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Star Trek Discovery, Season 1: Better than Mediocre

I finally broke down and started watching Discovery. And...it's not great. There is a lot to pick apart, and a lot of...let's call them unforced errors. And finally, it suffers from a serious flaw - the creators and showrunners think they are far more clever than they...

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Paranormal TV: An Increase in Weirdness?

Paranormal TV: An Increase in Weirdness?

This is an odd topic to look at - weirdness. What do I mean, and how do I come the the conclusion that it is 'increasing'? This was a question I started wondering about when I noticed the proliferation of paranormal shows. And while I am prone to mock them -...

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The Dysfunctional Conspiracy: An Update

The Dysfunctional Conspiracy: An Update

Back in 2017 I did a review for a memoir called The Dysfunctional Conspiracy. It was critical, and I had issues with several aspects of the story, especially as it conflicted with my own knowledge of how criminal cases can proceed. But that isn't the point of this new...

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Blog Update – COVID-19

Blog Update – COVID-19

No, we aren't shutting down. We...lol. Anyway, I am not posting one of those inane 'COVID-19' messages where we reassure you that a purely online service takes your health seriously, and is going to make sure to clean more often/thoroughly. That's just nuts. Clean a...

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Salvage Marines by Sean-Michael Argo

Salvage Marines by Sean-Michael Argo

In the afterward to Vampire: The Masquerade, Mark Rein-Hagen famously wrote "creativity is hiding your sources". In Salvage Marines, Sean-Michael Argo did not hide his sources. He instead seemed to revel in them, and not in a good way. From the Warhammer 40K opening...

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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

This was the finale of the Skywalker Saga, and I have to say, it was in a lot of ways the most Star Wars of the 9 movies. There is a lot of Star Wars in this…like more than you might expect. And that is a good thing.

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Rim of the World

Rim of the World

I wrote, some years back, that the lack of character development in Pacific Rim was acceptable, as the characters were all archetypes. From Eager Rookie to Shouty Leader, not one character in the movie was much more than a stock archetype - many from Japanese media....

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Addams Family

Addams Family

I want to give some love to the trailer for the upcoming Addams Family movie. It's animated, and while exaggerated, the characters are really quite close to the original Charles Addams art. It's neat to see that. The weirdness is on full display as well, which is to...

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Star Wars Ep9 Teaser

Star Wars Ep9 Teaser

And suddenly everyone on my Facebook is sharing the SW9 trailer. I'm mostly impressed. The flip with the TIE fighter looks amazing, and we all know what a stickler JJ is for practical effects! Many Bothans died to bring you that stunt. Not gonna lie, seeing Billy Dee...

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