is running a poll asking reader which science-fiction series is “the most important…story ever told”. They’ve given three choices and, if you are at all a fan of the genre, you can pretty much guess what they are: Star Trek, Star Wars, and Doctor Who. I honestly don’t know that I’d consider any television [...]

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Jimmie on December 21st, 2010

This may be my favorite Christmas commercial. I smile every time it comes on. It serves as a remind that it doesn’t necessarily matter how expensive or elaborate you gift is, so long as you deliver it right on target.

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The trailer to Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which is the fourth movie in the franchise, is out and it looks pretty solid. The movie is based on a superlative novel called (surprise!) On Stranger Tides, by Tim Powers. If the movie hews close to the book, then it will likely be the [...]

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I originally had three or four topics lined up for each half of Episode 68 but, as so often happens, I got on a roll and had to leave a few of them on the table. I imagine we’ll be talking about the President’s tax deal for at least the rest of the year, and [...]

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Jimmie on December 4th, 2010

I really miss the Muppet show. The more I watch it as an adult the more I realize how grown-up the humor and music really were. Also, how many chances did you have to see two of my favorite Muppets who never got much of the spotlight, Zoot and the Manah Manah Guy?

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I admit, I got excited when I learned that AMC was going to turn the very well-regarded comic series “The Walking Dead” into a television series. I’m a fan of zombie apocalypse fiction and figured that a good dramatic end of the world series was long overdue (actually, I was hoping for Robert McCammon’s Swan [...]

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We should all be thankful to J.R.R. Tolkien today. Not only did he give the world one of the greatest creative gifts ever in Middle Earth, but he also saved us from a disaster that would have haunted us through the generations to this very day. What disaster, you might ask? Well, how about a [...]

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Jimmie on October 25th, 2010

I did not get to see the American premiere of the BBC’s new Sherlock Holmes series, but it’s tucked into the digital safety of my DVR, so I’ll get to it this week when I have time to settle in and give it a good watch. I’m usually very hesitant to watch “reimagined” television shows [...]

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