Unfettered Imagination: Blank on Blank with Rod Serling

"The most unfettered imagination belongs to young people, and they don’t walk through life; they fly" - Rod Serling in 1963. Blank on Blank is a series of short animations featuring snippets of conversation and interviews of various celebrities and other assorted famous people which airs on PBS. This particular segment features Rod Serling, creator [...]

If You Think Jon Snow Isn’t Coming Back, You Know Nothing: Self-Indulgent Nerdfest IV

Welcome back everyone to another "nerdfest" post. The second in less than a week! Yes, like a bear coming out of hibernation I have emerged from a cold winter slumber with a hunger to spread my options far and wide about ridiculously trivial subjects that I admittedly spend far too much time thinking about. Now [...]

No, The Eagles Cannot Fly the Hobbits to Mordor: Self-Indulgent Nerdfest III

Way back in 2007 How It Should Have Ended put out a little animation about the Lord of the Rings saying that Fellowship should have just flown an eagle into Mordor and dropped the ring into Mt. Doom with little to no fuss. This video is really funny (I've linked it below) especially when you get [...]

4 Changes to The Phantom Menace That Could Have Saved The Prequels

The Star Wars prequels have been the Internet’s whipping boy for quite a long time. People love to trash the prequels. This is understandable because they are not, you know, good. But they’re not exactly bad either, there are some good ideas. Unfortunately these good ideas are squashed under layers of bad dialogue, bizarre racial [...]

Luminous Beings Are We: Star Wars Concept Art

With Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiering on the 18th my nerdself can’t help but obsess in anticipation. So I will be posting several things leading up to the release date. Way back in the early 1970s, unbelievable as it may seem now, no one wanted to make Star Wars. Or as it was originally [...]

Hey, What You Reading? The Knight Of Swords

This week I'm reading The Knight of Swords by Michael Moorcock. The Knight of Swords is the first book in the Swords Trilogy which tells the tale of Corum Jhaelen Irsei, the Prince in the Scarlet Robe, who is an incarnation of the Eternal Champion that exists in many forms to bring Cosmic Balance to [...]

Reverse the Polarity: The 3rd Doctor

Doctor Who Week continues on DaddyElk! The Series 9 premiere is coming this Saturday and to celebrate we're going to be doing all kinds of Who-related content starting with revisiting some old articles written for the 50th anniversary highlighting my take on the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th Doctors. In addition to regenerating (see [...]