God that's so stupid. You realize that most roles in Hollywood these days are recasting comic book characters, right? You're basically saying that race is so important as to survive a total franchise reboot, where nothing else is sacred. Dats racist. Sorry man, it just is. » 1/29/15 10:26am Yesterday 10:26am

In Generations, Scotty and Chekov's parts were written for Spock and McCoy (note how Chekov "drafts" two reporters as nurses and heads to sickbay). When Nimoy and Kelley both refused, they simply asked the actors who played the next most popular original series characters (but not Sulu, since the script actually… » 1/29/15 12:26am Yesterday 12:26am

I've never played Halo, so every time I see that context-less, tacky, porn-y image of Cortana (the holographic pole dancer/male power fantasy incarnate) I wonder how Microsoft could have possibly decided to adopt that character to brand its AI assistant. Ugh. » 1/29/15 2:00am Yesterday 2:00am

I'm as much an Apple detractor as you'll ever find, but iOS 8 and Yosemite both have some great user- and (especially) dev- friendly features that Jobs would have had a hard time stomaching, loosening that famous lock-in grip just a bit while at the same time improving Apple's also-famous ecosystem synergy. » 1/29/15 12:58am Yesterday 12:58am

I'm a straight man (and a strong ally), and this has always really, really bothered me, especially among my friends who are fangirls of Sherlock and love all the gay jokes and subtext supposedly in that show. But I've never been able to get women to take me seriously when I (perched at the very pinnacle of privilege)… » 1/19/15 3:50am 1/19/15 3:50am

12 Monkeys is probably my favorite film of all time, and I am greatly relieved that this is not a retread of the film. It means I can just watch it and not think about the movie. I even like all the changes to the premise. It's basically as if the first act of the film were taken at face value. » 1/18/15 11:50pm 1/18/15 11:50pm

Bravo! I didn't have nearly as few role models as a child, but as a nerdy boy, I didn't care about action heroes and felt alienated by who I was supposed to look up to. So, I really valued seeing characters like Data and Geordi, who were smart, hardworking-but-awkward guys who could be sociable but weren't social,… » 1/16/15 7:07am 1/16/15 7:07am

This is pretty silly, and worth pointing out, but it's not a scandal exactly. It's pretty common for political organizations and companies to add their brand to staged stock photos to use as attractive header images. » 1/14/15 6:36pm 1/14/15 6:36pm

At the risk of stepping into one of those unresolvable arguments, you basically said that people who have had one arm cut off have absolutely nothing to complain about when there are other people who have had both arms cut off. I'm sorry but that's a smug and moronic thing to say. » 1/14/15 2:31pm 1/14/15 2:31pm

He may be twisting certain tropes, but Martin has gone on record saying that he isn't interested in subverting fan expectations, and has said that if people figure out a plot point before it's published, he won't change things just to maintain the surprise. » 1/09/15 7:22pm 1/09/15 7:22pm

This is generally true of larger malls as well. Although It's funny you use McDonalds as an example, since if you ever see a McDonalds in a mall (they're quite rare, for some reason), they always serve Coke even if the mall is an all-Pepsi affair. » 1/09/15 1:43am 1/09/15 1:43am

Considering what's on offer and the overhead Sony must have to provide the service, I don't think the price is unreasonable, but I got my PS3 in 2007, back when it had both PS2 and PS1 compatibility, so there just isn't that many games I didn't have the chance to play already. » 1/05/15 2:49pm 1/05/15 2:49pm