Doctor Who needs a show runner with a bit more imagination

August 30, 2014 in Culture, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Television by Justin Beach

Peter Capaldi may be the best pure actor to ever take on the role of Doctor Who. I cannot think of a single film where I couldn’t find a role
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Taking away the hardware would be easy, demilitarizing the police would take some work

August 22, 2014 in Politics, Society by Justin Beach

This week has been filled with headlines about the events in Ferguson, Missouri. I’m not going to focus here on that event specifically, there are ongoing investigations and debates among
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Can an arachnid reverse climate change?

August 18, 2014 in Animals, Environment, Science by Justin Beach

It has been incredibly difficult to do anything about climate change, in large part because no one wants to give anything up or pay more for anything. However, Americans may
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Growing up with Robin Williams

August 12, 2014 in Comedy, Culture, Film by Justin Beach

Normally, when someone famous dies I have a tendency to go dark and simply let the wave of Tweets and Facebook posts pass. After all, whether I was a fan
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What you should know about Ebola (+video)

August 10, 2014 in Education, Media and Journalism, Science by Justin Beach

Viruses are scary things. Some of them are deadly but they are very small and invisible to the naked eye. The only defenses against them, even in states where you
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Douglas Adams’ ‘Dirk Gently’ coming to US television

August 5, 2014 in Culture, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Television by Justin Beach

I am simultaneously excited and skeptical. Douglas Adams is one of my favorite writers. For anyone who is unaware the late Mr. Adams, novelist and TV writer, wrote The Hitchhiker’s
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A single video with all 135 Space Shuttle launches

August 3, 2014 in History, Science by Justin Beach

Sure, the stuff NASA is working on now is cooler but from 1981 until 2011 the Space Shuttle was the whole show. Over the course of 30 years NASA sent
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An interview with the stars of BBC’s “Intruders”

July 31, 2014 in Culture, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Television by Justin Beach

Intruders is one of the more intriguing new series this year, not least because it stars John Simm (Doctor Who, Life on Mars). It is based on Michael Marshall Smith’s
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EA introduces ‘Netflix for gaming’ for XBox One

July 30, 2014 in Internet, Stuff, Video Games by Justin Beach

If you have a tablet, you can access your movies and TV shows through Netflix (or Hulu, Amazon, Yahoo etc) or your music through Spotify (Pandora, Rhapsody, Rdio etc.,). Cloud
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First trailer for the Hobbit: the Battle of Five Armies

July 29, 2014 in Culture, Film, Sci-Fi & Fantasy by Justin Beach

If you’re like me, you’re going to see this … one way or another. The Lord of the Rings was brilliant, all the way through. I’m even looking forward to
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