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#StargateRising

As you all know, if you read this site with any frequency, I am a pathological fan of the Stargate franchise.  I was naturally excited when I learned that many of the producers, writers, and actors of the original series had organized a so-called “Tweetstorm” for Friday March 9, 2018, that would force the topic of Stargate to a top worldwide trending Twitter topic, maybe garnering the attention of MGM to bring the show back in some capacity. Continue reading #StargateRising

Black Lightning: First Thoughts

If you haven’t been keeping score, there’s a new entry into the DC comics’ TV shows on the CW network. Joining ArrowThe FlashDC’s Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl comes another Greg Berlanti production… Black Lightning.

Black Lightning — “The Resurrection” — Image BLK101e_0027r2 — Pictured: – Cress Williams as Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning — Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW — © 2017 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Star Trek Discovery: the Good, the Bad, and the Ferengi

Star Trek, the original series, recently celebrated its 50th birthday.  Star Trek: The Next Generation, is about to celebrate its 30th birthday.  In fact, a review of its pilot episode was my very first newspaper article. I was a really bad writer back then, and an even worse reviewer.  (Some say I never improved.) I predicted that the show would not last. Clearly, I’m an idiot. In my defence, I was 20 years old. Most people are idiots at 20. Continue reading Star Trek Discovery: the Good, the Bad, and the Ferengi

Legion and Powerless: Review of Two New Shows

Superhero TV shows are all the rage, and I’m certainly a sucker for them. Netflix’s Jessica Jones is one of the finest examples of the genre I’ve ever seen.  The Flash has been required weekly viewing for three years now. And season 2 of Netflix’s Daredevil caused my draw to literally drop (when the Punisher walked into the courtroom… Oh. My. God… we get to see the trial of the motherfrackin’ Punisher!)

So it was predictable and understandable that the frequency of genre shows would accelerate, despite Spielberg himself saying that superheroes would soon go the way of the Western.

I was with some trepidation that I watched the newest offerings: the pilot episode of FX’s Legion, and the first two episodes of NBC’s sitcom, Powerless. Continue reading Legion and Powerless: Review of Two New Shows

Review of Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson

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It’s been a while since I’ve been able to totally immerse myself in a novel. You know that feeling –sneaking minutes on the bus, in the toilet, in bed, in between work tasks– anything to get that next little hit of sweet narrative. As I’ve aged, fewer books can draw me in so completely. So it’s been a joy to ravenously consume the latest offering by Kim Stanley Robinson, an epic tale of interstellar travel.
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