Today borg turns nine. We’ve published every day since June 10, 2011, with 3,437 updates, locating the next big thing we think you’ll want to check out in movies, TV, books, comics, sci-fi, fantasy, action, thrillers, crime noir, popular art, superheroes, retro fixes… if it looks good to us, we let you know. The past three months have been rough on everyone. What was the best part for us from the past year? Reading and reviewing more great books than ever before, watching and reviewing TV shows and movies from a year with a wider variety than ever before, and meeting other fans, celebrities, and creators at events throughout the year on the convention circuit. Our borg Hall of Fame keeps growing thanks to inspirational futurists who continue to write and design for us. We anxiously search for each new potential honoree for our kick-ass women in film and TV, revealed each year in December, and look forward to assembling our annual best of the year lists.
So what is coming in Year 10? As we claw our way through the new normal preview of dystopia to our tenth anniversary we’ll continue attacking this new stack of books and comics, continue the daily coverage of the best entertainment at the movies, on TV, in print, or in whatever form it’s available, and… we’ll also begin to take a look back. What was the very best of the past decade? What TV series, movies, books, games, reboots, pop culture, and surprise finds did we like that stuck with us–the new classics that we’ve returned to over and over? Over the next year we’re going to figure that out.
You never know what’s coming, and how much your life can change in a decade. Or a year. Or a month. Or a week. Or a day. COVID-19 stole from us a summer of movies (check out all that still haven’t been released yet here in our annual list of 2020 movies), delayed book releases, and all but ensured a weak volley of TV shows this coming Fall. But all the good stuff is just stacking up, ready to get piled back on us any day now. If you want to see more of anything, let us know in the comments or drop us an email.
Thank you for reading. A special thanks to our friends, family, Elite Comics, and all of you who subscribe to borg via email updates or via social media outlets. Running borg is all about having fun and sharing the good stuff. Your positive feedback fuels us onward in a time when ad returns are dropping and search engines constantly favor big corporation Internet traffic. Thanks to all the comic book publishers out there that continue to provide us with previews and review copies, as well as non-fiction and fiction book publishers, TV and movie studios, and gaming and collectible companies that allow us to give you the first look at what’s coming next. Stay safe and keep hanging in there.
Onward and upward!
C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg