Artifact: Serial

  • Slayers and Horrors of HD Remastering

    Slayers and Horrors of HD Remastering

    Welcome back to our in-depth look at the evolution and development of graphics in digital media. Today we’ll be examining the television effects of the late ’90s, as exemplified by the series Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, and Angel, its later spin off series. We’re also going to touch on the absolute mishandling of the remaster…

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  • No Space For Old Pilots – Making the Most of Your Effects Budget
  • Backlash on the Recast

    Backlash on the Recast

    In an industry where whitewashing is common, casting minority actors in movies based on comics often results in ferocious backlash. What causes this reaction and what does it reveal about fans?

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  • Authors of the Amorphous: Neil Gaiman

    Authors of the Amorphous: Neil Gaiman

    Navigating the Bleeding Edge: Gaiman’s works don’t smack you in the face and tell you they’re “weird and cool.” Instead, they show you their weirdness in a search for meaning. Don’t be surprised if you’re riveted to his works; if Gaiman finds something interesting enough to write about, chances are it’s fascinating, horrifying and breathtakingly…

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  • Viral Mutations

    Viral Mutations

    In the midst of the zombie apocalypse, race and gender continue to play a huge role in fan perceptions of characters on The Walking Dead.

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  • Genres Collide: Clashing Realities Don’t Play Fair
  • Out of the Shadows

    Out of the Shadows

    Although LGBTQIA+ representation in comics continues to be lacking, there are some great examples of queer superheroes. What makes these examples so important, and what could better representation accomplish?

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  • Bury Your Gays

    Bury Your Gays

    Many forms of media play into specific troupes. One such troupe is the killing off of LGBTQIA+ characters more quickly than others. When viewers see relatable characters fall to the axe much quicker than others, it seems that their lives are not as important and their stories are only used for emotional plot development. Queer…

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  • Movies, Comics, and the New Weird
  • Fascist Tinted Glasses: The Man in the High Castle