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TV

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The Longest Running Sci-Fi Series Is Finally Streaming for Free

After years of waiting, you can now dive into the archives of a sci-fi institution.

ByDais Johnston
Retrospective
The Secret to Doctor Who’s Regenerations Lies in its Classic Era

Thirty-nine years ago, Doctor Who had the courage to underplay itself.

ByRory Doherty
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Blue Eye Samurai's Best Episode is a Masterclass in TV Storytelling

This might just be the best TV episode of the year.

ByAlex Welch
Retrospective
Star Wars’ Infamous Low Point Is Worth Watching to See How Far We’ve Come

May the Force bless us, every one.

ByMark Hill
Retrospective
Deep Space Nine Was At Its Best When It Questioned Its Own Characters

Who are you really loyal to?

ByRory Doherty
Retrospective
Star Wars’ Best Episode of Television Made Everything Else Look Underwhelming

Star Wars woke up... then went back to sleep.

ByDais Johnston
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Netflix’s Best Anime Ever is a Thought-Provoking Sci-Fi Epic

Join us on a trip to Pluto.

ByDaniel Dockery
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The Most Surprising Exorcism Thriller of the Year is The X-Files Meets Last of Us

Ghouls and goblins aren’t the only things that go bump in the night in Revenant.

ByLyvie Scott
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Netflix Just Quietly Dropped The Best Time-Travel Show of 2023

“Know you are loved.”

ByDais Johnston
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The Most Important Sci-Fi Series Of the ‘70s Bridged Star Trek And Star Wars

In a lost era of science fiction, one show dared to be different.

ByRyan Britt
Retrospective
8 Years Ago, Doctor Who Nailed a Time-Travel Trope That Loki is Just Starting to Use

Get your bootstraps on!

ByRyan Britt
Retrospective
Breaking Bad Delivered One of the Greatest Finales Ever — And Marked the End of an Era

One last ride.

ByDais Johnston
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Hulu Just Quietly Released the Best Superhero Show of the Year

A clever K-drama is the perfect cure for the new age of superhero nihilism ushered in by The Boys.

ByLyvie Scott
Retrospective
Lost’s Most Iconic Episode Ever Changed the Show — For Better and For Worse

Make your own kind of music...

ByJake Kleinman
Retrospective
Netflix Buried Its Most Audacious Sci-Fi Miniseries, But You Should Dig It Back Up

The mind is a battleground in this oft-forgotten Netflix limited series.

ByAlex Welch
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Netflix Just Quietly Released the Best Psychological Thriller of the Year

This new Korean thriller starts off with a familiar premise, but morphs into something horrific.

ByDais Johnston

Movies

Retrospective
The Best Zombie Christmas Musical is One of a Kind

This Scottish indie production brilliantly executes an unlikely combination of genres.

ByJosh Bell
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The Most Underrated Crime Thriller of the Century Deserves a Reappraisal

The password is “GoFastBoatsMojito.”

ByAlex Welch
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The Most Ridiculous Action Movie of the 2010s Feels like an Alternate Universe Marvel Movie

The Losers is an unfortunate product of its time, but one that still retains some charming merits.

ByLyvie Scott
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Robin Williams’ Most Misunderstood Movie Challenges How We Think of Robots — and People

What’s in a robot?

ByRyan Britt
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Even Sam Raimi’s PG-13 Horror is a Jarring Gut Punch

Be careful who you piss off.

ByDebopriyaa Dutta
Found in Translation
China’s Most Provocative Sci-Fi Movie Never Stood a Chance

Guidance flopped in Chinese movie theaters. It still deserves to be seen.

ByLaura Sirikul
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The Best Horror Movie Sequel of 2023 is Streaming Now on Amazon Prime

This inventive sequel brings the Necronomicon to a condemned apartment building. Madness quickly ensues.

ByAlex Welch
Timey Wimey
58 Years Ago, Doctor Who Got So Weird It Actually Became A Different Series

We barely remember when Doctor Who became Dr. Who. But we should.

ByRyan Britt
Retrospective
The Best Hunger Games Movie Still Has a Lot to Teach Us

Catching Fire stands the test of time as a great page-to-screen adaptation — and a cautionary tale about our own present-day dystopia.

ByLyvie Scott
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Michael Crichton’s Pulpiest Thriller Set the Stage for Jurassic Park

Crichton’s infamous grudge against novelty theme parks began back in 1973.

ByMark Hill
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South Korea’s Success in Hollywood Can Be Traced Back to One Shocking Thriller

Movies like Parasite and Train to Busan owe their western success to a wild trailblazer.

ByDaniel Dockery
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Steven Soderbergh Delivered the Best Hitchcockian Thriller of the 21st Century

Side effects include murdered movie stars and shocking plot twists.

ByJon O'Brien
Restrospective
The Most Shocking Horror Movie of the 1980s Is Also Complicated to Revisit

The real horror comes from remembering life during the Reagan years.

ByLaura Kelly
Retrospective
The Most Divisive Fantasy Epic of the ‘70s Influenced the Greatest Modern Blockbuster

Yes, Aragorn is missing his pants, but Ralph Bakshi's animated epic still rules.

ByHoai-Tran Bui
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Russell Crowe’s Great War Epic is Also Secretly a Star Trek Movie

The old Final Frontier looked a little different, but its spirit was the same.

ByRyan Britt
Retrospective
The Most Famous Beatles’ Movie Remains a Landmark in Brilliant Animation

You all live where?

ByJoe Allen

Games

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Nintendo’s Hidden Gem of 2023 Just Got a Huge Discount

A stunning storybook adventure.

ByWilla Rowe
Year in Review
The Most Overlooked Game of 2023 Deserves a Second Chance

Give it time.

ByHayes Madsen
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Xbox Game Pass Just Quietly Released the Best Sports Game For People Who Hate Sports Games

Skate for your life.

ByRobin Bea
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The Most Underrated Assassin's Creed Game Is Free on PC

Taking London back, street by street.

ByHayes Madsen
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The Best RPG of the Year Takes 80 Hours to Hit Its Stride

Or: how I learned to stop worrying and love the grind.

ByWilla Rowe
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You Need to Get the Best Real-Time Strategy Game of the Decade While It’s On Sale

A historical epic.

ByHayes Madsen
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Love Baldur's Gate 3? Steam Just Slashed the Price on This Awesome RPG

Wildermyth puts the role-playing back in RPGs. And it’s part of the Steam Autumn Sale.

ByRobin Bea
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The Sexiest Sci-Fi Mech Game Just Got a Huge Discount on Steam

Giant mechs and flirting make for a winning combo.

ByWilla Rowe
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Capcom’s Most Underrated RPG Just Landed on PlayStation+

Catch up before the sequel.

ByHayes Madsen
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You Need to Play the Most Bloodthirsty Time-Loop Game of the Year

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

ByWilla Rowe
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Sword & Sworcery’s Steam Deck Update Makes Its Unique Adventure Better Than Ever

Complete your woeful errand.

ByRobin Bea
Retrospective
How a Revolutionary First-Person Shooter Permanently Altered The DNA of Video Games

“C'mon, Gordon! You trying to get me into trouble?”

ByDebopriyaa Dutta
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15 Years Later, Valve’s Zombie Masterpiece Feels Just as Important

Surviving the horde

ByHayes Madsen
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The Most Controversial Final Fantasy Sequel Is Still Proving Its Haters Wrong

Dresspheres, or bust.

ByDebopriyaa Dutta
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This Multiplayer Shooter Lets You Relive A Classic Sci-Fi Film on PS Plus

‘They’re coming out of the walls, man!’

ByRobin Bea
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15 Years Ago, the Ultimate Cozy Game Series Got the Shakeup It Needed

The third Animal Crossing game is often forgotten, but it brought new life to the franchise.

ByLisa Marie Segarra