17 Nov 2017: How EA Set Fire to the Internet

This week we discuss the Lord of the Rings series on Amazon, the Galaxy Quest TV show, and the Gal Gadot v Brett Ratner story in the rundown. For our main event, the crew dissects the controversy ignited by Electronic Arts/DICE’s latest game, Star Wars: Battlefront II. Why has this game Continue Reading

Blade Runner 2049 Asks What Will Happen When AI Becomes Human-like

This article contains spoilers for Blade Runner 2049. Grasping the central argument of most sci-fi films requires a closer look at the technological and social context of the time period in which it was made. Consider the technologies that entered the mass market by 1982, when the original Blade Runner Continue Reading

Episode 9: Are We in the Prime Universe, and why DSC follows Movie rules

This episode Zach and Kyle break down the chapter 1 finale of Star Trek Discovery. They are joined by Nerd Union contributor Trevor Law. Among the topics they discuss are the idea that Star Trek Discovery isn’t set in the Prime Universe after all, and the fundamental weaknesses underlying DSC’s Continue Reading

To The Media: You Are Entitled to Nothing

Earlier this week my newsfeed was filled with news of the unthinkable: Disney had banned the LA Times from all screenings of the company. One of their critics had been banned from a critic screening of Thor Ragnarok. The media community rallied behind the Times, and decided that they would Continue Reading

The Thor We’ve Always Wanted? Thor Ragnarok review

It should be said that you are going to enjoy every moment crafted for the third installment of Thor. It has the snark, delivers on the action, wraps threads from The Dark World and Age of Ultron, all while forging a stronger identity that should last beyond this film. Letting the Continue Reading

From The Makers Of Nasty Woman T-Shirts Comes The Nasty Feminist Card Game

The women over at Nasty Woman T-Shirt have been quite busy since they first launched their viral T-shirt business. While last year brought about the Nasty Woman T-Shirts, this year brings about their entry into the tabletop card game genre with the announcement of the game Nasty Feminist!

What Does it Mean, to be Perceived Female in Video Games

In the wake of The Game Awards and the Playstation Experience, I was reminded again just how isolated it feels to be female-bodied in the world of video games. The Game Awards was a reminder of the almost non-existence of female-bodies in lead positions in gaming, and how they’re often Continue Reading

The 14 Weirdest Things That Ever Happened to Miles O’Brien.

By Trevor Law I was watching Star Trek: Deep Space Nine the other day and it hit me: the weirdest crap happens to Miles O’Brien. It seems so odd that such a normal guy would have so many strange things happen to him. For those that don’t know Chief Miles Continue Reading