Category Archives: Sci-fi

Thoughts on Sci-Fi related stuff

The Babylon 5 Rewatch Project: Season 1

I got a great Christmas present from my wife this year. I now have at my disposal the entire Babylon 5 video collection. That’s all 5 years of the show, all of the TV movies, and the Crusade spin-off. (Okay, so it doesn’t include Legend of the Rangers, but that’s not really a bad thing. The Lost… Read More »

MovieWatch 2013

It’s time for my annual(ish) list of movies I want to catch this year. Strap in and let the trailers wash over you like pure adrenalin. (Not that I know what an adrenalin shower is like, ’cause I kind of think that would be a bit… icky. Though that’s not really the feeling I think you… Read More »

Star Wars VII, VIII, IX… and beyond?!

Well, apparently one does. I don’t know if anyone else saw this coming, but I was completely blindsided. Disney just bought Lucasfilm, including the rights to all their films – and most importantly, Star Wars and Indiana Jones. Apparently, due to some rights issues with Paramount, Indy is just going to retire. That’s sad, but… Read More »

Who do you serve, and who do you trust?

This is one of a series of articles I wrote for The Coalition of Awesomeness blog some time ago. The blog has since gone to an unfortunate (but very awesome) grave so I thought I’d share it here. Those were the focal questions of Crusade, the Babylon 5 spin-off/sequel series that was cancelled before it even aired. I… Read More »

Review: The Dark Knight Rises (no spoilers)

I’m late for leaving on a trip, so this will be quick. The Dark Knight Rises is a completely worthy capstone to the Nolan/Bale Batman trilogy. It turns the trilogy into a cohesive whole, and never feels awkward while doing it. It is long, like the second entry in the series, but even though I… Read More »

The Avengers (2012) with spoilers, and new things on the internet

You know, I was going to write a whole post about the specifics of stuff I loved about The Avengers. You’ve already seen my spoiler-free gushing (assuming you have done your homework properly). I thought about the stuff I would say – the coolness of Black Widow’s “terror” scene with the Hulk; the coolness of… Read More »

Review: The Avengers (2012) (no spoilers)

Yesterday (well, technically today) I posted that The Avengers was one of three movies that I would see even if I had to sell my mother to the Russians, with no guilt. Having seen it now, I completely stand by that claim. In fact, I’d consider selling her now just to see it again. What… Read More »

7 movies my mother has to worry about (and a bunch more)

2012 has an impressive line-up of films. Time travel, mutation, gods, monsters, hobbits, technology, and sheer awesomeness all combine to create an almost inescapable desire to just set up an automatic withdrawal from my checking account to my local movie theater. Almost. As usual, but even more so this year, money is tight. Hard choices… Read More »