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“What Kind of Killer Do You Think Stops to Save a Dying Fish?”

Well, the Clarion West Write-a-Thon finished up last week, and I succeeded in writing things! Perhaps they weren’t the stories I should have been focusing on, necessarily, but it’s been a dark year, and it’s still only August. Sometimes, the joy … Continue reading

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World’s Worst Trekkie: Carlie Takes On “Metamorphosis”

We took a short break from TOS while binging Season 3 of Dark (among juggling some other television shows), but soon it was time to return, and so we did, to “Metamorphosis.” Accordingly, I prepared myself for potential insects and Kafka references. … Continue reading

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World’s Worst Trekkie: Carlie Takes on “I, Mudd”

Once upon a time, a girl made Jell-O shots. Not for any real reason. Mostly to experiment and see if tequila and orange Jell-O were a good combination. (Reader: they were.) But after satisfying that initial curiosity, there were plenty … Continue reading

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World’s Worst Trekkie: Carlie Takes On “Catspaw”

In which TOS boldly goes where Charlie Brown had gone before and many, many others have gone since: the Halloween special. Alas, the voyage goes poorly.

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World’s Worst Trekkie: Carlie Takes On “The Doomsday Machine”

Have you ever watched a movie or television show and thought, “Damn, this might’ve been a decent story, but JFC, we desperately need to recast this part?” Yeah. Let’s talk about Star Trek. Specifically, let’s talk about “The Doomsday Machine.”

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World’s Worst Trekkie: Carlie Takes On “The Apple”

I know. It’s been almost a year. You thought I’d forgotten about my TOS quest, didn’t you? Well, I haven’t. And now that Year of Monsters is over, it’s time to begin anew! Today’s episode: “The Apple.” . . . … Continue reading

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Year of Monsters: Tarantula

When I started compiling this list of classic monster movies and creature features, it only seemed right to throw at least one giant bug movie into the mix. (Please don’t comment just to tell me that arachnids aren’t bugs. I … Continue reading

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Year of Monsters: Bride of Frankenstein

Need a quick pandemic break? It’s time to return to our Year of Monsters! Today we’ll be following up Frankenstein with, appropriately enough, Bride of Frankenstein, and unlike its predecessor, I’d never seen this one before. And while I don’t … Continue reading

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Year of Monsters: Frankenstein

Unlike the other Universal films we’ve discussed so far, I’ve actually seen Frankenstein before. Read it before, too, although I’ll admit it’s been years since I’ve done either. I’ll also admit that Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was a serious struggle for … Continue reading

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Triple Scoop Review: BLOODY HEARTS – Dead Body, Overlord, and The Void

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, so you know what that means: HORROR MOVIES. Dead Body First Watch or Rewatch: First Watch Amazon, Netflix, Hulu, or Other: Other: Shudder Spoilers: Yes, but only in the last two paragraphs. Grade: Chocolate … Continue reading

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