By Focusing on Androids, 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Risks Losing Some of Its Humanity

By Focusing on Androids, 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Risks Losing Some of Its Humanity

By Daniel Rasmus

Focusing on the technology is a missed opportunity for Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. to truly explore issues of "otherness". 23 Feb 2017 // 8:30 AM

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Trickle Down Corruption in 'This Is the Police'

// Moving Pixels

"In a world of hitmen, snitches, mobsters, murderers, terrorists, rapists, rioters, bombers, thieves, and serial killers, your greatest enemy is your boss.

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