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Star Trek: Abridged – Season One, Part I; or, The Yeoman Rand Saga

Space. The final frontier. Unfortunately it’s a frontier which remains unknown to many, despite fifty years of broadcast. Most non-Trekkies are probably more familiar with JJ Abrams’ rebooted film series. Other Star Trek fans seem fine with it, but personally, I think it’s basically Fast

RIP Alan Rickman: A Geek Icon

Yesterday nerds everywhere felt the full impact of Cinderella’s words, “You don’t know what you got till it’s gone.” Veteran of stage and screen Alan Rickman has passed away from cancer at the age of 69. And as I reflected on this (so soon after

The Blame Game: Metal Gear Solid V’s Ending

[WARNING: Spoilers ahead. If you haven’t finished Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, stop reading] In the few months since the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, the Internet has furiously investigated the situation surrounding the game’s disappointing ending. I don’t think

Third Superhero Movies: A History of Badness

  Superman III. Batman Forever. Blade Trinity. X-Men 3. Spider-Man 3. What do these movies all have in common? That’s right: they’re terrible. Something seems to happen when a superhero movie series hits its third installment. Maybe they just run out of gas. Maybe that’s just when

Six Months of Geek Melee

On April 1 of this year, crowds gathered online as they anxiously awaited the launch of the highly anticipated new website, Geek Melee. “I took a sick day from work and just kept hitting refresh,” avid geek media enthusiast Hoxton Buckinghorn, Jr. recalled. “We all

A.I. Artificial Intelligence: “Throw Me Over The Propeller”

I always heard this movie was Steven Spielberg trying to be Stanley Kubrick and falling flat on his face, so I admit I had some low expectations. I was anticipating something like Bicentennial Man, and at the movie’s very beginning (after all those fucking weird