I caught the debut of Matt Smith (the new Doctor on Doctor Who) on On Demand yesterday. (I love On Demand, BTW. I do wonder, though, why every On Demand program I’ve used has an outright user-hostile interface, but I imagine within a few years some entrepeneurial lass or lad will correct that and do quite … More The New Doctor
Part 3 of my recommendations of great SF from 2009 – fantasy & scifi on the screen, including film, television, and other miscellaneous forms of dramatized entertainment. (Just wait until you see the miscellaneous.) These are the works that I’ve nominated for the Bradbury Award (basically, the Nebula Award for Dramatic Presentation – technically not … More Recommended Fantasy & SciFi On the Screen from 2009
For years friends have been telling me I have to check out Dr. Who, but I resisted it like , um, like something that resists another thing a lot. Then on a long airplane ride I discovered a few episodes were among my in-flight entertainment options. I watched one, then another, and another until I had spent … More Finally Converted to Dr. Who
I’ve gotten a couple of bits of good news in the past few weeks. Shimmer has accepted one of my stories, “Crepuscular.” Shimmer is one of my favorite zines, and they’ve been publishing some great stuff, especially in the magic realism/slipstream territory, so I”m honored to be part of it. “Crepuscular” is part love story … More A Few Bits of Good News
So the Sci Fi channel is apparently changing its name to SyFy. When I first saw the story here, I have to admit I thought, “Is it April Fool’s already?” But then, after I read the article, it actually started to make sense to me. Of course, it broadens their scope without losing those who … More Sci Fi is dead. Long live Syfy!
OMG, these past few new episodes of Battlestar Galactica have been amazing. I love the direction the series is taking in the final episodes. One of the best things about the series has always been the moral ambiguity, and now they are taking that to the upteenth degree. (Fold inserted here for the sake of … More BSG is blowing my mind