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V (pilot episode)


So, last night, V premiered on ABC and I, like many of you, watched with much anticipation.

Leading up to this whole thing, I rewatched (mostly) the original V mini-series, aired Sunday on the channel formerly known as SciFi, to refresh my memory on the whole thing.

In the original, the Visitor’s come to Earth speaking of friendship and offering advancements in medical knowledge and technology in exchange for our helping them refine a chemical they depend on for their existence.

My Take on Battlestar Galactica: The Plan


If you’re a fan, you remember that the opening of Battlestar Galactica’s first and second seasons always ended with: “AND THEY HAVE A PLAN”. ‘They’ were the Cylons and ‘The Plan’ wasn’t necessarily apparent beyond ‘Frakking kill all the humans’. Which, if you’re a cybernetic lifeform bent on destroying your creators, isn’t such a bad plan, really.

Review: Harry Potter


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the sixth in the series from JK Rowling and the first that I read before seeing the movie, which may have colored my experience just a bit.

I want to say up front that I enjoyed the film, I really did. It was a good movie for what it is.

I’ve been trying to verbalize what I didn’t like about the film, and it’s taken me a week to finally realize what it is.

Podcast: Episode 2


Episode 2 Show notes and links Tech Update iPhone 3GS sales/news: Wall Street Journal  http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20090622-710455.html Information Week: http://www.informationweek.com/news/personal_tech/iphone/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=218100710 NY Times Online: http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/25/the-real-cost-of-an-iphone-3gs/ Apple Insider: http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/09/06/22/12_of_early_iphone_3g_buyers_report_ditching_their_blackberry.html Kindle News The Atlantic: http://meganmcardle.theatlantic.com/archives/2009/06/rethinking_the_kindle.php Gear Diary: http://www.geardiary.com/2009/06/19/kindles-drm-rears-its-ugly-head-and-it-is-ugly/ Games Mass Effect: http://www.macworld.com/article/141325/2009/06/masseffectgalaxy.html?lsrc=rss_main Cnet: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13506_3-10270870-17.html?part=rss&subj=news&tag=2547-1_3-0-20 Penny…

Review: Blood Rites


I’ve been reading the Dresden files for a while now, so I’m really hooked. “Blood Rites” is by no means the latest book in the series, it’s simply the latest one I’ve read and I really liked it. Harry Dresden:…

Review: Mage-Guard of Hamor


I recently talked about the author L.E. Modesitt Jr. and his book, Natural Ordermage.  Well, there was a second piece to that story that takes up almost immediately where the first book left off: Mage-Guard of Hamor. Again, this is…