Tag Archives: Science Fiction

Babylon 5 returning but “rebooted”

It’s not entirely bad news as I read up on this. B5 will still have J. Michael Straczynski at the helm which is a mixed bag. Sometimes it can backfire as Lucas proved with Star Wars. The prequels weren’t a reboot but … Continue reading

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Aliens is 35 and the header

Aliens remains a masterpiece and James Cameron’s best movie with a real budget. The Terminator is his best with limited money, making it a semi-Indie flick. After these two, I’m not really sold on the remainder because they’re more “Wow! What effects!” which is Titanic; it … Continue reading

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RIP Felix Silla

One would rarely recognize the actor in public, but we all know the characters he played the years thanks to his diminutive height. In the Sixties, he was Cousin Itt on The Addams Family and the child ape who spotted Taylor … Continue reading

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RIP Yaphet Kotto

Another actor I thought was already passed away, whoops! Still, I’m saddened to see him depart because he was pretty cool. For me he was a great villain (Mr. Big) in Roger Moore’s debut as James Bond in Live and Let … Continue reading

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Octavia Butler gets some overdue love!

Although it will require the International Astronomical Union to make it official, the brilliant people at NASA have named/dedicated Perseverance‘s landing site to Sci-Fi author Octavia Butler. It’s a shame she didn’t live to receive this, she passed away in 2006. … Continue reading

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Ad Astra, more like Ad Satietatem

I watched this last year as an accidental run of depressing Sci-Fi flicks I found on streaming services: Prospect, Aniara and A Quiet Place. The last one was Horror too but it’s set in the near future as some time had passed since the … Continue reading

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RIP: Mira Furlan

More people know her from Lost, another boring-ass, disappointing JJ Abrams shit show. The rest of us will forever love her as Ambassador Delenn on Babylon 5, the Sci-Fi program which had consequences and real intrigue while the other two Star Trek shows … Continue reading

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Favorite fiction v. Philosophy

How about some examples? In the fiction department I would go with Alan Dean Foster, Octavia Butler, Michael Moorcock, Douglas Coupland and James Ellroy (he would be a bumpy journey). In the latter? There is fiction: Frank Herbert (Dune has … Continue reading

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RIP Sean Connery

2020 just couldn’t take a break could it, can’t let us enjoy a limited Halloween and have a little pause before the shitstorm election. I know Sean was 90ish yet I didn’t know he had been ill recently. I’m glad … Continue reading

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Kid who “gets it” not included

You gotta’ do those team costumes while the kids are tiny and don’t care about anything beyond the candy.

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In case you don’t know the difference

I couldn’t let October completely pass without a little nod to Italian heritage. This visual joke comes courtesy of my cousin Dana. Pretty funny and accurate since there’s an old joke about us…ahem! How do you make an Italian shut … Continue reading

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Delos upgrades Pence’s firmware

I had to get on the bandwagon mocking Pence being oblivious to a fly landing on his head and staying there for two minutes. Westworld jokes must be passé too since I’m the only one I know to bother making the … Continue reading

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RIP Wilford Brimley

Mostly famous for plugging Quaker Oats in the Eighties, Wilford is remembered best as being the scientist in The Thing who knew how dangerous the doppelgänger monster was. After the John Carpenter remake, I would have to go with Cocoon, the light-hearted … Continue reading

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RIP John Saxon (neé Carmine Orrico)

My generation knows him mainly for being B-Movie royalty in such hits as Nightmare on Elm Street, Black Christmas and Battle Beyond Stars. But John was much, much more than that. He originally started out in more mainstream movies in the Fifties with … Continue reading

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RIP Grant Imahara

A belated farewell to Grant! A person who helped push the boundaries of Science and Science Fiction! Most of us will always remember him for his contributions to Mythbusters until the network decided to cut the budget. Seems that White Trash Under … Continue reading

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