5 Reasons Why the Ending of ‘The Last Jedi’ Didn’t Work

Luke vs Kylo

Last week I wrote an article about Yoda’s cameo in The Last Jedi, explaining why it didn’t work within the framework of the Star Wars universe. Another scene that I found to be highly problematic was the ending itself, which discards logic and continuity in favor of cheap emotional gimmicks. Here are five major issues […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 122: Steel

The Twilight Zone Steel

General Information Director: Don Weis Writer: Richard Matheson Cast: Lee Marvin, Joe Mantell, Chuck Hicks, Merritt Bohn, and Frank London Composer: Van Cleave Air Date: 10/4/1963 Production Code: 2602   Overview After a ban on boxing is enacted, mechanical fighters take the place of human pugilists in the ring. Desperate to earn money, former champion […]

The ‘Star Trek: The Original Series’ Movies Ranked from Worst to Best

Star Trek Cast

While browsing the internet for Star Trek lists, I’ve come across many articles with unofficial rankings for all thirteen films. To me, this practice of lumping the TOS, TNG, and modern Star Trek movies together seems completely absurd. Why bother comparing films that don’t technically belong to the same series? For this reason, I’ve decided […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 121: In Praise of Pip

The Twilight Zone In Praise of Pip

General Information Director: Joseph M. Newman Writer: Rod Serling Cast: Jack Klugman, Connie Gilchrist, Robert Diamond, and Billy Mumy Composer: Rene Garriguenc Air Date: 9/27/1963 Production Code: 2607   Overview While stationed in South Vietnam, Private Pip (Robert Diamond) sustains a terrible injury on the battlefield. Upon receiving the news, Pip’s father Max Phillips (Jack […]

10 Classic Sci-fi Movies Referenced in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas

Liberty Prime

Inspired by 1950s futurism, the Fallout games include many subtle nods to iconic sci-fi movies and television shows. While I haven’t yet finished playing through Fallout 4, I thought it would be fun to share all the classic science fiction references—some being more obvious than others—that I uncovered in my two favorite installments of the […]

10 More Science Fiction Films That Belong in the IMDb Top 250

Fantastic Voyage

Last week I wrote an article expressing my displeasure with the IMDb rating system, which allows popular new releases to overshadow and replace many classic films on the Top 250 list—formerly a reliable guide for determining the most timeless and high-quality movies ever made. In keeping with the sci-fi/horror theme of my website, I decided […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 120: The Bard

The Twilight Zone The Bard

General Information Director: David Butler Writer: Rod Serling Cast: Jack Weston, John McGiver, Doro Merande, John Williams, Henry Lascoe, William Lanteau, Howard McNear, Marge Redmond, Clegg Hoyt, Judy Strangis, and Burt Reynolds Composer: Fred Steiner Air Date: 5/23/1963 Production Code: 4852   Overview Devoid of talent, aspiring writer Julius Moomer (Jack Weston) uses a book […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 119: Passage on the Lady Anne

The Twilight Zone Passage on the Lady Anne

General Information Director: Lamont Johnson Writer: Charles Beaumont Cast: Gladys Cooper, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Cecil Kellaway, Lee Phillips, Joyce Van Patten, Alan Napier, Cyril Delevanti, Jack Raine, Colin Campbell, and Don Keefer Composer: Rene Garriguenc Air Date: 5/9/1963 Production Code: 4869   Overview Hoping to salvage their failing marriage, Alan and Eileen Ransome (Lee Phillips and […]