Category: Movies

Where has all the Scifi gone?

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I remember when Star Trek: Enterprise was cancelled – in fact, I blogged about it on the old site which no longer exists or else I’d give you a link.  Forgive me, I’m trying to remember the particulars here –…

Weekend Stuff

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So, I spent a good chunk of my weekend playing World of Warcraft – something that hasn’t happened in a really, really long time. I have to admit, the new Death Knight class is mostly responsible – well, that and…

The Clone Wars

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So, I’m confused by Star Wars: The Clone Wars.  Both the movie and the new Cartoon Network TV show. Okay – Episodes 1 – 3 were about making George Lucas tons more money.  As a side note, they were also…

Quantum of Solace

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Ventured out this morning to check out the new James Bond flick.  I hit the 10:45 show and was surprised to find the theater pretty well full! I was looking forward to both the flick and the trailers, as I…

The Best Space Battles Part 6

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Farscape “Once upon a time there was a boy named John and John was an astronaut. He lived in a far away place called Earth which is so far away you’ve never heard of it. One day when John was…

The Best Space Battles Part 5

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Battlestar Galactica Your colony worlds have been destroyed or devastated by nuclear attack. Your military has been eliminated by an enemy that can simply turn off your ships and pick them off one by one while they float, harmlessly, through…

The Best Space Battles Part 4

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Star Wars: Episode IV This was it – the battle to end all battles.  The Rebel Alliance sending snub fighters against the Empire’s most powerful weapon ever: The Death Star! What?  You telling me you couldn’t bullseye something the size…

The Best Space Battles Part 3

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Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. This is visually one of the coolest space battles ever. In orbit over Coruscant the forces of the Republic battle the Separatists who’ve somehow managed to kidnap Chancellor Palpatine.  The Jedi Knights…

The Best Space Battles Part 2

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Serenity. If you haven’t seen Serenity yet, well, leave.  Just leave.  I mean, honestly – what the hell? The battle between the Alliance Armada and the Reavers is intense.  It happens so fast you have a difficult time keeping up. …

The Best Space Battles

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When you look at the scifi movie landscape, what puts butts in the seats? The answer most authors want to hear is a ‘good story’.  But, honestly, while a good or even a great story really will bring butts to…