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RETROSPECULATIVE TV: The Tick: “Couples” (Episode 6, or possibly 3)

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The Tick and Arthur are on patrol, beating down some petty thief. The bad guy almost gets away, but is intercepted by another superhero team: “Fiery Blaze” and his (Very gay) sidekick, “Friendly Fire.” (Best. Sidekick. Name. Ever.) They do some surprisingly effectual Batman/Robin stuff on the bad guy, and function as a well-oiled (Ambiguously gay) team, impressing the heck out of Tick and Arthur. Blaze is very much the one in charge, and says things like “Nobody was talking to you” whenever Friendly says anything. Blaze invites Tick and Arthur out to dinner.

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BOOK REVIEW: "The Prisoner #1" by Thomas Disch (1969)

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The Prisoner is easily the best Science Fiction series in television history. When it came out in 1968 I was one year old. When I was ten or eleven, PBS re-ran the series, and I became an avid fan. I even taped 'em on our Betamax, and annoyed my friends by incessantly whistling the theme over and over and over again. When PBS abruptly stopped re-running the show, I happened to have a tape of the bizarre final episode, Fallout, and I watched it repeatedly every couple of months until our Betamax finally went to that big Thrift Shop in the Sky circa 1982.

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RETROSPECULATIVE TV: Babylon 5: “Divided Loyalties” (Season 2, Episode 19)

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This episode really doesn’t make a lick of sense. In fact, it makes so little sense that it stretches back in time and makes several *earlier* episodes nonsensical as well. Despite all that, I was so happy with the resolution that I really can’t say anything bad about it. After the last couple weeks of standalones, we’re now back in full-on Arc territory

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A ranger and a random extra are being chased through the sewers on Mars. One escapes, bound for B5 with information of some sort.

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HELP WANTED: How would YOU like to be Republibot 4.0?

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Hey everyone.

Long story short: we need a new head writer and editor to take over for me on the site here. Ideally, this could be one wildly overworked person who could take over for my wildly overworked self (Let's call Him or Her "Republibot 4.0") but it could just as easily be two people, ("Republibots 4.0 and 5.0") one doing the writing another doing the editing. Whatever. Gosh knows I easily did the work of two or three normal humans, so I'm cool about farming it out to, y'know, whomever.

Basically the job entails

(A) being interesting more-or-less continually

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