With Great Power, Comes Great Boredom

-There be spoilers ahead- What does it take to be a hero? The drive to do the right thing? The will to make things right? The need to protect others? There are lots of reasons, and to each hero they are the right reason. But what about a hero who is doing it for fun? […]

November 2015 Crowdfunding Roundup

There are some great performances up on Kickstarter this month, and I am so happy to see more of these types of projects. I had such a great time at the Edinburgh Fringe Fest in 2014 when I had an opportunity to see lots of awesome Steampunk and Victorian content. It is one thing to […]

Super-Noir: Jessica Jones

Netflix’s Jessica Jones is Marvel’s next step into a little genre I like to call Super-Noir. The best known – and most obvious – example of the quasi-genre is probably Sin City, but Sin City’s aim is less super and more noir. It technically belongs to a category called “neo-noir,” but the comics and the […]

Pluto in Fiction

Pluto is everyone’s favorite dispossessed planet, but has it only been that way since the controversy? Hardly–given the amount of science fiction that’s chosen the mysteriously cold and distant solar system body as a setting. Here are some of the more famous examples of Pluto in science fiction. Feel free to mention your own in […]

So Few Agents, So Little Time

Season three of Agents of Shield is just chugging on with more revelations than you can shake a stick at. Our friendly neighborhood shrink, Andrew, is none other than the heart breaking (and removing) inhuman Lash. Phil has fallen for the stoic and snarky head of the ATCU, or has he? Fitz and Simmons and […]

Steampunk Short Film: The Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello

This hauntingly beautiful sojourn to an island in the sky is not for the fainthearted. It tells the tale of Jasper Morello, who embarks on an airship expedition and finds himself an unwilling cog in a mad scientist’s plot. It was released in 2005 and directed by Australian animator Anthony Lucas. The silhouette technique he employed […]

A fresh start for the new Supergirl on the block.

We’ve had our hands full with different takes on the Superman mythos for years. Whether it be radio, television, film or comics there really isn’t much time to wait between adaptations of America’s favorite illegal alien. So I was more than a little excited to see the next big S on the living room screen […]

Pandora Cinematheque – The Gift

This fast-paced and slightly creepy dystopian robot sci-fi short may leave more questions than answers, but overall it doesn’t disappoint. Set in Moscow at some undermined point in the future, a courier delivers a mysterious box, and upon seeing the contents kills the owner and tries to take it for himself. The robot valet of the house, a […]

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