Television

Star Trek: Here’s to the Second-Best Dad on Deep Space Nine

“Come on, Nog! Tell me,” booms Commander Benjamin Sisko, grasping the arms of the young Ferengi standing before him. Throughout the episode “Heart of Stone,” Sisko has refused Nog’s request for a letter of recommendation to Starfleet Academy. When it’s clear that Nog won’t give up, Sisko forces the issue, demanding to know why a …

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Den of Geek: How The Boys Went from Nihilistic Comic to Humane TV Series

Literally speaking, Jamie is hardly the biggest part of The Boys, in comics or live-action. After all, he’s just a hamster, a furry little fuzzball that most people met in the season three episode “Glorious Five-Year Plan.” But this insignificant rodent, and the way he’s used in both versions of the story, illustrate the cruel …

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The Progressive: Severance Imagines the Power of Workers’ Movements

Sitting under the incessant glow of fluorescent lights, corporate drone Mark Scout gets a dressing down from his boss, Harmony Cobel. Scout earned the reprimand for a relatively honest breach of protocol, but that does not prevent Cobel from getting philosophical and theological. “My mother was an atheist,” Cobel explains as she leans over Scout. …

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Den of Geek: Moon Knight Episode 4: The Ending Explained

Hmm, we thought we had it all figured out! We thought Moon Knight had settled into its groove as a globe-trotting adventure series in the vein of Indiana Jones or The Mummy. Sure, the show certainly had more mysteries to unravel, including Marc’s connection to Layla’s father and the third personality vexing him and Steven. And we expected that the show might …

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Moon Knight’s origin story evolved from ‘crazy person’ to Oscar Isaac’s relatable hero

“Will I be in a straight jacket?” The attending nurse laughed when I asked her that question, but I wasn’t joking. My severe depression and anxiety had, up to that point, gone undiagnosed. So when my doctor sent me to a behavioral health clinic after a suicide attempt, my only experience with such places came from …

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How Moon Knight’s Arthur Harrow Deviates From the Comics

Even the biggest Moon Knight fan would have to admit that the character enjoys only C-list status. Sure, he’s had several solo ongoing series since his first appearance in 1975’s Werewolf by Night #37, and even a few stints on various Avengers teams. But no one could have expected that the character would earn his own television show, let alone that he would …

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How Marvel’s Nova Could Reshape the MCU

The man called Nova is finally headed to the MCU. Deadline has announced that Moon Knight writer Sabir Pirzada will be shepherding the character into the MCU. At this point, we don’t know if Nova will be a series or a movie, but excitement is already building. Moviegoers have already received a glimpse of Nova in Guardians of the Galaxy, in which …

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Stressed is the Peacemaker

A kick-drum roll and a sing-along shout—that’s how every episode of HBO Max’s Peacemaker begins.  Set to the aspirational anthem “Do Ya Wanna Taste It” by Norwegian metal band Wig Wam, the opening credits of each episode feature the cast performing an elaborately choreographed dance number. Dressed in costume—from schlubby street clothes to the blue-and-black tactical gear of antihero …

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