August 16, 2017 • Television
When The X-Files TV show premiered in 1993, cutting-edge technology included cell phones, the computer game Doom, and the Internet (yes! The Internet!). It's been 24 years since Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully first tackled the strangest situations in the FBI caseload. Since then, we've seen the invention of the DVD, the iPhone, social networking platforms, and the Internet of Things.
But what if X-Files hadn't premiered until this year? How would the show have unfolded its complex storyline? Plenty of the scrapes Mulder and Scully landed themselves in wouldn’t have turned out the way Chris Carter intended. After all, the 2016 reboot showed us that Mulder and Scully's world would have been vastly different with modern technology.
Let's take a look at five episodes that would have ended much differently if Mulder and Scully were first cracking cases today.
August 3, 2017 • Fiction, Humor, Movies & Film, Television
Our favorite camp counselors are back! As the Wet Hot American Summer characters return to Camp Firewood for a ten-year reunion, we can’t help but wonder what reading material they packed for those long 1991 internet-less nights. While they were catching up, we snuck into their cabins and riffled through their suitcases. Here’s what they’re reading.
July 26, 2017 • Television
This season of The Bachelorette started with eleven million suitors (okay, it was 31) vying for Rachel Lindsay’s attention. Since that fateful first cocktail party, most of those men have said their goodbyes. But now that they aren’t flying off to Norway and Switzerland and Hilton Head Island every other week, they’re certain to have a lot of time on their hands. We’ve picked our favorite Bachelorette goodbyes, pairing them with some reading material to keep them company.
July 25, 2017 • Geek, Television
It's Shark Week 2017! Every year, we kick up our feet and watch terrifying sharks on our TV screens—but you weren't going to the beach again this summer, were you? No? Not anymore?
But what are sharks without frickin' laser beams? Share this post if you can find the one shark without a frickin' laser beam.
Infographic created for Quirk Books by Mike Rogalski, eyewashweb.com.
July 18, 2017 • Fiction, Humor, Movies & Film, Sci-Fi and Fantasy, Television
It's almost Shark Week 2017, aka the week of sharp teeth, fins, and about fifty more rows of sharp teeth, and all the sharks you could possibly hope for. Shark Week isn't only around to terrify and frighten us out of the water for the rest of our lives. It helps to educate and bring awareness to these amazing creatures. We thought we'd take a look at some of the best—and somewhat ridiculous—sharks in pop culture to help us get in the mood.
July 17, 2017 • Fiction, Fiction: Horror & Paranormal, Television
It’s no mystery that Agatha Christie is the mistress of intrigue. Many consider her masterpiece to be And Then There Were None, a whodunit that will leave you guessing. Many TV shows have paid homage to Christie’s work and we’ve selected some of the best!
And don't forget to check out Ten Dead Comedians by Fred Van Lente, on bookshelves now!