The latest subject of Make Me Watch It is Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964), directed by Byron Haskin. The updated and maintained list of options for “Make Me Watch It” can be found here. You can name up to ten movies you’d like me to cover here. The series can also be found on Stitcher, on iTunes, or in a direct RSS feed.
January 14, 2019
January 12, 2019
This year’s tournament will be about finding the greatest science fiction villain in movies, television, and video games. (Comic books, novels, and fantasy characters will have their own future tournaments.) Zocalo had a great idea: you can look at the current roster here, and submit new ideas with this form. The first question is required, but all others are optional, so you can submit several at a time.
January 10, 2019
Remember when I typed up the review for last weeks episode, my system froze, deleting it, and everyone was left in crippling melancholy for a week? Me neither, since the review is right there, dated last week, and clearly not having been posted anachronistically. It’s possible that I have some memory damage, there is an X shaped tattoo here.
There is a review for this week’s episode, where our four groups begin to shift down to two and the past helps give the present some More…
January 8, 2019
The latest episode of the X-Files Retrospective podcast, covering Hungry (7×03), 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).
January 7, 2019
Okay, I hate to post an entry promoting a commercial, especially a Wal-Mart commercial, but the company dropped an ad for their Grocery Pickup Service during the Golden Globe Awards, which features a number of classic genre cars, and a handful of the related characters. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a good deal of fun.
January 6, 2019
The number of releases is starting to increase once again.
January 5, 2019
In the final round, our readers have determined that the greatest hero in screen science fiction is Jean-Luc Picard from Star Trek. I did not point out statistical upsets during the voting this time in case in biased the results, but it is interesting to compare the brackets to the order the characters fell into in round one, shown below. Note that only one of the initial “top four” actually made it into the final “top four.” In the comments, please point out the villains who should appear in our next tournament.
January 3, 2019
We return from the holidays and spring right back into action, highlighting the different factions at play, Andy and Lorna want to help, but could they be back for More…