Today on the 5: I heard a recent interview with Neal Stephenson about the new scifi anthology Hieroglyph. I really keyed in on what he said about optimistic scifi.

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This week:

Daredevil
The Punisher
Fantastic Four
The Force Awakens
Batman vs Superman
Wanted: Dead Or Alive

Music for the show provided by Reed Love.

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Today on the 5: A recent ruling in a New York case over animal rights has me wondering if we're approaching a turning point on the issue.

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Today on the 5: When I first read about the SyFy version of 12 Monkeys, I thought it was a terrible idea. Then I watched it.

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Today on the 5: Up until now, I haven't had a lot of interest in Terminator: Genisys. The newest trailer has completely changed that.

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Today on the 5: Tyler Kokjohn sent me a link to an article on composting the dead. It makes a lot of sense, but it'll never happen.

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This week:

Assassin's Creed Rogue
Daredevil
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Music for the show provided by Reed Love.

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Today on the 5: There's a new Ant-Man trailer out. Doesn't this just feel like Iron Man all over again?

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Today on the 5: A lot of uproar over police shootings involving black men focuses on race. Are we missing something deeper among the police?

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Today on the 5: Over the weekend I got the chance to try out a product called Downbeats. It worked really well.

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Today on the 5: There may be a new spinoff of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. I'm curious what the direction of S.H.I.E.L.D. even is anymore.

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This week:

Nick Offerman
Fury
Doomsday

Music for the show provided by Reed Love.

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Today on the 5: The newest entry in the Deus Ex series has been announced. I like what I'm seeing.

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Today on the 5: Playing Assassin's Creed Rogue has really driven home the quality that late generation games games can have.

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Today on the 5: The train wreck of the Rolling Stone rape story continues to roll along this week. Welcome to the future of your news.

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Today on the 5: Reading this opinion piece of comic mythology made me question why we need a unified continuity in comics at all.

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This Week:

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Spectre
Wolverine
The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec
Robert Shaw

Music for the show provided by Reed Love.

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Today on the 5: I just finished reading the Fletcher Hanks collection called I Shall Destroy All The Civilized Planets! It's a fantastic specimen of graphic storytelling.

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Today on the 5: The announcement that Trevor Noah will take over The Daily Show started me considering what form that show will take.

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Today on the 5: The more news I hear about Heroes Reborn, the more I wonder why it's even being made.

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Today on the 5: My review of one of the most heavily hyped books of last year, The Martian. Was it another American Gods?

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This week:

Terry Pratchett
Hyde Park On Hudson
Circus XTREME
La Bohème
user48736353001

Music for the show provided by Reed Love.

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Today on the 5: Tyler Kokjohn sent over another fantastic article from Nature about intelligent robots. It made me wonder about how self-awareness will affect a truly sentient machine.

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Today on the 5: The most rewarding aspect of Assassin's Creed Rogue so far has been the story. This is a fantastic example of how to do game narrative.

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Today on the 5: A jury recently found that the song 'Blurred Lines' ripped off a Marvin Gaye song and awarded damages. Were they right?

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Today on the 5: It seems virtually certain that Hideo Kojima is leaving Konami. What will Metal Gear Solid be like without the creator who defined it?

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This week:

Marvel Universe Live
Assassins Creed Rogue
Tenchu 3

Music for the show provided by Reed Love.

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Today on the 5: Roejen from Project Archivist looped me in to an article on some ethical debates over germline modification. My thoughts on whether this is a step too far.

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Today on the 5: A recent variant cover for the DC comic Batgirl generated a fair amount of controversy, and has since been pulled. Unlike many other stories of this type, it's not the retraction I find odd.

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Today on the 5: As much as people were excited that Neill Blomkamp is helming the new Alien film, the tepid response to Chappie has some backpedaling.

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Today on the 5: Continued musings on the future of journalism in the age of computers doing the writing.

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This week:

Bravado Banshee
Supergirl
Oglaf
Royce Gracie
Mind Flying

Music for the show provided by Reed Love.

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Today on the 5: I read an article on Politico that seemed to be using a lack of privacy as a mitigating factor in the Hilary Clinton email fracas. I'm not buying it.

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Today on the 5: Star Wars is bringing a lesbian character into the new canon. Can they do it in a way that doesn't feel like a gimmick?

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Today on the 5: Tyler Kokjohn tweeted this article to me about the news articles written by algorithms instead of humans. What does that mean for the future of journalism?

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I'm talking terraforming Mars, Europa, and Titan in part 2 of my chat with Paul Carr of the Wow! Signal Podcast and Roejen from Project Archivist.

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This week:

Universe 25
Cherry 2000
Leonard Nimoy
Amazon Echo

Music for the show provided by Reed Love.

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Today on the 5: In recent reports, Neill Blomkamp has clarified that he won't be trying to undo Alien 3. I think that's a wise decision.

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Today on the 5: In Sunday's HTC event, the company announced they will be making a VR headset for Valve called Vive. VR is becoming a more and more expensive proposition the more it develops.

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Today on the 5: In a recent episode of The Nightly Show, Dr. Christina Greer answered a Keep It 100 question in a way that I found saddening.

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I'm talking Isaac Asimov, H3, Rosetta, and manned space exploration in part 1 of my chat with Paul Carr of the Wow! Signal Podcast and Roejen from Project Archivist.

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This week:

The Countershaded Ibex
Aquaman
Superman
Milo Manara
Blomkamp's Alien

Music for the show provided by Reed Love.

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Today on the 5: A recent article from TIME reminded me of my struggle with the automatic associations we make of people in the military.

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Today on the 5: There seems to be a lot of surprise around the rumors that Apple is working on a car. Isn't this what Apple does now?

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Today on the 5: Roejen from Project Archivist asked my thoughts on whether Chris Pratt could play Indiana Jones. It's not Pratt I'm worried about. 

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Today on the 5: Salon ran an opinion piece that said "Wide-release live LPs are basically pointless now". Boy, I couldn't disagree more.

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This week:

Shouting Fire
Judaism
Defending Your Life
Pope Urban VI
Highlander

Music for the show provided by Reed Love.

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Today on the 5: I love The Flash because it is so willing to dive deep into the nerd well. That also might be a problem for it in the long run.

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Today on the 5: When I first read about High There, I dismissed it as silly. The more I thought about it, it's also a pretty great idea.

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Today on the 5: The media here in the U.S. is having a great time raking Brian Williams over the coals. I'm not sure if he merits that treatment.

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