Saturday, October 03, 2009

Flash Forward: Take Me to the Pilot

A lot of you recommended Flash Forward to me and pointed out it played into the 17 meme. I watched the pilot and enjoyed it, but wondered if you could sustain an entire series on the premise. 

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Harryhausen the Magus


I've talked a lot about Jack Kirby on this blog, but haven't done much on Ray Harryhausen, who wasn't quite as ubiquitous in my life but had almost as much impact, if not more.


Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Heroes Redux, or 'Life is Killing Us'


One thing I've learned over 43 years of chronic pain (and other unpleasantness) is that for most of us, life sucks. You can drown your sorrows in drugs, sex, religion or television but you can't avoid the fact that you're stuck on a planet that wants nothing more than to kill you.