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How Product Placement Took Over Science Fiction, From E.T. To Star Trek

These days, product placement is an accepted part of science fiction. We're used to seeing big brands splashed all over every TV show and movie about aliens or the future. But it wasn't always this way. Here's the quick-and-very-dirty history of how on-screen advertising became a science fiction mainstay. »1/19/15 8:25am1/19/15 8:25am

KITT learns about the magic of music in the dumbest Knight Rider ever

Given David Hasslehoff’s bizarre European musical career, you might think that a Knight Rider episode centered around a very special concert would feature Hasslehoff singing and that it would be completely terrible. As it turns out, you’d be half right — “Knight Song” (sigh) is completely terrible, but at least… »5/03/13 8:05am5/03/13 8:05am

TV Show Opening Monologues That Are Worth Reciting in the Shower Each Morning

Some mornings, you can barely face the harsh light of day. That whole ordeal of dragging yourself out of bed and cleansing yourself and putting on the required worker garments so that you can go out into the world and deal with the human race just seems... barbaric. Which is why, sometimes, you need to feel like a… »1/29/13 1:00pm1/29/13 1:00pm