Monthly Archives: January 2015

“Babylon 5” (Season 4)

Some excellent material in the beginning and end, but the middle of this season feels anticlimactic. *** SPOILER ALERT: DO NOT READ UNTIL YOU HAVE FINISHED WATCHING SEASON 4***

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Very Merry Unspoilers: Unfinished Hobbit Business

Originally posted on The Oddest Inkling:
Today and the rest of this week I am participating in The Battle of the Five Blogs about the new Hobbit movie. It’s not really a battle, of course: merely a chance to share…

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“Red Mars” coming to TV!

Over 20 years after its publication, Kim Stanley Robinson’s Red Mars remains the most convincing depiction of mankind’s colonization of Mars. There had been several attempts to bring Red Mars to TV, but all had failed. Now, Babylon 5 creator J. Michael Straczynski has announced that he plans … Continue reading

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“Babylon 5” (Season 3)

The Shadow War intensifies and Babylon 5 goes through exciting changes, but the characters still feel underdeveloped. *** SPOILER ALERT: DO NOT READ UNTIL YOU HAVE FINISHED WATCHING SEASON 3***

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“The Hobbit” fan edit

In my review of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy, I commented that I’d love to see a fan edit that removes some of the most egregious deviations from the book. There’s a lot of good material in Jackson’s trilogy, but large parts of it … Continue reading

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“Babylon 5” (Season 2)

Excellent continuation of the Narn-Centauri conflict is undermined by weak standalone episodes and limited character growth. *** SPOILER ALERT: DO NOT READ UNTIL YOU HAVE FINISHED WATCHING SEASON 2***

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Hunger Games: Dr. Amy H. Sturgis on the Dystopian Tradition

I haven’t read or seen The Hunger Games yet, but this seems like a great opportunity for those interested. Dr. Amy Sturgis, a bona fide expert on science fiction, is offering a free lecture series on the books. Find out more here.

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“The Expanse” trailer…

Syfy has released a trailer for its upcoming 10-episode miniseries, “The Expanse,” based on a series of novels by S.A. Corey. I haven’t read the books. Has anybody read them? Are they worth it? Either way, I’ll probably check this … Continue reading

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“The Man in the High Castle” TV show!

Wow, this one almost slipped by me. Amazon is releasing TV miniseries adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle. The book is essentially an alternate history of America during the 1960s had World War II ended with an … Continue reading

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EW on the 10th Anniversary of “Battlestar Galactica”

Entertainment Weekly has an article celebrating the 10th anniversary of the first proper episode of Ronald D. Moore’s Battlestar Galactica reboot. Simply titled “33,” this episode introduced the incredible drama, philosophical commentary, and storytelling that would mark the rest of the series. In this era of … Continue reading

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