Star Wars Requiem

Wow. Absolutely the best of all six Star Wars movies.  I’ll give a more detailed review later in this post, but for now I’ll say that while the dialog was still not stellar, at least the main characters learned how to speak using the occasional contraction. We got our tickets Monday for the 12:01 showing … Continue reading Star Wars Requiem

Star Trek Requiem

I watched the final voyage of the Starship Enterprise last night.  As a long-time Trekkie, I hate to say it, but it’s about time. Last night’s Enterprise episode marks the finale of the Star Trek universe. The franchise had become bogged down in its own canon, and ever since the demise of Roddenberry, had lost its … Continue reading Star Trek Requiem

Mostly Harmless

The time has arrived, and the long-awaited Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Movie opened today.  Chip, Houston, Anna, and several of Chip’s friends and I went to see it last night.  We only had to wade through a few nerds wearing bath robes and carrying their towels. The movie had gotten some bad advance reviews, … Continue reading Mostly Harmless


Clive Cussler’s  novels are pure escapism – the hero is dashing, brave and resourceful, the women are always beautiful, and the world is always in danger from some madman.  I’ve always thought they would make great movies, but it’s my understanding that Cussler has refused since Hollywood botched his “Raise the Titanic” back in the … Continue reading Sahara

Mag Blast!

Our desire to annihilate each other means that we are watching less TV, at least, as far as Laura and I are concerned.  We have both become addicted to the Mag Blast space battle game by Fantasy Flight Games.  This is a card game in which you attempt to protect a Flagship while attacking your … Continue reading Mag Blast!

HHGTG, Tertiary Phase

I’m not sure how this one slipped past me.  Usually I’m on top of things like this, but my geekiness must be faltering.  The BBC has just finished broadcasting a third season of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.  The new series, broadcast some 25 years after the first two, is based on Douglas Adam’s … Continue reading HHGTG, Tertiary Phase

I, Ripoff?

First Law: A robot may not injure a human being, or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. Second Law: A robot must obey orders given it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. Third Law: A robot must protect its own existence as long as … Continue reading I, Ripoff?

Those Conniving Catholics

On my reading list, I’ve got several books that describe secret plots by the Catholic church to conceal some import aspect of Christian faith that doesn’t quite mesh with their objectives, whatever those might be.  The Da Vinci Code was just the latest in that list, which I’m discovering is not as short as I might … Continue reading Those Conniving Catholics