nothing more than male power fantasies about violent Übermenschen going around imposing their will on the world through force and terror.”
Top 4 reasons Captain America should be gay
Posted Apr 15, 2014 by Joshua Bell
“We’re in an age where fans are demanding diversity, and it’s a lot more effective to simply modify existing superheroes than to make new ones and hope they become popular. So just for the sake of argument, here are the top four reasons why Marvel should make Captain America a gay man.”
The 30 most popular posts of 2014
Posted Jan 5, 2015 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie
“2015 has arrived, and there’s no better time to take one last look back at what we here at the Agony Booth accomplished in the previous year. In 2014, our staff members posted 423 articles and videos, and here are the 30 most popular.”
What’s the problem with “Anaconda”?
Posted Nov 18, 2014 by Nycea
“Why is it so gross and shameful for Nicki Minaj to write a song about the unprecedented awesomeness of her ass?”
North Korea owns Hollywood, apparently
Posted Dec 19, 2014 by Joshua Bell
“We can’t send the message that we can be threatened into submission, or that anyone, much less Kim Jong-un, has immunity from satire. ”
Action Comics #311: When Supergirl almost banged her horse
Posted Dec 1, 2014 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie
“If this isn’t an incredibly messed up metaphor for child grooming (with an added icky layer of pseudo-bestiality), I don’t know what is.”