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Judge Stone’s Prime Directive

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 23:15:47 +0000

Rest in Peace, Harry Anderson. (via Reddit)

in defense of Apu Nahasapeemapetilon

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 16:24:11 +0000

Some people have argued that there is a problem with Apu, and are upset that the Simpsons don’t see it that way. I’ve been called and teased as “Apu” from the Simpsons many times. In fact my real full name even evokes Apu, and in high school I was one of exactly two kids of … Continue reading "in defense of Apu Nahasapeemapetilon"

Hexagonal Phase arrives, 40 years later

Thu, 08 Mar 2018 21:54:19 +0000

Here’s the BBC link; more on this later, but in a nutshell I am eager to compare this to the audiobook for And Another Thing that was narrated (solely) by Simon Jones, which was utterly brilliant. If you love H2G2, then buy everything in every format, so we can convince Eoin Colfer to write a … Continue reading "Hexagonal Phase arrives, 40 years later"

Get well, Ubu

Sun, 25 Feb 2018 01:03:59 +0000

wow, we almost lost him. Here’s some get-well fluff on the latest crop of bridge bunnies, from Star Trek: Discovery.

The Expanse returns on April 11

Sat, 24 Feb 2018 15:59:53 +0000

teaser from SyFy below – god I love this show, but i love the books even more. #WhatsFirefly? Incidentally, I just finished (audiobook) of Persepolis Rising, which kicks off the new trilogy, and pulls a Star Wars timejump. This is as deep a well of excellence as Game of Thrones, except that the authors are … Continue reading "The Expanse returns on April 11"

Amazon to Consider Phlebas

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:22:38 +0000

Deadline has the scoop: EXCLUSIVE: Iain M. Banks’ classic sci-fi Culture book series is headed to television. Amazon Studios has acquired the global TV rights to the first novel in the series, Consider Phlebas, with Utopia creator Dennis Kelly set to pen the TV adaptation, Plan B Entertainment (World War Z Moonlight) slated to produce … Continue reading "Amazon to Consider Phlebas"

The Search for Spock in Season 2

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 06:15:40 +0000

Fundamentally, Spock is the central character of Star Trek. His presence connects space, time, and reality. He has appeared before TOS and after DS9; he has appeared as an infant and an adult; he has appeared in an alternate timeline (Prime) and an alternate Universe (Mirror); he has appeared on screen with himself, he has … Continue reading "The Search for Spock in Season 2"

Super Blueblood Moon tonight

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 01:25:12 +0000

President Trump will deliver his State of the Union speech at 9:00 PM ET. Also, there’s a lunar eclipse, in what appears to be a nomenclature coincidence 🙂

Kaedrin Movie Award nominees

Tue, 30 Jan 2018 19:38:08 +0000

Mark has his nominees up for 2017 – I think I’m pretty much going to root for The Last Jedi across the board 🙂

yet another super scholar

Mon, 29 Jan 2018 20:00:38 +0000

I read this profile of Christopher Langan with genuine curiosity – allegedly having the highest IQ in the US, if not the world. Imagine my surprise to find that he claims he can prove the existence of God: Some of these projects relate to a book I’ve been writing on mathematically proving the existence of … Continue reading "yet another super scholar"