Resin Heroes

Direct Beam Comms #63

February 19th, 2017

TV Humans Season 2, Episode 1 Grade: B Bishop: “I prefer the term ‘Artificial Person’ myself.” The whole idea of synthetic people, robots, androids, call them what you will, gaining, or trying to gain sentience is really nothing new. Data, on Star Trek: The Next Generation spent seven seasons of TV trying to do just […]




Logan: Last of the old guard

February 17th, 2017

To me, the modern era of superhero films began on November 21, 2000 with the release of the first X-Men movie. To be sure, superheroes had been a part of movie theaters since at least the 1930s and one of the biggest movies of all time Batman came out in 1989. But it wasn’t until […]




Direct Beam Comms #62

February 12th, 2017

TV Legion – Episode 1 Grade: A We may have entered a second phase of superhero movies/TV series with the debut of the FX series Legion last week. Most superhero movies/TV series have always focused on the good guys vs the bad guys. Captain America against Hydra, Flash against Gorilla Grodd, Batman vs Joker. But […]




Arrival (2016) movie review

February 8th, 2017

Grade: A- As I watched the movie Arrival I couldn’t help but thinking I’ve seen this all before. The main concept of the story here, that aliens have arrived on the Earth and it’s up to a group of scientists to communicate with them to discover if they’ve arrived with good or bad intents is […]




Direct Beam Comms #61

February 5th, 2017

TV The Expanse – Episode 1, season 2 Grade: A- I won’t talk much about The Expanse on SyFy since I just published a feature-length article on the series a few weeks ago except to say that the second season, which premiered as two episodes back-to-back, kicks off with a bang right where the first […]