Quick recap: John Scalzi Is Not A Very Popular Author And I Myself Am Quite Popular is a parody of an ebook by an obnoxious bigot who is obsessed with me, and I said (full details here) that if people raised $2,500 for Con or Bust, which funds science fiction convention memberships for people of color, […]
Also because I figure it might be fun and interesting to list them. So here they are, in order of my own personal opinion of my competency with them. 1. Writing. I mean, duh. You don’t do something professionally and profitably for a quarter of a century without being rather proficient at it. I think it can […]
Our friends at Mission Log are doing a wonderful job chronicling the development of the Star Trek philosophy, providing a detailed of each episode sequentially week after week. This week, however, they’ve added a “supplemental” with an exclusive almost two-hour interview with Wil Wheaton. The candid discussion focuses more on the young actor’s experience on […]
Because why not.
In a few hours, I’m heading to the theatre for the final rehearsal for tonight’s performance of The War of the Worlds, as part of the 2015 Sci-Fi Fest. I have the great honor and privilege of playing Orson Welles as Professor Pierson. It’s a bit of a dream come true for me, because I’ve … Continue reading The War of the Worlds Rehearsal ?
More than a dozen years ago (yikes) Depeche Mode did a contest where they invited people to remix their then-latest single “I Feel Love,” for some prize I do not remember because, yeah, like I was going to win. Nevertheless I’m a Depeche Mode fan and I thought it would be fun to take a … Continue reading That Time I Remixed a Depeche Mode Song ?
Way back in 2005, when I was trying to figure out where the next mortgage payment would come from, I tried just about anything creative that I could think of to help support my family. Mostly, I did that by writing. I did columns and freelance work, and wrote a few books. It was creatively … Continue reading a brief history of Radio Free Burrito ?
I had an idea, so I tried it out. I’m publishing it now, before I have a chance to back out and change my mind. Show Notes: The audio isn’t perfectly clean. That is by design. This is an experiment. Radio Free Burrito doesn’t work as hard as Memories of the Futurecast did to earn … Continue reading Radio Free Burrito’s Experimental Episode ?
IDW Publishing and BOOM! Studios will celebrate the holiday season by releasing the first issue of a five-issue mini-series crossover event featuring Star Trek and Planet of the Apes. While we wait for The Primate Directive #1, please join TrekMovie for a look at Trek and Apes of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. […]
The 13th episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation gives us two Spiners for the price of one, with Data’s rascally twin Lore being introduced. Listen to the Mission Log gang discuss "Datalore" in the latest podcast below. Mission Log 108 – “Datalore” (Star Trek: TNG Season 1, Episode 13) What does it mean to […]
This weekend, my friends hosted a 1920s occult party. There were tarot readings, Ouija boards, and a seance. Everyone was encouraged to attend in appropriate attire, and we sipped absinthe while movies like The Golem and Fantomas were projected on the walls. Anne and I got our clothes from Unique Vintage and Clockwork Couture. While […]
The 12th episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation introduces "Dixon Hill" and the whole sub-genre of the holodeck malfunction episode. Listen to the Mission Log gang discuss "The Big Goodbye" in the latest podcast below. Mission Log 107 – “The Big Goodbye” (Star Trek: TNG Season 1, Episode 12) Captain Picard has some time […]
Lwaxana Troi makes her first visit to the USS Enterprise and she is bringing Deanna’s future husband an in-laws with her. The Mission Log guys delve into Star Trek: The Next Generation’s "Haven" below. Mission Log 106 – “Haven” (Star Trek: TNG Season 1, Episode 11) The Enterprise is on its way to an almost […]
Q returns for the first time since the Star Trek: The Next Generation pilot and this time he sets his omnipotent focus on Riker. Today’s Mission Log snaps its fingers at TNG’s “Hide and Q,” take a listen below. Mission Log 105 – “Hide and Q” (Star Trek: TNG Season 1, Episode 10) Q wants […]
This episode marks the return of the Ferengi, both to TNG and to the life of Jean Luc Picard. It turns out his first time meeting the Ferengi was long before The Last Outpost. And now, he is forced to remember it and relive it, with potentially deadly results. How will they escape? Find out […]
The crew of the Enterprise D visit a planet full of scantily clad care-free joggers, what could possibly go wrong. Wesley! Listen to John and Ken take on Star Trek: The Next Generation’s “Justice” in the brand new Mission Log podcast below. Mission Log 102 – “Justice” (Star Trek: TNG Season 1, Episode 8) Picard […]
The Enterprise is chasing a Ferengi vessel. What is a Ferengi? Exactly. Small and scheming or big and bad? Find out when John and Ken put The Last Outpost in the Mission Log. Mission Log 100 – The last Outpost The USS Enterprise-D is in pursuit of a Ferengi vessel suspected of stealing a Federation-owned […]
The Mission Log Podcast continues its journey through every episode of Star Trek. And, we mean every episode. This week, they take a look at TNG’s “Code of Honor”, a mission of mercy to Ligon II that goes wrong for the Enterprise. Mission Log 099 – Code of HonorThe Enterprise is sent to negotiate with […]
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES got nothing to worry about. TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES doing quite well, thank you very much. Got the big-budget, Michael Bay treatment (he’s the producer on this one; Jonathan Liebesman directed); came in #1 at the box office this past weekend; has the almost inevitable sequel already in the works. Yup, [...]
Welcome to August, the month when studios, having already fired off all their high-profile (not to mention high concept) summer guns, unleash what amounts to their second tier of releases, the stuff that doesn’t automatically trigger broad media attention, things with a more… “culty,” shall we say?… appeal, and things that are, let’s just say [...]