When not scrounging the internet for the best content for Jerrick Media, Isaac can be found giving scritches to feathery friend Captain Crunch.
Top Superhero Shows
Today's live-action superhero television programs are soaring to new heights with the help of advanced special effects. In comparison with their late 90s counterparts, these shows are doing far better among mainstream audiences. From the feel-good enthusiasm of The Flash to the grounded and gritty realism of Daredevil, today's offerings have something for everyone.
Suicide Squad Cosplay Guide
Anti-heroes have become increasingly popular and Suicide Squad is following the momentum of Deadpool and Kick Ass. The blockbuster transforms iconic DC characters like the Joker into skewed criminal masterminds who are manipulated into deadly black ops missions (like breaking into Arkham Asylum, with the ruthless government patsy Amanda Waller serving as their gatekeeper). “I want to build a team of some bad people who I think are capable of doing some good,” says Waller, in the third trailer for the movie.
Big List of Sci-Fi TV
2015 was pivotal year for science fiction in television. With shows like Game of Thrones raising the bar for genre entertainment across the board, networks and cable channels are fighting to keep up by launching their own hit series based off any comic or novel they can get their hands on. Thankfully for viewers at home, this has lead to an overwhelming abundance of incredible programs to choose from. In many ways, our respective DVRs and streaming services have become an all you can eat buffet. But just as our stomachs can only fit so much food, there are only so many hours in the day to catch new shows, and with networks pushing out countless hours of content it’s become impossible to keep up with everything. To help keep you fit and focused for the inevitable binge buffet of 2016's sci-fi TV, we’ve picked out some of the most promising shows premiering in 2016 that you should definitely add to your queues.
New Generation of Star Wars
When George Lucas unleashed Star Wars in 1977, he created a whole new generation of sci-fi fanatics from the Baby Boomers who’d been weaned on sci-fi serials. In many respects, George Lucas had managed to synthesize everything he’d loved from the old pulpy serial shorts from the 1940s, like Flash Gordon, while combining it with elements from the samurai films of Akira Kurosawa and World War II fighter pilot movies like The Dam Busters and 633 Squadron.
Space, the final frontier. Mankind has explored, colonized, and dominated just about every corner of the earth. But it is not our destiny keep our feet planted merely on the dirt. In our bones we know our destiny is to float amongst the stars. While nations might bicker and squabble the best of the best struggle to make their own headway towards conquering the final frontier. Astronauts, the best and brightest men and women, are the ones who have taken it upon themselves to shoulder this cosmic burden. But just because the future of the human race and our destiny in the stars lays upon them doesn’t mean they can’t have a little fun. After some extensive research, we have found some of the funniest anecdotes from some of our favorite space missions. So as you go out gazing out at the stars and wondering in awe at the infinite possibility of the cosmos take a second and chuckle at these funny little mishaps on the road towards cosmic enlightenment.
Best 'Star Wars' Shirts
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, wearing geeky Star Wars t-shirts was a surefire way to get yourself a wedgie. Star Wars super fans were ostracized and mocked. But now J.J. Abrams and Disney have transformed Star Wars into one of the most relevant cultural properties on the planet. With The Force Awakens earning over $2 billion at the box office and becoming the third highest grossing film of all time, all of the people who used to beat up Star Wars are fighting over each other tooth and nail to get their hands on the coolest Star Wars merch. But you know in your heart of hearts that they’re all just a bunch of posers who couldn’t tell the difference between a BB-8 and a C-3PO. But maybe you’ve spent so much time being a self-hating Star Wars fan you don’t know where to begin your hunt for the best Star Wars shirts. Well don’t worry about making the kessel run in 12 parsecs or less, because we’ve got you covered.
Remembering Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy
Star Trek's Leonard Nimoy once said, "Spock is definitely one of my best friends. When I put on those ears, it's not like just another day. When I become Spock, that day becomes something special." Commemorating the life and work of Leonard Nimoy could not be done without admiring his accomplishments, as Spock and otherwise. Nimoy passed away on February 27, 2015, from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at the age of 83. Seemingly inseparable from Star Trek with his role as Mr. Spock, the superrational Vulcan-human, a role Nimoy portrayed for over 40 years, the actor also was a successful poet, author, director, photographer, and music artist. However you remember Nimoy, his career will remain nestled in our memories until the last galaxy flickers out of existence. He embodied the driving tenet of his counterpart, Mr. Spock. Nimoy "Live[ed] long and prosper[ed]."
Star Wars Sith Video Games
This is the time to seize power. There’s no better way to visit a galaxy far far away than to play some of the best Star Wars video games. Sure, popping in your faded VHS copy of A New Hope for the seven billionth time might be one way to revisit your favorite characters, but video games offer a more interactive experience and there are so many great Star Wars games to choose from. But if there’s one unfortunate thing about most Star Wars video games, it’s the fact that most of them force you to play as the pathetically weak light side of the force. For aspiring Dark Lords of the Sith, this is completely unacceptable. Sure the dark side of the force might offer experiences some would consider to be...unnatural, but only through indulging in these darker impulses can one master the dark side of the force to gain true power within the digital realm. With Star Wars: The Force Awakens the grip of the dark side appears stronger than ever with the Jedi order virtually exterminated and Luke Skywalker MIA from the galaxy at large. What better way for all aspiring disciples to practice their force chokes, sharpen their red lightsabers, and power up their force lighting by playing our list of the best Star Wars Sith video games.
Sci-Fi TV Series to Watch Right Now
Cerebral sci-fi TV series were a welcome addition to a decade of questionable fanfare. From AMC's Into the Badlands to Syfy's hit Dominion, sci-fi series explored the post-apocalyptic future that seems to excite sci-fi fans. Guillermo Del Toro upped the ante with The Strain, and Halle Berry in Extant is by far the hottest sci-fi woman of the 2000s. If you have not yet, binge on all of these great sci-fi TV series.
Best Star Trek Books
"Boldly go where no man has gone before...." Actually, many people have gone to the bookstore to buy the best Star Trek books, but in case you don't feel like leaving the comfort of the StarshipEnterprise, we have compiled the ultimate list that can be beamed up into your Kindle. From the beginning of James Kirk's career as Captain, to his death, and all the incredible missions in between, these books include the best of the original crew and all the people who join them along the way. Titles like Federation, Q-In-Law, and Avatar are sure to delight the Trekkies from the past and entertain the Trekkies of the future. A large number of authors have attempted to successfully narrate the story of Star Trek, but only true Trekkies know who stands out among the rest. These are the best Star Trek books that will "live long and prosper" among fans and stand the test of time.
Sci-Fi Anime Robots
Anime and giant robots are to Japan what baseball and warm apple pie are to America. They're an institution, a national export that has managed to captivate people all over the world. Japan may not be the place to originate the giant robot, but they're certainly the place that’s managed to popularize them in the collective consciousness of popular culture. We here at OMNI, after several days of long heated debate, have collected our favorite sci-fi mechs for our definitive list of the best sci-fi anime robots to ever come out of the land of the rising sun. Check out our list and see how it stacks up against your personal list for the best badass robots in anime.