Posts Tagged science fiction

07.5.2010

Tron: Legacy coming this December

If you’re like me, you absolutely loved the movie Tron growing up!  I remember playing the video game endlessly in the arcade – I couldn’t get enough!  The video game music still haunts me to this day.  When we weren’t in the arcade, we’d be outside pretending our Frisbees were Tron disks.  And don’t even […]

07.2.2010

Ataque de Pánico! (Panic Attack!)

I first saw this short back in November 2009.  I’ve been meaning to post it ever since, but just hadn’t gotten around to it.  Well here it is… Panic Attack! Written, edited and directed by Fede Álvarez, this short film’s budget was $300.  There really is no plot, just 5 minutes of cool shots of […]

07.1.2010

READING: Seeker by Jack McDevitt

I’m currently reading the science fiction novel Seeker by Jack McDevitt.  I’m about 100 pages in and really enjoying it.  It won the 2006 Nebula Award for Best Novel.  The story is set approximately 10,000 years in the future and follows Alex Benedict, space archeologist, as he tries to uncover the mystery of a 9,000 […]

06.18.2010

REVIEW: Star Wars A Scanimation Book

I spend a lot of time reading to my children.  I’ve often said to them, when you read a book the pictures come alive and move in your mind.  Well, for the first time I can read my children a book where the pictures really do move in the book itself! Star Wars A Scanimation […]

04.29.2010

TV Shows Worth Watching

Just a quick post today on some TV shows that I’m currently enjoying.  I don’t watch much television nowadays, but when I do these are what I’m watching… Doctor Who – Really enjoying the new season so far.  Matt Smith has far exceeded my expectations.  “Time of Angels” was fantastic!  Looking forward to the new […]

04.23.2010

Empire Strikes Back by Miller, Simonson, Byrne, and more

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back by Frank Miller, John Byrne, Terry Austin, Walt Simonson, Michael Golden, Fred Hembeck, Marie Severin, Marshall Rogers, Joe Jusko, and Bob Layton.  Wow!  How cool is that?!?!?  Check it out below. I’ve wrapped up my Star Wars Resume coverage for now, but I just had to post these fantastic […]

04.22.2010

Star Wars Resume – Role-playing Games

Concluding my Star Wars Resume!  In 1992 a former classmate named Serv and I assembled a group of folks to try the West End Games Star Wars Roleplaying Game.  Serv and I didn’t really know each other that well at the time, we just both happened to share an interest in Star Wars and RPGs.  […]

04.21.2010

Star Wars Resume – Comic Books

Continuing my Star Wars Resume!  In the summer of 1981, I discovered Star Wars comic books.  Prior to then I’d picked up an issue or two like any kid might have picked up Archie or Sad Sack.  When I bought Marvel Comics Star Wars #50 off the shelf, I knew I was buying something different.  […]

04.20.2010

Star Wars Resume – Novels

Continuing my Star Wars Resume! Today I’m featuring my Star Wars novel collection.  I’m excited as I’m about to start the Fate of the Jedi novels (top left hand corner in the photo below).  The rest of these I’ve already read. My love for Star Wars novels started in 1991 with Timothy Zahn’s Heir to […]

04.19.2010

Star Wars Resume – Vintage Action Figures

I’ve had Star Wars on the brain lately.  My fanaticism normally cycles like a washing machine through: comics, Doctor Who, Star Wars, Star Trek, and then starts over again with comics.  Seems like I’ve been firmly in the Star Wars spin cycle for a while now.  I’m nearly finished with the ninth novel in the […]

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