The latest episode of the X-Files Retrospective podcast, covering episode 1×18 of John Woo’s Once a Thief, titled The Director Files, is now available here for your listening pleasure. Intro and outro music attribution is below. You can also follow the show from its own feed (RSS, iTunes, Stitcher) or through the Bureau 42 Master Audio Feed (RSS, iTunes, Stitcher).
March 12, 2019
March 9, 2019
Marvel’s latest movie is the first to have a solo female lead, released on International Women’s Day. How is it? More…
March 8, 2019
So, Spock is even more special than TOS had us believe, Culber still hasn’t come to terms with being alive again, and Talos IV remains a wasteland inhabited by bulgy-headed aliens, though they’re somewhat less sinister and, well, alien, than a low-budget series made them look and sound fifty+ years ago.
Discovery does give us a visually-impressive wasteland, along with further clues regarding the Red Angel.
March 6, 2019
They won’t always be “topical” but this week’s episode celebrates the new Marvel movie rolling out this Friday.
March 5, 2019
The latest episode of the X-Files Retrospective podcast, covering Orison (7×07), is now available here for your listening pleasure. Intro and outro music attribution is below. You can also follow the show from its own feed (RSS, iTunes, Stitcher) or through the Bureau 42 Master Audio Feed (RSS, iTunes, Stitcher).
March 4, 2019
Did anyone other than me expect more of The Gifted this season? If so, too bad, last week was the season finale. Apparently DC was afraid of it, and now that it is over the Arrow-verse comes back out of the woodwork for their new episodes. Synopses are light, but Manchester Black returns to vex Supergirl and The Flash gives us the animal on animal action as King Shark takes on Gorilla Grodd. Riverdale also continues to besmirch the names of Archie’s characters this week.
March 3, 2019
A SpaceX Dragon Capsule docked with the International Space Station, hopefully inaugurating an era when the west can continue its space business without relying on certain problematic countries. The test flight carried no people, only a dummy named, believe it or not, Ripley.
In nerd entertainment news, the year 2020 will not only give us the next Halloween to fall on a Saturday with a full moon1, it will see a new, animated Scooby-Doo movie, with some notable names doing voices. Mystery, Inc. will join forces with other Hanna-Barbera characters to stop…. Dick Dastardly?
Well, this could be interesting.
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March 3, 2019
It’s an unusually light week this week.
March 2, 2019
Seth MacFarlane made it big with Family Guy, a not-so-family-friendly animated comedy show, but he also worked to bring Cosmos’ revival to air and is a big fan of Star Trek. While I can’t back up this claim, it seems as though he asked to make a new Star Trek show (before Discovery took off) and was rebuked for being the crude comedy guy. His show had a lot of what we love about Star Trek, but he couldn’t sell it without cashing in on his crude comedy background, and as a result, we have The Orville, a clear rip off on Star Trek, but with what my wife describes as Frat Boy comedy overlaying everything.
Despite this, the show tackles serious social issues, such as the expectations of gender, social media and trial by public opinion, and porn addiction. In the same way classic Star Trek uses strange new worlds to sign a spotlight on our own world’s problems, The Orville does the same thing within a coating of low brow comedy.
…until now. In Identity, The Orville drops the jokes and just tells a space-based sci-fi story. I truly think they just want their off-beat comedy to be More…