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Autumn is Nearly Upon Us, and My Annual Journey to Middle Earth Beckons

   Autumn is nearly upon us, mere days away in fact, and every year I feel the need to revisit the works of Tolkien. It's possible that it is some feeling of solidarity with the Fellowship who began their long journey around this time of year. Who knows. What I do know is that when… Continue reading Autumn is Nearly Upon Us, and My Annual Journey to Middle Earth Beckons

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A New Appreciation for Hawkeye

   In the comics, Hawkeye was never a favorite character. He was always a Green Arrow analog to me. His one interesting feature was that he started out as a villain.    Due to my aversion to large crowds, and poor timing, I have only just recently watched Avengers: Endgame. I was blown away by… Continue reading A New Appreciation for Hawkeye

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Top 10 Secondary TV Characters who were Primary in our Hearts

   You know them, and love them. The secondary characters from your favorite TV shows of years gone by. They always have an important key role to play, even though they may not be in every episode. They make the primary characters look good, even though they out shine them at times. Without further ado… Continue reading Top 10 Secondary TV Characters who were Primary in our Hearts

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Space1970, the Blog that Inspires Me to Look Forward by Looking Back

   If you haven’t already, check out Space1970 over on Blogger. It covers Sci-Fi/Fantasy from the late 60’s to the early 80’s. The morning I discovered this wonderful blog I was captivated and, being a child of the 70’s, I felt a comfortable wave of nostalgia wash over me. Three hours later I had covered roughly 80%… Continue reading Space1970, the Blog that Inspires Me to Look Forward by Looking Back

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My Top Nine Favorite Sci-Fi TV Creature Races (Pre-2009)

   This is a visual top nine list of some of my favorite sci-fi television, recurring, creature races. They may not have been on every week but they were always the threat in the background. I am trying to limit these to characters that were not rendered through stop-motion or computer generation. These are cats… Continue reading My Top Nine Favorite Sci-Fi TV Creature Races (Pre-2009)

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Winter Solstice

   So the longest night of the year is almost upon us. Put yourself in the place of ancient people, who's only source of light was fire on these short waning Autumn nights. In the coldest areas of the Northern Hemisphere, fire not only provided light by life-giving heat. On the longest night of the… Continue reading Winter Solstice

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What’s the Best Uniform in Sci-Fi?

   I challenge you to find a better uniform in all of Sci-Fi than the Colonial Warrior. (OK, it’s not a contest… this is just my opinion) The closest thing I can come up with would be the Fremen Stillsuit that was designed for David Lynch’s 1984 adaptation of Dune.    The outfits don’t feel… Continue reading What’s the Best Uniform in Sci-Fi?