Archives for June 2009
Today I review the Virtuality pilor over at Tor.com. I liked it. It’s not the best thing that ever happened to TV, but it was certainly good enough for a one-season series. (Can we just talk about how American TV could really benefit from a British model of limited-run series? Good. Glad we had this talk.) My favorite part of the show is Roger. Roger the psychologist who is also the reality-show producer and sees absolutely no conflict of interest with that. He’s actually portrayed very well and by the… Read more »
Doomed Summer Pilots: Virtuality
Virtuality, Ron Moore’s post-BSG baby, made its premiere Friday night. Since I am pretty much the only one who watched, chances for this pilot movie to pan out are practically nil. And that’s too bad, because despite its borrowing every trope you can imagine, it’s pretty awesome. Not many shows actually dare to kill off a major character in the pilot (looking at you, Lost). Virtuality follows the crew of the Phaeton, the world’s first warp-capable ship, which has been orbiting earth during a six-month test for a proposed ten-year… Read more »
The Catherine Cookson Experience: "The Man Who Cried"
[Previous episodes of The Catherine Cookson Experience here.] This week, the CCE delivers my biggest letdown so far: Ciaran Hinds and Amanda Root, stars of the Persuasion (best Austen adaptation ever), team up again! And man, they suck. Welcome to The Man Who Cried, which is about a good-looking dude (Ciaran Hinds: well cast, casting person) who keeps tripping and falling into ladies, which disgusts him, just disgusts him. Why won’t these women stop getting with him, damn? He spends four hours being emo about how he just wants to… Read more »
Star Trek shirts at Hot Topic. Oh, suddenly it’s cool to like Star Trek? You know what? You kids get off my lawn or I’ll choke you with some two-year-old butterscotch candies, okay? I liked Star Trek before you were born, damn.* * People who were born after I started watching Star Trek can now buy cigarettes. Fact.… Read more »
My recap of last weekend’s Kings is up at Tor.com, and I turned up the snark, because this show, for all its promise, has made the same missteps so repeatedly that I can no longer pretend it was just part of a growing narrative. Firstly, David and Michelle. Apart, they’re boring. Together, they’re a level of boring that’s equivalent to a concussion. And it’s not enough that they’re infesting the present – they infested the flashbacks! Worst of all, the flashback had Michelle almost die, AND THEN GETS BETTER. Wrong,… Read more »
My recap of last weekend’s Kings is up at Tor.com, and I turned up the snark, because this show, for all its promise, has made the same missteps so repeatedly that I can no longer pretend it was just part of a growing narrative. Firstly, David and Michelle. Apart, they’re boring. Together, they’re a level of boring that’s equivalent to a concussion. And it’s not enough that they’re infesting the present – they infested the flashbacks! Worst of all, the flashback had Michelle almost die, AND THEN GETS BETTER. Wrong,… Read more »

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    Anousheh Ansari (the first Muslim women to go to space) accepts the Oscar for Best Foreign Film, The Salesman, on behalf of Asghar Farhadi

    02/27/17

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Emerald City Comicon
April 7-10, 2016
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September 23-24, 2016
Cleveland, OH

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