Helix Season 2 teaser promo raises more questions than it answers

September 16, 2014 in Culture, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Television by Justin Beach

SyFy posted the first real trailer for season 2 of Helix today. It’s clear that this one isn’t in the Arctic but we knew that from the end of season
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Relaxation & meditation recordings for nerds

September 8, 2014 in Culture, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Society by Justin Beach

BBC 6’s Peter Serafinowicz created the Dalek Relaxation Tape for Humans (see below) as a bit of a joke, but somehow it fits. For most of my life I’ve seen
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The 100 Most Iconic Shots of All Time

September 3, 2014 in Culture, Film, History by Justin Beach

  This quick, 5 minute, video from CineFix crams together a ton of great cinema. It also establishes the value of the defining shot. These shots, many of which are only
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Amazing, fan-made 1960s style Game of Thrones intro

September 3, 2014 in Animation, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Television by Justin Beach

Game of Thrones imagined in other eras and other genres is almost a meme unto itself. There’s a 1980s style theme, the 1990s style intro, the Game of Thrones as
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It’s time to give celebrities back their privacy

September 2, 2014 in Culture, Media and Journalism, Society by Justin Beach

A great deal of ink has been devoted over the last few days to the leaked nude photos of young female celebrities. I’m not going to devote a great deal
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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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