Conversation for a Cause: Orphan Black

The Nerd HQ panel at SDCC with Orphan Black is about to start, and I'm so excited! Last year, Nerd HQ was their first panel, and their first fan interactions, and it was fricking adorable and made your heart swell for them. I'm excited to see how much has changed in the year. It's not their first panel of the weekend,… » 7/26/14 5:33pm Saturday 5:33pm

What are your favorite cooking shows?

I gotta start with my girl Martha. I know she's like the epitome of rich WASP lady who's out of touch, but her shows are great for showing simple, classic techniques that are actually useful in my kicthen adventures. My local PBS affiliate shows Martha Bakes and Martha Stewart's Cooking School back-to-back every… » 7/26/14 5:29pm Saturday 5:29pm

What I'm Watching This Week Isn't TV (For Once)

And it isn't likely to ever be on TV. And for once that's not because it's something I made that lacks an audience, either. My big stack of media for this week is talks from the HOPE X Convention. I was there, but since I've been on the security team for a long time, it's very rare that I get to be in the room for an… » 7/25/14 7:14pm Friday 7:14pm

The 1960s TV "The Addams Family" set was actually GOLD & PINK

This is a photograph of the actual colors of the Addams family home versus the black and white result. Back in those days, black and white film was blue sensitive (cool tones were light or white, red and yellow tones were dark) so the set was garish gold and pink to capture a spooky atmosphere. This technique was…

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Idris Elba: King of Speed is a car show everyone should watch

It's very hard to find quality programming in the automotive world. Very few programs are both entertaining and informative, and many don't last a first season before a network cancels the entire show. Think of the Car Show, or how many times Top Gear USA went from in the works to shelved before they got Rutledge,… » 7/16/14 11:31am 7/16/14 11:31am

Your Future Girlfriend

ANW is a pleasure to watch - it's a fizzy mash-up of watching a Rube Goldberg machine and an extended "stupid human tricks" bit on Letterman. Each segment is 5-7 minutes long, which makes it ideal to check in briefly while folding laundry or during a lull of conversation with your partner after a long day and the kids… » 7/15/14 1:30pm 7/15/14 1:30pm

What are your favorite shows gone too soon?

How is this even a question? There are so many great shows that left too soon. Happy Endings, Man from Atlantis, Privileged. Roswell, Battlestar Gallactica (original). I miss them all. Oh and every show that Judd Apatow tried to do for a while. Not just Freaks and Geeks but also Undeclared. I also liked The… » 7/15/14 11:07am 7/15/14 11:07am

Fancasting Your Favorite Cartoon Show(s)

One of my favorite "I have no idea what I should do on the internet today" activities is casting my favorite cartoons as live action TV shows and/or movies. You can spend hours going down the rabbit hole that is IMDB hunting for the perfect someone for whatever role. Today, I focused my efforts on casting Teen Titans.… » 7/12/14 8:37pm 7/12/14 8:37pm