Well, here’s something that was expected. Spike TV has cancelled The Mist after its first season. Poor ratings out of the starting gate never improved on this different take of the Stephen King novella by the same name which was adapted to film prior to this series.
Welcome to another Thursday night with the crew of the Orville. It looks like we’ll be jumping into an old sci-fi staple (trope) this week... a ship adrift and on a collision course. The vessel in question is massive, and based on the preview, may contain a biosphere inside.
Since I’m spending my third day as a blob in front of the TV (stupid faulty immune system) let’s compare our idiot boxes.
Watch the struggle of one
Tatooine Jedi padawan Arkansas dentist to fight the Dark Side of your teeth. Aaand very likely also the lawyers of Disney very soon, so watch it while it’s up.
This morning I read about two women discussing mysterious sea creatures, which means I read the new Sirenia Digest. Included is a really lovely new Caitlin R. Kiernan story called “THEORETICALLY FORBIDDEN MORPHOLOGIES”.
Lord this makes me feel old. I took a little dip into Lew Stringer’s Blimey blog this morning and his top item is a flashback to where Marvel UK began, 45 years ago this weekend. Previously Marvel had licensed material to UK publishers such as L. Miller, Odhams/Fleetway and Alan Class.
Today the show suddenly finds another Replicator to shoot and then a group of Expedition personnel get stuck down a well of sorts.
With few comics on my list this week, I’ll dig into my bag of stories as a comic book store clerk to regale you kids with.
I have no idea what to title book club this week so here. Not feeling my best emotionally this week and I still need to make my doctor’s appointment but we’re going to make it. I proclaim it! Let’s get started.
...you probably haven’t looked at their covers on LSD... :) (Full disclosure - I’ve never taken LSD, but from what the movies tell me, it must look a lot lie these science books covers, this guy animated:
One of the most endearing monsters from Doctor Who lurched on to our screens 50 years ago this Saturday (30th September, 1967). It was the first part of a six week serial that seems intent on living up to the elusive nature of its namesake.
Out of town I went at night to a movie theaeter to see the old 50s horror film. At very end a webpage came up and one sees an icon for the movie and other movies.
The first 15 chapters of Oathbringer, Brandon Sanderson’s latest entry in The Stormlight Archive, have been released on www.tor.com.
This is the face of the Federation?
Why do so many superhero movies have the same origin story? It all comes down to the use – and misuse – of the monomyth. Here’s what the hero’s journey is and why it shouldn’t be used to make movies (even if great movies feature it).
A visually stunning new Star Trek timeline was introduced last night with the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery. Wonderful performances, especially from Sonequa Martin-Green and Michelle Yeoh, in addition to the visuals mostly make up for deeply flawed scripts. The unselfconscious contradictions and nonsensical…
Just finished both episodes of Star Trek: Discovery, and holy crap was that fun. There’s action, exploration, high stakes, and betrayal. (BTW, despite CBS’ scheduling, “The Vulcan Hello” is only the first half of the pilot. You have to watch “Battle at the Binary Stars” on All-Access to get the second half).