The Fatal Science Flaw of the Premise of Interstellar

Interstellar my be visually stunning, but it does have a scientific fatal flaw

REVIEW: Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD (Somehow It Ended up Lame and...

I have always felt that SHIELD was the most interesting part of Marvel Comics. The reality of Disney’s production, however, has left me sad and very disappointed.

Anime roundup 7/11/2019: On the Road Again

In this week's viewing: Time to pack our bags and head out for another new season's premieres.

“MRS. PEEL—YOU’RE NEEDED!” (THE AVENGERS REVIEW)

Before there was a Marvel version, there were The Avengers! Join Steve in a look back at some less-than-super heroes, but maybe a lot more fun ones! (And no CGI!)

FAREWELL TO A FAN and SHORT MOVIE REVIEW: THE GRINCH

Steve says farewell to another fannish friend, David E. Wilson, longtime Vancouver fan. And says “Meh” to the new animated Grinch.

Anime roundup 5/9/2019: Developing Stories

In this week's viewing: Demon Slayer levels up, Midnight Occult Civil Servants finds a roundabout way to drop some crucial info, and more!

Top 10 Once Upon a Time Villains

Surprising to find a television show that has so many villains, a Top Ten list is needed to keep them all straight!

A MIKE MYERS-LESS SHREK and GIBSON’s ALIEN 3 SCRIPT!

Steve likes musical theatre. Steve watched Shrek the Musical. Did Steve like it? Read it and find out. Also, William Gibson writes an illustrated Alien 3 with Johnnie Christmas

Individualism, Atheism, and the Search for God in Cormac McCarthy’s The...

The following essay originally appeared in issue number 111 of the quarterly journal Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction, edited by Graham Sleight....

Anime roundup 8/1/2019: Boom Today

In this week's viewing: Dr. Stone reaches the gunpowder age, Granbelm ramps up the firepower, and more!

Anime roundup 7/25/2019: The Only Winning Move

In this week's viewing: The final lineup for the season is set... but first, some thoughts about the tragedy in Kyoto.

Why Isn’t The Long Walk a Movie Yet?

Not every book works well on the big screen. But once in a while, written words need to be put in motion. Why isn’t The Long Walk a movie yet?

An Interview with Kevin R. Grazier, Science Consultant for GRAVITY

Kevin R. Grazier is a planetary scientist and friend of mine who has regularly landed gigs as a science consultant on a number of popular Hollywood movies and TV shows. Including GRAVITY.

Anime roundup 5/30/2019: Random Walk

In this week's viewing: RobiHachi puts its heroes where they didn't mean to be, Midnight Occult Civil Servants takes a deceptively quiet stroll, and more!

Anime roundup 6/27/2019: Tied Up With a Bow

In this week's viewing: three finales with very different verdicts, and more!

Anime roundup 6/13/2019: Digging Deep

In this week's viewing: Attack on Titan finally gets to the basement, Dororo heads for uncharted waters, and more!

Summer 2019 SF Anime Preview

The next anime season includes everything from a zillion more cut-and-paste light novel adaptations to a Seiun finalist.

NEW REVIEW, OLDER MOVIE: TIME LAPSE (2014)

Steve continues to travel in time—at least in his head—by reviewing a movie that came out a couple of years ago. A time-travel movie of a sort. It’s all timey-wimey stuff!

Top Ten Best Science Fiction Movie Villains of All Time

The top ten villains to grace the screen.

Ray Harryhausen: Concept Artist

“Without Ray Harryhausen, there would likely have been no STAR WARS” George Lucas. “What we do now digitally with computers, Ray did digitally long before but...

Anime roundup 9/12/2019: Choosing Sides

In this week's viewing: Dr. Stone and The Ones Within turn enemies into allies, and more!

QUICK MOVIE REVIEWS: EXTINCTION and BRIGHTBURN

Steve talks about coincidence and reviews a couple of films. He didn’t find any five-flibbet films, but maybe you’ll like them better than he did.

Anime roundup 12/27/2018: The Show Must Go On

SSSS.Gridman finale - Akane herself has become a monster for the final battle, and, despite Alexis's contention that she always was one because...

THE BIG BANG THEORY RECAP: Season 8, Episode 17: ...

This episode really puts the sex into the Big Bang...Theory.

Classic Battlestar Galactica – The Review

Battlestar Galactica's flaws are outshined by the sheer amount of work that went into the series and, in many ways, the performance of the cast.

Review – Mr Nobody (the best film you’ve never heard of)

The full 158 minute director’s cut is simply one of the best films I have ever seen.

Watch the Saturn Awards Live!

The annual awards for genre TV kick off in less than an hour - and you can watch live! (for the first time ever!)

Anime roundup 9/26/2019: The First To Go

In this week's veiwing: Granbelm and Dr. Stone host arguments about who's going to be killed for the sake of whom, and someone is leaving early.

Modern Myth and Meaning: The Yule Log Lady

Amid the delightfully odd characters populating Twin Peaks, one stood out as even weirder than the rest. This was Margaret, the Log Lady.

Game of Thrones and the Legacy of Robert E. Howard

Every great piece of fantasy pays homage to the greats that have come before