The Russia House is a 1990 espionage movie starring Sean Connery and Michelle Pfeiffer. It’s based on a novel by John le Carre, who’s sort of the bureaucrat’s Ian Fleming. I’ve said we should talk more about action movies, so here we are — but it is based on a book, the main character is a publisher,…… Continue reading The Russia House: On James Bond, Atomic Blonde, and Being a Realistic Spy Movie
I’ve been a casual Star Wars fan forever. I happily admit that the original trilogy are some of the best movies ever made, but I found the sheer scope of the fandom and expanded universe much too daunting for me. Every so often I might try a novel here or there based on recommendations from…… Continue reading Review: Star Wars Disney Canon Graphic Novels
So there’s a travel guide for the planet Vulcan from Star Trek. As a hardcore Vulcan-obsessed Trekkie, of course I wanted to check it out. I didn’t have high hopes, I just expected it to be mildly amusing and nicely designed — it’s from Insight Editions, which publishes a lot of TV and film art…… Continue reading Review: Vulcan (Hidden Universe Travel Guides) by Dayton Ward
This month’s Star Trek post is about four recent documentaries — a couple you’ve probably heard of and a couple you maybe haven’t, ranging from real good to real bad. Check it out and let me know if I’ve missed any! I’ve made some progress on #readmyowndamnbooks in August, thanks to grad school being over and me…… Continue reading Star Trek Documentaries and Challenge Update
I won’t say I read a lot of plays, because I don’t particularly, but I do enjoy reading and sometimes seeing them when I can. Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett is one of my favorites. I like a good helping of existentialism, and I love a play with minimal… well, everything. Not many characters, hardly any props, barely…… Continue reading Review: Theatreland (2014)
Hi everyone, sorry for the intermittent posts this past month. I’ve been graduating and settling in with a new job! I’m in the process of setting up books and posts for the future, though, and I’m excited to have more time and energy for blogging and blog-reading. I do have a Star Trek post up…… Continue reading Star Trek and #readmyowndamnbooks Updates
I successfully defended my thesis WOOOHOOOO YAAAAAY! One more summer of class and I graduate! My brain’s still pretty fried from all that, but my buddy Rose and I put together a Star Trek post for Comparative Geeks: Let’s Talk About First Officers. June is Pride Month, so in addition to some of the usual shenanigans, I’m…… Continue reading Quick update and Star Trek and stuff!
I turned in my thesis essay and I’m back as promised with a new Star Trek post on Comparative Geeks: “I Loved Star Trek: The Original Series, Where Can I Get More Episodes?” It’s sort of a stealth review of a comic I really liked, with some extra recommendations for good measure. I’m defending my thesis at…… Continue reading I’m Back, with Star Trek Comics!
I’ve been anxiously awaiting Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events since the first announcement, and it’s surpassed by wildest expectations. Rich aesthetics, witty and gripping, manages to be unexpected despite my love of the books, and the whole production team seems to have wholeheartedly embraced creating this slightly off-kilter world. And it has an intro sequence with…… Continue reading Review: Netflix’s Series of Unfortunate Events
First, I’m on Comparative Geeks today talking about upcoming stuff in “Star Trek: The Year Ahead,” check it out and let me know what posts you’d like to see! Second, if we were having coffee, I’d be having espresso and already be jittering in my seat ready to go. I’m tearing through my to-do list…… Continue reading #WeekendCoffeeShare: Star Trek Column and Happy New Year