The History, Evolution, and Future of Iron Chef

I remember my first exposure to food television vividly. As a kid I would be in the basement flipping through channels to find something, anything to watch before my designated TV time was over and I must succumb to slumber. When I first came across an episode of the original Iron Chef being rerun on … Read more

Star Trek Strange New Worlds Recap: Episode 4, “Momento Mori”

Image: CBS Studios So far, so Star Trek: Strange New Worlds has given us a really solid formula between riffing on classic trek premises and taking one of its main characters for a little deeper dive along the way. This week is no exception, but with an especially great riff: What if modern Star Trek … Read more

Star Trek Strange New Worlds Episode 3 Recap: Ghosts of Illyria

Number one to beam up.Image: paramount three weeks in and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is already setting into a satisfying groove: one part riff on the formula that Star Trek loves, one part focus on the singular characterone part classic morality tale. This week, you get bang for your buck with not one, but … Read more

Star Trek Strange New Worlds Uses Ukrainian Protest Footage as Alien Riot

Strange New Worlds‘ debut episode makes some choice uses of archival footage.screenshot: paramount Star Trek: Strange New Worlds heads to the franchise’s past to tell adventure stories for a bright, optimistic future—but its very first episode has looked to our own recent history to provide a proxy that has some very unfortunate connotations. part of … Read more