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The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had to, by D.C. Pierson

Pierson is guilty of perpetuating stereotypes, as our two main characters often remark about the fear of being found out that they could be gay, based on their nerdiness.

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Veracity by Laura Bynum

It is hard to write a dystopian science fiction novel that is as memorable and thought-provoking as 1984 or A Handmaid's Tale, but Laura Bynum's new book comes pretty close.

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On Supernatural, It’s the End of the World as We Know It

Big changes ahead for Season 6

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Doctor Who: The Complete Specials

This special -- like many that have come before -- suffers from the kind of frequent space-opera endings that have become Russell T. Davies' trade as of late.

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10 Feb 2010 // 9:59 PM

Robin Hood: Season 3

The primary issue with this season is that it features the same weird mix of bad humor and bad drama that has defined the show from the get-go.

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Doctor Who: The End of Time, Parts 1 and 2

As David Tennant's tenure as the Tenth Doctor comes to a close, we can't help but wish that his last adventure was a bit more substantial than this.

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One of England’s most enduring characters, Robin Hood, swings back into action in one of several sparkling new DVD sets recently released by BBC

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Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars

As the tenth Doctor's tale winds down to its end, The Waters of Mars show that the greatest horror of all exists in the Time Lord himself.

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25 Jan 2010 // 11:03 AM

Has ‘Fringe’ Lost Its Way?

The recent and depressingly bland episode "Johari Window" was another in a distressingly large number of dull episodes bookended by a few spectacular gems. Will Fringe ever fulfill its potential and become a consistently great show?

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Blue World: James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’

Cameron's evocations of everything from Blackwater's Iraq massacres to the Trail of Tears gives his story an uncommon resonance. This is a whole new kind of science fiction filmmaking, something particularly grandly spectacular, even if occasionally daft and overblown.

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15 Dec 2009 // 9:47 AM

PASADENA, Calif. — The Doctor is on his way out. Oh, there’ll be another one along soon, because that’s the tradition of “Doctor Who.”

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10 Dec 2009 // 9:59 PM

The Brontë Collection

Lovers of all things Brontë will want to check out this BBC box set.

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4 Nov 2009 // 8:59 PM

Doctor Who: The Next Doctor

Another one of Davies' overwrought space melodramas winds up imploding on itself, but the DVD special feature is a treat worth savoring.

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Doctor Who: The Deadly Assassin

Heavily based on The Manchurian Candidate, the political intrigue here makes this one of the best Doctor Who adventures ever filmed -- no, really.

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Doctor Who: Image of the Fendahl

Psychic grandmas, the theory of evolution, and a gun-weilding Tom Baker makes for one of the most tension-filled Doctor Who outings of the "classic" era.

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Sanctuary: The Complete First Season

The modern-day stories mirror our society's uncaring treatment of outsider groups without being too blatant.

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The Handmaid’s Tale: Not So Sci-fi

The terrifying, 'it could happen today' message of this story is best told in the Atwood's book, rather than the film version.

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A pair of British science-fiction series — the short-running “Primeval” and the long-running “Doctor Who” — have arrived with new adventures on DVD this week. “Primeval Vol. 2”

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Science-fiction movies are thinking less and feeling more. A genre once heavy with futuristic hardware and mind-blowing themes has discovered its gentler, more sensitive side.

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26 Jul 2009 // 5:00 AM

Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead

Picture the following situation. You catch a bus to go home after a hard day’s work, pay the fare and take a seat. Suddenly

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""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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