The RADIATIONS email newsletter is back. In olden times (circa 1999) Nuketown had a lovingly hand-edited newsletter called RADIATIONS. It had a pithy intro, thoughtful commentary, and a summary of whatever was posted to Nuketown that week. A few years -- ok, a lot of years -- later, RADIATIONS is back ... and it's made by monkeys.
When I wrote my Grandfather Richard’s memorial earlier this year, I had lots of specific memories of things we’d done together. Building my loft bed for college. Building the bookshelf my family’s library. Visiting the metalworking shop where he worked.
Half a year later, I had to do the same thing for my Grandmother Elizabeth.
Civil war engulfs the Republic! Throughout the galaxy Separatist droid armies battle Republic clone troopers and their Jedi generals while Sith Lords manipulate both sides from the shadows. The Clone Wars Campaign Guide for Star Wars: Saga Edition chronicles this era, chronicling the major factions, detailing force powers and talents from the era, and introducing new options for followers and mass combat.
The 2014 edition of the Geek Tree is up. As has been our tradition for years (exactly how many years I can't recall) I setup a dedicated Christmas tree for all of my geeky ornaments. It typically goes up the Saturday after Thanksgiving, and is packed with all manner of genre ornaments representing Star Wars, Star Trek, Ghostbusters, Loony Tunes, The Hobbit, the Marvel universe, and many more.
Despite a terrible name and a steady decline in cinematic franchise quality, the new Terminator: Genisys trailer doesn't suck. In fact, it's far, far better than I had any right to expect, in large part because it's continuing the theme of temporal riffing that began in The Sarah Conor Chronicles.