Blogworthy: Strange Worlds, Racing to Stay Alive, Ancient Stars, Dyslexia D&D, Camping, The Matrix as a Trans Metaphor

‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ Returning To Planet-Of-The-Week Stories & TOS Optimism, Says Alex Kurtzman – Yes, please! Invisible rogue planets without stars? NASA’s new space telescope could find hundreds of them – Speaking of strange new worlds, NASA is looking for some. Racing to Stay Alive – When I run, I just run. I don’t give a … Read more

Blogworthy – Dusty Betelgeuse, Book of Fiends, Dangerous X-Wings, Finding Black Holes, Snyder Cut

Weird, dimming star Betelgeuse may have a dusty explanation – Ah, remember those bygone days when our biggest worry was a red giant star going supernova? Foo Fighters ‘Times Like These’ Quarantine Mix Is Unreal – I’m not crying. You’re crying. Danger Zone – X-Wing Tribute – Ok, that was a bit intense. Time for some good ol’80s era … Read more

Blogworthy: Good News, Toilet Paper Economics, Star Trek Swearing, Wither Betelgeuse?, Tales from the Loop, Good-bye Dirk Pitt

Some Good News with John Krasinski: The star of The Office and Jack Ryan started his own Youtube show dedicated to bringing good news to a world that desperately needs it. Thanks John, this is awesome! What Everyone’s Getting Wrong About the Toilet Paper Shortage: Sure, some people are buying more toilet paper than they … Read more

What surprised me about the New Mutants trailer

Teenagers prepare to confront ... something ... as they look outward from this photo.

A new trailer for Fox’s The New Mutants dropped this week, giving us glimpses of all of its major characters and a little more insight into its horror-movie-in-an-asylum premise. What surprised me most about this trailer wasn’t the horror premise: I knew about that already, and it fits with the Demon Bear saga (one of the early New … Read more

First Trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

A bipedal dinosaur appears in a burning building, threatening a man and a woman who appear off to the left.

I’m a huge monster movie guy (as our occasional Monster Weeks demonstrate). It’s perhaps debatable whether Jurassic Park and its kin are truly creature features, but I love them regardless. Fallen Kingdom, the follow up to Jurassic World, looks suitably bonkers. Dinosaurs? Check. Volcanic eruptions? Check. Pretentious debates over the value of traditional vs. recreated life? Che–oh, look, dinosaurs! I’m … Read more

Wanderers – A Short SF Film

Explorers jump from cliffs on a moon of Uranus. The blue gas giant rises in the background.

We are trapped on Earth. It’s something I felt keenly as a kid, which is why the destruction of Challenger, and then Columbia, hit me so hard. Hell, I still tear up just thinking about January 28, 1986, but neither tragedy changed my mind about the importance of space exploration and colonization.

Announcing Monster Week 2013

A bridge stands between a giant robot and his giant monster opponent.

Monster Week is returning to Nuketown. In honor of Guillermo del Toro’s giant robots-vs-giant monsters flick Pacific Rim’s release on July 12, we’re going to be talking monsters — and nothing but monsters — for a solid week. The event will run from Sunday, July 28 through Saturday, August 3, 2013. As with our last … Read more

Veronica Mars Kickstarter

I never watched the teen noir detective drama Veronica Mars when it was on the air. When it went off, friends kept discovering it and warning me about the inevitable heartbreak from knowing there would be no fourth season of the show. When it showed up on Netflix streaming, I binged on two and a … Read more

Game Of Thrones Season 3: In Production

There’s a new featurette up on YouTube for Season 3 of HBO’s A Game of Thrones series. Unfortunately I’m still waiting for Season 2 to come out on Blu-Ray in February 2013 so I can catch up with the series, but I enjoyed Season 1. The books are excellent dark fantasy, where magic has a … Read more