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  • Lewis Jefferies
    Published about 17 hours ago
    Kate Stewart Set to Return to 'Doctor Who' in a "Feature Length" Premiere on New Year's Day

    Kate Stewart Set to Return to 'Doctor Who' in a "Feature Length" Premiere on New Year's Day

    Doctor Who has been off our screens for quite some time now and its return is highly anticipated. Series 11 featuring the first ever female Doctor—Jodie Whittaker—saw some of the highest ever ratings for the show since it was revived back in 2005. Its move from a Saturday to a Sunday proved to be a success.
  • Matthew Kresal
    Published a day ago
    'Doctor Who': "The Witchfinders" Review

    'Doctor Who': "The Witchfinders" Review

    Warning: Potential spoilers for the episode ahead.
  • Mackenzie Lu
    Published a day ago
    Simply Recycling Your Trash Won't Save the Planet

    Simply Recycling Your Trash Won't Save the Planet

    Even if for some reason you wanted to ignore the state of the world (looking at you, Big Oil), it’s pretty evident we have a very serious issue on our hands. Temperatures are rising, sea levels are rising, anxiety levels are rising, and for young people it sometimes feels like we're all on our own to be proactive in reversing it.
  • SKYLERIZED
    Published 2 days ago
    OFP

    OFP

    Her caramel skin couldn’t save her. Her Master’s Degree in Computer Science couldn’t save her. The rank of major couldn’t have prevented this. The blue and white sheets that stretched just under her chin only served as a modest comfort blanket from the hell that she just went through. Her mind was afire. It was 4 AM. The lights illuminated. She looked down at her bracelet which read her name and blood type. She laid in a Naval hospital and watched as the nurse entered the room to check for vitals. Nurse Vivian stood at about five foot seven inches and walked over to her and spoke. Ophelia feigned sleep.
  • Ada Zuba
    Published 3 days ago
    'The Mandalorian'

    'The Mandalorian'

    Disney+ is probably the best thing since Netflix. I was most excited about the Disney+ shows that were coming out with the streaming service. The show that was on my top list was to watch The Mandalorian. My fiancé had been hyped up about this show due to his obsession with Star Wars and I confess I became a fan myself. There are many things that I like about it. Only two episodes have been out and we still don't know any of the characters' names, yet attachment to the show does not lessen. It adds a bit of suspense since we have no idea what name these characters want to go by. Since the day that Disney+ came with The Mandalorian every Star Wars fan has been posted pictures of "baby Yoda;" however, we know that it cannot be possibly the real Yoda since he had passed on in Episode VI — The Return of the Jedi. The show supposedly takes place before the seventh Star Wars and after the sixth, so the empire no longer exists and we see this evidence near the beginning of The Mandalorian where the bounty hunter is offered a very generous reward for his work. He is surrounded by the stormtroopers, but their armor is rusty and lacking the white color in some spots. The bounty hunter sets off on a journey to find this thing that he is supposed to kill, but it takes an unlikely turn as the 50-year-old creature is a small baby and the hire wants him or her or it back alive. The force flows deep within the creature and we know that the bounty hunter is also young because when he witnesses the use of the "force" for the first time, he does not recognize it as the "force." The voice of the bounty hunter is also young, yet he is well-skilled since he is one of the best bounty hunters in the galaxy. While watching The Mandalorian, it felt like watching every other Star Wars movie because of the familiar aliens and the atmosphere that is created by none other than Jon Favreau and his vision is what Star Wars is. Now, I have read other reviews and the mixed feelings do exist, but honestly, I love the series and I wish that Disney was releasing more than they had. There are some moments that made me laugh at loud such as when the bounty hunter comes back to his ship and the small devils known as "jawas" were stripping his ship apart. They did a fast job at it too, because when the bounty hunter got back, his whole ship was basically in ruins and unable to fly or work. The situation gets comedic when the jawas start throwing whatever they can to get the bounty hunter off their ship and then the orb that holds baby "Yoda" is just floating directly behind him keeping up and just watching as this happens. That was too funny. Then, we have a bit of suspense where the bounty hunter runs into a creature and is nearly beaten. When baby "Yoda" steps in, our jaws drop as he beats the creature and retrieves the egg for the jawas to get his stolen ship parts back. This is a show where all ages can enjoy because of the humor and suspense that is put into the show. There have not been any scenes that were not all-ages appropriate. Yes, there is shooting and violence, but not the violence that will scar a child for the rest of their lives. Overall, I'm excited about the next few episodes.
  • Valerie Frankel
    Published 3 days ago
    Sorry, That’s Not Baby Yoda

    Sorry, That’s Not Baby Yoda

    One photo from the newly released The Mandalorian has been speeding around Facebook faster than… well… Yoda’s lightsabering in Episode II: Attack of the Clones (Remember that? Many called it the only good moment in two hours of entitled man-child Anakin’s drippy love dialogue and Padme’s spectacular outfits overshadowing her complete lack of character. As I said at the time, millions on special effects and not a penny on script. But I digress…)
  • Tom Baker
    Published 4 days ago
    ContactTV

    ContactTV

    I recently went into the hospital for a heart catheter test. I ended up having a stent placed in the most serious valve of my heart; which was, by the way, 80 PERCENT BLOCKED. I suppose if it is a hundred, that's it. I did it to myself, of course: that all-fat, no-carbohydrate diet I was doing for months and months. I figure I nearly committed ketogenic suicide
  • Julia Valentina
    Published 4 days ago
    Why the TV Show 'Firefly' Is Such a Fan Treasure

    Why the TV Show 'Firefly' Is Such a Fan Treasure

    Firefly written and directed by Joss Whedon came out 2002-2003. It’s a space western drama about a crew of outlaws in outer space.
  • The Not So Christian Blog
    Published 4 days ago
    I Am a Mess

    I Am a Mess

    I’m a hot mess. Superficially, my life is pretty decent: I have a cute boyfriend, a good job in my field, and a savings account (yes, I just bragged about having a saving account and what?!) But spiritually—it’s like Judas took a dump on the floor of a gas station bathroom after wolfing down five burrito bowls from Chipotle. I’m not even exaggerating. I have this weird hole that I can’t fill. And I always thought that phrase was cliche but for me it’s not. It’s a hole that can’t be filled with recreational drugs, drinking, dick, or quality time with friends. Because on paper I have everything I need to feel... full. But I’m not.