Monthly Archives: March 2011

I For One Welcome Our New Fungal Overlords

  Zombies. People seem to have really fallen in love with the genre in the past few years. I remember watching both Resident Evil AND Shaun of the Dead the same night at our local theater, and then dragging my husband back to watch it AGAIN. I was at the edge of my seat during […]

The History of Science Fiction Illustrated

Brooklyn artist Ward Shelley has illustrated a 54” x 30” timeline entitled “The History of Science Fiction” covering literature, movies and television. The piece was created in 2009, and begins with the circumstances leading to the birth of science fiction, all the way to what Shelley refers to as Mainstream Styles. Other genres such as […]

The “Found Footage”™ Phenomenon Continues

The unofficial beginning of  the ‘found film” project was a devastatingly bad film called Cannibal Holocaust, a 1980 disasterpiece. Ever since the odd hit film The Blair Witch Project thrust this genre into the forefront, found film movies were somewhat of a stepchild in storytelling. It was considered a cheat somehow. I agree, it kind […]

Kryptonite Never Looked So Hot

EPIC #0 by Tyler James and Matt Zolman:  A “No Spoilers” review Imagine being a Super Hero. Imagine all the verve and vitality of youth and super powers and idealism. Imagine hormones run rampant, Imagine being in Florida during spring break. Imagine your secret vulnerability is …hot girls. Does the term screwed come to mind?

In Soviet Russia, Flamingo Flies to You!

What do you think of when you think about flamingos? Maybe it’s wet, tropical heat, visions of marshland, shrimp (mmm, shrimp!), or just those awful decorations on people’s lawns.  All in all,  it’s safe to assume that the very last thing you would think of is…snow?

TalkCast 75 – Even Cats Love Sci Fi!

A big hello to the Browncoats Redemption Crew and producer Director Mike Dougherty at SXSW in Austin Texas. Zombies vs. Vampires on TVs Deadliest Warrior!! More Avatar! The good one! The Cape Finale only on-line, the episode is here. Super 8. Here’s the trailer. Supernatural…anyone watching? No, they’re all watching Fringe. E-Book DRM controversy escalates. […]

The Inventor of Ctl-Alt-Delete insults Bill Gates

In an amusing twist of Science (or rather Technology) fact, watch as the inventor of Ctrl-Alt-Delete describes it’s original purpose, and then point the finger at the man who made it famous. [via Gizmodo]

The Passage: A Review

  Title: The Passage Author: Justin Cronin Format: Available in both hard copy and e-book formats   I know I’m late to the party, but yesterday I finally finished The Passage by Justin Cronin. The story is set one hundred years in the future, after our world has been ravaged by a deadly virus that […]

Science “Fiction”

Everyone has pet peeves, and I’ll admit to having more than one myself.  One at the top of my list is the way that “facts” have become transient and separable when arguing a point or position; to borrow from the courtroom, what used to be “the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth” has become “what you […]

Print Me Up Some Fries With That

   3-D printers, which have been growing in popularity since 2003, are cropping up a lot in the news lately. 3-D printers work by depositing any extrudable substance (for example: plastics or ceramic) in successive layers until the printed object is the size and shape desired. Although we won’t have replicators in our homes […]

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