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Westworld S2E6: Cut to the Heart

This season of Westworld keeps getting better and better. "Phase Space" returned us to the mysteries of networked minds and control cores, explored thematic parallels on motivation and perceived weakness and, in the final moment, provided confirmation of one of the season’s most talked-about theories. It’s all spoilers from here. Let’s get weird. From the… Continue reading Westworld S2E6: Cut to the Heart

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Westworld S2E5: Mirrors

Westworld inspires all kinds of armchair philosophy — careful examination of every nuance, googling every keyword for maximum allusions, wild indulgence in what the show is saying about the human condition - but it's more than that. "Akane No Mai" keeps the answers tantalizingly out of reach, but it also serves up some satisfying payoff… Continue reading Westworld S2E5: Mirrors

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Westworld S2E4: Who Wants to Live Forever?

Westworld's "The Riddle of the Sphinx" is the strongest episode so far this season. Though it lacks both Maeve and Dolores, the focus on the mysterious machinations of the Delos corporation, the expanded capabilities of the host technology, and the increasingly murky timelines provides fascinating fodder for new questions and wild speculation. This is Westworld,… Continue reading Westworld S2E4: Who Wants to Live Forever?

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Westworld S2E3: Write Your Own Story

Westworld's "Virtu e Fortuna" picks up the pace from last week. Just as its title references Machiavelli's juxtaposition of virtue (or will) and fortune (or fate), the episode continues to explore the balance between the hosts' programming and their new self-directed path. Dolores is well aligned with Machiavelli's idea of a willful leader, but it's… Continue reading Westworld S2E3: Write Your Own Story

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Westworld S2E2: Glitch in the Narrative

Spoilers for Season 2, Episode 2 Most shows have their share of lackluster setup episodes and it seems that Westworld is no exception. The second episode of season two isn't a major stumble, but it failed to leave the impactful impression that viewers have come to expect. Recovery is likely, but what's worrying is that… Continue reading Westworld S2E2: Glitch in the Narrative

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Westworld S2E1: The Revolution is Female

Westworld is back! It's time to delve back into all those questions of self and consciousness and meeting your maker, to unravel the mysteries of the Delos corporation, and of course, to get our weekly dose of sex and violence. With the premiere of the second season, what's exciting me most, though, is that this… Continue reading Westworld S2E1: The Revolution is Female

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Episode 143 – Year in Review 2014

It's that time of year again. Mark and Ryan join us to discuss some of our favorite media from 2014. We share music, movies, TV shows, books, games, and a personal wild card. Check out the show and share your favorites in the comments! Books  "A Dirty Job" by Christopher Moore D&D "Player's Handbook", 5th… Continue reading Episode 143 – Year in Review 2014

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Episode 138 – Holiday Playlist

In anticipation of the quickly approaching Holidaze, Rhonda and I invite fearless intern, Isabela, to join us for our holiday playlist episode. Starting an annual tradition, we make suggestions to help pass the time traveling to visit family and friends this year using your favorite electronic device or your favorite old-fashioned device like a paperback… Continue reading Episode 138 – Holiday Playlist

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Episode 130 – Tim Weaver, author of “Never Coming Back”

Rhonda here. Mark joins me as co-host this week. We were thrilled to have as our guest, The Sunday Times bestselling author, Tim Weaver. Weaver contacted me after I posted my review of his first U.S. publication, Never Coming Back, and I responded like any fangirl would by asking him to be on the show.… Continue reading Episode 130 – Tim Weaver, author of “Never Coming Back”

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Episode 113v – T-Shirts & TV Shows

In another video installment of the show, we share our favorite geeky t-shirts and talk about the end of this seasons TV shows, the cancellations that make us want to cry, and the new shows scheduled for fall. I <3 Buffy t-shirt Runner 5 t-shirt What's your favorite geeky t-shirt? What do you think of… Continue reading Episode 113v – T-Shirts & TV Shows