The power of the dark side

[amazon_link asins=’0785192557,0785192565,0785199772,0785199780,0785197893′ template=’ProductCarousel’ store=’gilroy0-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’0a4327d5-eb7a-11e7-a142-c169eec473c4′] No, this is not a political post.  🙂 I absolutely tore through the omnibus Kindle editions of the Darth Vader comic (one of several in the rebooted Marvel line).  I guess it really paid off for Amazon to make Volume 1 free to Prime members because it hooked me fast.  I […]

Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

{originally written 2013 May 23, then banished to the Drafts folder for no good reason when I never got around to finishing it.} Spoiler-free review:  A solid sophomore outing for the NuTrek crew, but it’s no Wrath of Khan. ====== Spoilers follow =========== And this movie so desperately wants to be The Wrath of Khan. The good: […]

Review: Serenity Found

Serenity Found: More Unauthorized Essays on Joss Whedon’s Firefly Universe edited by Jane Espenson Rating: 3 out of 5 What can I say? Meh. Another collection of essays (following the superior Finding Serenity) discoursing on the deep meanings to be found in the universe of Firefly, a short-lived TV series as well as Serenity, its […]

Lunacon 51 (2)

Lunacon 51 (2) Some thoughts on my second con (should that be “sec-con”?), jotted down at midnight, though they’ll be posted much later. The first panel I intended to attend was “Yesterday’s Tomorrows”, a documentary on the failed vision of futurists from the 1930s through 1960s. Due to the weird layout and unpredictable spacetime anomalies […]

Another propaganda poster

As has been usual, this is another exhortation to “Work to Win”. My “study” of WWI and WWII posters indicates that almost all fell into the “Work harder” or “Buy more bonds” categories. True to form, this poster says, “Victory up here… begins down here”. Overhead are a Retro Rocketship and a DV snub fighter. […]

The Mongrel Dogs at Sea (4): Review: Next

Insta Rating: 4 out of 5 OK, it’s a little odd to be reviewing a movie when I’m supposed to be off on a wonderful cruise. But as mentioned before I was pretty wiped out, so I decided to take advantage of the onboard movie theater and catch Next starring Nicholas Cage and Jessica Biel. […]

New Poster: Ready?

I’ve got a new, rarer “landscape” poster ready. It shows two Zarkov rockets at a docking tower, with crew running to man the ships. A DV snub fighter is lifting in the background, and the ever-lovable jetpack guy has just launched himself. The tag is “They’re Ready to Do Their Part … Are You Ready […]

New Poster: Loose Lips…

This is a variant of a classic saying from the Second World War: “Loose Lips Crash Ships!. Of course, in the original, it’s “Loose Lips Sink Ships” and the image is of a cargo ship going down beneath the waves. Well, cargo ship clearly becomes rocket ship… but then I was stuck. You see, my […]