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2012: Epic

While religious experts and scientists alike assure us
that apocalypse is probably not on a schedule, the drama of world’s
end latches onto people like a virus, creating an audience starving
for Armageddon.

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Flash Forward: “The Gift” & “Playing Cards With Coyote”

To raise the specter of something we haven’t seen much of since the first two or three episodes, when will the story get back to discovering more about the men who were awake during the blackout?

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Book Review: Heart of Veridon by Tim Akers

Heart of Veridon realized the promise of those stories very nicely – though it is unmistakably a first novel, with the sort of flaws one expects in early work.

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Astro Boy: Retrorocket Excellence

Directed by David Bowers (Flushed Away), the brilliant Astro Boy comes to life with modern animation techniques, great voice acting and a story that suits both the original theme and today’s audiences.

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Flash Forward: “Gimme Some Truth” and “Scary Monsters and Super Creeps”

“Gimme Some Truth” is an episode about two things: The Truth, and Action. The episode opens with a quick attack and then pops back in time to an “earlier that day” where our intrepid FBI agents spend time in Washington DC so that Agent Wedeck (Courtney B. Vance) can testify before the Senate regarding his department’s use of their budget to investigate the blackouts.

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The Wild King

Max Record plays our confused hero, who is also named Max. Record is an extraordinarily talented child actor, and his performance—spanning a broader range of emotions than many adult actors ever handle—is the backbone of the film.

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Dollhouse Season 2, Episode 3: “Belle Chose”

watch “Belle Chose” on Hulu

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Flash Forward: Episodes 3 and 4

“Do you know what a Black Swan is? It’s a metaphor, used to describe a high impact event, something so rare it’s beyond the normal realm of human expectation. It comes from the seventeenth century when scientists assumed that all swan were white. They were wrong.”

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Surrogates: Sci Fi’s Power to Make You Go Hmmm

Wouldn’t surrogates lead to trolls stomping around in real life? No, not big ugly creatures fond of bridges, but internet trolls, those who use the anonymity of the internet to be complete jerks without fear of real consequences?

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Dollhouse Season 2, Episode 2: “Instinct”

After his wife dies in childbirth, some dude finds that he can’t love or care for his newborn son, so he goes to the Dollhouse for a custom-built mommy. Why not hire a wet nurse, babysitter, daycare? Yeah, hard to say.