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Timestamp #CLS3: Nightvisiting

Class: Nightvisiting (1 episode, s01e03, 2016) When memories become weeds. On the two-year anniversary night of Tanya’s father’s death, she is visited by something that resembles him. She doubts his appearance, believing that he is a hallucination, but the being has actual memories of their lives together. If she takes

Growing pains? Checking in on our favorite franchises

There’s been a special tradition missing from my holiday season schedule the last couple of years: going to the theater to watch a new Star Wars movie. I’d gotten used to the release of a new Star Wars movie every year around Christmastime, and for whatever reason, I felt the

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Timestamp #CLS2: The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo

Class: The Coach with the Dragon Tattoo (1 episode, s01e02, 2016) The episode that played with boredom. Picking up after his injury in the fight against the Shadow King, Ram has trouble adjusting to his new leg. His performance during a football game disappoints Coach Dawson and Ram’s father Varun.

My 10 most anticipated geek stories of 2023

1. Dune: Part 2 There’s no competition for my most anticipated movie of 2023: it’s Dune: Part 2, the follow-up to Denis Villeneuve’s masterpiece 2021 adaptation of the first part of Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic. I’ve managed to remain (mostly) unspoiled about the events that take place in the latter

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Timestamp #CLS1: For Tonight We Might Die

Class: For Tonight We Might Die (1 episode, s01e01, 2016) A threat like the Hellmouth and a warrior like the Doctor. At Coal Hill Academy, a student runs through the halls in the dark of the night. A woman pulls him into hiding but a molten creature still finds them.

My top 10 favorite geek stories of 2022

When I was putting together my “best of the year” list for 2022, I had to chuckle because at least half of the items that ended up being my favorites were either A) not even on my radar at the start of the year or B) a movie or TV

TV review: ‘Wednesday’ series is a creepy, kooky delight

Although I can recognize the classic Addams Family theme song the second I hear those iconic finger snaps, I don’t have a lot of other familiarity with the franchise, beyond knowing a few character names from pop culture references.  Initially, Netflix’s new spinoff series about Addams Family daughter Wednesday wasn’t

Revisiting ‘Willow’ and exploring the new Disney+ sequel series

I was a bit surprised when I first heard that Lucasfilm would be releasing a big-budget miniseries sequel to the 1980s fantasy adventure film Willow. While ’80s nostalgia is definitely having a moment (thanks to hits like Stranger Things), I don’t feel Willow had the same cultural staying power as

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Timestamp: Series Nine Summary

Doctor Who Series Nine Summary Peter Capaldi’s sophomore set was a big step up. After Series Eight‘s uneven performance, the Twelfth Doctor really started to shine with stories better aligned with science fiction’s mission to analyze the human condition. Series Nine tackled vengeance and regret, life and death, and war

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Timestamp #271: The Husbands of River Song

Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song (1 episode, Christmas Special, 2015) Farewell, Professor. Christmas Day, 5343, on the human colony of Mendorax Dellora brings a man named Nardole to the TARDIS. He was sent there with a handwritten note but is rebuffed by the Doctor wearing costume antlers. Nardole

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Timestamp #270: Heaven Sent & Hell Bent

Doctor Who: Heaven Sent Doctor Who: Hell Bent (2 episodes, s09e11-12, 2015) The conflict runs strong with this pair. Heaven Sent Gears turn as a figure walks through a chamber. This figure flips a switch with bloody hands and collapses into dust as the Doctor materializes inside a teleporter chamber.

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