This is idiotic. Unprovoked police shootings of family dogs are a huge issue nationwide, as about ten seconds on the Internet are enough to show. Or type "police shoot dog" into Youtube if you want to be depressed all day. » 11/11/14 1:19pm 11/11/14 1:19pm

I call bullshit on this story. If Stoker wasn't thinking of Vlad Tepes, why did he have him not only be a historical fighter against the Turks, but refer to being betrayed by his own Ottoman-sympathizing brother? "Woe was it that his own unworthy brother,when he had fallen, sold his people to the Turk and brought the… » 10/21/14 2:44pm 10/21/14 2:44pm

When we were making Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, Robert Wolfe's imagined universe was so huge and rich that we couldn't wait to see it realized onscreen. And then dailies came back, and the reality of making a space opera for 1.1 million dollars an episode with a quarter of that going straight into Kevin Sorbo's… » 9/26/14 5:43pm 9/26/14 5:43pm

Hahahahaha. Yeah, like the time the Vidiians assaulted and mutilated one of her crew members, and Janeway...warned them not to do it again. And then they DID IT AGAIN, and actually murdered a crew member, and Janeway...let them get away with it. Again. Worst. Captain. Ever. She made Captain Harriman from Generations… » 9/23/14 2:50pm 9/23/14 2:50pm

I'm normally a big fan of Ms. Newitz, but is a not a good writeup of a very not good article. There's nothing at all mysterious about Russia's demographic collapse during the Yeltsin years— their entire economic and health care systems fell apart and alcohol and drug use skyrocketed. » 9/04/14 2:55pm 9/04/14 2:55pm

Agree. You can't really discuss Korra and Nickelodeon's situation without bringing in a broader discussion of kids' animation, which is barely touched on here. The increasing dependence on the fading Spongebob franchise and Nickelodeon inexplicably passing on Adventure Time, which went on to become a breakout hit for… » 8/01/14 6:42pm 8/01/14 6:42pm