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Tuesday, July 15 2014

Mysterious Aliens and Inscrutable Humans: ‘Under the Skin’

The simple yet transformative hat-trick of Under the Skin is that it is the humans who are alien.


Friday, June 27 2014

Is There Anything Rob Brydon Can’t Do?

Sometimes it seems like Rob Brydon is everywhere in the comedy world. And that's a good thing.


Monday, February 17 2014

White Jumpsuits, Catsuited Babes, Pornstaches and Other Joys of ‘70s Sci-Fi Television

As the idealism of the ‘60s congealed into the malaise of the ‘70s, TV offered us small bands of forlorn humans in tight suits, roaming the stars. These are the “the starlost shows”.


Tuesday, February 4 2014

The Future Is Always Now: ‘21st Century Science Fiction’

Science fiction was never really about predicting the future so much as it was extrapolating and speculating on possible futures.


Tuesday, December 31 2013

Rob Delaney’s Zany, Surrealist, and Frequently Ribald Humor

Mother. Wife. Sister. Human. Warrior. Falcon. Yardstick. Turban. Cabbage. is the laugh riot one would hope for, coming from Twitter comedian extraordinaire, Rob Delaney.


Wednesday, June 12 2013

Will Netflix Kill TV?

Netflix is such a beautiful service that it’s terrifying. It’s given us everything we ever wanted, and one day we’ll look back on what a tragedy that was.


The Lonely Island: The Wack Album

Through comedy, the members of the Lonely Island provide another direct criticism on American subcultures and flaunt their knowledge and reverence of rap and hip hop with The Wack Album.


Monday, May 6 2013

Political, Pointed, and Peculiar: Armando Iannucci, Comedy Genius

Armando Iannucci's The Thick of It and Veep have solidified his legacy as a political satirist, but we mustn't forget the impact his other works have had on culture and comedy.


Tuesday, April 23 2013

On the Band That’s Pelted with Frozen Fish Fingers: ‘Get Ready to Be Boyzvoiced’

Though it’s earned the tagline, “Norway’s This Is Spinal Tap”, Get Ready to Be Boyzvoiced is far more subtle than that, and much closer in tone to BBC’s The Office.


Wednesday, January 30 2013

The Beatification of Philip K. Dick

Fueled by his science fiction work, by his mystical aura and his growing legend, the cult of Philip K. Dick continues to expand.


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They Might Be Giants: Join Us (Reviews) [18.Jul.11]
In Praise of Silliness (Columns) [20.Jun.11]
‘Campus’ Series Premiere (Reviews) [25.Apr.11]
Playing the Fool (Moving Pixels) [22.Sep.10]
Starfleet Unitards for Women (Mixed Media) [21.May.10]
Lincoln Heights: Season One (Reviews) [11.Apr.10]
FOX Cancels “Sons of Tucson” (Mixed Media) [6.Apr.10]
On TV: Parenthood (video) (Mixed Media) [4.Mar.10]
Past Life (new TV show / video) (Mixed Media) [10.Feb.10]
Blue World: James Cameron’s ‘Avatar’ (Short Ends and Leader) [17.Dec.09]
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