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Lucifer and Ella Explore Family Ties in “My Brother’s Keeper”

Ah, the joy of Trixie. I forget how much I miss Decker’s sprog until she back on screen, waving her powder pink death blades à la Maze around. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Tonight’s offering opens on a sketchy meet-up between a well-dressed dude and another dude with a […]

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Lucifer is In It “Til Death Do Us Part”

Immortality isn’t a curse in and of itself. As Cain understands, the curse is seeing those you care about grow old and die, again and again, as you stay exactly the same for millenia. Eventually, you just stop letting anyone get close. As we learn this week, Cain isn’t suicidal […]

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Lucifer Gets Dumped When It’s “All About Her”

The return of our favourite devil is chock-full of amazing little scenes and interactions. In fact, the episode focus shifts so quickly, it’s a little dizzifying. Picking up where we left off before the hiatus, Pierce/Cain and Lucifer are sharing a drink while the police lieutenant/World’s First Murderer bleeds from […]

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5 Things We Loved about Supernatural “Wayward Sisters”

In the midseason premiere of the CW’s Supernatural, Sam and Dean are in The Bad Place, which means it’s up to the ex-Sheriff Jody Mills and her makeshift family of hunters, psychics and dreamwalkers to find them. They are the Wayward Sisters.

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Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams “Kill All Others”: It’s Not All Cheese and Circuses

Totalitarian regimes are a frightening concept but the proposition that when they achieve such control that the mass populace buys into its “new normal” is even more chilling. Initially, “Kill All Others” plays out with some levity built into its hyperbole. A world where advertisements are so invasive, they can […]

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Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams “The Commuter”: Spall Gets Woke

Speculative fiction allows us to explore answers to life’s challenges that we don’t often entertain because real life just doesn’t work that way and, sometimes, we’ve been told they are simply unacceptable to society’s sense of morality. The sense of morality dictates that if a loved one falls ill, we […]

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Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams “Impossible Planet”: Love Connections Through Time and Space

What good is imagining the future if it isn’t one where we’ll be able to realize our most outrageous dreams? Of course, where there’s money involved, there will always be someone willing to sell you that dream. In addition to the capitalization of dreaming, “Impossible Planet” also explores the possibility […]

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Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams “The Father Thing”: Kinnear and Enos are Stranger Things

The body-snatcher concept is a popular premise in sci-fi and in the 1950s when Philip K. Dick wrote his short story “The Father-thing,” it was all the rage in books and film, a powerful allegory for the Communist Threat. Unlike the novel The Body Snatchers (which was adapted quickly after […]

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Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams “Safe and Sound”: Even in the Future, High School Sucks

The short stories being adapted for Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams were all written in the mid-1950s and although the themes are relatively timeless, elements of the setting and technology need updating in order to propel it into our “future”. PKD wrote the short story “Foster, You’re Dead!” as a […]

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Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams “The Hood-Maker”: Madden Takes a Holliday

Telepathy is one of those really tricky super-powers. Yeah, it’s cool to be able to read minds but if you can’t shut it off, there’s a sure path to insanity. Furthermore, as explored by various sci-fi and fantasy platforms, human thought isn’t a picture book with linear narrative, it’s a […]