The Venture Bros. Review: “The Terminus Mandate” (Season 7, Episode 8)

Dr. Mrs. The Monarch’s been many things since she’s joined the world of supervillainy but she’s always been defined by her relationships with others. As the straight woman of the Venture Bros. universe, she’s the one trying to keep organized villainy … Continue reading The Venture Bros. Review: “The Terminus Mandate” (Season 7, Episode 8)

The Simpsons, Season Five, Episode Ten, “$pringfield (or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Legalized Gambling)”

Introducing legalised gambling is an all-time great concept for this show to play with. If The Simpsons’ strengths can be distilled down to a few elements, it would be the knack for absurdity, the big heart, the satirical view of … Continue reading The Simpsons, Season Five, Episode Ten, “$pringfield (or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love Legalized Gambling)”

This Week in Trek: Prequels & Jeffrey Combs

If you had to make a series that took place before TOS, what would it be? What would it look like? What time period would it focus on? Who would it be about? What aspects of the prequel game did ENT and DISC get right, and which would you be sure to avoid in your show?

Or alternatively, forget the prequel thing and just make your own show. With blackjack. And green space hookers. Continue reading This Week in Trek: Prequels & Jeffrey Combs

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