Hollywood lost a wonderful actress, with Louise Fletcher passing away at home at 88 years of age. While for many she was best known for her Oscar-winning role as Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, we nerds loved to hate her Winn Adami, the religious leader of the Bajorans. It’s wild that… Continue reading In Praise of Louise Fletcher’s Kai Winn
When the Marvel Cinematic Universe first kicked off with 2008’s Iron Man, there was nothing like it. A brand new universe filled with updated versions of our favorite comic book characters, played by some of Hollywood’s hottest (or soon-to-be hottest) actors. It’s easy to forget how different it was back at the beginning than it… Continue reading Not Everything in the MCU is For You
On a whim I decided to start watching the original Babylon 5 again since the big announcement. I’ve been hesitant to do so, in case it didn’t hold up to my teenage memories. I’m closing in on half-way through the first season, and I needn’t have worried. Despite the wonky CGI and hammy acting, the… Continue reading Babylon 5 and Philosophy – Believers
It’s finally happening. Babylon 5 is getting a “from-the-ground-up reboot” at the CW. Original series creator J. Michael Straczynski (JMS from here on out) is back producing and showrunning. Honestly, read his thread there, I’ll wait. He talks a lot about how he’s changed as a creator, how the new show will be different because… Continue reading Babylon 5 – Are We Excited?
Fresh off of watching Lupin III the First, I’ve also watched the French show Lupin (first part now on Netflix). In this case, the story isn’t covering Lupin himself (the original OR the third one), but a man named Assane Diop, who commits a crime inspired by the tales of Lupin to get revenge on… Continue reading TV Review – Lupin (Netflix)
Upload, Greg Daniels’s newest creation, is a sci-fi dramedy set in a near future where, when you die, you have the choice to have your brain scanned into a digital afterlife. If you can afford it.
The first three episodes of The Inhumans have aired (the fourth is tonight), and they are…not great. I’m no pessimist, and I’ll probably keep watching, but I have a LOT of thoughts on what went wrong, and how it could’ve been fixed. Why Inhumans couldn’t be a movie I actually agree with Marvel that The… Continue reading How The Inhumans Should’ve Started
The Gifted is a new X-Men-adjacent show on Fox, which I will explain momentarily, and it’s pretty awesome. It’s almost too bad for Marvel that The Inhumans release around the same time, because it’s not even a contest as to which is better. “Adjacent” The first question with most comic book adaptations nowadays is what… Continue reading Pilot Season – The Gifted
I’ve watched the two episodes of Marvel’s new show, The Inhumans, and I’m reminded very strongly of season one of Agents of SHIELD. With a little of the lackluster parts of Iron Fist thrown in for good measure. It’s not great, but there is the tiniest of hope in me still that it can get… Continue reading Pilot Season – The Inhumans
I mentioned this when I talked about the pilot episode, that it amazes me that The Tick keeps getting chances. The latest show, on Amazon, is the third time the hero has appeared on our screens. Not bad for a hero that was created a mascot for a comic book shop. The comics that came… Continue reading TV Review – Amazon’s The Tick Season One
With only 8 episodes, I was able to make it through The Defenders over the weekend, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. It’s not perfect, and does run into some of the same problems as the previous Netflix shows. Despite that, there are plenty of really enjoyable bits. The basics behind The Defenders The… Continue reading TV Review – The Defenders
Note: potential spoilers if you’re not caught up on the Marvel Netflix shows. I talked about Iron Fist‘s first season already, but I’d like to look ahead to the future of the character beyond his next appearance in the Defenders. Barring something crazy in the upcoming Defenders season, we currently have Danny as the Iron… Continue reading How to Fix Iron Fist in Season Two