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Did Star Trek really show TV’s first interracial kiss?
Posted Nov 22, 2014 by Dr. Winston O'Boogie
UPDATED Nov 22 2015 with new screecaps and new commentary!
UPDATED on Nov. 22, 2015! “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.”
Isn’t every movie a standalone movie?
Posted Nov 10, 2015 by Staff Writer
“Of course, sequels are a big way for Hollywood to keep revenue up, but some movies are being designed with sequels in mind before they’ve even proven there’s interest in a series.”
Why James Bond will never fight Blofeld again
Posted Oct 20, 2015 by Joshua Bell
“So many villains since Blofeld have copied his iconography that he’s somehow become overshadowed by his own legacy.”
4K TV is bullshit
Posted Oct 16, 2015 by Staff Writer
“We’re always on the lookout for the hot, new thing, and we never take the time to appreciate what we have now.”
The internet is ruining movies
Posted Oct 13, 2015 by Staff Writer
“The internet has made watching movies easier, and made distribution easier, but the internet has also played a large role in the decline in quality of mainstream American movies, especially among blockbusters.”
Star Trek’s best recurring characters, part 1: TOS & TNG
Posted Sep 29, 2015 by Steven Birkner
“They had good performances by the guest actor or actress who played them, they brought out the best in the regular characters they interacted with, and added something interesting to the overall saga.”
What’s really wrong with YA dystopias
Posted Sep 21, 2015 by Thomas Ricard
“Under the guise of a genre meant to make people question power, these movies only offer a shallow illusion of doing so.”
My first con
Posted Sep 16, 2015 by Jonathan Campbell
“I forced myself to go knowing that I might regret going, but I’d regret not going, too, and the latter was preferable to the former.”
Is Inception a rip-off of Paprika?
Posted Aug 25, 2015 by Hex
“Cobbling together a new product from pieces of old ones is not ripping off per se, but it can be derivative.”
Posted Aug 19, 2015 by Hex
“Zack comes off as a nerd who won’t shut up for five minutes so the plot can progress. Mind you, this didn’t stop me from liking the book, but then again, I know I would do the exact same thing.”
7 suggestions for when Marvel gets the Fantastic Four back
Posted Aug 10, 2015 by Jonathan Campbell
“Based on the critical reception for this movie, and how utterly unoriginal and forgettable it is, I would be appalled, aghast, and amazed if Fox didn’t finally surrender the rights back to its rightful owners.”
Kill James Bond
Posted Aug 6, 2015 by Thomas Ricard
“Daniel Craig’s Bond carries a considerably larger burden of expectations than his predecessors ever did. To that problem, I submit the following solution: Kill James Bond.”
Deanna Troi’s role on Star Trek: The Next Generation: What’s so bad about a therapist on the bridge?
Posted Aug 5, 2015 by Steven Birkner
“It’s been written that what dates Star Trek: The Next Generation as an ‘80s show more than anything is the presence of a therapist on the bridge. But what does that mean? Does it mean that therapy became chic in the ‘80s, but is going to fade in importance?”
Hulk Hogan’s an asshole (but he’s not the bad guy here)
Posted Jul 29, 2015 by Michael A. Novelli
“I there’s been a huge outcry from the public, it hasn’t been anywhere near as visible as what’s been coming directly from WWE itself.”
Go Set a Watchman: Why it’s okay that Atticus Finch is racist
Posted Jul 21, 2015 by Hex
“When Scout finds out that Atticus is human and flawed, her reaction is much like the fans who refuse to read the book: they can’t stomach it.”