That escalated quickly on this week’s Helix

I mean, that really got out of hand fast. And by "that" I mean a lot of things happening on the island of St. Germain. Winger has her worst day ever, Julia does what she has to do, Anne and Peter take care of business and Amy...well, I'll tell you about that in a bit. Spoilers ahead. » 3/28/15 3:50pm Saturday 3:50pm

Trying to please child visionaries on Face Off

On this week's episode of Face Off the six remaining contestants are tasked with bringing to life the imaginary friends of some special clients - 6 to 8 year old children (I'll let you make your own jokes about childish filmmakers and television executives). Results ahead. » 3/25/15 2:49pm Wednesday 2:49pm

On the proper use of T. rex

I am not now, nor have I ever been a grammar-nazi (though I do like an Oxford comma). I try to keep my sentences in order but I make mistakes, and I'm not one to call a person out on their creative usage of the English language (or even creative spellings for that matter). However, the constant misspelling/misuse of » 3/23/15 10:31pm 3/23/15 10:31pm

Why Can't Hollywood Do Hacking Right?

We've all seen it. A cop show or spy thriller or even some regular drama. A character working on a computer and suddenly pulling off a batshit insane thing that everyone treats as totally normal. » 3/21/15 8:25pm 3/21/15 8:25pm

Amy and Anne are both crazier than we thought on this week’s Helix

We already knew Amy was crazypants and Anne was not too far behind. But this week we see the depths of their craziness. We also find out what was going on in the abbey's basement. But that's not the only WTF moment from the episode. Spoilers ahead. » 3/21/15 3:17pm 3/21/15 3:17pm

How to make yourself super on Face Off

On this week's episode of Face Off the seven contestants have a seemingly straightforward challenge - to create a supepowered character. But of course it's not that simple. First the characters are to be alter egos of the contestants. And the contestants will be their own models. Results ahead. » 3/18/15 12:40pm 3/18/15 12:40pm

Kyle does something really stupid on this week’s Helix

Like most characters on Helix, Dr. Kyle Sommer alternates between acting sensible and doing stupid stuff as required by the plot. This week Kyle carries the Stupid Ball over the goal line and scores big time. Plus an unexpected character returns (sort of). Spoilers ahead. » 3/14/15 3:48pm 3/14/15 3:48pm

*I know the line is "pigs get fed, hogs get…

It’s Alien Beauty Pageant Week on Face Off

After last week's fashionable horror theme Face Off heads the other way this week with an alien beauty contest with an actual Miss Universe presenting the challenge. Which of the remaining eight contestants' creations will become Miss Intergalactic? Results ahead. » 3/11/15 1:42pm 3/11/15 1:42pm

A moment we’ve been waiting to see on this week’s Helix

No, not this moment shown though Peter and Anne should just go ahead and get a room. On this week's episode of Helix Kyle finally gets a clue, Amy takes some bold steps but Michael is the one with the big moment. Spoilers ahead. » 3/07/15 1:57pm 3/07/15 1:57pm

60 Years of the Godzilla Franchise in Infographics 

After the release of the Legendary Pictures "Godzilla" in the summer of 2014 a debate started in the fandom about Godzilla not appearing enough. But there was no actual data on how much time Godzilla appeared in any of his other films. Since this information didn't seem to be recorded anywhere I started a project… » 3/03/15 11:53am 3/03/15 11:53am

It’s Horror Fashion Week on Face Off

On this week's Face Off the nine remaining contestants are tasked by horror master Clive Barker to create horror villains based on avant-garde fashion outfits. Anna Wintour might not approve but she's not one of the judges. Clive Barker's right hand man is. Results ahead. » 3/04/15 12:34pm 3/04/15 12:34pm

Where’s my undersea science fiction show?

The recent post about Lost in Space got me thinking about other Irwin Allen projects. I saw the movie Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea several times on TV as a kid in the '70s. The Seaview bursting out of the water at the beginning is a classic scene. If space opera is back, why not undersea opera? » 3/02/15 9:28pm 3/02/15 9:28pm

There’s trouble in Michael’s paradise on this week’s Helix

Brother Michael deals with unruly followers. Peter makes a friend. Sarah does something sensible, but quickly reverts back to form. And several characters on Helix would benefit if people talked to each other and shared information. I'll share plenty of spoilers ahead. » 2/28/15 2:47pm 2/28/15 2:47pm

Honest tv-show titles

So today during the hours in which I had nothing to do I made some images with new names for tv-shows. Four I like (So it is done with love) and one tv-show I do not like. » 2/21/15 4:12pm 2/21/15 4:12pm

This week’s Helix is full of Nope

The revelation about Brother Michael's personal project wasn't unexpected but I had harbored a small hope that characters had been speaking metaphorically and not literally. But instead the show managed to make me feel a little sympathy for Amy. Plus some dots are connected back to the first season. » 2/21/15 2:44pm 2/21/15 2:44pm

Friendly reminder: less than 5 hours from this post 

...the Swedish cosplay championship will air! You will be able to watch it via this video link and see a countdown to when it begins. No english subtitles that I know of, but I bet it will be interesting anyway. Some of the judges are from other countries. So I guess some english will be spoken. :)

Five hours later… » 2/21/15 7:39am 2/21/15 7:39am

Trolling Doug Jones on this week’s Face Off

We're down to eleven contestants, a nice prime number which means individual designs. The challenge on this week's Face Off is to design a troll appropriate for a chosen bridge. Actor Doug Jones not only is a guest judge but he also gives the models advice on playing their trolls. Results ahead. » 2/18/15 12:08pm 2/18/15 12:08pm

Brother Michael will see you now on Helix

With the obligatory Fifty Shades of Grey reference out of the way let's consider this week's episode of Helix. Secrets are revealed, Sister Agnes makes a dangerous discovery and Sister Amy's hand is magic. Spoilers ahead. » 2/14/15 5:02pm 2/14/15 5:02pm

The Other Sleepy Hollow

Just before the turn of the century Tim Burton and Johnny Depp worked together on Sleepy Hollow, a movie that played into both of their strengths. Like the current television show it takes many liberties with the original Washington Irving story. I recently rewatched it and to me it held up well. » 2/12/15 1:59pm 2/12/15 1:59pm

Family screws everything up on Helix

On this week's episode of Helix parents and siblings cause all kinds of problems. But the plot is moving forward and some questions are answered though in a way that raises even more. All this and a twisted Andy Griffith Show moment. Spoilers ahead. » 2/07/15 2:25pm 2/07/15 2:25pm