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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Andy Last of Beyond Synth continues our deep dive into Doctor Who (as I occasionally detour into Star Trek) in part 3 of our chat!

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This week:

Gender
HRC
Greek Homosexuality
Clash Of The Gods
Titans
The Secret Life Of Superheroes

Music for the show provided by Reed Love.

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Today on the 5: I recently got a few invitations to review books. I'm not sure if that is changing the way I'm reading one of them.

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Today on the 5: For years the center of my entertainment universe was the Tivo. That paradigm has been toppled by the Roku box.

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Today on the 5: For all the whining I do about comic book movies, I've been really fortunate in growing up with a great Superman in Christopher Reeve, Batman with Michael Keaton and a superb Captain America in Chris Evans.

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I'm talking Fateful Findings, Doctor Who, and Captain America in part 2 of my chat with Andy Last of Beyond Synth!

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This week:

Tempur-Pedic
Heavy Metal
The Amazon Debate
Grim Fandango
Team Fortress 2

Music for the show provided by Reed Love.

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Today on the 5: I read an excellent article on io9 about why the Hulk shouldn't have his own movie. I think maybe Thor should have been on that list too.

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Today on the 5: In response to my 5 last week on open world gaming, we got a question on whether I draw the line on in game purchasing.

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Today on the 5: I heard a comment on the radio recently regarding privacy that really drove me up a wall.

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I'm talking GTA Online, The Hobbit, and Spider-Man 3 in part 1 of my chat as Andy Last of Beyond Synth returns to Late Night!

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This week:

Spider-Verse
Marvel's Last Days
Deliveryman
Doozers
Fraggle Rock
urSkeks

Music for the show provided by Reed Love.

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Today on the 5: News that there is interest in bringing back The X-Files has people wondering what it would be about. I know what I'd like to see.

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Today on the 5: There is a petition being signed to try to revoke Adam Baldwin's invite to Supanova. I'm not sure this is the best way to counter his ideas.

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Today on the 5: Games like DayZ and H1Z1 are getting us really close to what I think is the perfect open world scenario.

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Today on the 5: After talking about two big aspects of the Windows 10 event last week, I discovered that HoloLens might be the most exciting.

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This week:

Facebook
Annihilation
Lucy
The Man In The High Castle

Music for the show provided by Reed Love.

 

 

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Today on the 5: Microsoft held their Windows 10 event yesterday. I think they announced a couple of really smart moves.

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