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Revisiting ‘The X-Files’: Despite the Reboot’s Flaws, Its Message Still Resonates

It's clear that laziness and short memories hold some responsibility for the reboot's critical backlash.

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Orphan Black: Season 4, Episode 7 - “The Antisocialism of Sex”

Three episodes to go and endless possibilities for how the season will end; the only sure thing's that Orphan Black is having an excellent season.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 21 / 22 - “Absolution”/“Ascension”

Daisy Johnson's three-season journey from hacker to agent to outcast shows that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has always been her story.

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Outlander: Season 2, Episode 7 - “Faith”

In the wake of more than one devastating loss, Jamie and Claire's faith in each other, and their ability to change the future, is severely shaken.

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Personal Morality, Not Political Ideology: ‘Doctor Who’ and the Cold War

How does a 2,000-year-old (give or take a few centuries) Gallifreyan Time Lord engage with the very human politics of mid-20th century class war?

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Art Decadence in ‘L’inhumaine’

Smart, sharp and fashionably ahead of its time, L’inhumaine hangs in an aesthetic balance between the cerebral pretensions of a popular literary novel and the continental-chic of a glamour magazine.

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Orphan Black: Season 4, Episode 6 - “The Scandal of Altruism”

"The Scandal of Altruism" is one of the season’s best episodes, because it so perfectly combines the show's strengths.

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Outlander: Season 2, Episode 6 - “Best Laid Schemes…”

Just when Jamie and Claire seem to be turning the tide, everything goes to hell.

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In ‘Duskers’, Knowledge Is the Most Important Resource of All

There are no good choices in Duskers, as the game constantly forces you to work with limited resources and, more importantly, with limited knowledge.

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23 May 2016 // 2:30 AM

Sci-Fi TV of the Disco Era: The Grounded Astronaut

Sci-fi television falls back to earth in the "grounded astronaut" cycle of '70s-era sci-fi TV.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 20 - “Emancipation”

Beneath all the action, "Emancipation" ponders deeper questions of faith and freedom.

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Outlander: Season 2, Episode 5 - “Untimely Resurrection”

The return of Jack Randall reopens the breach between Jamie and Claire… and the future.

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Orphan Black: Season 4, Episode 5 - “Human Raw Material”

“Human Raw Material” wasn’t a perfect episode, but it continues to build on the momentum from the season's excellent first episode.

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13 May 2016 // 12:06 PM

‘Lobster’ Is a Rich, Surreal Take on Love

The Lobster is very much its own brand of horror movie as well as a deranged thought experiment and a witty dismantling of the usual barriers separating man from beast.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 19 - “Failed Experiments”

The latest episode lives up to its title, as Inhumans, S.H.I.E.L.D., and the Kree all try, and fail, to change much.

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‘Nebula Awards Showcase 2016’ Will Make Your Toes Curl

Experienced sci-fi readers have seen enough hentai to know where Nebula Awards Showcase 2016 is going.

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Orphan Black: Season 4, Episode 4 - “From Instinct to Rational Control”

The clones may be connected in purpose, but they’re dangerously unconnected to each other.

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9 May 2016 // 10:00 AM

Outlander: Season 2, Episode 4 – “La Dame Blanche”

Jamie and Claire cook up a soufflé of intrigue that doesn't fall flat; it explodes.

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Hardcore POV: ‘Hardcore Henry’, the POV Shot, and ‘Let’s Watch’ Cinema

Is Hardcore Henry the start of something new or a repeat of failed past experiments?

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‘Captain America: Civil War’: Bang, Punch, Kick, Shake Hands

Iron Man and Captain America split up the Avengers for an evenly matched and oddly friendly (sometimes witty) showdown.

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Players Lose Control in ‘Tales from the Borderlands’

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"This is an interactive story in which players don’t craft the characters, we just control them.

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