Samantha Olthof

A politer reciter, a Canadian writer. Hiking with my puppy is my happy place.
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The Crew of ‘The Expanse’ Confronts Ghosts from the Past in Season 5

By Samantha Olthof 

The penultimate season of ‘The Expanse’ splits the party and tosses them into (another) fight for survival and humanity.

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New House, New Horrors: Cinematographer James Kniest on the Visual Distinction of ‘The Haunting of Bly Manor’

By Samantha Olthof 

Kniest discusses the gothic romance of the Netflix series, plus horror tropes, time jumps, and the black & white episode.

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‘Deep Space Nine’ Dared to Go Where No ‘Star Trek’ Had Gone Before

By Samantha Olthof 

The “bastard child” of the ‘Star Trek’ franchise is better now than when it first aired.

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Treat Yourself to Another Round of ‘Parks and Recreation’

By Samantha Olthof 

Leslie Knope is the mom we all need right now.

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How ‘Jojo Rabbit’ Went from Bleak Novel to Vibrant Satire

By Samantha Olthof 

We got together with Mihai Mălaimare Jr. to discuss the cinematography of Jojo Rabbit, the collaborative process that comes with working with Taika Watiti, and some of the adaptational choices made in contrast to the novel.

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‘The Expanse’ Season 4 Review: A Bloody Frontier and a Fallen Empire

By Samantha Olthof 

The anticipated fourth season of ‘The Expanse’ proves that its a good time to be a fan of sci-fi.

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‘The Expanse’ Showrunner Naren Shankar on Creating The Look of Season 4

By Samantha Olthof 

From science to science fiction, showrunner Naren Shankar discusses the joy of working on a hard sci-fi show like ‘The Expanse.’

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Shot By Shot with The Final ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Trailer

By Samantha Olthof 

Turns out evil Emperors and their death machines are pretty hard to kill.

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Gravity is a Real Bitch: Hard Science Fiction in ‘The Expanse’

By Samantha Olthof 

‘The Expanse’ reminds us all to respect the Laws of Physics.