As good as TS3 was, I couldn't help but feel they missed a huge opportunity to bring back Kelsey Grammar ala Stinky Pete. I would have been one of the great Pixar moments to reveal, late in the film, that a revenge-hungry Stinky Pete was the real power behind the antagonist and the entire series of events were… » 11/07/14 9:20am 11/07/14 9:20am

Growing up in the late 70's, I was perfectly happy with four channels and forced, oftentimes, to watch shows I didn't want to watch that came on before shows that I did want to watch simply because watching something else required one to get up, walk to the television, turn a small round knob through 8 or 10 channels… » 10/10/14 12:44pm 10/10/14 12:44pm

Since midnight is not really a time but the point in time that marks the transition from the previous day to the current day, it would be technically impossible for a dragon to find out he or she had green eyes and then transform at midnight on the same day. The rule clearly states midnight on the day of discovery.… » 10/05/14 1:18pm 10/05/14 1:18pm

Incredible. IO9 you average what, two articles a week pushing man-made global warming as an immediate catastrophe for which we should all rip our clothes off, run around in our yards like lunatics screaming "The ice is melting! The ICE IS MELTING!" but a very real epidemic killing hundreds of people right now, this… » 8/03/14 12:25pm 8/03/14 12:25pm

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 7/20/14 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