Jul 31, 2008
The Stargate franchise is perhaps the sleeper hit of scifi TV. Unlike The X-Files which was an instant phenomenon or Star Trek which has always been there, Stargate launched with a relatively low budget movie that met with middling success but appeared set to end there. It didn’t end though and has spawned numerous spin-offs.
It all started in 1994 with the movie Stargate. Starring Kurt Russell and James Spader,…
Jul 23, 2008
I’d seen trailers for this episode of Stargate Atlantis, and they weren’t very inspiring. It’s a pretty hackneyed idea after having someone be taken over by an alien plant. But let’s not rush to judgement. Old ideas can still be done in interesting ways.
I think putting Woolsey in charge of Atlantis could lead to some interesting internal conflicts which this show will benefit from. Often the Atlantis team is just…
Jul 21, 2008
If you’ve read this blog for more than a couple of weeks it should be pretty clear that I feel there is too much negativity in science fiction fandom (or at least online fandom). Well I’m a firm believer that if you see a problem you should attempt to solve it. A while back I posted about 7 Things that SciFi Fans Should Stop Doing, now I’m going to provide…
Jul 16, 2008
The third season of Battlestar Galactica was first broadcast on the Sci-Fi Chnnel on October 6th 2006 and ran for 20 episodes without any extended break in the middle of the season (as SciFi often does with its shows).
The early episodes focused on resolving the New Caprica story arc that had started in the previous season. After that it moved to a largely stand alone episode format which was different…
Jul 14, 2008
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…