Mathew Scheer-

Mathew Scheer

About Mathew Scheer

Matt Scheer is a professional writer, amateur actor and singer, and lifelong pop culture geek. Don't get him started on Star Trek, Star Wars, Farscape, DC Comics, The MCU or The Muppets unless you have an afternoon to spare. His first book, After Mask: A Mr. En Mystery, is available on Amazon!

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Strange New Worlds' 'Subspace Rhapsody' Parallels Buffy's Musical Episode in One Major Way

Strange New Worlds dips its toe into doing a musical episode, but it's execution calls back to "Once More, With Feeling" from Buffy Season 6.

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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds's Use of Humor Enriches the Franchise

There's no denying that Strange New Worlds has all the elements that make Star Trek great, including being good for a laugh from time to time.

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Secret Invasion: Gravik's Tragedy Parallels This James Bond Villain

Secret Invasion's Gravik has much more in common with Skyfall's Raoul Silva than one would think.

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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Explained One Reason Why Sam Kirk Left Starfleet

"Lost in Translation" provides good reasons for Sam Kirk’s inevitable decision to leave Starfleet with a visit from his legendary younger brother.

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Secret Invasion Reveals Espionage Was Never Nick Fury's True Talent

Secret Invasion has proven that Nick Fury was never a master spy by revealing his many failures, but that’s not who he needed to be.

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Star Trek: The Enterprise's Best Captains All Have One Thing in Common

Riding horses may seem incongruous in Star Trek's era of warp engines, but the Enterprise's most famous captains are all accomplished equestrians.

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Star Trek: How 'Amok Time' Perfectly Defined Kirk and Spock's Friendship

Spock and Captain Kirk have an enduring friendship throughout Star Trek, but they wouldn't have gotten there without Season 2's "Amok Time."

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Are Family Guy and American Dad Connected?

Family Guy and American Dad are often assumed to be connected because of their many similarities. But are the two shows really in the same universe?

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When Joyce Died on Buffy - And Why It Was the Show's Biggest Moment

When Joyce Summers died on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, no one looked at the TV series the same way again. Here's what happened and why it mattered.

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The Flash's Series Finale Did Something Much Better Than Set Up a Spinoff

The Flash could’ve concluded with the ultimate sacrifice but chose instead to end with hope and legacy and the promise that the story is never over.

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Why Miles Morales Has Earned His Own Animated Spider-Verse Series

Making Miles Morales the focal point of a new animated series makes sense in an increasingly diverse and inclusive television landscape.

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Doctor Who's 60th Anniversary Celebrates Russell T Davies' Era - But Is This a Good Thing?

Doctor Who's 60th Anniversary reunites the Doctor with Donna for one more adventure, but does it risk only celebrating Russell T Davies' first era?

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Doctor Who: Russell T Davies Is Going 'Classic' for His Second Era

Russell T Davies is revisiting his own era for Doctor Who's 60th Anniversary specials, but Season 14 could see a return to Doctor Who's classic roots.

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Futurama's Trans Bender Episode Remains Relevant 20 Years Later

Futurama's Season 4 episode "Bend Her" depicts Bender changing his gender to win Olympic gold medals, but the story is closer to reality than fiction.

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MCU TV Shows Almost All Make This One Mistake

If there's one thing other MCU shows can learn from WandaVision, it's that they can tell an overarching story without cramming in other plot points.

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Star Trek: Picard's Biggest Mistake Was Ditching These Two Characters in Season 3

Star Trek: Picard's farewell season was a master class in reunions and goodbyes, but the inclusion of Elnor and Laris could have made it even better.

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The Galaxy Quest Series Must Look to Star Trek: The Next Generation for Inspiration

Can a Galaxy Quest series still fly with the original cast...or should the crew of the original NSEA Protector make way for the next generation?

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The Muppets Mayhem Teaser References One of the Greatest Mockumentaries of All Time

The Muppets Mayhem teaser features an unmistakable reference to rocking and rolling in the tradition of Spinal Tap.

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Nick Fury Is Fighting a Secret Invasion - But Doctor Who Did It First

Nick Fury is about to embark on a one-man war against Earth-invading Skrulls, but Doctor Who came up with a solution to his problem with the Zygons.

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American Born Chinese Trailer Tackles Chinese Stereotypes

Gene Luen Yang's critically-acclaimed comic American Born Chinese addresses racial stereotypes in the US and the Disney+ adaptation is following suit.

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