Posts From Robert Walker

Leonard Nimoy, Spock, and our final frontier

When I was a little kid, I asked my mother what she thought the future would be like when she was my age. That week, we had learned about possible

The sci-fi saga of Cindi Mayweather & the music of Janelle Monáe

In a far flung future populated by cyborgs and ruled by a totalitarian government, a war is being waged against this oppressive regime by an android who uses music as

SPECTRE: A Primer for the evil organization in James Bond

Some of you may have noticed an unusual amount of excitement for the forthcoming James Bond film due in theaters later this year. While excitement surrounding a new Bond film

TV that time forgot: The Tales from the Crypt spin-offs

Tales From the Crypt premiered on HBO in the summer of 1989 and introduced the world to a ghastly collection of stories inspired by the EC Horror comics of the

Marvel Cinematic Universe: The Lost Years

In 2008, Marvel Studios introduced the world to a shared cinematic universe in which many of Marvel’s comic book character would finally share the screen. Kicking off this experiment in

‘Constantine’ gets animated

Constantine is a fun, supernatural detective show that has certainly found its footing over the course of its inaugural season. Unfortunately, rumblings throughout the hull of the internet have indicated

Constantine ‘The Saint of Last Resorts Part 2’ recap and review

As I’ve mentioned in my previous mid-season finale review, Constantine has had some difficulty finding its footing in an entertainment landscape populated by shows like Arrow, The Flash, Gotham and

Vice (movie review)

The best genre fiction has something to say about the world around us and our place in it. Ideas about foreign policy, xenophobia or disease can be difficult and unpleasant

Four Geek-flavored Holiday films

There are films that are staples of the holiday season, A Christmas Story, It’s a Wonderful Life and A Miracle on 34th Street all come readily to mind. However, there are

Constantine ‘The Saint of Last Resorts’ part 1 review (spoilers)

Constantine is one of the new genre shows that have struggled to find its footing this season. Along with Gotham and Forever, Constantine has gained a forgiving and loyal fanbase

Constantine ‘The Saint of Last Resorts’ part 1 airs tomorrow

Tomorrow (December 12) will see the release of episode 8 of Constantine, “The Saint of Last Resorts” part 1. The episode takes John and Chas to Mexico to help an

The Marvel movies aren’t ‘real’ films

A while ago, the internet lit up like a pinball machine over remarks supposedly made by director Christopher Nolan in which he stated that a “real movie” doesn’t include comedy

Pilgrim Avenger: Robert E. Howard’s Solomon Kane

When we think of Thanksgiving, we usually think of turkey, family, and maybe give a passing thought to the pilgrims who almost starved to death if not for the help

Throwback Thorsday: Vintage Halloween Commercials

The Halloween season is officially upon us which means that it’s time to dress up, watch horror films and bask in the nostalgia of youth. Unfortunately, there aren’t many Halloween-centric

‘Gotham’ is ‘Serpico’ meets ‘Batman: The Animated’ series

Gotham is not a show about Batman. It’s not meant to be a show about Batman, and people who keep lamenting the Dark Knight’s absence are missing a really fun

‘A Brief History of Time Travel’ gets a Kickstarter

If you’re like me, you have probably wondered what it would be like to have a time machine. Whether it be TARDIS or Delorean, I think all of us have

John Hodgman’s ‘Star Wars’ screenplay

The new Star Wars films are the talk of the geekosphere these days. One doesn’t have to go very deep into daily newsfeed to encounter new set photos of the

Mature Content: Nerd Parenthood

We were sitting in the car when my wife handed me the test. She did this silently while staring forward. The two pink lines were unmistakable. I could feel the

‘The Graveyard Book’ audio book arrives in time for Halloween

Neil Gaiman has had his hands in a great many pies over the course of his career. His work in the field of comics is unparalleled, but beyond the seminal

Throwback ‘Thorsday’: Hostess Comic Ads

The first comics I ever laid my hands on belonged to my mom. This “collection”, if you can call it that, sat in a cardboard box in the back of her