“What’s that in the mirror or the corner of your eye? What’s that footstep following, but never passing by? Perhaps they’re all just waiting, perhaps when we’re all dead… out they’ll come a-slithering from underneath the bed.” -The Doctor, Doctor Who Season 8, Episode 4, “Listen” (This post will cover the Doctor Who episodes “Blink”, “The Impossible Astronaut/Day… Continue reading Moffat’s Monsters: The Horror Genre of Doctor Who’s Steven Moffat
[This post is the first I’ll be doing whereas my travel schedule permits. When I visit landmarks that are important to pop culture, I’ll do my best to document my visit with pictures and explain its significance in pop culture.] Times square is one of the most iconic places in the world. Standing in it… Continue reading Landmarks: New York City, Vol. 1
Whew. What a month. Christmas, Hanukkah, and the December holidays make for a busy time in America, but I still found time to contribute to the blog. I haven’t gotten to see The Revenant or The Hateful Eight, but I have seen The Force Awakens (okay fine, I’ve seen it twice). I’ve spent some free time trying to catch up on… Continue reading Captain’s Log, December 2015
Christmas Narratives have a funny spot in the season: it’s a couple of steps away from the pious “reason for the season” religious services, and the godless consumerism of Black Friday. After a long day of shopping, one might go to the movie theater and watch a holiday movie. After coming home from church, a… Continue reading The Christmas Narrative
*Spoilers up to and including the season 5 finale of Game of Thrones* Okay. So my title is misleading. There are the big characters that everyone loves – you have your Jons, your Tyrions, your Daeneryses, and Aryas, the ones everyone loves – and then you have your fan favorites, the personal favorites, the lesser known… Continue reading Why Varys is my favorite Game of Thrones Character
Acknowledging the biggest film release of all time. Will it bring the movie magic?
The week of Thanksgiving, I was watching a news report on Good Morning America about the hype for this year’s Black Friday. Of course, they went for the money-shot of consumer insanity: interviewing the people camping out, waiting for the stores to open. When asked what the hot item was this year, a lot of… Continue reading Consumerism and the Darth Vader Toaster