Author Archives : Nu Yang

Why Into the Badlands is So Good

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A world where guns have been banished and the Badlands are controlled by Barons and their armies known as Clippers. A diverse group of characters, including an Asian male lead and a complex female villain that I love. Kick-ass fighting scenes that include martial arts and swords. These are just a few reasons why you should watch AMC’s Into the…

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One of the Boys

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Warning: Contains spoilers for Rogue One, Pacific Rim, The Avengers, and Mission Impossible film series. When the poster for Rogue One came out last year, I was excited to see a female character front and center. You hardly ever saw a woman take up so much space on a movie poster — much less a Star Wars movie. But as…

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Beware of Monsters!

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When I say the word “monster,” who’s the first one that pops up in your mind? Is it Michael Myers? Cujo? Pinhead? Hannibal Lecter? As a horror fan, I’ve been fascinated with monsters since I was a little kid. I grew up with parents who took me to the drive-in to see Hell Night when I was probably around five…

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Are Reboots Dead on Arrival?

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I recently spent my Thanksgiving break watching the Gilmore Girls revival. Although Gilmore Girls isn’t considered speculative, it got me thinking about the latest wave of revivals and reboots. I was a casual viewer when Gilmore Girls originally aired on the WB from 2000-2007. Even though it was nice to revisit the characters of Stars Hollow, I was suddenly aware…

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The Walking Dead Loses All Hope — and This Viewer

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Beware of spoilers for the following: The Walking Dead series. When The Walking Dead television series premiered in 2010, I was totally on board with the show. I loved the concept of humans fighting walkers (zombies), and I was a big fan of our hero Rick Grimes. When we met Rick in season one, he was on a mission to…

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My 10 Year Writing Odyssey

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Even though I wrote my first short story in the third grade, my journey as a writer actually started 10 years ago. I was a 24-year-old recent college graduate who had majored in English and minored in journalism, but I had no idea what the word “genre” meant. I had spent the last two years writing four novels about a…

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