13 10, 2018

The Blood Elevator: It’s Meaning & Symbol

By |2018-10-15T15:20:47+00:00October 13th, 2018|1970s Nostalgia, Halloween, Ideas & Excuses|

The blood elevator scene, sometimes called the ‘river of blood’, from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is a horrifying and disturbing image in a film full of horrifying and disturbing images.  Upon watching it the scene produces in many - myself included - a feeling of dread; an uneasiness that is [...]

8 10, 2018

All of This is New to You, And New Can Be Scary (The Return of Doctor Who)

By |2018-10-08T15:56:00+00:00October 8th, 2018|Ideas & Excuses, News & Opinions|

The new season (series) of Doctor Who started yesterday and I feel I am required to say something about it. Typically this is not something I do, at least in the terms of a “hot take” or some such thing. I usually like to ruminate on a thing for a [...]

2 10, 2018

Creature Double Feature: My Saturday Monster Time

By |2018-10-15T14:27:27+00:00October 2nd, 2018|Features, Halloween, Ideas & Excuses, Monster Memories|

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 [...]

12 05, 2018

Swim Until You Cant See Land (Saying Goodbye to Scott Hutchison)

By |2018-05-12T11:04:06+00:00May 12th, 2018|Ideas & Excuses, News & Opinions|

It was late December 2007 and I was driving home from work listening to the radio. There is an indie station that plays Christmas music by alternative bands with alternative takes on the holiday and that is the only type of Christmas music I listen to because yeah, I’m [...]

21 02, 2018

A 1999 Interview with Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

By |2018-02-21T12:28:20+00:00February 21st, 2018|News & Opinions|

Way back before the turn of the century (which is an extremely fun phrase to write) myself and 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 [...]

1 01, 2018

Obligatory Best of List for the Dumpster Fire Year That was 2017

By |2018-01-01T20:45:16+00:00January 1st, 2018|Ideas & Excuses, News & Opinions|

2017 is officially over and frankly, good riddance. Among the vast amount of awful this past year brought we saw a once lauded political institution (know colloquially as “The United States”) become a world-wide punchline and a seemingly endless stream of celebrities and other men in positions of power get [...]

27 09, 2017

Star Trek: Discovery is Great – Too Bad I’ll Never See It Again

By |2017-09-27T21:56:36+00:00September 27th, 2017|News & Opinions|

Last Sunday something happened that I’ve been waiting for a long, long time. Star Trek returned to television for the first time in 12 years. Star Trek: Discovery premiered on CBS and to fans it was not only welcomed, it was praised. Because, you see, for the first time in [...]

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