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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 […]

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Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams “Crazy Diamond”: Buscemi Sets Sail

The challenge of an anthology series like Electric Dreams is giving the audience enough information about the episode’s setting to understand the plot but not such an extensive exposition to bog down the pace. With only a one-hour format within which to attempt this, there are often concessions made. Unfortunately, […]

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Frozen in Love Preview

[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] One of the upsides of so much content coming out of Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries is that the talent in front of the camera is also moving behind it, developing properties and producing films for the networks. The latest instance of that is […]

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Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams “Human Is”: Cranston’s Take on Martin Guerre

The 16th century true story of the imposture of Martin Guerre has always fascinated story-tellers, retold in novels, opera, films, and even on The Simpsons. And it makes sense because, after all, it’s the story of the ultimate story-teller – a man who is able to live the fiction of […]

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Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams “Autofac”: Everything Is Replaceable

The post-war dystopian future setting is a well-used device to demonstrate humanity’s sense of survival and innovation. Typically, our intrepid collection of hopeful scavengers are pitted against each other (ala Lord of the Flies), or a non-human adversary, or an environmental obstacle. In “Autofac”, the peril they face is the […]

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Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams “Real Life”: Paquin and Howard Get In Each Others’ Heads

Philip K. Dick’s later, and better-known, works often call into question the nature of reality. If “Real Life” feels familiar, it’s because the writers diverged dramatically from the actual source material, a short story called “Exhibit Piece” which is about a time-travelling historian, and chose to tell a story with […]

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The X-Files Preview: “This”

[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] The X-Files gets back to conspiracy theory territory Wednesday night with a throwback that pays homage to one of its best episodes, and one of its most beloved characters.

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Aurora Teagarden Preview: Last Scene Alive

[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] Aurora Teagarden is already up to its seventh film based on the Charlaine Harris book series with Sunday night’s premiere of Last Scene Alive on Hallmark Mysteries & Movies. I haven’t watched all of the movies, but this one caught my eye because it marks the […]

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The X-Files Season 11 Premiere Preview: “My Struggle III”

[Warning: General spoilers ahead.] Y’all know I’m the easiest mark out there for The X-Files (I live Tweeted the 19-year-old episode “Bad Blood” alongside other fans during a live stream marathon two weeks ago), but even I had issues with the season finale we got from 2016’s six-episode “event season.” […]

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It’s a New Year’s Throwback as Lucifer Holidays in the “City of Angels?”

New Year’s Day is often a day used to reflect on the past. The gang over at┬áLucifer chose to have us look back to the very (fictional) beginning – 2011, to be exact – when Leisure Suit Luci takes a vacation to L.A. Into every hedonistic holiday, a little Amenadiel […]