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[…]Read more
Every year for 20 years I asked for Electronic Battleship for my birthday. I never got it, and instead made due with the standard, analog iteration that didn’t have cool sound effects. Flash foward: I’m 41, and I still don’t[…]Read more
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,[…]Read more
Geeks rejoice! Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark is being re-released in IMAX theaters from Sept. 7-Sept. 18, 2012. This isn’t a George Lucas “Greedo shot first” re-release; Spielberg hasn’t changed anything in the film itself, save[…]Read more
This is turning into one geeky summer for television, with five science fiction shows on the air at once — Futurama, Falling Skies, Warehouse 13, Eureka and Alphas — and most of them are actually good!. Join me as I[…]Read more
Last week my wife surprised me with a Tron-inspired birthday party (my birthday’s December 17, the same day that Tron: Legacy was released). As part of that, she asked the good folks at Cupcake Ladies to create Tron cup cakes.
Which they did. The photo at left was taken by my friend Jason Alley (view the full-size photo on Flickr) and yes, the cupcakes did taste as good as they look.
The cupcakes made my day, and were the perfect prelude to heading to King of Prussia to watch Tron: Legacy in IMAX 3D with my friends. It was a good movie — I describe it as pure, distilled 1980s wrapped in glass. My 12-year-old self loved the film. My 39-year-old self was happily distracted by the beer sampler I drank at Rock Bottom Brewery before the movie.Read more
Advice for geek parents on when to introduce kids to Star Wars, and how to tackle the delicate issues of Luke Skywalker’s father, the correct order to watch the movies, and the heresy of the special editions.Read more
I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a really good live action steampunk movie (or even a bad one for that matter). For all the love of the subgenre within geek circles, it’s never made the jump to mainstream consciousness.[…]Read more
Back when the Blackrazor Guild still played D&D, we had a list of standard battle tactics. They were things like “spring the ambush then fight your way out”, “lightning bolt in a short corridor”, “fireball at your feet” and the[…]Read more
In 1998 director Roland Emmerich released a remake of Godzilla starring Matthew Broderick and featured a monster heavily inspired by the designer Patrick Tatopoulos’ pet iguana attacking New York City. It failed on multiple fronts, starting with uninspiring Godzilla design,[…]Read more