Appreciating the Gift of Storytelling

The science fiction world lost two storytellers this summer, Ray Bradbury and Harry Harrison.

I never met Harry, but I felt like I got to know Ray a little bit, just from how much director Roger Lay, Jr had talked about him and about working with him while they were making the film Chrysalis several years ago.

Robin of Sherwood Revisited


Every now and then, comments pop up on my old review of Robin of Sherwood, for the original (and at the time only) NTSC Region 1 DVD set of that classic and magical series, from people asking where they can find the DVDs.

Early on, they couldn’t, unless you found one of the box sets I’d managed to purchase. But as always, things change, new releases come about, and surprise surprise, by the time I republished that review here, new DVD sets had begun to arrive on the shelves.

Clowns Will Eat Me


There are many who fear the clowns…

A Summer Moving Sale

I asked the folks in the Wingin’ It chat room about this, and there seemed to be some interest in it, so I’ll ask here as well.

I’m going to be moving at the end of July. Don’t worry, I’m staying in the area… but it’s past time for me to clear out some stuff.

Kilroy 2.0 Was Here



Not science fiction related, I know, but if you want to see amazing talent, check out this juggling video featuring Chris Bliss.

I have seen the light


Bionic Showdown

Anyone out there as big a fan of the bionic TV franchise as I am? I’m talking The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman, and all the various subsequent TV movies and potential spin-offs, including the failed pilot for The Bionic Boy. I couldn’t get enough of that stuff when I was a kid, but they all paled in comparison to Bionic Six.

Musings: Painkiller Jane

I just got around to watching the SciFi Original Movie Painkiller Jane. I’ve wanted to see it for over a year… ever since seeing a short promo for it during a longer SciFi Channel promo narrated by Sean Bean when it aired during the first airing of the miniseries for the new Battlestar Galactica.

The premise was interesting, but I was not entirely thrilled by the presentation.

Underworld sucked, didn’t it?


The worst part is, knowing all this won’t prevent me from renting Underworld tomorrow.