Category: Cult Culture

Forum Sundays III

A few years ago I decided to marathon all of the Star Trek: TNG episodes and share my thoughts. I went crazy a couple seasons in. And you can follow along right here! Thread also features general talk about all things Star Trek and a list of things I would do to Tasha Yar’s sister.

Source Material

A few years ago I took a rare beach holiday and decided I’d try to slow down a bit: Sit under an umbrella on the warm sand and just let go of all my worries. A few weeks before, for a dollar, I had picked up a well used paperback of First Blood.


Probably one of the best TV shows I’ve ever watched – and one that still holds up today – is Combat!

Gen What?

I’m watching the latest season of Survivor which, in its eternally quixotic attempt to be relevant, is generation-focused. “Gen X vs. Millennials.” According to the Survivor website, Gen X is defined as “anyone born between 1963 and 1982.” Millennials include “anyone born between 1984 and 1997.” This begs several questions, not the least of which […]

The BSG Problem

Well, it’s taken me six years, but I think I’ve finally decided why the reboot of Battlestar Galactica was perhaps the worst thing to happen to sci-fi.

That Gum You Like is going to Come Back in Style

Twin Peaks changed my life. It changed many lives. I’d argue that it’s changed all of our lives, even if you aren’t a fan, even if you haven’t seen it, even if you’re born today. Twin Peaks changed the way we tell a story on television. All of the shows today – from the mindless […]

Byrds of Paradise

For a little while this week I was worried that I was the only person who remembered the abysmal one-season flop from 1993, Byrds of Paradise. It only got 12 episodes, and every single moment made you wish you were able to tear your own throat out with your teeth. But it had one redeeming […]

Pod People

It’s been awhile, so I figured I’d marathon the various versions of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Finney’s delicious little silver age sci-fi novel has spawned four official sequels so far. The original, of course, is a classic tale of Cold War paranoia (“Keep watching the skies!”), then we get a strange, meandering remake in […]