• Comics
    Biowars – Infection

    The appeal of comic books for me is the fantasy element that they evoke. Superhero’s with super powers, megalomaniac villains with visions of world domination and characters with disproportionately sized costumes are all just part of the charm. They evoke memories from my childhood … a simpler and easier time without the responsibilities that come […]

  • Fantasy
    THE WHEEL OF TIME – A NEW SPRING

    (Prequel) New Spring Although this book and its contents are actually a precusor to the rest of the series, introducing the characters of Lan & Moiraine at this point seems to take away from the other characters that will be introduced in later books. To be honest – although this book is good and interesting, […]

  • Action/Adventure
    The Fifth Element (1997)

    1997 was an amazing year for SciFi flicks with some of the most classic and iconic films and franchises either starting or continuing.  I mean we had Starship Troopers (based on the book by Robert Heinlein), Men in Black (with the awesome Will Smith), Event Horizon, Star Trek: First Contact & for the more cerebral Contact (based on book by Carl Sagan) and Gattaca.  Each of these films deserve a […]

  • Books
    Dies the Fire – S.M. Stirling

    Ok, first – lets the get the biggest negative out of the way.  While Stirling is obviously a fan of the “Wiccan” way of life and the “Craft” and its back to nature creed, I am not as interested in this aspect of the story and think that his constant harping on about how and […]

  • Action/Adventure
    Is Interstellar the perfect date night movie for Valentines day?

    Now you might not think a dystopian future with humanity on the brink of extinction, space travel, wormholes, black holes, ice planets and astronauts are your typical date night movie but let’s actually look at all of the facts here!  If you and your date/partner/spouse are somewhat intelligent (and as you’re reading this website, I […]

  • Movies
    Jupiter Ascending – so bad it’s good?

    I’d like to think that I’m an unbiased reviewer – aside from my predilection towards Comics, SciFi and Fantasy of course – and as such can look at a movie with an un-jaundiced eye.  Someone that can enjoy it for the good and look (mostly) beyond the bad to get to the underlying story and […]

  • Supernatural
    Metamorphosis – S4E04 Supernatural

    If you recall from last episode (In the Beginning), Dean caught Sam literally exorcising a demon with the power of his mind.  After watching Sam harness his powers and realizing that the woman he is with is Ruby, Dean angrily confronts his brother and demands that he stop doing this as it is dangerous.  Sam had previously […]

  • Agents of Shield
    AGENTS OF SHIELD: HEAVY IS THE HEAD (S2E02)

    Opening: Season two started strong, with an excellent action episode, first of a two-parter that brought the series right up to date months after the season 1 finale.  The world and character building from season one seems to have paid off, while the writing and acting is top form.  What’s next?  Basically, part 2 of […]

  • Fantasy
    THE HERO OF AGES (MISTBORN)

    This book was one that I took with me on a long road trip.  I expected it to last me at least half the trip, but I quickly found that this one more than the other two was one that I just could not put down.  While I was bored for the rest of my […]

  • Agent Carter
    Agent Carter – Bridge & Tunnel

    Continuing on from our previous recap and review of the 1st half Agent Carter: Now is Not the End (click the link to see that review and get the detailed synopsis in case you missed it) this review will focus on what happens next and how Agent Carter continues to grow and develop. One good thing […]

  • Doctor Who
    DOCTOR WHO – KILL THE MOON (S8E07)

    Clara and student Courtney Woods send the world a video message from The Moon in 2049, giving them 45 minutes to choose between humankind and an innocent life. Back at Coal Hill School in the present day, Courtney is acting out following The Doctor’s rejection, and he agrees to make her the first woman on […]

  • Books
    ENDER’S GAME

    In the not too distant future, mankind has barely survived two wars with an alien race – the Formics (also known as Buggers) – and the IF (International Fleet) has determined that it is time to take the battle to bugs! Ender and the other genius children of Earth are taken into a training center […]