For the past few years, each April 26th I have to look up why it’s “Alien Day”. The date is named after the planet LV-426, where the xenomorphs are first encountered in the original, 1979 Ridley Scott film. Well, I’ve been a fan of the horror-scifi franchise since I saw the sequel, Aliens. I’ve since watch any film in the series (good and bad) and read a lot of the comics. So, anyway, happy Alien Day to my fellow sci-fi fans.
Movies, television, DVD’s, talkies… all that moves and talks in 2‑D.
Star Trek: The Animated Series Online
When I was a kid growing up in the eighties, in a very rural part of the country, my exposure to Star Trek was somewhat limited. I was too young to the original series that much, opting for Lost in Space reruns if they were on, instead. However, when Nickelodeon began showing reruns of Star… Continue reading Star Trek: The Animated Series Online
I watched Pandorum over the course of a couple of days this past week1. I really hadn’t seen or read a lot about the film, other than a trailer and a very short interview with Dennis Quaid on Leno (or some evening talk show). I wasn’t really sure what to expect; but whatever I was… Continue reading Pandorum
Eight Years and Still Suffering
It’s been eight years today since the coordinated attack on New York and Washington D.C. in which almost 3,000 people perished. Most of us have gone on with our lives; I know that feels like a lifetime ago when I recall where I was and what I was doing. However, for many of the first… Continue reading Eight Years and Still Suffering
I got the tip via Twitter the day prior to the film’s official release that my favorite local burger shop (Burgers ‘N Creme) was giving away free tickets to an advance screening of the movie (with a burger and fries basket — something I love for dinner, anyway!). It was part of a fund raiser… Continue reading Terminator Salvation
Maybe McG Gets It After All
Speaking of summer movie thrills, I’m cautiously optimistic about Terminator: Salvation, which opens next week. Director “McG” — of Charlies Angel’s money grab remake fame ” makes a good case for going with a PG-13 rating: “It just became clear that the things that would take it to an R or an NC-17 would be:… Continue reading Maybe McG Gets It After All
The New Star Trek
With two kids now, finding time to go out to watch a movie is only a great challenge. Given that Angela is a long-time Trekker and that this was Mother’s day weekend, we really wanted to get out to see the new movie. We’re also big Lost fans and had really high hopes for this film. … Continue reading The New Star Trek
Who Watches the Watchmen?
Best description/review of the Watchmen film I’ve read yet that sums up my exact feelings: Fully deserving of its R rating, this is a sad, violent film about sad, violent people where the only one actually saving the world is the villain. While most superhero movies are about action and drama, this one’s a straight-up… Continue reading Who Watches the Watchmen?
Live Blogging the BSG Final Season Premiere
The beginning of the end of Battlestar Galactica. Angela and I are watching: Well, Earth sure a drag. Hey! Hera uses the same plastic spoons as Ainsley. That beach where Tyrol is having some flashback to old Earth… is that actually the beach at Stanley Park in Vancouver? Well, Starbuck. I guess you’re the twelfth and… Continue reading Live Blogging the BSG Final Season Premiere
Much More Fun Than You Might Think
So, you might have picked up that I’ve been on something of a fantasy kick lately. One thing that I’ve considered doing off and on for several years now (Okay, ever since I got out grad. school — whatever) was picking up role-playing games again. I played them a lot as a kid and loved… Continue reading Much More Fun Than You Might Think