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Buffyversed #34: “Becoming, Pt. 1” Sets the Stage for a Killer Finale

Well folks, season 2 has been a long and winding road, but here we are at last with the first part of "Becoming", Buffy the Vampire Slayer's two part finale for its sophomore season. 
Saru

Saru is the Focal Point of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

Saru, as First Officer, is in a position to go from prey to predator, how his character develops will influence the direction of the series as a whole.

Buffyversed #32: “I Only Have Eyes for You” Marks A Cathartic Hour of Emotional...

After "Passion" set S2 down the road toward it's inevitable end game, "I Only Have Eyes for You" finds a way to explore the themes surrounding Buffy and Angel's doomed union through the unique lens of a surprisingly emotional monster-of-the-week episode. 

‘Blade Runner 2049’ Is More Replicant Than Human

The best sci-fi tends to have a reach that extend their grasps, but 'Blade Runner 2049' is content to fixate on its own world than look to the heavens.

Buffyversed #31: “Killed By Death” is a Genuinely Creepy Horror Tale

When it comes to a budget TV show that's over 20 years old, modern viewers could certainly be forgiven for thinking the scare factor doesn't really hold up. Heck, in a lot of cases they're right, but "Killed By Death" is not one of them. 

Buffyversed #30: “Passion” Alters the Course of This Series Forever

Buffyversed is a week by week, episode by episode, re-exploration of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Look for it every Friday on Goomba Stomp.  Up until now,...
Star Trek: Discovery

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Boldly Going Where Humanity Has Gone Before

Star Trek: Discovery uses modern-day political and cultural crises to illustrate a compelling storyline that will be familiar to us.

30 Years Later: ‘The Untouchables’ Is De Palma’s Superhero Movie

'The Untouchables' reminds audiences that once upon a time, our larger-than-life champions could save the day in style.

Buffyversed #29: “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered” Lets Its Hair Down and Just Has Fun

If the second season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer shows us anything, it's a renewed sense of confidence in itself. Like its characters, Buffy is a hell of a lot more sure of itself in its second year. particularly as the season goes on. While "Halloween" showed that this show was more than willing to get silly for an episode, "Bewitched, Bewildered and Bothered" doubles down on that to glorious effect.

Buffyversed #28: “Phases” Adds Another Super Power to Buffy’s Justice League

When Buffy first assembled her squad of Scoobies, they were mostly there for moral support. They would help where they could but were ultimately not up to the task of dealing with most of the supernatural creatures that the slayer goes up against.