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  • Geek Retrospective : Babylon 5

    Posted on September 3, 2013 by Tao

    Watching Babylon 5 again, I have to admit that some of the gloss has come off. Don't get me wrong, the series is still a landmark in Science Fiction TV with it's series & season long arcs, tight storytelling and magnitude of the series.
    Yet, some of what it did has now been done - better [...]

    This post was posted in TV Series and was tagged with babylon, babylon 5, michael, retrospective, scifi, tv

  • Geek Retrospective: Andromeda (TV Series)

    Posted on August 12, 2013 by Tao

    Andromeda the TV Series (not to be confused with the galaxy) aired between 2001 and 2006 for 5 seasons and starred, among many; Kevin Sorbo. Yes, Mr. Hercules himself.  In fact, here's a picture of the cast and crew of Andromeda:

    Andromeda Crew

    Continue Reading

    This post was posted in TV Series and was tagged with andromeda, retrospective, review, scifi, tv

  • Pacific Rim Review

    Posted on August 9, 2013 by Tao

    Have you heard about Pacific Rim? If not, what rock have you been living under? This movie has been the talk of Geek Town for over a year now, and after finally catching it, I have to say - it's up to the hype.

    Let's be clear - this is not a movie that will stretch your mind in any manner.  It's a big summer action blockbuster, it's just a big summer action blockbuster that's been engineered for geeks.  It's not smart, not innovative but it is very cool.  It's a big screen, live action Mechs vs Monsters and if you go in expecting that you'll love it.

    Now for the spoiler discussion. Stop reading if you don't want some minor spoilers.

    Continue Reading

    This post was posted in Movies and was tagged with hollywood, movies, pacific rim, the usual

  • Fantasy Writers & Medieval Martial Arts

    Posted on August 2, 2013 by Tao

    It's strange. I'm reading the Incomplete Enchanter currently by L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt.  It's not a bad series really, filled with short stories about Harold Shea (a psychologist) who manages to move himself to different, parallel worlds where the laws of science / magic alter depending on the worlds shared beliefs of [...]

    This post was posted in Books and was tagged with authors, books, hema, martial arts, wma, writing

  • Superman & the Dark Knight Returns

    Posted on July 23, 2013 by Tao

    So. Zack Snyder has reportedly confirmed the next Superman  movie will be based on the Dark Knight Returns.

    Let's list the issues here:

    the Dark Knight Returns is a graphic novel about Batman.  Superman gets like 3 scenes...
    It's a Batman novel.  The hero is Batman.  Superman is a putz and even Miller mentions that if this was [...]

    This post was posted in Movies and was tagged with batman, dark knight returns, movies, superman

  • Superman: The Man of Steel Review

    Posted on July 5, 2013 by Tao

    Superman-MOSSuperman is a very difficult character to write. The problem with Superman is simple - he's too powerful.  By definition, he's nearly unstoppable and often writers who deal with him have to write around why he wouldn't finish / complete / solve the problem in a few seconds.   Worst, because of his morals and genuine 'boy scout' demeanor, he's often unrelatable to many viewers - especially the younger, cynical generation.  He is a man out of time - except, unlike Captain America; he doesn't have the in-built excuse of being literally from another time. Superman: Man of Steel attempts to update Superman and in doing so, loses it's way and forgets who and what makes Superman special.

    Spoilers Ahead

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    This post was posted in Movies and was tagged with comics, movie review, movies, musings, superheroes, superman

  • New Payment Method - BitCoins!

    Posted on June 24, 2013 by Tao

    So, we've added a new payment method to the site for BitCoins. If you don't know what Bitcoins are, that's okay - you don't have to! If you do, and its your preferred form of currency, well we now take it!
    Okay, okay. Bitcoins are a form of electronic currency that are not regulated (currently) nor [...]

    This post was posted in General and was tagged with bitcoins, payment, site updates

  • In the Name of the King: The Best Comedy of 2007

    Posted on June 23, 2013 by Tao

    In the Name of the King poster

    We know of Uwe Boll right? The man who has somehow managed to make a career out of buying video game movie rights and the making bad movies from them? Well, if you've never seen a movie of his, consider yourself lucky.  He's generally a really, really bad [...]

    This post was posted in Movies and was tagged with bad movies, my apologies, name of the king, reviews

  • The Wheel of Time Series: A Retrospective

    Posted on June 21, 2013 by Tao

    Missing 3 books! Missing 3 books!

    Now that Robert Jordans’ (finished by Brandon Sanderson) Wheel of Time series is over, I figured I’d do a review of the series itself and give my point of view. Let me state that I started following the series when it first launched, ages ago and have followed it till completion. I should also state that I’m the kind of reader who will, with impunity and no sense of guilt skip tracts of description if I find them boring.

    Obviously, some spoilers ahead. Continue Reading

    This post was posted in Books and was tagged with brandon sanderson, review, robert jordan, series, wheel of time, WoT

  • Our Youtube Channel

    Posted on June 18, 2013 by Tao

    Oooh, before I forget - have you seen our Youtube channel? It's not really very serious, just a way for us to highlight some products and still have fun with it.  As you can tell, Kaja and Keith are having a ton of fun playing around. We'd love to hear your feedback too on [...]

    This post was posted in General and was tagged with channels, fun, videos, youtube

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