Television Rants and The Well Read Sci-Fi Geek!

I hate the ending of Torchwood..With a burning passion. I really wanna take the writers and hurt them. DAMN YOU DAMN YOU DAMN YOU ALL It wasn’t fair, it was totally unexpected and it pissed ME OFF. With all the talk of changes in the show for next season, god knows this was not the way for this season to end. OK, it caught me totally by surprise, I admit it. A person much smarter than I once said Art must create an emotion in the viewer. The better the art the more intense the emotion. This, fellas and girls, was great art.

At the same time, I saw Episode 1 of the new season of Doctor who and as much as I was inclined not to like Catherine Tate, I will be the first to admit she was fun to watch. It played well against David Tennant. It also gave Tennant a break from the sexual tensions of the past 3 seasons and let him work as an almost comic foil. As the season progresses, it will be interesting to see if Tate becomes shrew-like or can remain likeable. I think you all know where I am heading.

Thirdly, Battlestar Galactica is AWESOME. What a great return for the opening of Season 4. More about this to come.

And now for something completely different. In todays edition of The Daily Telegraph, internet edition, is a wonderful article about the perfect Library.

  They list the 10 Sci-Fi books you should have read (in no particular order):

Frankenstein – Mary Shelley

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea – Jules Verne

The Time Machine – H.G. Wells

Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

1984 – George Orwell

The Day of The Triffids – John Wyndham

Foundation – Isaac Asimov

2001: A Space Odyssey – Arthur C. Clarke

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep – Philip K. Dick

Neuromancer – William Gibson


There is a solid 8 out of 10, as far as I am concerned, but here is the real question. What if YOU could add one book to this list? Only one. Send us an email (use the contact button on the Main Page) with the one book you would add and why. The winner (totally subjectively assessed), will receive a prize (totally subjectively chosen, but I assure you it will be cool!).

This Dome, saying why are there bathrooms on Galactica and not on The Enterprise?

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