What’s on the Box? [Gazpacho Soup Day]: Red Dwarf: The Promised Land

In the episode “Me2” (Bye, 1988) of the classic British science-fiction comedy show Red Dwarf (1988 to 2020), it is revealed the Arnold Rimmer’s (Chris Barrie) last words were “Gazpacho soup!” and that he made a point to celebrate November 25th as “Gazpacho Soup Day” after a particularly traumatizing visit to the Captain’s Table. Accordingly, … Continue reading What’s on the Box? [Gazpacho Soup Day]: Red Dwarf: The Promised Land

What’s on the Box? [Doctor Who Day]: Doctor Who: The Movie

On this day, the 23rd of November, in 1963, the longest-running and most successful science-fiction television series ever, Doctor Who, first aired on BBC One in the United Kingdom. Since then, the rogue Time Lord has gone through numerous incarnations, travelled throughout the entirety of the past, present, and the future, and is widely celebrated … Continue reading What’s on the Box? [Doctor Who Day]: Doctor Who: The Movie

What’s on the Box?: Swamp Thing

Air Date: 31 May 2019 to 2 August 2019UK Distributor: NetflixOriginal Network: DC UniverseStars: Derek Mears, Crystal Reed, Andy Bean, Will Patton, Virginia Madsen, Kevin Durand, Maria Sten, and Jeryl Prescott The Background:Although the monstrous swamp creature known as Swamp Thing first appeared in July 1971, the character is best known for his Alec Holland … Continue reading What’s on the Box?: Swamp Thing

What’s on the Box? [Spider-Man Month]: Spider-Man (1977 Pilot)

Easily Marvel Comics’ most recognisable and popular superhero, unsuspecting teenage nerd Peter Parker was first bitten by a radioactive spider and learned the true meaning of power and responsibility in Amazing Fantasy #15, which was first published in August 1962. Since then, the Amazing Spider-Man has featured in numerous cartoons, live-action movies, videogames, action figures, … Continue reading What’s on the Box? [Spider-Man Month]: Spider-Man (1977 Pilot)

What’s on the Box? [Watchmen Wednesday]: Watchmen

To celebrate the fact that I finally got around to reading Doomsday Clock (Johns, et al, 2017 to 2019), DC Comic’s official sequel to the seminal Watchmen (Moore, et al, 1986 to 1987), I’ve been dedicating every Wednesday of this month to Alan Moore’s influential maxiseries. Air Date: 20 October to 15 December 2019UK Network: … Continue reading What’s on the Box? [Watchmen Wednesday]: Watchmen

What’s on the Box? [Sonic Month]: Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: The Quest for the Chaos Emeralds

Sonic the Hedgehog was first introduced to gamers worldwide on 23 June 1991 and, since then, has become not only SEGA’s most enduring and popular character but also a beloved videogame icon. The Blue Blur turned thirty this year and, to celebrate, I’ve been dedicating every Friday to SEGA’s supersonic mascot. Air Date: 26 October … Continue reading What’s on the Box? [Sonic Month]: Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog: The Quest for the Chaos Emeralds

What’s on the Box? [Robin Month]: Titans (Season One)

In April of 1940, about a year after the debut of arguably their most popular character, Bruce Wayne/Batman, DC Comics debuted “the sensational find of [that year]”, Dick Grayson/Robin. Since then, Batman’s pixie-boots-wearing partner has changed outfits and a number of different characters have assumed the mantle as the Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin … Continue reading What’s on the Box? [Robin Month]: Titans (Season One)

What’s on the Box? [Crossover Crisis]: Crisis on Infinite Earths

In April of 1985, the first issue of the ground-breaking, twelve issue Crisis on Infinite Earths (Wolfman, et al, 1986) was published. This event, which was easily the biggest in DC Comics at that point (and for many years), saw the destruction of the “Multiverse”, an infinite number of parallel worlds, and the awkward establishing … Continue reading What’s on the Box? [Crossover Crisis]: Crisis on Infinite Earths

What’s on the Box? [Crossover Crisis]: Elseworlds

In April of 1985, the first issue of the ground-breaking, twelve issue Crisis on Infinite Earths (Wolfman, et al, 1986) was published. This event, which was easily the biggest in DC Comics at that point (and for many years), saw the destruction of the “Multiverse”, an infinite number of parallel worlds, and the awkward establishing … Continue reading What’s on the Box? [Crossover Crisis]: Elseworlds

What’s on the Box? [National Anime Day]: Attack on Titan (Season One)

Though anime traces its origins back to around 1917, its characteristic visual style first rose to prominence in the sixties through the works of animator Osamu Tezuka and developed a worldwide audience throughout the second half of the 20th century through its focus on the detail of settings and use of dynamic camera effects. To celebrate and … Continue reading What’s on the Box? [National Anime Day]: Attack on Titan (Season One)