The NSFW Sex, Death, and Robots and RIP Community's Leonard!

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My weekend took some incredibly nerdy turns. Much of it was spent finally getting around to watching Star Trek: Discovery and the new Netflix series Sex, Death and Robots.

Star Trek Disco season 2 was a pretty mixed bag - the first half of the season sets up its foundation well, but squanders almost all of the goodwill the show had earned with episodes that leaned way too far into fan service and dopey 90s Trek era techno-babble. Midway through, with the shift in series showrunner, the show got back on track and it is definitely feeling like a more confident show by the end of the season.

In the mid-90s I discovered an MTV cartoon anthology show called Liquid Television. The show spawned Beavis & Butthead and Aeon Flux. It introduced me to some really wild and subversive animation and I remained forever changed. Netflix’s new cartoon anthology show Sex, Death and Robots takes a lot of the spirit of Liquid Television, but is admittedly less weird than it should be. I’m hoping it’s a success for Netflix as I’d love to see them bring out a new anthology every year.

Wired has a review of the show, establishing its place in the new NSFW era of Netflix shows that have been coming out over the past 2-3 years.

…you'll have seen full frontal nudity (male, female, and demonic); you'll also have seen a zero-G rendition of 127 Hours that deserves every Foley Art award possible, plentiful crushed heads, and even more plentiful arcing ichorous spews, and a sex scene that looks like the result of Cinemax becoming a game developer.

Source: Wired


Criticism is mounting in Australia over TV networks choosing to rebroadcast footage of the NZ Mosque terrorism incident on Friday with networks social feeds being bombarded by angry viewers.

David Knox at TV Tonight has a look at some of the angry comments.

Source: TV Tonight


Longtime TV & film actor Richard Erdman has died at the age of 93. He had an extensive career that included roles in shows like The Twilight Zone, Mr Ed, Cheers, and Felicity. He’s likely going to be best remembered for his recurring role in Community where he played the role of Leonard.

Source: Deadline


Ahead of the return of YouTube series Cobra Kai, Polygon spoke with Ralph Macchio about returning to his iconic character. The article delves into the recreation of Mr Miyagi’s home, which becomes a key set in the second season.

Source: Polygon


That’s it for today. It’s a quiet start to the week.