Let me tell you a story. I recently got a retail job near where I live (the location, store, and real names of everyone else involved will be hidden for their anonymity), and as one might expect, meeting people led to conversations about tastes in video games, TV shows, and movies. One of the movies for which […]
In the comics world, the word “Retcon” short for “Retroactive continuity” is used whenever something that was previously established, such as a character’s origins, is changed to something new. For example, before the New 52 reboot, Tim Drake was one of the most notable men to take the role of Robin in Batman history, leaving […]
I loved Iron Man and Iron Man 2 but I have to admit that by the time The Avengers came along and certainly by the new Iron Man 3, I was a bit burned out. Not just burned out on Iron Man but on superheroes in general. I’m glad to see that technology has finally […]
If you’ve read any of my articles at the Red Shirt Crew, you probably already know that I can be quite cynical when it comes to the future of modern media. The video game industry seems poised for a crash, directors like Michael Bay keep getting handed other favourite childhood series to destroy, and turning […]
Over the past month, we’ve taken a look at M13 and the Return to Ravnica expansion that has dominated the Magic: the Gathering scene. Gatecrash, the latest expansion, was released on February 1st, and already seems to be taking the competitive league by storm. Today, we’re going to examine this new expansion set, looking at […]
Being a nerd used to be a bad thing. The stereotypical nerd versus jock was just a way of life. If you didn’t like sports and weren’t otherwise popular, you were a nerd. You played in the band, you loved video games, you read comic books and you knew where Middlearth was…you know the type. […]
It’s easy to find gifts for people that like current cartoons, but what do you get for those that love the classics? Chances are they’ve got all the DVDs (possibly several copies) so you can’t take the easy way out. Thankfully I’ve found that there a couple great options out there right now that can […]
It’s the ultimate showdown in the toy world: Apps vs Toys. And it’s still too early to call a winner.
Disney owning Star Wars might sound like a bad situation, but there’s a slim chance it could be the best thing ever.