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Why The Falcon Matters

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 […]

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The wrong kind of “retcon”

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 […]

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Iron Man 3, reaching superhero overload

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 […]

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The future of animation, or Pixar always wins

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 […]

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King of the Nerds, stereotypes in action

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. […]

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Disney now owns Star Wars, a new hope?

Disney owning Star Wars might sound like a bad situation, but there’s a slim chance it could be the best thing ever.

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Wreck-It Ralph is fun but fails to level up

It seems Disney can’t make a bad animated film but Wreck-It Ralph just doesn’t live up to hopes and expectations.

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Why we still need cartoon reruns

I, like the rest of you, grew up watching cartoons. Frankly, cartoons still play an important role in my life but today’s cartoons are quite a bit different than the ones I remember watching, and the ones that made a huge impact. I recently watched an interview with Genndy Tartakovsky over at Cartoon Brew and […]

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Never Say Goodbye. After All, We’re Friends.

My name is Roger Gus Townson Jr. In the two years I have worked for Toy-TMA, some of you readers out there may have learned a thing or two about me. One, that I consider Avatar The Last Airbender to be the greatest cartoon on American television. Two, I have been an avid fan of […]

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Indie Game: The Movie, a small look at a big thing

Any movie about video games is a must-see. Indie Game: The Movie is a great documentary but it only tells half of the story.

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