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SIX OF THE BEST… things about Planet Builders

Back in the late 80s, several SF authors got together to write a series of YA sci-fi (really I would consider it middle-grade, not YA) about some teenagers who live on a newly-colonized planet about [...]

By |October 18th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… things The Orville did better than Star Trek: Discovery

I am, as you know by now, an enormous Star Trek fan. When I heard that Bryan Fuller was attached to a new Trek series, I had hopes. And then the studios ground up and [...]

By |October 11th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE WORST… things about Toys

When I was a teenager, a film starring Robin Williams, LL Cool J, and Joan Cusack hit theaters. It was about a toy factory, the creation of war toys, and an ideological battle between what [...]

By |October 4th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… TNG episodes, part 2

I can tell I was starting to lose my momentum in this 30th-anniversary celebration because, in my notes, I wrote "write something here". Honestly, writing four columns in a row is tough (I wrote them [...]

By |September 27th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… TNG episodes, part 1

This post doesn't need much introduction. I mean, what would a 30th-anniversary celebration of TNG be without a top episodes list? Here's the first part of mine. 12. Conundrum (5.14) -- An alien race looking [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… recurring characters on TNG

It's time for part two of our TNG 30th Anniversary celebration. Today we're talking about guest stars. One of the great things about most TV shows is that there's the one recurring character who you [...]

By |September 13th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE WORST… TNG misfires

Welcome, my friends, to the 30th anniversary celebration of Star Trek: The Next Generation. While it's not the original, it became a worthy successor and spawned multiple spinoffs while enriching the original canon. For a [...]

By |September 6th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… reasons not to watch The Defenders

It's been a week and a half since Netflix dropped The Defenders on us, and I figure that's long enough to wait for everyone who wants to watch it to have watched it. I mean, [...]

By |August 30th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… little annoyances on TV shows (that I can’t ignore)

Let's face it: there are a lot of things in life that are just plain shitty. I'm sure if you mentally go through your day you'll think of several. As a writer, I prefer to [...]

By |August 23rd, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments

SIX OF THE BEST… Haven troubles

I remember watching the first two seasons of Syfy's Haven, and the premiere of the third, before having to give it up. There was some stuff going on in my life that took precedence, as [...]

By |August 16th, 2017|Six of the Best/Worst|0 Comments