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No Gods, No Parents – Adoption in Orphan Black

In the second episode of Orphan Black‘s fourth season, “Transgressive Border Crossing”, there is a small but important side story happening with Sara’s brother – secondary character Felix – on an often-avoided subject that I am thankful to see become a plot point. If you’re not familiar with the show, Orphan Black is present-day sci-fi, where several of the main ...

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Legendarium TV Recap: The Originals, Grimm

The Originals-Episode: The Devil Comes Here and Sighs Klaus is held hostage by Aurora, Finn, and another unlikely person. Aurora wants revenge for what Klaus did to her and the others just want Klaus gone. Cami and Hayley work together to free Klaus. Elijah and Freya are busy dealing with someone who has power like they’ve never dealt with before. ...

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Legendarium TV Recap: Arrow, Supernatural, The Originals, and Grimm

Arrow Episode: Eleven-Fifty-Nine The truth about Andy and his loyalty to Damien Darhk comes to light. It’s not surprising considering Damien Darhk and H.I.V.E. controlled him for so long. Laurel receives a job offer from the new mayor that she’s determined to turn down. Malcolm devises a plan to break Darhk out of prison and the team gets caught trying ...

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Legendarium TV Recap: Arrow, Supernatural, The Originals, and Grimm

Arrow Episode: Beacon of Hope Brie Larvan, the Bug-Eyed Bandit, escapes from jail and shows up at Palmer Tech in Arrow episode: Beacon of Hope. She threatens to kill everyone in the building if she doesn’t get the bio-chip that is implanted in Felicity’s spine. Fans will remember her from The Flash. Felicity helped Barry capture her. Brie has had ...

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Daredevil Season 2 Review

Season 2 of Daredevil was released on March 18 via Netflix. This review contains spoilers for the first few episodes of Season 2. The first season of Marvel’s Daredevil explored what it means to be a hero in a world wracked by moral ambiguity. Matthew Murdock (a.k.a. Daredevil) wrestled with his conscience at least as often as he fought against crime lord ...

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Legendarium TV Recap: Arrow, Supernatural and Grimm

Legendarium TV Recap photo from Supernatural

Arrow-Episode: Broken Hearts Cupid returns and causes all kinds of havoc for Oliver and the team to deal with. Felicity and Oliver have called off their engagement. They fake a wedding to get Cupid’s attention. Cupid shows up and shoots Oliver with an arrow. Felicity moves out of their place after Cupid has been dealt with. Will they reconcile before ...

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Motives and Means Mar Morals in “Batman V Superman”

  “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” ~ Abraham Lincoln An alien ship hovers over the city. People panic, trapped in traffic and office buildings. Many try to run, jostling into each other before the threat from the sky unloads a deadly payload. One hero can stop the ...

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INTERVIEW: Sci-fi Author P. W. Singer

Peter W. Singer is a military technology strategist and futurist who has written extensively on his many areas of expertise (you can read a comprehensive bio, here). But it’s Peter’s work as the science fiction novelist of Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War, co-authored by August Cole, that first caught my eye. Ghost Fleet “melds nonfiction style research ...

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Indiana Jones 5: Disney gets cracking on new adventure

  The rumors are real: Harrison Ford will once more don the iconic fedora as Indiana Jones for a fifth screen adventure, according to an official announcement by Disney Tuesday. As Disney disinterred their plans for the new film, the public discovered that Ford will be joined by director Stephen Spielberg and producers Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall. Fans can ...

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Daylight Saving Time, or Time to Lose Time

Are you ready for bureaucracy-induced jet lag? It’s time for Daylight Saving Time, where we all change our clocks arbitrarily! Why? I guess because it will save energy. I mean, everyone knows the largest drain on our electric bill is a light bulb; not computers, TVs, refrigerators, microwaves, heating-and-cooling systems, hairdryers, and everything else that runs on electricity. Or maybe ...

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