Several episodes of Cowboy Bebop are homages to specific genres. One of my favourites of those episodes, and of the series in general, is the horror homage in the eleventh episode. But it isn’t simply a stand alone piece that uses the characters to tell an entertaining story referencing a certain kind of film…
To paraphrase John Dewey, “We only think when we are confronted with a problem.”
The new Sirenia Digest, which I read this morning, features a cool Sci-Fi noir by Caitlin R. Kiernan called “CHERRY STREET TANGO, SWEATBOX WALTZ.” Like a lot of Caitlin’s stories for the Digest lately, it features a protagonist being interviewed or interrogated by someone demanding they tell a story that’s evidently…
There’s an article over on The Atlantic about this Annalee Newitz poster that the article’s author purchased. It seemed to be an odd quote to be immortalized in poster form so he investigated. The result is an interesting look into e-commerce that’s worth the read.
Hello and welcome to WednesdayBookClub, the book club where the person who runs it will sleep in late and forget that she didn’t post it sooner! Let’s get started!
So, I wanted to post this today, but also wanted to use O-Deck again and test out and see if I can get folks who have been following me on io9 over here. By using O Deck, I also get a little more room to breathe and try a longer than normal post.
If you, like me, had no idea what the fuck a “QAnon” was until recently, then this video is for you: former Cracked writer Cody Johnston breaks down what the “Deep State” conspiracy theory is on his show Some More News in the most hilarious way. By the way, did you know that Donald Trump is somehow President? I know,…
But what can Rock do? Not run, rocks don’t have legs. He can roll to gather no moss, but that may look silly in a movie.... (I’d watch it, though....) So - Rock’s gotta fall! All the way through his films!
The second part of the B7/Big Finish production of Dan Dare dropped on BBC Radio 4 Extra yesterday with Dan, Digby and Peabody in the clutches of the malevolent Mekon. Well, we knew that was coming.
Tor.com has announced that Tor Books has acquired two novels and a forthcoming third title from former io9 founder and Editor-in-Chief (as well as former Gizmodo Editor-in-Chief) Annalee Newitz.
There are a lot of reasons The Two Doctors is significant for Doctor Who canon, but the three parter doesn’t really get to the meat, so to speak, of the story until the third episode. This is where writer Robert Holmes really leaned into trying to convince the audience to go vegetarian while convincing the Doctor in…
Continuing on from the five best Night Gallery episodes, I present to you what I consider the five worst episodes.
Slender Man is a solid B horror movie. There is nothing especially memorable about it, but it’s not terrible either. The problem, however, is that there could have been something great in it. The movie simply was more interested in jump scares than in actual horror.
Just went looking for one thing and found something else entirely. Over the New Year holiday, Radio 4 ran a new audio version of The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham. It was Wyndham’s novel that formed the basis of the movies Village of the Damned and Children of the Damned.
Wednesday was international Cat Day, One of the Internet’s highest Holidays. Reason enough to post Cat Gifs. (And definitely not because I’m threatened by cats with weapons.)
Top 5 according to me. Please allow for a slight margin of error due to not having watched through the whole series recently. List is in no particular order.
Well the gangs all back together I guess, though certainly not all in one piece. Welcome to the Killjoys season 4 episode 4 “What to Expect When You’re Expecting... An Alien Parasite” It doesn’t have to be like this” spoilerific reaction thread where you can share your thoughts on the show as it plays out or…
Well Nicole’s actress finally got promoted to the opening credits so there is that. Welcome to the Wynonna Earp season 3 episode 4 “No Cure for Crazy” spoilerific reaction thread, where you can share your thoughts on the show as it plays out or after it’s done.
I am in the process of building a thing.