I felt that DS9 was the closest to Roddenberry's vision out of all the Treks because it challenged the utopianism of Starfleet/the Federation without denigrating it. DS9 was a show about hope for DS9 and Bajor( 3rd world planet, etc) that hewed much closer to our times. It's grittier in a certain sense, but to me it… » 2/07/15 6:32am 2/07/15 6:32am

I find it sad that nestled in many of these posts that bash religion in one way or another on Gawker and related sites, as I have read many, no one will acknowledge that it is the personal vendetta of the blogger and their own axe to grind against intolerant people from their personal life that motivates them. Not a… » 2/04/15 4:13pm 2/04/15 4:13pm

The original Mulder and Scully dynamic( camraderie/competition/unrequited affections) was the engine of the X-Files. Period. The last movie, as much as I respected the effort, had to try way, way too hard to make anything work. Unless that chemistry can somehow be restarted with the same actors without doing something… » 1/26/15 6:02pm 1/26/15 6:02pm

So, help me out here...Clint Eastwood directs a movie called AMERICAN SNIPER about the real life exploits of an American sniper and there was actually an expectation out there that some deep questions would get asked about what the military does? I'll save up my outrage for something that's actually a surprise. » 1/23/15 3:14pm 1/23/15 3:14pm

Avengers felt very fresh and fun. Part of that, I think, was not delving too deeply into the "world building" and staying connected to the action and the dynamic relationships. I don't know how you continue that without being accused of doing the same thing again, but going too dark doesn't seem to be the answer… » 1/14/15 9:52am 1/14/15 9:52am