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Dylan Roth

Dylan Roth


Dylan Roth is a freelance writer, musician, podcaster, and the most frighteningly lifelike Muppet you've ever seen. The author of over 400 reviews, essays, and interviews, Dylan has been publishing since 2013, when he founded the upstart pop culture commentary site In the years since, his work has appeared regularly on Looper, Polygon, Observer, and more, where he's served as both a critic and a friendly guide to the many multiverses that make up modern media. He also writes fiction and combines his critical and creative skills as the co-host of "Are You Afraid of the Dark Universe?", a podcast that imagines a continuation of Universal's canceled horror cinematic universe, one film at a time.

The cast of the rebooted Battlestar Galactica, circa 2004.

The 10 best Battlestar Galactica episodes, ranked

Great sci-fi shows never die, which is why Battlestar Galactica continues to be talked about today. DT picks the 10 best Battlestar Galactica episodes ever.
Luke Skywalker lunges towards Darth Vader during their lightsaber fight on Cloud City.

The 10 best lightsaber duels in Star Wars, ranked

From Ahsoka's fight with Darth Vader in The Clone Wars to Rey and Kylo Ren's clash in The Rise of Skywalker, these are the best lightsaber duels in Star Wars.
Captain Kirk, upset, buried waist-deep in Tribbles.

The 10 best Star Trek: The Original Series episodes, ranked

DT boldly goes where many have gone before by ranking the 10 best episodes of Star Trek: The Original Series. And our pick for No. 1 may surprise Trek fans.
Captain Sisko brandishes a phaser rifle outdoors in the DS9 episode "Rocks and Shoals"

The 10 best Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes, ranked

Thirty years after its debut, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is finally receiving the respect it always deserved. Here's DT's list of the show's best episodes ever.
Hayley Atwell and Tom Cruise hang precariously in a train car in Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One.

How 2023 became the year of the half-movie

With Fast X, Across the Spider-Verse, and Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning, 2023 is shaping up to be the year of the half-movie. DT explains the phenomenon.
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The best action scenes in the Mission: Impossible movies, ranked

From the daring heist in Langley to the jaw-dropping HALO skydive, each Mission: Impossible movie has had memorable action scenes. DT ranks the best of them.
Lois grabs Clark as Jimmy watches in My Adventures with Superman.

Is My Adventures with Superman worth watching?

After years of evil Superman movies, TV shows, and games, does the new Adult Swim series My Adventures with Superman stay true to the DC character's origins?
Coruscant's cityscape at night in Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.

The 10 best worlds in sci-fi movies, ranked

Popular sci-fi franchises like Star Wars often display fictional places for their characters to interact in. We rank the 10 best worlds in sci-fi movies.
The Flash runs in Flashpoint, a DC comic event.

Every version of The Flash movie that didn’t happen

With The Flash finally in theaters, we look back at the complicated history behind bringing the beloved DC character to the big screen.
The cast of Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

How do I get into Star Trek? A guide to how to watch the beloved sci-fi franchise

Star Trek can be an intimidating franchise for newbies, so we've crafted an easy guide on where to start watching the the adventures of the Enterprise crew.
Diego Luna walks through a scrapyard of ships in a scene from Andor.

Star Trek vs. Star Wars: which one is better in 2023?

Digital Trends asks the age-old question: Which one is better, Star Trek or Star Wars?
Kirk and Picard stand in Star Trek: Generations.

From Khan to Beyond: All the Star Trek movies, ranked from worst to best

Digital Trends ask the toughest question for sci-fi fans: what's the best Star Trek movie of all time?
Black Cat sits on a chair in a Marvel comic book.

7 best Spider-Man characters who’ve never been on the big screen

Now that Across the Spider-Verse has introduced a whole brigade of new characters, it's time these 7 Spider-Man characters make their big-screen debuts.
A split image of Darth Vader and Kylo Ren in Star Wars movies.

Darth Vader vs. Kylo Ren: which one is the better Star Wars villain?

The classic and modern eras of Star Wars are defined by its two signature villains, Darth Vader and Kylo Ren. Which one is the better antagonist?
The X-Men pose for a photo in a Marvel comic book.

The MCU needs the X-Men (but the X-Men don’t need the MCU)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is in need of a reboot and introducing the X-Men just might do the trick. But does Marvel's merry mutants need the MCU to thrive?
Vin Diesel leans against a car in Fast X.

Fast X review: The end can’t come soon enough

While it still has all of the breathless action sequences that made the franchise famous, Fast X has too many characters and not enough story to be satisfying.
Men and women looking at the horizon in Fast Seven.

All the Fast & Furious movies, ranked from worst to best

With Fast X about to hit theaters, we rank all the movies in the Fast and the Furious franchise, from the 2001 original to Hobbs & Shaw to F9: The Fast Saga.
A man flies in the night sky in The Rocketeer.

7 underrated action movies from the 1990s you need to watch

From an underappreciated Sylvester Stallone sci-fi movie to a pre-MCU Disney superhero film, these action movies from the 1990s all deserve to be watched.
Anakin marches to the Jedi temple in Revenge of the Sith.

Every time we’ve seen Order 66 in Star Wars movies, video games, and TV shows

With The Mandalorian season 3 ending and Star Wars Jedi: Survivor now out, DT tracks each time Order 66 has been shown in Star Wars movies, TV shows, and games.
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The best Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes, ranked

Now that Star Trek: Picard is over, Digital Trends celebrates with a list ranking the best Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes ever.
Beverly, Jean-Luc, and Will stand in Star Trek: Picard.

Star Trek: Picard season 3’s ending, explained

Does Jean-Luc Picard die? What's up with Jack Crusher? And why is The Borg Queen back? We explain the ending to Star Trek: Picard season 3.
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Apple TV+’s Tetris shows movies about video games are the next big thing

With Apple TV+'s Tetris, movies about video games, from Farmville's origins to the 16-bit console wars of the 1990s, could be the next big thing.