In movies, Dredd is the 2012 version, which went back to the original source material rather than remaking the earlier movie. They played it a bit less campy and closer to the graphic novel’s intentions. The animated Frankenweenie is another of the strange partnership between Disney and Tim Burton that has brought us so many interesting movies. 2012’s Timekeeper centers around a 14 year old accidental time traveler.
Red Dwarf: X is pretty much the US premier of the series, or at least I haven’t found the channel that is carrying the series in North America. I am glad that Dave TV picked up the series and continues to generate new episodes, but I wish that someone would carry it here. Methematica from PBS is a 20 part series that explains some of the basic principles of mathematics in an accessible and easily understandable way. Mathematica is also the name of a very powerful programing environment that runs on Unix and Linux systems and uses Parallel Batch Scripting to run on a number of CPUs at the same time to speed up processing, so don’t be surprised if you get some interesting search results on that one.
In Anime, Bodacious Space Pirates is the first collection in this series, starting us off with a full 13 episodes. A high school girl has just discovered that her dad was captain of a pirate ship, and she has inherited the position. If you want to check it out, you can watch episodes on Crunchyroll to get an idea of the show.
You have to love a title like Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl, and this one involves an adolescent boy who lives with his aunt, only to discover she has a secret daughter from outer space. His life is anything but normal after that, as they try to figure out where she was for the year and a half she went missing.