Stixen Stones Reviews Star Trek Beyond

Stixen Stones’ Spoiler-Free Review Do you enjoy carbon copy Star Trek films? Probably not, but that’s okay! Because if you like Chris Pine’s eyebrows, Spock’s constant existential crisis and crying because Anton Yelchin was just too pure for this world- then this film is definitely for you! Warning! Spoilers Materialize Below this Point

Pandoracon 2016 Session – Kirk on Trial

Kirk on Trial Presented by Thom Truelove What crimes did Captain James T. Kirk commit (TOS)? How should he be sentenced?

Star Trek Returns to Its Shiny New Roots

Rumors of a new Star Trek television series based on J.J. Abrams’ rebooted films have been ghosting around the internet like fandom-driven poltergeists for a while now, screaming through forums and popping up in essentially every newsfeed known to geek-kind. As the project gained steam throughout development, the excitement only escalated. When the series got […]

Red Shirts: A Wonderful Romp Through a Metafiction Universe

Redshirts: A Novel with Three Codas, by John Scalzi*, focuses on new crew members aboard the Universal Union flagship Intrepid who begin to notice alarming patterns that determine how long they will survive. The story follows Ensign Andrew Dahl, newly assigned junior scientist, and his friends. They slowly come to realize that there is a […]

“American Gods” & Neil Gaiman: A Wonderful Example on How to Handle False Media Attacks

This is not exactly an article about American Gods, although you may learn some interesting facts along the way. Unfortunately this article is a story of poor reporting and a media attack on Neil Gaiman and The American Gods television series. A failed attempt, I might add, because the controversy simply does not exist. Still, Gaiman provides a wonderful example for anyone who is falsely accused in the media on how to handle controversy in a dignified way.

20 Very Good Reasons to Have Some Tea. Now.

While it is unlikely you need twenty good reasons to have a cup of tea, we couldn’t think of a particularly good reason you wouldn’t need twenty good reasons to have a cup of tea, either. So here we are. Put the kettle on, because you’re going to need it when we’re through.

J.J. Abrams, Fate, and the Force: Predicting Abrams’ Influence on Episode 8

The bad news is: J. J. Abrams isn’t going to direct Star Wars Episode 8. The good news is: he’s set the wheel in motion, and when Abrams shoves in one direction, subsequent writers and directors are bound to follow a similar course. Mostly. What’s more, we know that Abrams likes the postulated script for […]

Solarpunk – A New Future

So you’ve got your Steampunk, Cyberpunk and Dieselpunk genres straight. You can tell at a glance whether a movie belongs in one category or breaks the rules altogether. (Although, since a rule breaking punk is a bit of an oxymoron perhaps these sorts of films are really punkpunk?) But when it comes to rebelling against […]

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