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"It’s Black History Month & Women In Horror Month: Our Future"

“It’s Black History Month & Women In Horror Month: Our Future”

Graveyard Shift Sisters writes about the merging of Black History Month & Women In Horror Month: “The marriage of our stories and horror in 2014 is uncharted and drowning in possibilities. We can’t negate the magnitude of visual representation. Mirroring my first point, what we say and affirm about the multiplicitous life of Black women translates well in horror, I would argue better than most…

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Becoming a Cipher to Oneself

Becoming a Cipher to Oneself

At Jim C. Hines’ blog, writer Micha Trota writes about what it means when she says, “I don’t see race.”“It means that because I learned to see no difference between ‘white’ and ‘color,’ I have white-washed my own sense of self. It means that I know more about what it is to be a white person than what it is to be Asian, and I am a stranger among both. It means that I built my identity on a warped…

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A Treasury of African-American Films Made For African-American AudiencesThe Riverbends Genealogical and Historical Society has a collectionof “race movies”: “The ‘race…View Post

A Treasury of African-American Films Made For African-American Audiences

The Riverbends Genealogical and Historical Society has a collectionof “race movies”: “The ‘race…

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When I sat down for my epic DS9 rewatch earlier this year, this is the episode that really signaled, for me, the elevation of Deep Space Nine beyond Star Trek and into science fiction’s upper reaches.

It reminds me a bit of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman, which exists almost as a vessel for the seemingly infinite variety of stories Gaiman wanted to tell. With “Far Beyond the Stars,” Deep Space Nine became a show that could provide a snapshot of the workaday world of pulp fiction’s pioneers, offer an incisive commentary on science fiction’s troublesome history with race and racism, dramatize the struggle at the heart of the human condition: to be more than you seem to be. To be better while the world around you is happy to see you be worse.

All while still being a show with Cardassians and photon torpedoes and hot, slug-bearing women.









i will always. reblog. this gifset.


where is this from and where can I watch it


What movie is this from???

This is no movie — it’s an episode of DS9.

Realest fucking episode in the entire series.

Because that shit STILL goes on today….

The best episode.

I’ve had people try to argue that DS9 “isn’t really Star Trek,” because they think it was just a war story. If that’s all they see, they are so, so wrong.

From the pages of Vampire! Featuring Fire Fang

The cover of issue #2 of Meteor’s 1995 Vampire! that collected the vampire stories of Gerald Carr including his yellow peril vampire stories featuring Fire Fang and the Brothers of Fire Fang. (For more, see Comic Editor Carol Borden’s article at the Gutter).

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At the Gutter: Fire Fang Has Risen From The Grave!

Comics Editor Carol writes about the Yellow Peril vampire, Fire Fang, as part of her contribution to the Mysterious Order of the Skeleton Suit’s Secret Santa Exchange:

Fire Fang is the total yellow peril package. He has the long nails, the Ming the Merciless collar, and if he were in color, he would be, as Jules Feiffer says, “the color of ripe lemons.”* Lemon yellow or no, he continues the tradition of villains such as Fu Manchu or Li H’sen Chang from the Doctor Who episode, “The Talons of Weng Chiang.” Mostly, Fire Fang is not so much a Chinese vampire as a Chinese vampire played by Christopher Lee. It’s not a stretch for Lee since he has played Fu Manchu.

At the Gutter: A Look at Shaft Director Gordon Parks

This week at the Gutter, Guest Star Robert Mitchell writes about Shaft-Director Gordon Parks life and career outside Blaxploitation in his article, "Soldier of Cinema."