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Random Nerdery: <em>The City and The City</em>, <em>Higher Power</em>, <em>FLCL</em>, <em>The Expanse</em>, <em>Legion</em>

Random Nerdery: The City and The City, Higher Power, FLCL, The Expanse, Legion

China Miéville, shoestring budget superheroics, crazy anime, gritty sci-fi, and mutant psychic weirdness.
Mar 31, 2018
Justin Timberlake, Prince's Hologram, and the Tensions of Fandom

Justin Timberlake, Prince’s Hologram, and the Tensions of Fandom

Also, what does a tribute to the Purple One have to do with Star Trek?
Feb 5, 2018
G.I. Joe's Phantom X-19: The Best Toy Stealth Fighter

G.I. Joe’s Phantom X-19: The Best Toy Stealth Fighter

It’s a shame that a vehicle so cool never figured more prominently in the G.I. Joe mythos.
Jan 5, 2018
Let's Be Honest About Hugh Hefner's Legacy

Let’s Be Honest About Hugh Hefner’s Legacy

In light of his death, some have examined Hugh Hefner’s legacy and found it deeply wanting.
Oct 3, 2017
My Favorite <em>Christ and Pop Culture</em> Articles of 2016

My Favorite Christ and Pop Culture Articles of 2016

Obviously, I’m a little biased, but I was once again impressed by the site’s depth and breadth of coverage.
Dec 29, 2016
Random Nerdery: <em>Guardians of the Galaxy</em>, <em>Sword Master</em>, <em>Spectral</em> & <em>Lone Wolf and Cub</em>

Random Nerdery: Guardians of the Galaxy, Sword Master, Spectral & Lone Wolf and Cub

Marvel’s next big hit, gorgeous-looking Chinese swordplay, more Netflix original sci-fi, and classic cult samurai action.
Dec 6, 2016
The Perils (and Positives) of Politicizing Pop Culture

The Perils (and Positives) of Politicizing Pop Culture

Pop culture nerdery won’t save the union but it could help us understand each other a little better.
Nov 19, 2016
Random Nerdery: <em>Macross</em>, <em>Star Wars</em>, <em>Voltron</em>, and <em>Thunderbirds Are Go</em>

Random Nerdery: Macross, Star Wars, Voltron, and Thunderbirds Are Go

Transforming mecha and the Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage” make everything better.
Aug 29, 2016
When Reading Comic Books Made Me a Better Parent

When Reading Comic Books Made Me a Better Parent

A meditation on parenting and “Ms. Marvel,” one of the most delightful comic books I’ve read in quite some time.
May 4, 2016
The Empire Destroys Some Rebel Scum in This <em>Tie Fighter</em> Fan Film

The Empire Destroys Some Rebel Scum in This Tie Fighter Fan Film

An incredible work of fandom that pays tribute to classic “Star Wars” as well as vintage anime titles like “Robotech.”
Mar 25, 2015
Believe It or Not, But There Are Video Games That Are About More Than Just Shooting People

Believe It or Not, But There Are Video Games That Are About More Than Just Shooting People

Highlighting two video games that contain nothing to shoot, no power-ups, and no princesses to save or alien empires to obliterate.
Sep 28, 2013

This Retro Minimalism Is Starting to Get a Little Old

As cool as they may be — and they can be pretty cool — retro/minimal nerdy posters are starting to get a little old.
Dec 9, 2010

Ransom Fellowship Is Coming to Lincoln

Ransom Fellowship’s Denis Haack will be in Lincoln 10/22-10/24 to discuss art, faith, film, and… sci-fi!
Oct 8, 2010

TheoFantastique

Sep 25, 2007