Creature Double Feature: My Saturday Monster Time

Growing up my Saturday afternoons would be spent with creatures, monsters, ghosts, ghouls, murderers and mad scientists. Beginning around one o'clock I would settle down in front of our 17" Sony Trinatron (complete with simulated wood grain plastic sides) with a soda (typically Frank's grape or ginger ale) and a bowl of buttered macaroni noodles (couldn't [...]

All Hallows’ Eve Month is Here! A Month of Classic Horror

October has arrived - the most wonderful time of the year. There is a nip in the air, the leaves are changing and the smell of pumpkin pie surrounds us. It’s time to wear flannel as you walk a corn maze then curl up by a fire as the sun goes down early. A time [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Dreadnaught

I find it interesting that the B'Elanna-centric episodes thus-far in the series have tended to have actress Roxanne Dawson act against either herself or an emotionless blank slate. I suppose one could argue that every time she has to interact with Harry Kim she has to deal with an emotionless blank slate - but seriously [...]

Jovey McJupiterface (or Ego the Living Planet is Real): NASA Image of the Day

Fist let's get this out of the way and mention that scientist Jason Major titled this image “Jovey McJupiterface” because scientists are awesome in so, so many ways. The second thing we need to address is the fact that Ego the Living Planet is real! As everyone knows Ego the Living planet is...well...a living planet. And [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Meld

After the ill-conceived cluster that was Threshold, Voyager serves up a truly great episode in Meld. In complete contrast to the previous episode Meld is well written, well-acted and tells a story with real consequences that will last throughout the series run.  That right there is a welcome change. As I’ve said multiple times season [...]

Ultraman Mash-Up On Jupiter: NASA Image of the Day

Okay, so I have to admit something...I'm a bit strange. Now most of the people who know me well will look at that statement and think, "yes, and...?" So let me elaborate a bit on what pops into my mind when I see certain things and maybe you can get a glimpse into how my thinking [...]

Twi’leks Last Gleaming: Star Wars Books: Ahsoka

The Star Wars extended universe is vast and sprawling. It consist of movies (obviously), TV shows, games, comics, and many, many, many books. Just so many books. And if I’m honest it was a bit daunting. I’ve always considered myself a Star Wars fan but mostly confined myself to the movies and TV with an [...]