Gilmore Girls Netflix coffee shop takeover at Ghostlight

Early this morning, mostly still asleep as I slinked into the bathroom, it occurred to me that waiting in line for god knows how long for a free cup of coffee with a bunch of crazed groupies might not be the best use of my time. Alas, fear of missing out, the great motivator, spurred me onward. I headed out to Ghostlight Coffee, one of more than 200 coffee shops across the country who, in partnering with Netflix to promote the Gilmore Girls revival A Year in the Life (coming November 25, 2016), gussied themselves up with Luke’s Diner swag … Read more

A Parent’s Geek Guide To: Power Rangers

With this past week marking the 23rd anniversary of one of my favorite TV shows of all time, I felt it was only fitting that my post talks to parents about the show that I loved as a child, Power Rangers. This show has been going at it for 23 years. Although it has changed over the years, the core show remains the same. This is one of the many reasons that I love it just as much today as I did as a child. Before I start into my usual Q&A, I want to give a little history of … Read more

19 Star Trek Starships You May Or May Not Have Known Are Canon

Star Trek is a special franchise with a special design scheme. It’s Saucer/nacelle “variation on a theme” is a cost effective approach to varying class types and building upon a proven design. It’s crazy to try and enumerate all of the Starships in the show, but plenty try to do so with a number of well put together websites highlighting any ship they can find and include. Usually these are broken into a few categories such as Federation ships, Klingon ships, Romulan ships, other alien ships, civilian ships, etc, and most of these ships have ample screen time to cement … Read more

The Many Vast Fiction Universes of Doctor Who

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Probably one of the greatest crimes in the history of British television is the 1989 suspension of the longest-running science fiction television show to that date, Doctor Who. For years, Doctor Who’s ratings had declined steadily after the departure of the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison, in 1984. The new Doctor, played by Colin Baker, was portrayed quite differently from previous incarnations. More snarky, angry, even violent at times, Baker tried to portray the Doctor as a true alien, one who’s motivations and personality were decidedly “unhuman” to viewers. Such was Baker’s full intention, as it was that of then executive … Read more

Quantum Leap versus Sliders: a comparative analysis

“What if you found a portal to a parallel universe? What if you could slide into a thousand different worlds… where it’s the same year and you’re the same person but everything else is different. And what if you can’t find your way home?” Danht dahnt dahnt. Dahnt dahnt dahnt. What if there was this great, fun show in the heart of your formative years wherein a mismatched group of adventurers travel through wormholes to explore different dimensions of Earth? Wait. That is something you don’t have to wonder about. It happened. Well, to me anyway.  In this dimension even. “Theorizing that one … Read more