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X-Files: Season 11, Episode 10 “My Struggle IV”

Guestwriter: Nick Monitto The cold open of The X-files season finale starts with a “Previously on…” segment, going back to the Roswell UFO crash clips from the previous season, and highlights from “My Struggle III”. It continues with a voice-over by Jackson Van de Kamp/William Mulder. He talks about the visions he experiences, how he knew from a young age …

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X-Files: Season 11, Episode 8 “Familiar”

Guestwriter: Nick Monitto In a small town park, a boy is on a little merry-go-round, singing to a “Mr. Chuckleteeth” doll. His mother is nearby, distracted by a phone call. A girl is on a nearby swing set, her mother also near. The boy, Andrew, looks up and sees a human-sized Mr. Chuckleteeth peering out of the woods. He follows …

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X-Files: Season 11, Episode 7: “Rm9sbG93ZXJz”

Guestwriter: Nick Monitto   The cold open shows a stylized depiction of online messaging. A voice-over explains that in March of 2016, an AI Chatterbot was placed on Twitter that was based as a 19 year-old girl. Intended as an experiment on how humans converse & relate on social media, it quickly went awry. She would repeat posts as part …

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THE X-FILES: SEASON 11, EPISODE 6 – “Kitten”

Guest Writer: Nick Monitto It is 1969 in Khe San, Vietnam. A helicopter is delivering a crate to a small village. A guide, Quon, leads two American Marines into a village, but he is shot. One tries to rescue him while the other guards the box inside a tent. Gunfire hits the box, which starts leaking yellow-green smoke. John, the man …

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THE X-FILES: SEASON 11, EPISODE 5 – “Ghouli”

Guest Writer: Nick Monitto Aboard an abandoned ship called the “Chimera”, two high-school aged girls are exploring separately. Yelling into the darkness, each asks “Are you Ghouli?” One crashes through a deck into a room where the other is standing. They charge at each other, stabbing desperately. From separate points of view, we note that each one sees the other as …

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KADO: The Right Answer

Guest Writer: Heidi Berthiaume KADO: The Right Answer (Seikai Suru Kado) is an original twelve episode anime about the choices individual people, governments, and humanity have to make when given three technological advancements by a highly evolved being. One day, without any warning, a 2 kilometer/1.24 mile sided cube descends on a Japanese airport, completely engulfing a jet on the runway. …

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Cobra Kai Teaser Trailer Review

Guest Writer: Bill Coffin Production Companies Hurwitz & Schlossberg Productions Overbrook Entertainment Sony Pictures Television Series Host YouTube Red The Karate Kid was one of those immortal movies of the 80s that featured Ralph Macchio as Danny LaRusso, a kid who runs afoul of a gang of local karate punks, led by the sneering and skillful Johnny Lawrence—the top student …

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The Toys That Made Us-Episode 1

Guest Writer: Doug Knoth Netflix has the geek from your childhood covered! “The Toys That Made Us” is a fact filled journey of discovery (especially for the unanointed) offering a rare glimpse into the development of the toys that shaped us. From concept, to store shelves, the stories are told by the actual people that introduced “He-Man” and “G.I. Joe” …