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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” …

The X-Files: Season 11, Episode 2- “This”

Guest Writer: Nicholas Monitto   Mulder and Scully are at home, a Ramones concert is running (muted) on television. A distorted image and voice appears as a video call on Mulder’s phone; clearing, it is Richard Langly, one of the (long deceased) Lone Gunmen. He says “Am I dead?” and “If I am, they know that I know”. Three anonymous goons …

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The X-Files: Season 11, Episode 1 – “My Struggle III”

Guest Writer: Nicholas Monitto As the title implies, the premiere episode continues the so-called “myth-arc” last seen in the first and final episodes two years ago. After a brief “Previously…” highlighting those, we go to a flashback with voice-over by the Cigarette-Smoking Man. He waxes poetically about his place in the shadows of history. The footage includes sites like Dallas in …