I have nothing concrete to base this on at all and am probably entirely wrong, but I kept getting this distinct feeling of the opposite — that the First Order might be like some radical, militant, religious movement based around the Sith religion. » 4/18/15 1:45am Today 1:45am

I don't know exactly why I have this impression but from the moment I saw the new trailer I thought we might be dealing with some fanatic religious movement rising from the ashes of the Empire. » 4/16/15 8:44pm Thursday 8:44pm

I think the death of Khal Drogo belongs there too. Martin in his genius ability to subvert fantasy tropes, kills off his fearsome, hyper-masculine, Conan the Barbarian surrogate via an infected wound and allows a young, petite, blonde girl, an immediate ascendant status to that of Warrior Queen. I think more than… » 4/16/15 3:47am Thursday 3:47am

Honestly, this is why, even though I have cable and can watch things like Agent Carter, Flash, etc., when they air, and can record them, I torrent them instead. It's better quality control for me. I flush them to disk and know that the shows are there on my machine, will be great quality, and I don't have to… » 4/14/15 5:35am Tuesday 5:35am

The introductory phases of Scientology are made up largely of self-help stuff and psychoanalysis sessions dressed up in L. Ron Hubbard's 1950s scifi theater, with a wheatstone-bridge being passed off as high tech. » 4/14/15 4:55am Tuesday 4:55am