Game of Thrones and the Legacy of Robert E. Howard

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

Cosplay vs. Inspirations, Side-by-side Comparisons

Being a member of several groups that enjoy cosplay, costuming, etc., does give access to a world of lively discussions. One recent discussion which...

Anime roundup 11/15/2018: Second Acts

In this week's viewing: JoJo and Zombie Land Saga have the deets on characters' old careers, and more!

Asni’s Art Blog: The Doctor’s Companions

Where would the Doctor be without his Companions. That's Companion with a capital C. There have been even more companions, than there have been incarnations of the Doctor, but as far as fan art goes, Rose Tyler, Amy Pond and Jack Harkness are clearly in the lead.


This week Steve takes a second look at Marvel's two most recent movies, Deadpool and Ant-Man, and finds one much better than the other... but YMMV! Also a couple of tips for writers who may be stuck.

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.

Interview: Trenna Keating (aka Doc Yewll) from Defiance

The SyFy Channel is putting a metric ton of financial resources behind their new SF drama Defiance, which airs on Mondays 9/8C. Released this...


They've redone Lost In Space again. Did they do a good job? Well, uh....

Down Under Video Reviews: “Red Billabong” and “Glitch”

Stand on your head! This week, Steve looks at two Australian video imports: one a film and one a TV series. Look for the series on Netflix soon!

Anime roundup 8/15/2019: The Man Behind the Curtain

In this week's viewing: Granbelm points to the real villain, The Ones Within casts aspersions on the GM, and more!

Art Goes Hollywood: SF and Fantasy Concept Art

It seems that all good fantasy artists head for Hollywood

Amazing Stories TV Series (80’s) Retro-Review – Season 01, Episode 06:...

The impending premiere of the new version of the Amazing Stories television show prompts us to take a look back at the original Steven Spielberg - helmed series Amazing Stories, continuing with 1984's season one, episode six The Amazing Falsworth

Anime roundup 1/17/2019: And There’s More Where That Came From

In this week's viewing: Lots more winter premieres and a couple of surprises.

Amazing Stories Television Show Update & What We Want You To...

The Amazing Stories television show may be premiering as early as March of this year. Here's a wrap of what we know - and what we'd like you to do.

The Icon of Monsters and Monster Models

Probably the most well-known monster ever imagined is Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Around 1960 Aurora obtained a license from Universal Studios to produce a Frankenstein plastic model kit. It started a craze.

Review: All the Time in the World by Arthur C. Clarke

Be it film, radio, or just reading the short story, Arthur C. Clarke’s All the Time in the World is a must for every member of fandom to experience.

Film Review – See You Yesterday

Spike Lee's alternate timeline take on Back to the Future debuts on Netflix

Review: National Lampoon’s June, 1972 Special Science Fiction Issue

A review of a satiric, transgrssive and humorous look at science fiction by the National Lampoon magazine.

The Orville: Thoughts On Meta Humor

Is The Orville funny, stupid or stupid funny?

5 More Anime and Manga Titles for HBO to Adapt

Between Game of Thrones and the planned American Gods series, HBO has been drinking deeply from the Nerd Money well. This is, of course,...

Good Omens: the Debate Rages

Is reading + imagination really better than couch-potatoing with the boobtube? This excerpt should suggest where we fall on the argument.

REVIEW—CONSTANTINE: A surprisingly good movie!

This week Steve drops back ten years to review an underapreciated movie, "Constantine," with Keanu Reeves and Rachel Weisz, telling us why he thinks the movie deserves another look.

Asni’s Art Blog: The Painting of Earthsea (part 2)

Some of the blunt, knee-jerk assumptions that are made in much fantasy art are less obvious, and therefore more insidious. These are often assumptions about gender roles, and ethnicity.

Top 5 Dieselpunk Films

We don't think this is what Diesel had in mind...

Bad Luck: Grimm Season 4 Episode 14 Recap + Review

Grimm keeps on getting better and better. Careful with that axe, Eugene!

Review: The Shrinking Man by Richard Matheson

There is a lot more to Richard Matheson’s The Shrinking Man than giant spiders and cats. It is the discovery that the amazing journey of life continues on infinitely, no matter how miniscule we become.

Anime roundup 4/18/2019: The Rearguard

In this week's viewing: With only a few more premieres, it's time to set the season lineup already!

Imágenes de la interculturalidad en Star Trek

Star Trek was the first science fiction television show to deal seriously with multiculturalism and the "other."

Anime roundup 4/26/2019: The Dead Past

In this week's viewing: Midnight Occult Civil Servants and Dororo literally face the ghosts of the past, a concluded show comes back for another round, and more!

Review – Anime by Colin Odell & Michelle Le Blanc

Anime is not intended as a definitive guide, but as wide ranging introduction to the field. Even so, seasoned anime watchers will find the book valuable for the opinions expressed