Owning A Star Trek: A Review (With Spoilers)

Its’ been about 12 years since the Star Trek franchise left our TV screens; well (repeats aside); it’s been even longer since good Star Trek left our TV screens. (I never cared for Enterprise, found Star Trek: Voyager boringly problematic, but will fight anyone who has anything ill to say about Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.) Bringing the franchise back to TV screens was always going to be problematic: while there’s plenty […]

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Space, The Final Front-Bore

These are the voyages of the starship Orville. Its meaningless mission: to explore a world that has already been established; to seek out moments that are meant to be humorous (and aren’t); to badly go where science fiction and comedy have probably gone before. “Hey, there’s a new Seth MacFarlane show on TV that’s basically trying to do a comedy […]

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When The Shit Gets Shitty

You know when you’re having one of those days when life is just being a bit of a dick to you? Yeah, that day’s been running for a few months at this stage, like some sort of time-travel of something. I am in Groundhog Day  and don’t even have the joy of putting up some snow. Last blog-post, did a video […]

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Holy Lego Bricks, Batman

Everyone has their own favourite take on the Batman character (and they will talk a lot about why their favourite is the ‘right’ one, ignoring every other Batman presented before them.) So it’s quite rewarding to watch a film that brings the best of every Batman together, clicking the pieces into one functional and enjoyable whole. Just like Lego really. […]

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We Are Legi(x)n

I’m now two whole episodes into Legion on FX and I’m sure I’m not the only person to come to something of a revelation: this may be the most X-Men thing to ever X-Men. Ever. It’s not a terribly big secret, but I guess it sort of is: I haven’t noticed the word “mutant” being used (yet…it’s due in the third episode if I’m […]

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Civil War & Peace

It takes a special type of film to pit multiple superheroes against each other, to put good guys up against other good guys and see what happens. Captain America: Civil War isn’t even the only such film out this quarter. (Okay, so depending on where and when your quarter starts and finishes, maybe it’s not the same quarter, but this film […]

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Blind To The Grind

Oh, how I loved Daredevil season 2. Now flip it, reverse it, take out the formatting and we’ll discuss my feeling for Daredevil. Damn, Daredevil is a jerk, and this series of words is brought to you having watched thirteen episodes of him being  a jerk. When season one of Daredevil dropped last year, it broke the mould for the current Marvel Cinematic Universe […]

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Let’s Talk About Cancer

Today, 4th February is World Cancer Day. So let’s take some time away from movies and films and selfies and water charges and talk about cancer. What’s that? You don’t want to talk about cancer? Yeah, tough shit. In the time it takes you to say you “don’t want to talk about cancer,” I guarantee you someone, somewhere is being […]

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