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Cross The Streams With Wil Wheaton, The Purge, And Animated Star Trek

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Is it summer yet? It feels like it should be summer now, based just on the sweat content of my clothes. Does this have anything to do with sci-fi? Nope. I’m just hot. Enjoy the streaming choices this week. Johnny Five would want it that way.

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With the upcoming sequel The Purge: Anarchy right around the corner and waiting to beat you over the head with a pipe or something, what better time to watch James DeMonaco’s original, The Purge? Well, there’s never really a good time to watch this flick, as it wastes a good concept with brick-stupid characters and sub-zero plotting. But it falls into that “so bad it’s ridiculous” category, and watching it is vaguely rewarding. Like the last round of Russian Roulette.

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Star Trek Retro Poster Artist Turns His Creative Eye On The Animated Series

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About a year ago, artist Juan Ortiz launched a massively ambitious project: to create an original, retro-style poster for every single one of Star Trek: The Original Series’ 80 episodes. Through all the time since, a new batch of four has been released every month. Simply producing them at all would already be impressive, but they’ve consistently been creative and clever, representing some episodes in ways that never would have occurred to me, but which make perfect sense in retrospect. With Ortiz’s retro posters reaching their final installment, I’ve wondered if he would carry on and create posters for The Next Generation, and perhaps even the other spin-offs as well. Wish granted! Sort of.

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