Arriving Late Ep. 20: A Human Reaction

Crichton jumps into the first wormhole he comes across and ends up home, giant puppets not made out of wood and performances that are, join us for a discussion of the latest Farscape episode.

Arriving Late Ep. 18: Farscape “The Flax”

Note: I realize I haven’t written a blog post in a while. I will cop to being lazy and distracted, but also I’m binge watching Neon Genesis Evangelion for a future post and it’s not going well. This… Read More

The Twilight Zone

When I heard they were rebooting The Twilight Zone my first concern was that they would do what had done before and just remake some of the old episodes in color (although I will stan John Lithgow’s performance… Read More

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

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

Annihilation: The Movie

TL;DR: A beautiful movie that makes its own kind of sense while abandoning most of the key elements of Jeff VanderMeer’s moody classic. See it, but don’t do your book report on it. Spoilers for Annihilation (2018) follow.

Podcast Dry Run #2: TOS – A Piece of the Action

The Podcast is called “Arriving Late.” It’s me and my friends discussing SciFi TV shows from the 1990s that I missed and everyone, literally everyone, else has seen. For practice runs, we’re using episodes of The Original Series…. Read More