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The 20 Best Episodes of 'Star Trek: The Original Series'

This is a timeless list of 20 thrilling Star Trek episodes that delight, excite, and entertain, all the while exploring the deepest aspects of the human condition and questioning our place in the universe.


'Pacific Rim Uprising' Is a Downer

By the time Steven S. DeKnight's monster v. robot slugfest starts to get fun, it's too late to forget all the boredom that preceded it.


'A Wrinkle in Time' Transports Us to... Nowhere

Adults nostalgic for Madeleine L'Engle's children's book will get whiplash when the tone shifts from thoughtful family drama, to mindless action adventure, to psychedelic nightmare.

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The Moving Pixels Podcast Kills Nazis Again, in 'Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus'

This week, Nick and Eric take up arms in order to free America from the Nazi regime, and occasionally talk about Wolfenstein: The New Colossus.

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The Moving Pixels Podcast Kills Nazis with 'Wolfenstein: The New Order'

This week on our games podcast, Nick and Eric talk about the joy and frustration of killing Nazis in Wolfenstein: The New Order.


'Necropolis': Randomly Generated Blandness

The dungeons may be randomly generated, but Necropolis guarantees monotony around every corner.

Anthony LaBella

A General, a Princess and Two Greedy, Dim-Witted Peasants

The Hidden Fortress is more "accessible" and "entertaining" than Rashômon, but Kurosawa's artistry is ever present.


'Star Trek: Enterprise' Was Never Fully Assimilated

Enterprise's writers and producers had the unenviable task of creating first contact with the Borg substantially earlier than Captain Picard's crew.


Space Chimps

As a movie, Space Chimps tanked pretty hard. As a videogame, though, it's got a lot going for it.


Obscure: The Aftermath

Obscure's tendency to eliminate certain characters from time to time in the name of slasher conventions happens to also be its twist on the survival horror genre.



Through its focus on a character bound by no law coming into conflict with encroaching civilizing advancements, Conan finds some parallels in the classic tradition of the American Western.

G. Christopher Williams

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