• SciFi
    ENDER’S GAME (MOVIE)

    I’ve already written a review of the book Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card and to be honest it is one of my most favorite books … EVER.  I think that has to some extent colored my review of the movie which is perhaps unfortunate for those that haven’t read the book.  For those of […]

  • Fantasy
    THE RITHMATIST

    I think I’ve said this before in some of my other posts, so I apologize for the repetition, but I just don’t know how he does it? Every time I think I’ve read everything written by the man, I find more books that I’ve still not read (I’m now working my way through an audio […]

  • Books
    The Chronicles of Amber – Sign of the Unicorn

    Starting immediately after the battle at the end of The Guns of Avalon, Corwin is now the de-facto ruler of Amber with the death of Eric.  However something is still not right in paradise by any means. Corwin returns to Castle Amber with the body of one of the creatures that he, Flora and Random […]

  • Books
    Stranger in a strange land – Heinlein

    Definitely one that is a classic of the SciFi genre, Stranger in a Strange Land is actually quite a hefty and difficult book. Heinlein‘s writing style is very evident throughout this book and this is probably one of his most famous works. The story while based in the future, is definitely driven by the current […]

  • Books
    THE REALITY DYSFUNCTION

    The 26th Century In the late 26th Century mankind had spread across the galaxy and colonized over 900 different planets.  With huge technological innovations behind them they now had intelligent and communicative starships that were able to navigate themselves and “swallow” across the void of space. Split into two factions – the Adamists were the […]

  • Supernatural
    S4E05 – Supernatural: “Monster Movie”

    In Monster Movie we have a couple of different campy scenes similar to classic 1930’s horror movies with a shapeshifter that is infatuated with the Silver Screen.  We first saw a shapeshifter in S1E6 – Skin and while the monster of the week here has the same abilities – he definitely does not have the […]

  • Television
    SGU – SERIES 1 RECAP

    Stargate … at one point, it seemed to be on all the time with reruns of SG1 and live episodes of Atlantis appearing regularly on TV it seemed to be the logical inheritor of the Star Trek mantle and it did it with flair (by the way have I mentioned that there seems to be […]

  • Once Upon A Time
    Once Upon a Time – S1E04 – The Price of Gold

    It’s been a while since I’ve had the opportunity of visiting our friends in Storybrooke, but I’ll try to catch you all quickly over the coming months so that we’re reasonably up to date by the next season.  If you’ve never seen this show before, allow me to give you a (very brief) recap of […]

  • Doctor Who
    DOCTOR WHO: IN THE FOREST OF THE NIGHT (S8E10)

    The world has been covered with forest overnight. In London, Clara and Danny are babysitting a Coal Hill ‘Gifted and Talented’ student sleepover at The Zoological Museum. One of the students, Maebh, gets separated from the group and finds her way to the TARDIS parked in a leafy Trafalgar Square. The Doctor and Clara talk […]

  • Fantasy
    Warbreaker

    I’ve read most everything that Brandon Sanderson has published now including the two newest Wheel of Time books (reviews here & here), his Mistborn series (reviewed here), his newest Magnum Opus – The Way of Kings (reviewed here) and finally most recently Warbreaker. Eventually I will get to the Elantris series also and will post […]

  • Agents of Shield
    I Need Your Pain: Melinda (S2E17) – Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

    The long awaited … wait a second, that’s actually not really true is it?  I know that there was some mystery about why May has/was (been) called the CAVALRY, but in reality it didn’t really matter (at least not in my opinion).  While some mysteries NEED to be answered, others can stay as mysteries as […]