Outer space entertainments to share with your kids

Our A.V. Club Field Guide To Parenting is designed to guide you toward the best kids’ books, shows, movies, and music, just like we do with The A.V. Club for adults. Every month or so, we will feature a new subject with a few essential pop-culture takes parents should know, saving you from the mountains of kids’ dreck…

Starship Icarus shows just how much life on a Star Trek ship would suck

As evidenced by properties like Quark, Red Dwarf, Galaxy Quest, and John Scalzi’s Redshirts, there is a long tradition of skewering various aspects of Star Trek universe. The worst of these satiric takes focus solely on the surface level aspects of Roddenberry’s creation—the space age architecture, funny sounding…