Category Television

In Which I Object to a Particular Phrase

Is Netflix anti-consumer? Think about it: they let you borrow movies or TV shows, but they never let you own them. Whether through streaming or the mail, they provide content while preventing customers from amassing collections. Of course, their reputation is that of the innovator; they liberated the movie-watching public from Blockbuster’s late fees and […]

Mutant Rights and Phaser Fights

“Each generation has cried out for a new world, but has built the same old one, corrupt and weak.” Who says this? A villain. Obvi. How do I know? I recognize the cynicism and lack of faith in social progress as the damning shortcomings that, in fiction, surely accompany an antagonist. At least, I make […]