Archives for September 2010
I do not like sports. I really do not like them. I am that person who honestly does not understand why anyone would run unless they were being chased. (This does not mean that many people who enjoy sports have not tried to explain. Oh, how the many have tried.) However, the Spanish Association of Olympic Sports recently released a steampunk calendar awesome enough to make even the biggest couch potato sit up and take notice. (And then lie back down and rest – sitting up really knocks the wind… Read more »
I’m guessing the question mark stands for “one bajillion.” So, in an attempt to catch a glimpse of the ever-inscrutable firmament (which is even less scrutable if you’re only using your own eyeballs), I decided it was time to legitimize this whole business with a pair of binoculars while I decided how I wanted to proceed telescope-wise. (Hint: I want one, but I don’t know enough yet to pick a good one. This will change, I hope; when the nerd is ready, the telescope appears.) This meant a trip to… Read more »
Against all good advice, someone is remaking The Three Musketeers. Again. Since it’s being helmed by Paul W. S. “Can we have this make less sense?” Anderson, I feel safe predicting that this version is probably going to join the ranks of the eight million other sub-par versions of the story. (For a pretty foolproof adventure story, The Three Musketeers loves proving that aphorism about sufficiently talented fools.) However, I must admit I was pleasantly surprised by the costumes in this on-set report. Well, mostly. So, some lovely costumes, and… Read more »
So, I watched the pilot of Nikita last week. I liked it enough to tune in this week. I like this week enough to watch next week. It’s not a Season Pass, but it might be! It’s one more good episode away from hooking me for a whole season. It’s partly because of these things (and in spite of a couple of these things).… Read more »
My author interview for The Living Dead 2 is up at the anthology website! Hint: I am a nerd who has complicated feelings about Coney Island. I should probably amend this answer, though: What kind of research did you have to do for the story? I think it’s common knowledge that the human body is pretty disgusting, so the research went quickly. While I think no one will argue that the human body is full of various squishy internal parts knocking together like sacks of pudding in a bone-jar, that… Read more »
Last week I was invited to a sneak preview of Boardwalk Empire, HBO’s new show that is about giving awesome character actors lots of chances to be intense at each other, and also a little bit about Prohibition, I guess. (I am more invested in the former — I feel like in a lot of ways HBO is becoming the BBC, where limited-run shows employ excellent casts purely to make me happy.) (Steve Buscemi, chairing a meeting of the Character Actors Association.) From the relatively brief preview I saw, there’s… Read more »

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