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Chris La Porte

Red Dead Redemption 2: Storytelling Through Immersion

I woke up to a crisp morning, the clouds making their journey over the mountains to unknown lands. The campfire was already started when I made my way over to grab a cup of coffee. I took my time, enjoying little sips watching the birds dance with a lilting song above the trees. It would […]

Why MST3K’s “Pod People” is the Perfect Halloween Tradition

As a lead into Halloween, I wrote an article featuring some of the best Halloween appropriate episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Then there was a horrible realization: they were all Mike episodes. Not to say that’s necessarily a bad thing, Mike Nelson is hilarious, and I grew up with the SciFi years of MST3K, […]

How Red Dead Redemption Became a Classic (By Taking Big Risks)

Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally upon us, releasing on Friday, October 26th. The anticipation has been through the roof for this game, especially for those who felt that the first was something special. Do you ever wonder how Red Dead Redemption did it? It would be easy to say that it’s just a Grand […]

5 Films That Are Secretly Horror Movies

Halloween is just around the corner, and the lead up here at Nerdbot has been stuffed with spooky goodness. We can talk all day about what horror movies to watch, what not to watch, and even fill those hyper-specific movie needs. What you may not be aware of, however, are those sneaky horror movies. They […]

The Pale Goodbye: What I Saw Working at a Mortuary

Here at Nerdbot, we’ve been sharing some of our creepy stories in the spirit of Halloween. I wasn’t sure if I would be able to contribute, honestly. I can justify the spooky things that happen around me. There’s a logical explanation for everything. Finding the truth usually breaks any wild imaginative speculations. I suppose being […]

Rifftober: 5 Great MST3K Episodes Perfect for Halloween

Halloween is all about dressing up like one of the Red Jaguars from Legends of the Hidden Temple (reusing most of your Global Guts costume to do it), going to haunted houses pretending like it isn’t the worst experience of all time, and watching scary movies. As I’ve been clear about before, I’m a wuss when it […]

5 Great Scary Movies (For People Who Hate Scary Movies)

It’s that time of year again! The leaves are changing in states other than California and the pumpkins all those people bought the first day they were sitting outside of Ralph’s have already begun to rot. Get those scarves you don’t actually need! Halloween is an exciting time for children and adults who refuse to […]

How to Save The Star Trek Franchise

Remember when Star Trek was the most popular thing on the planet? Do you remember a time when everyone was talking about it just like they do Game of Thrones or Star Wars? Remember when every single kid on the block was dressed in bald caps for Halloween, either to be Captain Picard, a Borg, […]

Essential Jean-Luc Picard: Top Ten Patrick Stewart Star Trek Episodes

Star Trek fans are rejoicing at the recent news that the perpetually bald, yet somehow always youthful, Patrick Stewart is reprising his role as the iconic Jean-Luc Picard. The Star Trek: The Next Generation captain was a man of philosophical, ethical pondering who always managed to cap off each episode with a monologue that burrowed right […]