In which our critic expresses concern about hairstyles of the future…

The first thing I wrote in my notes when I started watching the pilot of Cleopatra 2525 was, "OMG, Gina Torres' hair." It's not just that it's awful-I legitimately can't tell what it's trying to do. Are those futuristic pigtails? And is that an appropriate hairstyle for a 26th Century woman? I guess we'll have to wait… » 5/27/11 2:30pm 5/27/11 2:30pm

The Dumbest Holodeck Episodes Of All Time

It's a terrible cliche — the television episode where our intrepid hero goes inside the cyber-world and things start going terribly wrong. Star Trek owns the holographic disaster story, with its litany of holodeck mishaps, but plenty other shows have gone there. Here are the 10 worst holodeck stories. Ever. » 6/02/09 4:40pm 6/02/09 4:40pm

Gina Torres Versus The Joker, In The 26th Century

Before she was Captain Mal Reynolds' right-hand woman in Joss Whedon's Firefly » 10/23/08 1:17am 10/23/08 1:17am, the amazing Gina Torres led a scrappy group of women freedom fighters in a world dominated by evil machines. She co-starred in the awesome , a short-lived show from the production team of Sam Raimi and Rob Tapert. Here she is taking down…