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Yoda’s Life Coaching System

Stuck in a rut? Want to get ahead at work? Is there just something missing from your life? What you need is Yoda’s Life Coaching System. Available on five CD for the low low price of 99 galactic credits.

Yoda’s Life Coaching System contains over 10 hours of material. In 5 easy lessons, Yoda will help you overcome your fears;

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger.…

Watching the Watchmen develop.

Video journal #4 is up at the official Warner Brothers Watchmen movie website. It’s hosted by comic book artist Dave Gibbons, and the video gives us a few tantalizing glimpses of how the world he and Alan Moore created will look on film. He remarks upon the incredible attention to detail that is being put into the film, which certainly is impressive. This will no doubt please the purists who demand…

Twilight Videos

I received word this weekend that there was some video available promoting the upcoming movie Twilight. Based on the movie Twilight which was written by Stephenie Meyer, the movie is a lover story about a human and a vampire.

Kristen Stewart plays Bella Swan an outsider (aren’t they always?) who is sent to live with her father in the small town of Forks, Washington. There she meets the mysterious Edward…

The Harry Dresden Universe: Books, Adaptations & Spinoffs

Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden is the central character in the Dresden Files series of books written by Jim Butcher. Dresden is a wizard/private investigator and is an unusual example of the current Urban Fantasy sub-genre, if for no other reason than that the protagonist is male.

That book series currently consists of:

  • Storm Front
  • Fool Moon
  • Grave Peril
  • Summer Knight
  • Death Masks
  • Blood Rites
  • Dead Beat
  • Proven Guilty
  • White Night
  • Small Favor

In addition to the central novels, there are several short…

Where Star Wars Went (and keeps going) Wrong

I think everybody knows when Star Wars went wrong. Return of the Jedi is the movie and most people will point to the Ewoks as a clear sign that even then George Lucas didn’t understand what made his own creation so great. They’re wrong though.

Well partially wrong at least. The Ewoks were over-used and certainly over-marketed, but they didn’t ruin the movie in and of themselves. Return of the Jedi was…

Why Wouldn’t There Be An Incredible Hulk Sequel?

I’ve seen a number of articles now wondering if there will be a sequel to The Incredible Hulk. I really don’t understand why there is so much negativity attached to the Hulk franchise.

A few months ago people were speculating that the movie would suck and I went so far as to state flat out that it wouldn’t, just based on the talent involved. I was right. Now everyone is pouring…

The History of Science Fiction - The 19th Century

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series History of Science Fiction

It was the second half of the 19th century when science fiction really began to emerge as a recognizable genre. And very early on it even established two of the cornerstone sub-genres of science fiction in the form of time travel stories and apocalyptic fiction.

There are two names that everyone is familiar with, whether they are a…

New podcast: “The Unbelievable Origin of Superspiff and the Toothpick Kid.”

D.K. Thompson, a writer friend of mine, has just launched a new podcast called “The Unbelieveable Origin of Superspiff and the Toothpick Kid.” This is part one of a short story about a superhero called Cyberpunk who is approached by a couple of fanboys at a comic book convention:

Okay, here’s the golden rule of comic books: everyone has a secret identity. Sure, the superhero has a secret identity, but people…

Analyzing US Presidents In Science Fiction

Like most people in the United States I’ve been following the Presidential race with some interest. For a while there it wasn’t clear if we were seeing the possibility of the first female president in Hilary Clinton or as it now turns out the chance of the first black president in Barack Obama. Of course there’s also a possibility we’ll have the 44th white male president too.

But this got me…

Want To Write About SciFi?

We interrupt your scheduled programming for an important announcement. Well okay I don’t have any scheduled programming at the weekends, that’s why I decided to post this now in the first place. But I do have an announcement.

I’m planning to start a few new weekly columns here on Solar Flare and I’m looking for some enthusiastic contributors to write them. The columns I’m thinking about are:

  • Weekly SciFi TV News Roundup
  • Weekly…

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