Recent Articles In Movies & TV & Books
May 6, 2021 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
Star Wars: The Bad Batch is finally here! This is the latest animated Star Wars series, and some are calling it a continuation of the Clone Wars. We're getting ready to watch the first episode tonight, but I wanted to know if anyone else is watching or is interested in this show.  
I hope you enjoyed season 1 as much as I did!It's going to be a long time until season 2 so I decided to put together an 8-episode guide prediction which I'll share here.I have no inside knowledge but I have read the comic. This post has changes from the comic that I think make it more compatible with an episodic TV show.Obviously, this isn't how it will actually go down. But it is likely to go down something like this so major spoilers. Stop now if you haven't read the comic book.Spoilers...Spo...
March 9, 2021 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
I just finished watching season 3 of Star Trek: Discovery. I thought we had a thread on this show, but I couldn't find it, so we'll just start with this one. I've always been a huge Star Trek fan and I've watched Discovery since the beginning. I like the show overall but didn't care much for the whole remake of the Klingons and a bit of that story in the first season.  I liked season 3 and thought they did a good progression with jumping into the future and starting to rebuild the Federa...
February 16, 2021 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
So excited for this! Anyone else? Obi-Wan Kenobi | Disney+ Originals Ewan McGregor returns in the iconic role of Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi for a special event series on Disney+. Officially titled Obi-Wan Kenobi, the series begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where he faced his greatest defeat, the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned evil Sith Lord Darth Vader. The series is directed by Deborah ...
December 21, 2020 by 2of3 on 2of3
The series takes place in the Fictive town of Winden (Vinden) in Germany. You might think that it is similar to Stranger Things given that the original premise is closely related. I.E. a missing boy in a small town. But you will soon realize that this is so much more. There are a several things that set this apart from any other series that I've seen and I'll try to outline them here. 1. The 3 seasons are meticulously planned from start to finish. The modern way of TV making is often to dr...
December 23, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
When I wrote this, it was Friday morning of the season finale for The Mandalorian and no - I hadn't watched it yet! Believe me, my plan was to do that first thing after work. I have always had a soft spot for cute things, and let's be real: Baby Yoda (name redacted because spoilers) is about as cute as it gets. I also admit to having a bit of a weakness for clever things like little creatures that live on your computer desktop or, since the innovation of things like Pokemon Go, critters you c...
December 16, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
Holy cow, you guys, Disney went ham with show announcements last week and my brain is still trying to wrap itself around everything that we'll be getting from our favorite franchises in the next 2-3 years. Disney's "Investor Day" event was on December 10th, and in a four-hour long presentation they shared the slate for a ton of upcoming projects, most of which are specifically for the Disney+ streaming service. Disney+ has already amassed 86.8 million subscribers in its fi...
October 8, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
Hello there - it's your friendly neighborhood nerd, back to talk about video game movies again. Although this time, instead of discussing some of my favorite flicks from the 90's, we're going to touch on a movie that hasn't released yet but has been teased and in development: Monster Hunter. The above teaser is only 16 seconds long, but is enough to elicit an immediate "huh?" from anyone who is a fan of the game series. If you're not familiar with Monster Hunter, let me sum it up for you: a f...
October 1, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
Here at Stardock, we love Science Fiction of all kinds: books, movies, comics, shows, you name it. Admittedly, I'm a bit more of a high fantasy girl myself, but I definitely love my Star Wars and Star Trek, and let's not exclude the glory that is Galaxy Quest. In another blog recently, I discussed genres and how they applied to gaming, specifically strategy - but it certainly applies here, as well. After all, Science Fiction isn't Science Fiction without certain elements, and there have been man...
September 15, 2020 by Island Dog on ID's place to speak
This is looking great!
September 9, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
***SPOILER ALERT*** If you haven't watched season 1 of The Mandalorian yet, this article discusses some important plot elements. If you care about being surprised, read no further - drop what you're doing and go give it a watch! If you've been missing the adventures of Mando and his adorable charge known only as The Child, then you don't have much longer to wait. Disney+ confirmed last week that Season 2 of The Mandalorian will debut on October 30th, 2020.  Entertainmen...
September 2, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
If you've been holding off on getting a Netflix subscription for whatever reason, the streaming giant is ready to give you a taste of what they have to offer through a free (no subscription or free trial required!) selection of movies and shows. The selection was made available over the weekend and includes popular movies like Bird Box, Murder Mystery, and shows like Stranger Things and When They See Us. Netflix's "watch free" page has an array of shows and ...
July 30, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
Since I’m not going out very much these days, I’ve spent quite a lot more time online with my gaming buddies. We’ve poured countless hours into games on Tabletop Simulator (Bargain Quest is the current favorite), played one too many Overwatch matches (when the enemies start to blur together into one entity you know you need to take a break), and have watched copious amounts of movies (we watched Hamilton together, it was awesome).  Recently, when debating which movie wo...
July 15, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
Are you a fan of podcasts? On Monday, the satellite radio company SiriusXM announced that it reached a deal to acquire Stitcher from E.W. Scripps to the tune of $325 million. Stitcher is a pioneer in podcasting that provides a popular one-stop platform for creating, monetizing, and distributing podcasts to listen via its app and other platforms.  Stitcher brings its own mobile listening app (which was acquired for $4.5 million in 2016) to the table. It also operates the Midroll Media ...
June 24, 2020 by Tatiora on tatiora
I've been on a movie/TV binge lately (at this rate, who isn't anymore?), and a bunch of news regarding my beloved Star Wars franchise came to my attention this morning, so that's what I'm going to talk about - because I can. I partake in a lot of animated shows, so I am no stranger to Mark Hamill's work outside of Star Wars. He is, truly, "the" Joker as far as I'm concerned, and of course has lent his talents to countless other animated characters, including Fire Lord Ozai from Avatar: The La...