Tag Archives: Science Fiction

RIP: John Hurt

A really cool actor with a solid Sci-Fi resume has passed. Now if I can still still tell the difference between John and the American actor William Hurt. John first came to my attention as the Nostrumo’s navigator Kane who was indirectly … Continue reading

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RIP: Miguel Ferrer

Poor guy, knocked out by cancer at 61. Well he had quite a resume of his own and didn’t live in the shadow of his famous father Jose Ferrer. His big debut was the OCP executive who approved the Robocop … Continue reading

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Arrival: Acquired taste

It’s great to see some more cerebral Sci-Fi! Not the usual explosion-laden, aliens-as-a-surrogate for an Other America is supposed to hate. I’m amazed this movie even got made but I guess the studio approved Arrival when they looked at the cast. … Continue reading

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High-Rise

I remember seeing the trailer for this and then it never showed up at any theater. When it popped up on Netflix, I pounced on the opportunity to see another JG Ballard story brought to life. His other most famous … Continue reading

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Three offbeat comics to check out

They’re back for the fourth time and are now part of what’s called the Hasbroverse alongside the Transformers, ROM the Spaceknight, GI Joe and MASK. What I’d give to read the original Marvel run of about five years. Micronauts was a rarity … Continue reading

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Italian #44: Christopher Lee

What? The consummate Englishman from all those Hammer Horror movies? Saruman the White? Count Dokku? Scaramanga? Yes, the towering actor was half Italian. His mother was Countess Estelle Marie Carandini di Sarzano, an Italian citizen who married an English army officer. … Continue reading

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Lee Majors! The kickoff to Brushes week!

Another WizWorld Austin has come and gone! This year’s was great too. It finally had a gauntlet of people I wanted to see, meet, have photos with and get autographs of. Then comes the buying of crap but on the … Continue reading

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Happy 150th birthday HG Wells

The guy who gave us four major stories Hollywood keeps remaking via film and TV was born on this day. Many authors are often known for like one, maybe two major novels with the public at large, unless it’s Stephen … Continue reading

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John Carpenter

Now to catch up on concerts and brushes with greatness which in two cases will be combined! First off…John Carpenter! Somara and I got to see him perform his music this June at the Moody Theater. It was a retrospective … Continue reading

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More Image comics I enjoy

If you love Science Fiction, I highly recommend Image. There’s more to them than The Walking Dead and creator-owned superheroes…I think they’ve scaled back on the latter. Below are my overdue plugs I promised two years ago. Rick Remender (Black Science) … Continue reading

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