Blogworthy: Strange Worlds, Racing to Stay Alive, Ancient Stars, Dyslexia D&D, Camping, The Matrix as a Trans Metaphor

‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Returning To Planet-Of-The-Week Stories & TOS Optimism, Says Alex Kurtzman – Yes, please! Invisible rogue planets without stars? NASA’s new space telescope could find hundreds of them – Speaking of strange new worlds, NASA is looking for some. Racing to Stay Alive – When I run, I just run. I don’t give a … Read more

Blogworthy – Dusty Betelgeuse, Book of Fiends, Dangerous X-Wings, Finding Black Holes, Snyder Cut

Weird, dimming star Betelgeuse may have a dusty explanation – Ah, remember those bygone days when our biggest worry was a red giant star going supernova? Foo Fighters ‘Times Like These’ Quarantine Mix Is Unreal – I’m not crying. You’re crying. Danger Zone – X-Wing Tribute – Ok, that was a bit intense. Time for some good ol’80s era … Read more

Blogworthy: Good News, Toilet Paper Economics, Star Trek Swearing, Wither Betelgeuse?, Tales from the Loop, Good-bye Dirk Pitt

Some Good News with John Krasinski: The star of The Office and Jack Ryan started his own Youtube show dedicated to bringing good news to a world that desperately needs it. Thanks John, this is awesome! What Everyone’s Getting Wrong About the Toilet Paper Shortage: Sure, some people are buying more toilet paper than they … Read more

What surprised me about the New Mutants trailer

Teenagers prepare to confront ... something ... as they look outward from this photo.

A new trailer for Fox’s The New Mutants dropped this week, giving us glimpses of all of its major characters and a little more insight into its horror-movie-in-an-asylum premise. What surprised me most about this trailer wasn’t the horror premise: I knew about that already, and it fits with the Demon Bear saga (one of the early New … Read more

Blogworthy: White Box, Ravnica, Top Secret Returns, Clickbait, Marvel IMAX 10th Anniversary

A line up of almost all of Marvel's superheroes.

Blogworthy is a regular column dedicated to blog posts that I’ve read and enjoyed. It’s a direct outcome of my RPG Blogs Reading List on Feedly.  5 Reasons Someone Might Build a Dungeon Filled With Clues, Tests, and Riddles: DM David runs down the reasons why someone might create archetypal puzzle dungeons like those featured in White … Read more

First Trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

A bipedal dinosaur appears in a burning building, threatening a man and a woman who appear off to the left.

I’m a huge monster movie guy (as our occasional Monster Weeks demonstrate). It’s perhaps debatable whether Jurassic Park and its kin are truly creature features, but I love them regardless. Fallen Kingdom, the follow up to Jurassic World, looks suitably bonkers. Dinosaurs? Check. Volcanic eruptions? Check. Pretentious debates over the value of traditional vs. recreated life? Che–oh, look, dinosaurs! I’m … Read more

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2

A black and white photo of the Guardians of the Galaxy standing against a wall.

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 is an unapologetic comic book movie that embraces the bright colors, superhero logic, and heart-on-your-sleeve emotions of the best of Marvel’s vintage titles from the 1970s and 80s The first movie felt more like a space opera, with roaring starships and galactic vistas. Guardians’ quirky humor and retro soundtrack … Read more

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

A woman sits on a pile of debris, a gun raised in her left hand while the sun sets behind her. Crumbling buildings appear to the left and right.

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is a bad movie. It is a terrible, ridiculous, over-the-top, spectacularly bad movie … and that’s why I loved it. Look, let’s be clear — there are no good Resident Evil movies. They’re all bad in one way or another, but after Resident Evil: Extinction (the third one) they fully-embraced … Read more