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August 24, 2019

I’ve been immersed in a Doctor Who re-watch lately. Just the Nine and Ten eras. Why? Because I’ve become horribly disenchanted with Moffat’s writing over the years and “The Girl in the Fireplace” fully encompasses all my gripes and complaints. “If you’re gonna keep thinking about this,” said a tiny voice in the back of my head, sounding suspiciously devil-like, “Why not just write it all out? Speak to an actual audience instead of the imaginary one you’ve conjured up. What could go wrong?” What...

March 23, 2019

I would very much like to know who it was that first claimed Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is inferior to its predecessors. I would like to learn their name and invite them out for coffee some afternoon. I just want to have a nice, civilized chat. Hand to God. Turn on your location, friend! You have nothing to fear from me... 

No really. This illusive someone literally has nothing to fear because I'm 105 pounds of preferred passive aggression who has never thrown a punch in her life. Which is n...

August 2, 2018

{Beware, Traveler, spoilers ahead}

What makes a monster? Mary Shelley----and many others before her----figured out that the answer is usually "man," but that doesn't mean we're not still afraid of glowing red eyes and some very sharp teeth.

I got to see Fallen Kingdom a few weeks ago.

Since I stepped out of the theater I've read a number of truly vicious reviews. Honestly, that just seems to be my lot in life. I'm doomed to enjoy Sci-Fi and Fantasy features with both wonderful escapism and importan...

July 1, 2018

Last week I nearly spit out my drink when I spotted a tumblr post calling out all of humanity. We heard a  few months back about how Amazon's Alexa has been feeling a bit under the weather lately---listing off funeral homes unprompted and laughing maniacally at inappropriate times---which of course had users wondering if she was in need of an exorcism rather than a tuneup. The gist of the post was: No fucking duh. We all knew this was coming and it's our own damn fault if we end up slaughtered i...

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