She did great work on Breaking Bad, but her triumph is Walking Dead's "Pretty Much Dead Already."

As impressive as it is to contribute the best episodes of a good show, it's even more impressive to rescue the Sophia storyline in such a compelling way that it's still resonating years later. » 11/24/14 6:32pm Monday 6:32pm

"The two were supposedly married by the Pharaoh of Egypt and had two sons."

Really? Married by the Pharaoh were they? Funny thing about that...there were no more Pharaohs in Jesus' time. Egypt was a Roman province for two and half decades before Jesus was even born.

After that, Augustus and the subsequent Emperors were… » 11/12/14 4:46pm 11/12/14 4:46pm

There are a lot of examples like 6 in TNG, though I agree the warp speed limit was among the more egregious. They, in fact, completely undermine the whole bacon-fisted point by shrugging it off as having been solved before it became an inconvenience. If we're supposed to see this as an analogy to the balance between… » 11/12/14 2:19pm 11/12/14 2:19pm

A bit of political content? Sagan added not only warnings about global warming, but also whole monologues about nuclear disarmament. It was just as "political." In fact, his entire motive for making Cosmos was that scientists weren't being political enough in promoting facts over nationalistic propaganda.

Also, there's… » 11/01/14 11:51am 11/01/14 11:51am

Problem is, there is no preferred frame of reference. If you have two planets in otherwise empty space moving at constant speed with relation to each other and both have a time machine, which one would have to compensate for the motion? No way to tell.

But our only models for (possible) reverse time travel are all… » 10/31/14 11:46am 10/31/14 11:46am