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The Next Frontier

Galactica fans, watch Deep Space Nine

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Sep 25,2012 - Over the course of the past year, I have spent most of my precious little free time re-watching Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.

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Indiana Jones on Blu-Ray

Rediscover film adventures in high-def

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Sep 18,2012 - Sometimes, it’s incredibly refreshing to go to the theater to see a movie you know is great. When I heard Raiders of the Lost Ark was going to be re-released in IMAX, even if it was just for a week, I knew I’d have to be there.

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Comics Picks

Newbies & seasoned readers, try these titles

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Sep 11,2012 - Every now and again, it’s important to broaden your horizons and pick up a comic book. And when that time comes, I hope I’m one of the few, the happy few, the band of brothers from whom you’ll accept comics recommendations.

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Star Wars Celebration VI

Fans out in full force in Florida

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Sep 4,2012 - Every so often since 1999’s release of The Phantom Menace, Star Wars fans have been gathering at official Star Wars conventions called “Celebrations.”

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Origin Stories

Tracing pop-culture stories to classic sources

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Aug 21,2012 - Every story is inspired by another. There are no original ideas, only fresh takes on tried-and-true genres and story flourishes.

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We're All Geeks

Ditch the labels, find your happy place

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Aug 14,2012 - For as long as I can remember, the words “geek” and “nerd” have been synonymous with someone who likes science-fiction and comic books.

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Gaming Gap

Today's video games not fun-focused

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Aug 7,2012 - I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t understand this generation of gamers’ focus on graphics and horsepower to make a first-rate video game.

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Origin of The Dark Knight Rises

Comics that formed the foundation

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Jul 31,2012 - We all had high hopes for the final installment of Christopher Nolan’s Batman saga, but The Dark Knight Rises failed to live up to the promise of the previous two movies.

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Return from Comic-Con

Geek con too big to fail

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Jul 23,2012 - San Diego Comic-Con is known the world over as the pilgrimage destination of popular culture, held annually in the temperate climes of the Southern California coast.

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DC vs. Marvel

Why fight? We're on same nerdy team

By Bryan Young
POSTED // Jul 9,2012 - In person and in this column, I always give sports fans a hard time for having such bitter rivalries. I mean, really, why does it matter what color jersey your team is wearing? You’re all fans of the same thing, right?
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