How The 100 Became A Fantastic Show While You Weren't Watching

When The 100 premiered last year, it looked a lot like any other science fiction show on The CW: a bunch of pretty people acting out a concept that had a tinge of social awareness. But this season, the show broke out of its post-apocalyptic reenactment of Lord of the Flies and became an interesting, challenging story. » 3/19/15 10:52am 3/19/15 10:52am

East Middle Earth: A Story Worth Telling?

It is often said that Tolkien had only finished 1/3 of his life's work before he died and looking through all his books and notes shows much truth to that. Virtually nothing was written about what happened in the east of Middle Earth during the events of Tolkien's work, though from what we do know, it indicates… » 3/15/15 5:09pm 3/15/15 5:09pm

Star Blazers Got Me Through The Shittiest Year Of My Childhood

I was a happy child, but I didn't have such a happy childhood. Other kids didn't get my weird vibe, especially in elementary and middle school. And one year in particular, we moved to a new city and a new school, and things got ugly. Only one thing kept me from losing my shit: Star Blazers. » 3/13/15 12:30pm 3/13/15 12:30pm

The One Ebook You Have to Read If You Love Digital Books

You have not read a truly digital book until you've read The New World. The novella is about a woman trying to reclaim her dead husband's head from a cult-like cryogenics company. But more than that, it is the most ambitious attempt I've seen at exploring a future where books lack physical form and are better for it. » 3/10/15 2:43pm 3/10/15 2:43pm

Will Lost In Space Ever Get Its Props?

Star Trek's 50th anniversary in 2016 is already shaping up to be a huge event — but what about Lost in Space's 50th birthday, coming this fall? Like Trek, Lost in Space was an important part of science fiction TV history. And Lost in Space had some seriously entertaining stories. So why doesn't this show get its due? » 3/02/15 1:42pm 3/02/15 1:42pm

Everyone Thinks Breaking The Rules Gets Things Done. They're Wrong.

If you think that breaking free of the system, disregarding the rules, and thinking outside the box will fix everything, you join a celebrated crowd — 90% of whom are completely wrong. In real life, rules really weren't made to be broken, and there are significant benefits to those who follow them. » 2/27/15 8:10am 2/27/15 8:10am

Lenovo Joins the Malevolent Side of the Online Advertising Industry

On Wednesday evening, the news began to break on Twitter. Computer security analysts had discovered something nefarious about a piece of advertising software called Superfish, which comes pre-installed on cheap Lenovo laptops like the Yoga 2. Superfish was leaving the laptops wide open to takeover by malicious… » 2/20/15 2:33pm 2/20/15 2:33pm

Could A Live Action Movie Adaptation Of Yu-Gi-Oh Work?

Yu-Gi-Oh was originally a manga that ran from 1996 to 2004 that was written by Kazuki Takahashi and published by Shonen Jump, the same company that released other manga like Dragon Ball, Death Note and One Piece. It is best known for its trading card game that has become popular worldwide as well as the second… » 2/18/15 4:40pm 2/18/15 4:40pm

Why Is Marvel So Fascinated By A Teenage Spider-Man?

Peter Parker is essentially the original teen hero in many comic readers eyes - the balance between his teenage life and the great responsibility of super-heroism is what helped made him into one of Marvel's most popular characters. But why are Marvel so afraid of moving the character on from that point? » 2/16/15 5:03pm 2/16/15 5:03pm

Stop Misusing Alan Moore's Quote About Imaginary Stories, Dammit

Whenever someone questions the logic of a film, book or TV show, it's almost inevitable someone will trot out Alan Moore's 'This is an Imaginary Story' quote from Superman #423 in response. But they're using it wrong - and in the process, completely missing the point of what Moore was saying. » 2/11/15 6:33pm 2/11/15 6:33pm