Is It Star Trek? Fandom and Gatekeeping

Is discounting a piece of the Trek franchise for not following in the direct footsteps of TOS tantamount to gatekeeping? That’s a question that immediately popped into my head when I saw a podcast title from Mission Log, “But, Is It Star Trek?”.  I find Mission Log (and similar podcasts) extremely entertaining to listen to, […]

Black Mirror – USS Callister

Black Mirror’s season 4 was recently made available on Netflix. This is a show I’ve been meaning to watch for a long time, but haven’t gotten around to. Peak TV, everyone. Anyway, I heard a bit about the first episode of the season, USS Callister, and decided to at least check out that one episode. […]

Stranger Things: The Game

Have you tried out Stranger Things: The Game?  I heard about this a few weeks back in passing, and sought it out.  The gameplay is fairly simple – it’s point-and-click, but is more of an action RPG (in the vein of the original Zelda games). I’ve only got as far as Chapter 2, but so […]

Star Trek Discovery Opening Titles

I think this is probably the best opening sequence of any Star Trek show.  It would be cool if they made versions for all of the other shows that look like this.  My current desktop wallpaper is a screenshot of the Discovery from this sequence.  It looks really great.

Star Trek: Discovery Review

I finally finished watching the final bits of “The Battle at the Binary Stars”, the second episode of Star Trek: Discovery.  Here’s my quick review of the show! Overall impressions I thought the premiere episodes were great.  In Canada, Discovery is being released on Space, the Canadian version of the SyFy channel.  I’m incredibly thankful […]

New on Netflix in October (Canada)

I was a holdout of Netflix for a long time, but with the demise of Shomi last November, I finally bit the bullet.  Most months I don’t even pay for it out of pocket money, using cash earned through SwagBucks.  So I’ve been enjoying it a lot. Here’s the full list I’m reading from, courtesy […]

Favourite 80’s Mythical Monster Movies

I watched 1984’s Splash (starring Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah and John Candy) last weekend, finally crossing that comedy off my list.  It got me thinking about my favourite movies growing up, and a lot of them had the same theme: mythical monsters. I’m not sure if there’s actually a genre for these movies, but this fits […]

Other Space – A Review

Other Space is a 2015 sci-fi comedy show produced by Paul Feig, and is available online at http://www.shareotherspace.com.  I first heard about it from Engage, The Official Star Trek Podcast.  It was originally released on Yahoo! Screen, a service I’ve actually never heard of before until today. Other Space stars Karan Soni, Bess Rous, Eugene […]

Episode 20: Attack Of The Killer Podcast

Editor’s Note: This episode was posted on our old webspace, which due to “reasons” died earlier this year.  We thought we were only at episode 20 – but it turns out we recorded this two years ago!  Episode 21 is coming later this we…

Late to the Fan Party

I remember when I was younger I was introduced to two franchises with zero prior knowledge: Harry Potter, and The X-Files.  Back in 2001 when The Philosopher’s Stone was released in theatres, I had zero knowledge of the franchise – I simply never grew up reading those books.  I guess it just wasn’t on my […]