The Center Does Not Hold

I love all the Mad Max movies, even that redheaded stepchild Beyond Thunderdome, but the one I find most disturbing, even more so than Fury Road, is the original. All the other movies take place in a de… Read More

Pacing

I rail quite a bit about movies being overly long, but the more I think about it, the more I believe the boredom of many modern films has more to do with bad storytelling than length. Runtime can… Read More

The Do Over

I finished the work in progress that will go out to agents once beta readers have provided their feedback. That leaves me with too much time on my hands and no story to work on. In this situation,… Read More

My Favorite SciFi Movies of the 80s

Actually, from the period 1978 to 1989, the sorta decade after Star Wars came out. I need to pick my top ten faves for a special podcast tomorrow night so I’m going to work out my thoughts here.

Current Events Special: Top 10 Pre Star Wars

We thought it was going to be easy, but we were wrong. Especially considering how much incredible science fiction the 1970s turned out. Tune in, turn on, and drop out as we lay some heavy stuff on you… Read More

Current Events 55: Discovery 1×2

Join us as we talk about what has to be the longest cold open in television history wherein Star Trek: Discovery spends two entire episodes introducing us to Michael Burnham’s past before they even get into the story… Read More

Openings

Four of the greatest openings ever: Streets of Fire. The cold open of this Rock n Roll fable may be the best music video ever made. Rollerball (1975). Seeing the game set up — the referees and coaches… Read More

Look Back In Dread

Stephen King once said that most writers endured a period of isolation in their childhood when books were all they had for company. For him it was an illness, for me it was two years of living in… Read More

Good News/Bad News

I don’t post reviews on this site so much as my thoughts about genre experiences. And while I feel perfectly justified in posting negative thoughts about movies and television shows, I rarely post anything negative about books because… Read More

Bad Tactics

I served in the military, but I am not a military man. I’ve never read any books on military tactics and would say I only have the glancing acquaintance with the famous strategies of, say, Agincourt, Little Big… Read More