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"Goodbye, Jean-Luc, I'm gonna miss you. You had such potential. But then again, all good things must come to an end."
- Q, Star Trek: TNG

Alien: The Definitive Interstellar Creature Feature

by Ken Newquist / July 29, 2013

Alien isn't just a monster movie. In many ways it is the definitive interstellar creature feature that spawned dozens of half-baked imitations (including some that had the Alien moniker) Thirty-four years after its release, the movie remains one of the best monster -- and science fiction -- movies ever made.

Pacific Rim: Giant Robots vs. Giant Monsters

by Ken Newquist / July 28, 2013

Pacific Rim is a movie that delivered exactly what it promised: giant robots fighting giant monsters on the eve of the apocalypse. It's not great drama, it's not mind-bending storytelling, it is giant robots fighting giant monsters, with enough story to keep the whole thing moving forward.

Summer Reading List 2013

by Ken Newquist / July 7, 2013

My Summer 2013 Reading List, like 2012 before it, is a space opera/military SF heavy list. I keep waiting get tired of space opera -- after all, this particular jags been going on for several years now -- but instead I find myself seeking out new books in the genre. That's not to say I'm not branching out at all; I have a smattering of fantasy novels in the list, and my graphic novel segment nicely covers horror, but at the end of the day starships battling one another for galactic dominance rule my list.

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