The Illusion Is Always One of Normality: The 5th 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 [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Caretaker

Welcome everyone to the first entry into the long journey of the Federation Starship Voyager. As I said in my introduction to this feature I will not be doing a synopsis of the episode and instead simply focus on my general thoughts and initial impressions upon watching. And my initial thoughts on watching this episode [...]

Delta Redux: A Voyager Rewatch: Introduction

Ah Voyager. The series that held the distinction of being the most derided of the Star Trek franchises until Enterprise came along to usurp that title. Critics thought it was underwhelming, fans thought it was repetitive, both thought it was overly reliant on cliche and technobabble. For it's duration the show slowly declined in the [...]

Phase IV: 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See

As with many films on this list I first discovered this movie watching TV late at night. I suppose it will become a running theme in this segment, insomnia and UHF leading to some pretty strange post-midnight viewings. And perhaps it is the delirium of half-sleep that makes a film about intelligent ants in the [...]

The Black Hole: 99 Science Fiction Films You Must See

In keeping with the Disney theme this week we have for your approval The Black Hole. I’ll say right off the bat that this is not exactly a classic. There are plot holes and stiff dialogue and the science definitely leans more towards fiction than fact. And there are some questionable robot designs. Despite that [...]

One Day I Shall Come Back: Doctor Who Series 8

Tonight the greatest television ever created and broadcast will return for its 8th or 34th season (depending on how you reckon such things). A new actor (Peter Capaldi) will be taking over the role of the Doctor and by all accounts there will be a new tone and feel to the show as well. This [...]

Be Seeing You: The Prisoner Rewind

I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered. My life is my own. Psychedelic, surreal, insane. Compelling and intriguing. The Prisoner was one of the most unique, innovative and influential television series of all time. An icon of Sci-Fi. The series was the brainchild of star Patrick McGoohan who, along with [...]

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 [...]

Time Machine: 1999 Interview with Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

Way back before the turn of the century (which is an extremely fun phrase to write) myself and then aspiring author, Justin Rickard, decided to start an independent, self-published magazine. It was called The Pythagorean. It was melding of sorts of philosophy, spirituality and science. Our goal was to show how these things were not [...]