Aside from a passion for all things Sci-Fi/Fantasy, I am also a huge fan of The Andy Griffith Show, so much so, that I've been to a number of fan events over the years. About 20 years ago I was at a fan event in Mt. Airy, North Carolina and purchased this series on VHS - 16 episodes on four tapes, licensing and… » 7/20/14 1:25pm Sunday 1:25pm

Spectacular news indeed. There such a wide, arcing, scope to this series as a whole, from near future apocalyptic to pure fantasy there are a great many long term possibilities provided they don't mess this up the way they did Terry Goodkind's series or The Dresden Files. Interesting they chose Shannara with its… » 7/13/14 12:48pm 7/13/14 12:48pm

And the first ghost was her mother in a turtleneck sweater? I am beginning to suspect there really aren't any ghosts, that the ghosts are some figurative representation of something he lost or regrets, like his hair, his eyesight, or his knee...or maybe his life with Ginny or something. » 6/03/14 3:36pm 6/03/14 3:36pm

Phase II basically became Star Trek The Motion Picture. Nearly all of the concept art became the sets for that film, (including a few sets they had already built if I recall correctly) not to mention a number of plot points, like why TMP begins without Spock. Those sets were cannibalized and pieced back together to… » 5/23/14 5:38am 5/23/14 5:38am

Pandemic is an incredible board game. One of many great games I purchased as a result of watching Table Top. Forbidden Island and Forbidden Desert are also great co-op games from the same designer. And yeah, can't wait for season 3 of Table Top. » 5/19/14 12:48pm 5/19/14 12:48pm

Would have been funnier if they had gotten Martin himself for the skit. The guy is a pure media hound - loves the attention and the spotlight and there's no doubt in my mind he would have accepted in a hot second. And more power to him too, so few fantasy/SF writers enjoy the public attention they truly deserve. » 4/06/14 1:22pm 4/06/14 1:22pm

This idea that we can now fight wars from cubicles, that the damage we inflict on our enemies is no more real to the solider inflicting it than watching CGI enemies disappear from a computer screen, that we can wage wars that devastate other nations and cultures but require no real sacrifice from our side...that just… » 4/03/14 9:56am 4/03/14 9:56am

I was recently operated on by a surgical robot. Prior to the surgery I asked my physician to be straight with me - what were the chances of the surgery bot becoming self aware during the procedure and starting the robot enslavement of humanity with yours truly? He smiled and said think of it more like the mech suit… » 3/24/14 8:24am 3/24/14 8:24am

We're trying to set up a kind of situation where you really could — and not in just an 'everything's relative' sort of moral relativism — you could be a good person of any creed or philosophical background and come down on both sides of how you should respond to this opportunity that the crew has.... that also has… » 3/21/14 7:14am 3/21/14 7:14am

This reeks of shark-jumping, adding an instantly recognizable personality in a vain attempt to shore up a crumbling fan base. Instead of resolving issues with tired, police procedural writing and scripts, they think adding a geek-personality will resolve their problems. This never works. » 3/21/14 7:05am 3/21/14 7:05am