Beneath a Blanket of Stars: Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey: Episode 3

It was inevitable I guess. Not content to simply delete several seconds about evolution in the first episode and impossible to ignore evolution in the second, creationists now demand equal time for their arguments. Balance they call it. And how did the makers of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey respond? They way everyone should respond to [...]

A Souring Spiritual Experience: Cosmos: A Space Time Odyssey: Episode 2

In an area of Oklahoma the first episode of Cosmos:  A Spacetime Odyssey ran twenty seconds shorter than the rest of the country. What was significant about those twenty seconds? That was the time when evolution was discussed. If it was intentional (station executives say it was not) I wonder how much of this week’s [...]

Your God Is Too Small: Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, Episode 1

There is not much these days that can be called a Television Event. Sure there's the odd sporting event or award show but even those are not regarded as "must see". You are never left with a feeling of loss, that you may have missed something important. Besides you can always stream it later or [...]

We Are All Stories in the End: Remembering Doctor Who

It was a Saturday afternoon when I first met the Doctor, completely by accident. There was a Barbeque at my aunt’s house; I was dragged there by my mother. I was the only kid there. All the adults huddled together talking about politics and Carter and taxes and Iran and gas prices. All of which [...]

50,000 Comic Fans can’t Be Wrong: Denver Comic Con 2013

That's right, over 50,000 people attended the 2nd Annual Denver Comic Con this weekend. That's 20,000 more than last year which was the 2nd largest Comic Con opening in history. An impressive number to say the least. This led J. August Richards to say "I truly wasn't expecting this. It's comparable to San Diego Comic [...]

Like an Amusement Park but with Better Costumes: Denver ComicCon 2013

So the second annual Denver Comic Con begins tonight and runs through Sunday, and I could not be more giddy to attend. Seriously, it's all I could talk about for days (maybe weeks). Now I know little ol' Denver's Con is not as big a deal as say, San Diego or New York, but I'm [...]

My God It’s Full of Fries: 2001 Themed Children’s Menu from 1968

Sometimes wile surfing the Web you come across something that makes you just say, huh? I never really pictured 2001: A Space Odyssey as a children's film but apparently in 1968 Howard Johnson's did. I guess they had to capitalize somehow on the product placement in space. So, a children's menu. Huh. Special thanks to [...]