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'The Big Bad Book of Bill Murray' Boldly Goes Where No Reasoning Mortal Has Gone Before

Robert Schnakenberg provides a humorous string of golden informational nuggets about the existence and philosophy of one of the world’s least understood and most fascinating weirdos.

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O Captain! My Captain! Going Where No Octogenarian Has Gone Before

As "Bill" explores the meaninglessness of celebrity, "Shatner" embraces the shallow and the superficial like an Andy Warhol soup can come to life.

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Your Virtual Fall TV Preview: Thursdays

If you want to know what's new on primetime TV this fall, stop right here.

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Kingdom of the Spiders

Yet another entry in a popular '70s horror sub-genre we'll call "nature on the rampage", in which previously harmless local fauna, or some hideous mutation, set their teeth on the citizenry.

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Star Trek's Lost Legacy of Literary Pretension

What's a Kirk without Earth-poet Shakespeare? Has the awkward Star Trek quotation spat its last breath? Trek's lost legacy of literary pretension.

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Star Trek: The Original Series – Series 3 Remastered

TV’s first and most ambitious space opera closes out its original run with brave, ham-handed, unintentionally hilarious philosophizing on race, gender, truth and beauty…beam me up, Scotty.

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Boston Legal: Season Four

The wacky cases, the liberal bloviating, the plot contrivances would all make this unbearable…but for one of the finest male-to-male friendships ever presented on television.

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Part 1 - All Time Classics

Where it all began... how TV became the cultural icon it is today, and the seminal shows that offered audiences a glimpse into the medium’s artistic potential.

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Comedy Central Roast of William Shatner (Uncensored)

The show has comic moments (commenting on Shatner's weight gain, Ross says, "You have let yourself boldly go"), but the roast isn't so much funny as it is forced.

Jeremy Estes
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Boston Legal - Season 2

Boston Legal, fashioned out of the decaying corpse of The Practice, alternates its vaudevillian cases with ones involving pungent social issues.

Mark Labowskie
Film

Over the Hedge (2006)

The raccoon is shrewd, and the scenario he lays out -- all food, all the time -- is powerfully tempting.

Cynthia Fuchs
Film

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005)

Gracie, it appears, has learned nothing from her previous 'girl power' outing.

Cynthia Fuchs
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Star Trek: The Original Series - Season Three

Star Trek remains enjoyable today in ways that other, similarly important or influential shows do not.

Tim O'Neil
Music

William Shatner: Has Been

Has Been is a brilliant spoken-word album, performed by a man now 73 years old. And somehow, it just might be the pop album of the year.

Mike Schiller
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Boston Legal

The first episode of David E. Kelley's Boston Legal bubbled like vintage pink champagne.

Lesley Smith
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Star Trek: The Original Series - The Complete First Season

Star Trek's message of 'tolerance' is highlighted in the few episodes that explicitly showcase the dangers of racism and bigotry.

Marco Lanzagorta
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Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country [Special Edition] (1991)

It is a reminder of the power the faded franchise once commanded.

James Oliphant
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American Psycho 2: All American Girl (2002)

When the greatest compliment that can be paid a film is 'Shatner was good,' you know you're looking at a new depth of badness in contemporary cinema.

Steven T. Boltz
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Showtime (2002)

The trouble with 'Showtime' is that it never lets up on its self-congratulatory wink-winking.

Cynthia Fuchs
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