Category Archives: Sci Fi/Fantasy

The Force … Has been Asleep Too Long

Well let’s get the basics out of the way. Many people loved the movie – the original cast was back in a satisfying fashion, the Falcon was involved in some great stunts, there’s a huge new threat, and that last … Continue reading

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Comic Movies are Ruining the Cinema

  This year Avengers 2:  The Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Fantastic Four, Star Wars:  The Force Awakens.  Next Summer a Batman movie, the first Justice League, and so forth.  Dr. Strange, Wonder Woman, and several other characters are due to have … Continue reading

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Two Eyes?  Really?

  A Neti, Tree Species  So just a thought on alien species.  What do you think they would look like?  Science fiction writers have always been great about pointing out how their thinking and values might seem strange or even backward … Continue reading

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BSG III?

In my blogs I have mentioned the new Battlestar Galactica series a few times, with its beautifully drawn characters, the varied and engrossing plot that was everything that Sci Fi should be, and the unexpected twists.  Honestly, if I could ever create … Continue reading

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I Have a Question

As a student of history with a curiosity about the future I have noticed a definite trend about cleanliness.  When the first apes were forced out of the dense forests they ate meat raw.  In fact, they took what they … Continue reading

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Like Mulder and Scully …

Geek Alert!  Yesterday I found out that the X-Files is going back on the air next year with a limited amount of shows.  That’s right, the International Movie Data Base says that both lead characters from the original and the two … Continue reading

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Kids and the End of the World

Does anyone else remember growing up with The Goonies?  How about the Rat Pack movies?  You know teen angst, a little danger, a little romance.  Or more recently how about the Harry Potter series, or even Twilight (hack-hack)? Hunger Games, Divergent, … Continue reading

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