To Your Scattered Bodies Go

I’ve always thought of Philip Jose Farmer as a fantasy writer and, not being very much into fantasy, I’ve actively avoided him. But lately, I’ve been feeling the need to circle back to the books I skipped during… Read More

Under The Skin

Art films bore me. Not artistic films like Barry Lyndon or 2001: A Space Odyssey or A Clockwork Orange (wait, those are all… whatever), but self important film school senior projects with long, long, overlong takes and a… Read More

Borne

The novel Borne by Jeff Vandermeer isn’t so much a science fiction novel as it is a Jeff Vandermeer novel. Really, of all the people writing speculative fiction these days, he is the one who has the most… Read More

Brainstorm: The First Hacker Movie

I crave authenticity in entertainment. I want my stories to be like seeing behind the curtains into some strange world. For that reason, I was truly struck by the management/labor dynamic in Alien. You never see plumbers on… Read More

Arriving Late Podcast Ep. 12: Farscape 1×3 Exodus From Genesis

With this episode we’ve finally come to the understanding that doing the first five episodes of any series really isn’t giving that series a chance. It takes a while for the writers and actors to find the characters… Read More

Arriving Late Podcast Ep. 11: Farscape 1×2 I, ET

Hey, we made it out of Enterprise with some parts of our sanity in tact and we’re on to the first five episodes of Farscape. We’re discovering a theme here: most shows take a season to really get… Read More

Tunnel In The Sky

I have a tendency to jump to Starship Troopers as the book that most impacted me when I was a kid, but that’s not really the case. The first Heinlein novel I read that shook up my world… Read More

Arriving Late Ep. 9: Enterprise 1×4

The first season seems to be heavily front loaded with Rick Berman episodes so we find ourselves slogging through another mishmash of tangents without purpose or resolution in this story about a man getting pregnant by an alien…. Read More

Arriving Late 7: Enterprise 1×2 – Fight or Flight

Yes, we did this. We made it through this episode despite several catastrophes, loss of hardware two times and, even worse, it was written by Rick Berman. But hang in there (we did) and make sure you watch… Read More

Downloads

This is a private downloads post for Twitter followers who got a password from my DMs for following me. Enter the (24 hour only) password below the title you told me you wanted and download. Please no sharing…. Read More