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Battlestar Galactica Webisodes and The Tyranny of Digital Distance

The decision to restrict the webisodes to the US has annoyed international fans. Read More »

Movie Review: Superman Returns, Reboots, and Resurrects

Overall, Singer does for Superman what he did for the X-Men: he's brought a fine film to the silver screen and ensured at least one sequel to follow. Read More »

Movie Review: X-Men: The Last Stand Disappoints

All in all, the weakest of the X-Men films by a long shot. Read More »

Lucy’s Story: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The strength of Narnia, however, like Lord of the Rings, is in the casting. Read More »

Movie Review: Serenity: The Film, The Fans, The Politics & A Few Other Thoughts

Serenity offers a powerful metaphor for those struggling to maintain their rights and dignity in the face of a conservative right-wing political climate. Read More »

Katrina: The Aftermath, The Politics & Citizen Media

"Not insurgents. Not refugees. Not enemies. Americans." Read More »

Citizen Justice or Opening Pandora’s Box?

So, while I commend Thao Nguyen for her quick thinking and wish her every luck in prosecuting the man who appears strongly to have abused her, I simply want to add a few words of warning to the digital ether and ask you to think about the ramifications of digital images becoming a form of citizen "justice". We need to be wary in such cases, or our new digital resources may indeed open a seductive but ultimately unjust hi-tech pandora's box. Read More »

HALO Films, Machinimation and beyond!

The Rock's gonna put the smackdown on your gaming ass! Read More »

The Tyranny of Digital Distance

The tyranny of digital distance occurs when the geographic has been by and large supplanted by the digital ... Read More »

What BattleStar Galactica Can Teach Doctor Who About Television In The Digital Age

... something else seems to be setting Battlestar Galactica apart from other SF TV series, which is the fantastic online presence of the show's braintrust and their innovative and creative use of digital technology... Read More »