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Oblivion starring Tom Cruise

Oblivion

In 2005 Joseph Kosinski began writing a creator-owned graphic novel entitled Oblivion.  Eight years later we get to see his speculative vision on the big screen.   Kosinski has come a long way since then, I can’t imagine that he …

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Firefly Universe Online…Lives!

Browncoats everywhere can rejoice!  Firefly Universe Online has risen from the dead.   It appears that Fox has given their blessings to DarkCryo Entertainment to continue developing their browser based MMORPG that takes place in the Firefly universe.  Presumably this …

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Camouflage by Joe Haldeman

Let me start by saying I really like Joe Haldeman‘s works.  In my mind he’s becoming similar to a new Michael Crichton (RIP), but with fewer words and without the late author’s typical bibliography at the end of each novel. …

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Pacific Rim: Jaegers vs. Kaiju!

Just as Star Wars was George Lucas’ homage to the movie serials of the 1930s and 40s, Pacific Rim is Guillermo del Toro’s homage to the Japanese monster movies from the 1970s.  Those movies are close to my heart as I spent much …

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Continuum: New SciFi on SyFy

New SciFi on SyFy? Internet Faints!

I’ve payed attention to the SyFy Channel with a modicum of interest only two times in my life.  Once was when it broadcast the entire Babylon 5 series, in sequence, back to back each evening.  The other was when Battlestar …

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Man of Steel Trailer

Superman has been an American staple since he first appeared in a 1938 issue of Action Comics. Since then he has appeared in a myriad of print, television and silver sceen incarnations. Man of Steel is the 3rd modern reboot of the character which started with Christopher Reeve back in 1978. Outside the modern era Superman has only appeared in one other theatrical movie...1951's forgettable Superman and the Mole-Men. And boy has Kal-El come a long way!

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Retro Review: Ringworld by Larry Niven

Before there was Halo, there was Ringworld by Larry Niven.  And before Ringworld, there were…well…Dyson Spheres. I recently finished Larry Niven’s seminal work after many years of procrastination (I’m good at it). I use the world “seminal” because he’s managed …

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The Gap Into Conflict: The Real Story

The Gap Into Conflict: The Real Story is not a book for kids. It’s full of murder, rape, violence, and language that would make a (space) pirate blush.  Rape seems to be a common theme in Stephen R. Donaldson‘s more popular …

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