Tag Archives: Emily

Welcome to the Shatterdome: Pacific Rim in Review


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Go see Pacific Rim. Just do it. This film is awesome, and in a summer of sequels and remakes…it’s an original work of fiction that is just epic. That’s it – just go see it.

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Do You Feel the Connection? – An Orphan Black Review


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The start of summer saw the end of one of the most talked about science fiction shows in a long while – at least the end of its first season anyway. Most of that conversation happened because of one very talented actress. Yes, everything about Orphan Black is good – it’s great, even – but Tatiana Maslany is the reason it all came together into a ten episode season that fans are ranting and raving about. After all, every one is Tatiana. (Don’t worry, though, this is mostly Spoiler Free, except for the fact that they’re clones. But everyone knows that.)

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Things That Happened: We join a local podcast!


So, I know we haven’t been the world’s best at recording new podcasts. And by “not the world’s best”, I mean “I’m sorry we haven’t been in the same room since GeekOut.” But! Emily and I went to Asheville to record with Figures Sold Separately, another local nerdy gang. You can listen here.

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The Swinging Pendulum: Hannibal, Fannibals, and Bryan Fuller


Hannibal_2_13_13Hannibal Lecter is one of the most well-known fictional characters of all time. Thomas Harris will go down in history for changing crime novels, crime stories, and for creating the popular culture’s need for serial killers. Bryan Fuller will go down in history for creating some of the most beloved television series about death, the after life, and food. All of which were tragically cut short. Hannibal, however, has been renewed for a second season on NBC, something which Bryan Fuller was actually pretty sure about (x).

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Wrath of Darkness: A Review of Star Trek XII


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Star Trek into Darkness, which I swear we’re all typing correctly, is good. It’s a good film. It’s fun, packed full of great action sequences, and Michael Giacchino’s soundtrack is beautiful as always. So, if that’s what you’re looking for, then you’re in luck and you will absolutely love this movie. If you’re a Trekkie outside of J.J. Abrams’s reboot film series, then your reaction might be somewhat mixed. So, let’s talk about why – but first you have to beware spoilers. Nothing is off limits, and Abrams proved that.

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They’re Falling: Supernatural Season 8 in Review


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When Sera Gamble finally left Supernatural as showrunner, everyone rejoiced. Finally, everyone thought, the reign of (mostly) horrible story lines would be over. And, okay, they were – for the most part. Some story lines we’re stuck with because of the special kind of hell that was left over from season six and season seven. However, the guys promised us something during the summer between season seven and season eight – and they didn’t really deliver. In fact, there are certain staff writers who, when I see they’ve written an episode, I cringe and prepare myself for their lack of understanding of the world, the characters, and their audience.

Season eight was a promise, and it fell short.

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Nifty news!


So, by the magical powers of technology, our podcasts are now on iTunes! You can just look us up in the iTunes store and BOOM! We’re there! So yay!

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As It Ever Was: The Cabin in the Woods in Retrospection


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The Cabin in the Woods isn’t your typical horror film. Well…it is, but it also isn’t. I’m gonna put a spolier warning on this article – just in case. If you haven’t seen Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard’s groundbreaking entry into the ever growing genre of horror, then you should. It truly is a cross-genre masterpiece. Not since Scream has the horror genre been so utterly flipped on its head, and beautiful so.

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Signing a Contract to Be a Slave: Dollhouse in Retrospection


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Dollhouse. How do we even begin to talk about Dollhouse? It might be the most ambitious of all of Joss Whedon’s shows, and, while it is deeply flawed, it’s also one of the most interesting. 

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I Cannot Believe My Eyes: A Retrospective of the Quest to Dr. Horrible


The 2007-2008 television year was a dark time. Well, for some people. For fans it meant that there weren’t going to be new episodes, but for the writers it meant that the future of contracts would yield so much more. That being said, the 2007-2008 Writers Guild of America strike hit like a storm that we, as fans, didn’t really predict. Or at least I didn’t because I was fourteen and I didn’t pay attention to the industry the way I do now.

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Had Joss Whedon had a show on television at the time, though, he would have had the same problem that 120 other “hyphenates” had. Joss is a showrunner – meaning he’s both head writer and executive producer. He, quite literally, runs his shows. The WGA strike causes a lot of conflicts because head writers were striking as writers, but they were still contractually obligated to work as executive producers. Whedon, however, wasn’t running a show.

While it’s always sad when Joss Whedon doesn’t have a show on air, we probably wouldn’t have Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog if there had been something on television. But let it never be said that Joss Whedon isn’t inspired, because he is and he delivers on those fantastic ideas.

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