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08.17.2009

Doctor Who recommendations for old school fans

I’ve got a few recommendations for the old school Doctor Who fans around here.  That’s not to say more recent fans wouldn’t enjoy these, it’s just I believe these are targeted for us old fogies. DOCTOR WHO – THE FORGOTTEN Within the past couple years, IDW has picked up the Doctor Who comic book license […]

07.29.2009

Contest: Win “The Wolverine Files” Hardcover

The first ever ONCE UPON A GEEK contest!  Enter here for your chance to win one of five copies of The Wolverine Files from Simon & Schuster Books! The Wolverine Files by Mike W. Barr (Star Trek, Camelot 3000, Batman & the Outsiders, etc) is a gorgeous 160-page hardcover that details the complete story of […]

07.28.2009

Doctor Who: Trailers for Tennant’s Final Episodes

At the San Diego Comic Con they showed trailers for The Waters of Mars and The End of Time.  The second one isn’t very clear, but it’s the best copy I could find. The Waters of Mars (later this year) If you can’t see the embedded video above, please click here. . The End of […]

07.23.2009

Podcasts: World War Z, Flash: Rebirth

Just a heads-up, I appeared on a recent podcast of THE UNIQUE GEEK.  This time out the crew was reviewing the zombie book World War Z by Max Brooks.  On the podcast was Jon (The Unique Geek), Cary, Widge (NeedCoffee.com), Ron, and myself.  I’m not normally a fan of zombie stories (unless we’re talking George […]

07.13.2009

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy #6 – Coming Out on Oct. 12

The sixth volume in the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy trilogy is scheduled for release on October 12 (the thirtieth anniversary of the first book). The sixth volume, entitled And Another Thing…, is written by Eoin Colfer (known for his Artemis Fowl series).  Sadly the Hitchhiker’s creator Douglas Adams passed away back in 2001, but […]

06.15.2009

Star Trek New Frontier

Don’t know how I missed this, but a new Star Trek: New Frontier novel by Peter David was released back in April.  I picked it up this weekend and can’t wait to read it!  The new book is called Treason and has been published in oversized softcover format, sometimes called trade paperback format (not to […]

05.25.2009

Jim Dale to Read Winnie the Pooh Sequel

Today’s post is in honor of Memorial Day because SGhoul swears that Jim Dale is dead. In case you hadn’t heard, the Trustees of the Pooh Properties have finally authorized a sequel to A.A. Milne’s classic, The House at Pooh Corner, more than 80 years after its publication.  While I appreciate the significance of this, […]

04.23.2009

The Decision to Quit Comics

For the past few days, I’ve been haunted by the same thought over and over.  Should I quit buying comics? It all started when I was in a used bookstore on Saturday.  This was one of those rare occasions when the children were with a babysitter and I could really take my time looking through […]

04.21.2009

I’m in a Star Trek mood…

Maybe it’s the upcoming movie or maybe it’s just the cyclical nature of my fanhood, but I’ve had Star Trek on the brain for a while now. For whatever reason, the classic movie era is my favorite Star Trek time period. I’m a sucker for the adventures of Kirk and crew anytime between Star Trek: […]

02.27.2009

Science Fiction Book Club rocks!

The Science Fiction Book Club (SFBC) totally rocks!  I’ve been a member for years.  Each time I complete my commitment, I rejoin to take advantage of their bargains. Book clubs have a reputation for being overpriced, but the SFBC has a generous introductory offer and frequent bargains that definitely save you money. I recently completed […]

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