We give a long-overdue visit to 1978’s Superman: The Movie, appreciate the film’s cinematic quality and inspiring John Williams soundtrack; discuss the permeating Christian allegory of the story; and cheer for Margot Kidder’s funny and feminine-but-not-treacly Lois Lane. Plus, we run down the Week in Geek, squee over the mysterious and dangerous-looking Benedict Cumberbatch in […]
We briefly revisit Star Trek: Generations, finally appreciating its place in the Trek canon and wondering why we had overlooked the significance of Picard’s family — and loss of family — for so long. We take calls that touch on the power of pink, the time-travel potential of the airplane laser, and the less-than-sexy reality […]
We jump straight into the buzz now that it’s confirmed: J.J. Abrams will direct Star Wars: Episode VII, due in theaters in 2015 and starring much of the original crew. We walk through what the project might look like, speculate which EU areas the film will cover, hope for strong female characters, and anticipate a […]
We are thrilled so far with the new BSG content, the web series Blood & Chrome airing now on the YouTube Machinima channel (and on SyFy/every other digital medium) in February 2013. We credit the series with reigniting our love for BSG with Michael Taylor’s strong writing, character development balanced with space explosions, and Luke Pasqualino’s expressive […]
This week we celebrate Halloween by taking a close look at the psychology of scariness, including why zombies, ghosts, and Grim Reapers give so many of us delightful thrills rather than existential horror. Why are we fascinated with death and the afterlife? It’s part of what makes us human. We look at cultural differences in […]
We dive into the realm of robots who want to be (or emulate) humans and how they serve as a mirror for us to look at ourselves, individually and as a society. And we run down the week in geek, including some interesting Star Trek news, the (sad) numbers posted by Dredd, and our strong […]
After some technical interference and a brief Spanish-language conversation about DP, Audra kicks off the ‘cast with more gross stories involving exploding commodes, mysterious hands poking through bathroom stalls, and strangers palming her nozzle. And Chuck and Juan team together to compete against the chat room (including no-bull Trek master Thotfullguy) in a round of […]
In our final “B” movie installment, 1995’s bum-shell Judge Dredd, we enjoy talking cheesy design elements, the dearth of non-ridiculous flying motorcycles, British views on American violence and vigilantism, and the perils of using current technology (especially in the 90’s) to approximate futuristic computer graphics. And we run down the Week in Geek, checking out the […]
We review our favorite parts of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, including bronies, ubiquitous butt cheeks, Sean’s awesome art acquisition, and hanging out with the small press peeps; and we feature a segment recorded live with a band of GWCers at the con! And we run down the Week in Geek, reviewing some newly-announced Emmy […]
Juan, Chuck, and Audra debut a few interactive games with the chat room, including the Tell ‘Em Steve-Dave-inspired “One True Thing” (and DP reminds us we’re doing it wrong), Audra’s guess-the-fake-novel from a slew of racy, best-selling vampire titles, and the wildly successful and intimately revealing Frak, Fight, or Bodyswap (Star Trek edition). Game sets included Juan’s […]
We draw similarities between this week’s episode and the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode Hard Time, in which aliens alter O’Brien’s memory to simulate him serving time in jail. We note how Allison’s long-term issues with Carter weren’t related to Jo, but rather to Allison’s past experiences in losing family members. And we have […]
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