The Robin Williams I Remember

Robin Williams

What can one say about Robin Williams? He was a man that almost everyone throughout the world loved, admired, appreciated and respected for his talent, his charm, wit, charisma and willingness to show the world the scars along with the beauty that was his life.

Today’s Flop! – Tomorrow’s Classic?


A box office bomb is no guarantee of a film’s demise. A few of the biggest financial and critical flops in cinematic history have turned out to be some of the greatest sci-fi/fantasy/horror movie classics of all time.

Ask 5 Friends: You & the Horse You Rode In On! Packing for a New World

Firefly Horses on Whitefall

Like those pioneers who crossed continents or oceans for a new world, these ships will be packed with the people and tools necessary to be self-sufficient. Besides necessities, people will take things to comfort their exile. Some of the objects will make sense, some will really be out there, but to each their own.

Fun Time at KC 2014 Planet Comicon


I have returned from this year’s Kansas City 2014 Planet Comicon and had a real blast during the event over the weekend.

Aquaman vs Namor

Aquaman vs Namor

Kings of the greatest empires on Earth, these two have been each other’s shadow’s entities since they began competition.

But who rules the oceans? Whom crests the waves like the king he is? Meta-human or Mutant?

Lets take a look…

Voyagers and Visionaries of Science Fiction: Metropolis

Metropolis 1926

Those who know me personally, know that Fritz Lang’s science fiction epic Metropolis is one of my favorite movies–so much so that I might have a half sleeve tattoo of it.

Being The Gatekeeper To Sci-Fi For Your Non-Nerdy Significant Other

Nerd Love STTNG

So, you’ve been lucky enough to find a significant other, someone who finds your unique blend of personality, looks, and geeky interests appealing. Congrats, I was rooting for you. I’m sure you two will be very happy together — What’s that? Your new partner isn’t really a nerd?

Controversy and Card

Ender's Game

“Ender’s Game” Controversy . . . really?

Free to Play!

Star Wars The Old Republic

There are a variety of free-to-play MMORPGs (Mass-Multiplayer Online Role-playing Games) of excellent quality right now on the market. I’m going to present the format of free play and its benefits and limitations, along with some games that use it. This will not be an exhaustive list by any means, there are simply more games than I have the ability to talk about here.

Star Trek Cannot Go Into Darkness


Star Trek Into Darkness holds a distinction in the franchise. It is the highest grossing Star Trek film to date, was loved and praised by professional critics while being parodied and panned by hard-core fandom.

Why Scifi Needs Reruns

Syfy: Imagine Story!

Watching reruns is the heart and soul of scifi. It’s what formed the bonds that matter to us as we grow older, it’s what makes us enjoy comparing new favorite shows to old favorites, and it’s what drives us scifi geeks to want more of both.

Ask 5 Friends: Heavy World, Heavy Aliens: Getting it Right


In the world of Science Fiction, aliens come from the minds of their creators, but as we look further into the stars, we can’t help but ask if we’re getting it right. Every day we’re finding more planets in the Goldilocks zones and scientists debate the environments of those worlds. Along with environments, they can’t help but wonder how life forms on those new worlds would appear.

The Sopranos: Raising the Bar for Science Fiction

Gandolfini Thrones

At first glance, the long-running HBO series The Sopranos doesn’t seem to offer much to current sci-fi shows in circulation. I will endeavor to prove here that the Sopranos, through pure excellence of presentation, raised the bar for everyone… including sci-fi and fantasy shows.

It’s Time

Koch & Burroughs

I realized that while it’s once again time to make a stand, I don’t actually have to defend anything.

The mere fact that these men are making women around the globe feel that we have to defend our right to write in whatever genres we want is the real crime. And it’s both ironic and insulting.

Should Chewie Have Worn Pants?


Donald Duck doesn’t wear them, but Chewbecca nearly did.

We’re talking about pants, of course,