The Oculus Rift headset is tested by attendees at the Eurogamer Expo at Earls Court in London.

The 10 Most Aggressively Futuristic Things About 2015

“It’s gonna be the future soon I won’t always be this way When the things that make me weak and strange Get engineered away.” -Jonathan Coulton Welcome to the future. With Marty McFly’s official “arrival date” behind us, Back to the Future joins the likes of Lost in Space, The Terminator, and Looking Backward in depicting a…

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Ranking the Monster Cereals

  Back in 2013, I addressed General Mills’ line of “Monster Cereals” in one of my October posts. You can read the whole thing here. My thoughts on the topic generally haven’t changed, but since the 2nd has already come and gone, I chose a list that wouldn’t take too much thought to put together.…

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Brian Terrill’s Small-Screen 66 – #51: “Pokémon”

Small-Screen 66 – #51: Pokémon (Syndication / WB / Cartoon Network, 1998-Present) In my Film Favorites countdown, I briefly considered the question of what constituted the best “video game movie” of all time. But when it comes to TV series, there is no debate. With more than 850 episodes over 18 seasons (and counting), Pokémon is…

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Brian Terrill’s Small-Screen 66 – #52: “MythBusters”

Small-Screen 66 – #52: MythBusters (Discovery, 2003-Present) “Don’t try anything you’re about to see at home.” “We’re what you call ‘experts.’” This admonition, in addition to being whole-cloth hogwash (if no one ever “tried this at home,” how could anyone BECOME an expert in the first place?) opens each episode of today’s selection. Fortunately, the…

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Brian Terrill’s Small-Screen 66 – #53: “Adventure Time”

Small-Screen 66 – #53: Adventure Time (with Finn & Jake) (Cartoon Network, 2010-Present) Let me start by saying that those who like this show tend to REALLY like this show. If I come across as an insufficiently devoted fanboy, I apologize in advance. Adventure Time originated as a seven-minute short produced by series creator Pendleton…

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Brian Terrill’s Small-Screen 66 – #57: “Lost in Space”

Small-Screen 66 – #57: Lost in Space (CBS, 1965-68) You should probably just get used to these delays in between posts. But don’t think I’m slacking off! I’ve simply been devoting my time to thorough research…which, in this case, entails watching a lot of TV (both the show du jour and those further down the…

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Brian Terrill’s Small-Screen 66 – #58: “It’s Academic”

Small-Screen 66: #58 – It’s Academic (WRC-TV [NBC 4], 1961-Present) Don’t quote me on this, but today’s selection just might be the only local TV series on this list, as opposed to a nationwide network or cable program. It’s also the closest I’ve come to being on “real TV”…yet. For the full story, we’re going to need…

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Brian Terrill’s Small-Screen 66 – #59: “Arthur”

Small-Screen 66: #59: Arthur (PBS, 1996-Present) “Listen to your heart, listen to the beat, listen to the rhythm, the rhythm of the street.” I promise this will be the last PBS series for a good 15 posts or so. I’ve previously written about Arthur several times on this page, and each time I’m astounded anew by…

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Brian Terrill’s Small-Screen 66 – #60: “Trailer Park Boys”

Small-Screen 66 – #60: Trailer Park Boys (Showcase, 2001-08, Netflix, 2014) So apparently there are trailer parks in Canada. Trailer Park Boys is a mockumentary-style comedy which grew out of a pair of independent films directed by Mike Clattenburg in the late 90s. Like the films, the series chronicles the exploits of Ricky and Julian, two…