Jan 27, 2012
In December of 1999 I was taken to St. Mark’s hospital in Metro Manila to have my gallbladder removed. For the next few days, my doctor and the incredibly attentive staff worried about the state of my internal organs. Me, I was higher than a kite on whatever it was they put in my drip line, and figured that any place that calls itself “the most progressive hospital in Southeast Asia” didn’t need...
May 16, 2011
A friend and I just started watching the original 1978 Battlestar Galactica, and in only a handful of episodes it’s already become one of my favorite things EVER. The show is such a smorgasbord of wonder that I don’t know how to write a coherent post about it, so I’ll just list ten of my favorite things about it at random.
1. It came out the year after Star Wars, and it shows. The...
May 9, 2011
The best thing about Seattle-Geekly.com is that you don’t have to live in Seattle to get something great out of their podcasts. I have enjoyed their interviews with various sci-fi and horror writers and people like the curator of the Experience Music Project/Science Fiction Museum, Shannon’s reviews of hideous horror films, Matt’s book and game reviews, and their promos for events like...
Apr 22, 2011
You know that feeling where you’re really sick, but you’re doped up on medicine and lack of sleep and don’t actually feel all that bad; but on the other hand, you can’t feel your toes either, so the part of your brain that’s still functioning suggests you should probably hold still and take it easy? That’s how I was feeling when I first read the Hitchhiker’s Guide...
Mar 15, 2011
Cowboy Bebop is a show about bounty hunters. In space!
What, you need more than that? The BeBop limps around the gritty edges of the solar system on an empty fuel tank, looking to round up criminals for cash, if only to scrape up enough dough for the next meal. Originally a crew of two, they gather a full complement along the show’s 26 episode arc: Jet, Spike, Ein, Faye and Edward.
Jan 31, 2011
One day I was tip-tapping away at something and the great sea that is teh intrawebs washed up a little note in a bottle’s worth of beautiful, golden information. It said, “Hey, Alyx, Quantum Leap season one is coming out on DVD.”
I pondered that for awhile, ponder in this case being a word than means “ran around the house making noises like a tea kettle in my excitement,” and...
Jan 12, 2011
I’m no expert, but I really get the feeling that Repo! The Genetic Opera fared so poorly because the marketing department plastered “From the producers of Saw” all over everything.
It seems to me that there are people who love the Saw movies and people who love musicals, but the only people who love the Saw movies and musicals are me and the guy who screams obscenities outside of Beard...
Dec 27, 2010
is a 2009 film starring Sam Rockwell as guy (also named Sam, which is not surprising, since Duncan Jones, a.k.a. Zowie Bowie, wrote the movie specifically with Sam Rockwell...