Ensley F. Guffey is an author and historian of american popular culture. His is the co-author with K. Dale Koontz of Wanna Cook? The Complete, Unofficial Guide to Breaking Bad (ECW Press 2014), and is currently working on their second collaboration, Dreams Given Form: The Unofficial Companion to the Babylon 5 Universe (forthcoming, fall 2016). Ensley has also published academic articles on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Breaking Bad, Marvel's The Avengers, Farscape, and Babylon 5. In between books, Dale and Ensley lead the carefree lives of pop-culture scholars, speaking at academic conferences, fan conventions, and otherwise obsessing about TV, Joss Whedon, comics, books, and films while forging their own version of "happily ever after," which generally involves buying more bookshelves.

The Ten Percent: Come and See (1985)

“Ninety percent of everything is crud.” – Theodore Sturgeon Welcome back to “The Ten Percent,” a regular column where every other week K. Dale Koontz and I take a look at the inverse … Continue reading The Ten Percent: Come and See (1985)

The Ten Percent: The Great Escape (1963)

“Ninety percent of everything is crud.” – Theodore Sturgeon Welcome back to “The Ten Percent,” a regular column where every other week K. Dale Koontz and I take a look … Continue reading The Ten Percent: The Great Escape (1963)

The Ten Percent: MST3K

“Ninety percent of everything is crud.” – Theodore Sturgeon Hello, and welcome back for another installment of “The Ten Percent”, the bi-weekly column here at Biff Bam Pop! where K. … Continue reading The Ten Percent: MST3K

The Ten Percent: M (1931)

“Ninety percent of everything is crud.” – Theodore Sturgeon Hello and welcome to another installment of The Ten Percent, a regular column here on Biff Bam Pop! where every other … Continue reading The Ten Percent: M (1931)

The Ten Percent: The Best Man (1964)

“Ninety percent of everything is crud.” – Theodore Sturgeon It’s the summer of 2016, which means it’s Convention season in the good ol’ US of A. From Cleveland, OH to … Continue reading The Ten Percent: The Best Man (1964)

Ensley F. Guffey Reacts to Captain America: Steve Rogers #1

I don’t usually write about superhero comics, or add my two cents to the internet outrages, controversies, and speculations that the comic book industry produces like Campbell’s makes soup, but … Continue reading Ensley F. Guffey Reacts to Captain America: Steve Rogers #1

Biff Bam Pop’s It’s All Connected – Just a Kid from Brooklyn: Captain America, American Memories of World War II, and the MCU, Part II

  In the first part of this essay, I briefly sketched the construction of American memories of World War II that began slightly before the war and continue into the … Continue reading Biff Bam Pop’s It’s All Connected – Just a Kid from Brooklyn: Captain America, American Memories of World War II, and the MCU, Part II

The Ten Percent: Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

“Ninety percent of everything is crud.” – Theodore Sturgeon Hello and welcome back to “The Ten Percent,” a regular column here on Biff Bam Pop! where every other week K. … Continue reading The Ten Percent: Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

The Ten Percent: Now and Then, Here and There (1999 – 2000)

“Ninety percent of everything is crud.” – Theodore Sturgeon Hello and welcome to another installment of “The Ten Percent,” a regular column here on Biff Bam Pop! where every other … Continue reading The Ten Percent: Now and Then, Here and There (1999 – 2000)

The Ten Percent: Doctor Zhivago (1965)

“Ninety percent of everything is crud.” – Theodore Sturgeon Hello, and welcome to another installment of The Ten Percent! Every two weeks, K. Dale Koontz and I use this space … Continue reading The Ten Percent: Doctor Zhivago (1965)