The Passage: Pilot – Review

The Passage, a new series on Fox based on the novel of the same name by Justin Cronin, is well-done though problematic, if the first episode is any indicator. Saniyya Sidney, Mark Paul Gosselaar (barely recognizable from his Saved By The Bell days) and Henry Ian Cusick (who could literally play the ‘concerned scientist’ role […]

Bao – Review

This short caught me by surprise mainly because I’m not a huge fan of CGI-animated features though as a medium it has advanced exponentially since Tron in 1982 (in which only portions of the movie–like the light cycle races and the MCP–were actually computer generated). But it not only has it’s place, but as movies […]

The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina – Trailer

Shows like Riverdale and now The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina I find genuinely perplexing because they take what people read the comics for–humor and an often irrelevant tone–and turn them, in the case of the former, to essentially 90210. It’s really odd and a little off-putting for me, which is why so have yet to […]

Fahrenheit 451 Teaser Trailer

Growing up, Ray Bradbury’s Farenheit 451 was a seminal novel for me–less for the book itself than for the concept, namely a world where everyone is so afraid of differing points of view and knowledge in general that they resorted to destroying it as close to the wellspring as possible. And that wellspring are books. […]

Full Metal Alchemist – Official Trailer

I recall that someone explained why it is that Japanese people in anime don’t look particularly Japanese, but I don’t recall the explanation (which implies that it didn’t particularly resonate for me). I should mention that my feeling also doesn’t apply to all anime.  Characters from the works of Hayao Miyzaki appear distinctly Japanese (in terms […]

Close The X-Files

Everything that lives, eventually dies. And that’s okay because it’s the fear of death, of Thanatos, that drives all animals, of which we are, to procreate (so that our genes–and what are we if not the genetic material that literally makes us up–live on in our children). Immortality of a sort. What does the above […]

Support the LEGO Eagle Transporter

Support LEGO potentially creating a LEGO-ized version of the Eagle Transporter from Space: 1999, one of the most awesome and iconic spaceships in television history. No matter if your preference is for the more cerebral Year One…       Or more dynamic Year Two, you can’t go wrong.         Though most fans of Gerry […]