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Toxic and Troubling Fandoms: A Discussion with John Kenneth Muir

by Jeff Fountainon February 16, 2018
While investing the negativity now oozing into fandoms, I found that Star Trek: Discovery, The X-Files and Star Wars to have the largest following of fans and their angry and entitled opinions. So, I enlisted the help of literary critic and author John Kenneth Muir, who has written over twenty reference books in the world […]
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Review: Star Trek Discovery Wraps Up a Solid First Season in “Will You Take My Hand?”

by Jeff Fountainon February 12, 2018
*SPOILERS AHEAD* Even though the main arc of the season involving the Klingon war was wrapped up too quickly and too neat for me, there was plenty of nostalgia and solid storylines that made this a great episode to end the season with. While many will be talking about the final few minutes, and rightly […]

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Review: Star Trek Discovery Takes a Deep Breath in “The War Without, The War Within”

by Jeff Fountainon February 6, 2018
The first thirteen episodes of this season, the show’s first season, have been pretty much the ‘full speed ahead, take no prisoners’ kind of approach. Slick effects, great action, death everywhere, Discovery has had little time to develop its characters the way we are used to seeing in Star Trek television shows. While I understand […]
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Three Neville Pierce Short Films: Bricks-Ghosted-Lock In

by Jeff Fountainon February 5, 2018
After fifteen years of reviewing films and interviewing actors and filmmakers, Neville Pierce decided to put what he had learned into practical use and jumped behind the camera to direct three very engaging and different shorts that showed this reviewer he made the right choice in regards to getting behind the camera. Bricks Edgar Allan […]

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Review: The X-Files Tackle Monsters and Mythology in “Ghouli”

by Jeff Fountainon February 1, 2018
With a little bit of the monster of the week theme and a whole lot of heart-wrenching, soul-searching as a parent, “Ghouli” was successful in giving us more information on William and a few creature moments at the same time. What made the episode though was some great work by Anderson and a great, tense […]
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Review: Star Trek Discovery Shuffles the Deck in “What’s Past is Prologue”

by Jeff Fountainon January 30, 2018
*SPOILERS AHEAD* In what felt like a season finale, Star Trek: Discovery gave us showdowns, loads of action, tied up some loose ends and had a huge death scene. What became clear, at least for the moment, is the Mirror Universe part of the season is at an end, and with only two episodes remaining […]

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Review: The X-Files is Laugh Out Loud Fun in “The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat”

by Jeff Fountainon January 25, 2018
There are times when The X-Files can be its own worst enemy. As wonderful as Mulder and Scully are together, his conspiracy ramblings and her science-speak can sometimes get far too heavy, too convoluted and it can weigh an episode down. That is why episodes like “The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat” are such a […]
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Movie Review: Living Among Us

by Jeff Fountainon January 25, 2018
Ah, vampires. They are one of those genres, zombies are another, that just seems very tired and worn out. So imagine my surprise when Living Among Us turned out to be tense, interesting and fun and made the vampire genre feel different and new again. This is no small feat and while the movie wasn’t […]

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Review: The X-Files Shows Off Its Strengths in “Plus One”

by Jeff Fountainon January 18, 2018
Thankfully leaving the mythology behind, Chris Carter showed off his still impressive writing chops with an episode that had a nice monster of the week story but more importantly, showed off what The X-Files is really about, that being the wonderful relationship between Mulder and Scully. Yes, the mythology, the monster stories and all the […]
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The Flash Review: A Very Underwhelming Return in “The Trial of the Flash”

by Jeff Fountainon January 17, 2018
I don’t know, I guess with a storyline like this, one in which everyone knows is going to end up with Barry Allen free somehow, the odds were stacked against it right from the beginning that it was going to be good. I held out hope though, clinging to the chance that the writers/showrunners had […]