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Check out Gatchaman on Hulu

Growing up in the U.S. in the 70s, I was a big fan of Battle of the Planets, the American version of the Japanese anime, Gatchaman. Grossly re-edited and re-voiced, I was aware that Battle of the Planets was much different from Gatchaman, but having never seen the original, I didn’t have anything to compare it to. Gatchaman is now available for […]

Film Flashback: The Empire Strikes Back

Star Wars… sigh, Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope, is the greatest standalone science-fiction movie of all time. It tells a complete story and you can enjoy it without watching another second of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Darth Vader, R2-D2 and company. But in doing so, you’d deprive yourself of the greatest sci-fi […]

Does the Campaign for a Female Doctor Who Miss the Forest for the Trees?

Doctor Who, the venerable BBC franchise which has starred a host of actors in the titular role over the decades, will once again be ushering in a new Doctor as Matt Smith, the current star, has announced his departure from the series. In the wake of that news, a growing groundswell of demand has begun […]

Three Superman Actors You DON’T Know

Man of Steel opens in theaters this month and Henry Cavill stars as the titular steel man. But he’s just the latest in a long line of performers that have portrayed Superman over the last 75 years.  Yes, we all know Christopher Reeve, George Reeves, Tom Welling, and other recent TV faces of Kal-El. You […]

Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters – Episode 4 “Rebellion”

Things continue to not look good for the Autobots. Their attempt to takeover Darkmount was a valiant one, and it almost worked, but we quickly learn that even with Ultra Magnus now among their ranks, they are still outgunned by Megatron and his army. The Autobots continue to be cast as the underdogs fighting a […]

Transformers Prime Season 3: Beast Hunters – Episode 3 “Prey”

Beast Hunters Episode 3 kicks off with Shockwave explaining to Megatron and Starscream how he was able to create a Predacon in his lab on Cybertron. The Predacons are a long-extinct Cybertronian breed, but Shockwave was able to acquire fossilized remains that he used to “grow” this enormous Predacon dragon in his lab. The dragon […]

Great Finite Series – The Tick (live action)

In the last installment, I talked about Wonderfalls, a great, quirky show that lasted only thirteen episodes before getting unfairly whacked. Thirteen may be an unlucky number to some shows, but others don’t even make it that far. The live action version of The Tick debuted on showkiller Fox in November of 2001. It starred […]

Transformers Prime Season 3: Beast Hunters – “Scattered”

Like the first episode of the season, this episode felt like a lot of setup for what’s coming. We did get some backstory details that proved to be quite interesting, however. We learn a bit about Shockwave, particularly how Megatron had entrusted Starscream to terminate him at some point in the past. Starscream hadn’t actually […]

Doctor Who – “The Bells of Saint John”

There were a lot of TV “events” this weekend, like the season finale of The Walking Dead and the season premiere of Game of Thrones, but the one I was most excited about was the season premiere of Doctor Who. The premiere picked up right where the Christmas special left off with the Doctor still […]

Iron Man 3: Under the Armor with Rebecca Hall

I am on an Iron Man high and I think it shows. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve loved all of the Marvel movies put out recently. Even The Amazing Spider-Man for the most part. But Iron Man rocks. Okay, there were a couple of low points in Iron Man 2 but I’m fairly easy to […]

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