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  • Morty is about to drop a needle into Rick

    Rick and Morty S4E5, Mid-Season Finale: Rattlestar Ricklactica

    Rick and Morty S4E5 was absolutely hysterical, the best episode yet of the season yet by far, and in the top 5 all-time Rick and Morty episodes. This episode pulled everything together and showed none of the seams. Multiple storylines were going on simultaneously, each self-sufficient in its own right, yet they all worked together […] More

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    Lost: What the Hell Is The Island Anyway?

    Asking what The Island on Lost is would be the same as asking a Star Wars fan to explain The Force. These are complicated questions that require time, some hypothesis, and many examples to properly address. While both Lost and Star Wars are largely character-driven stories, what truly hooks us in both worlds is the […] More

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    Time Travel in Dark: Back to the Past

    Time travel is all the rage lately. It’s been used in everything from the latest series of Twin Peaks to Avengers: Endgame (spoilers ahead for both of those…you’ve been warned). The Netflix TV show Dark has many good qualities but what impressed me most was the way it utilised time travel. It manages to do […] More

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    Daddy Issues Are All Over the Place in Legion S3E5

    Sigmund Freud’s notion of the Oedipus complex is well known, but perhaps not well understood. Pulling on the ancient Greek story of Oedipus, wherein our titular hero ends up killing his father and marrying his mother (without knowing that is what he is doing), Freud posited a structure along these lines in terms of the […] More

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    It’s a Family Affair in Legion S3E3

    There are a lot of things we might debate when it comes to Legion, but one thing no one can deny is the audacity of its narrative structure. I was surprised that after the last episode ended with Cary setting to work to do something in order to enhance Switch’s powers, Episode 3 proceeds immediately […] More

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    Sympathy for the David? (On Legion S3E2)

    Have you ever wanted to go back in time? To do things over? Do you ever lie awake at night recounting all the moments of shame in your life? Or is that just me? There is a difference between shame and regret. Perhaps it is a fine-grained distinction, but the latter applies more to what […] More

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    World and Time Enough for The Time Traveler’s Wife

    “Everything seems simple until you think about it. Why is love intensified by absence?” – Audrey Niffenegger, The Time Traveler’s Wife [Note: Plot spoilers for The Time Traveler’s Wife and Doctor Who] It’s no secret that Steven Moffat loves Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife. The book’s concept of lovers living in out-of-order timelines became […] More