In Praise of Louise Fletcher’s Kai Winn

Hollywood lost a wonderful actress, with Louise Fletcher passing away at home at 88 years of age. While for many she was best known for her Oscar-winning role as Nurse Ratched in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, we nerds loved to hate her Winn Adami, the religious leader of the Bajorans. It’s wild that… Continue reading In Praise of Louise Fletcher’s Kai Winn

Happy Birthday Star Trek

50 years ago today yesterday, the first episode of Star Trek (now known as ‘The Original Series’) aired.  Sci-fi fandom hasn’t been the same since.  Hundreds of episodes of TV across five decades, scores of books and comics, big budget movies, video games, copycats and parodies, Trek holds a special place in our pop culture.  Star… Continue reading Happy Birthday Star Trek

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch – In Purgatory’s Shadow and By Inferno’s Light

Shifting gears for a bit (mostly because while I was able to watch Season 4 and part of Season 5, I haven’t been able to do my normal rewatch blog posts), I wanted to talk specifically about these two episdoes, In Purgatory’s Shadow and By Inferno’s Light.  Despite sharing a plot with Garak, I think… Continue reading Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch – In Purgatory’s Shadow and By Inferno’s Light

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch – Season Three

DS9 Rewatch:  Season One, Season Two Note:  To save my sanity, from here on I’m only going to cover the episodes that stand out to me, or ones I have a really funny comment on. Season three again starts with a multi-part episode, and it’s important.  Founders!  The Dominion!  THE DEFIANT.  I fucking love that… Continue reading Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch – Season Three

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch – Season Two

DS9 Rewatch:  Season One The series really starts to round into form with it’s second season, with the actors seeming to be much more comfortable in their roles.  More Dominion stuff, more Bajoran stuff, more Garak.  Here are my episode thoughts: Episodes 1, 2, 3 – The Homecoming, The Circle, The Siege:  A rare three… Continue reading Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch – Season Two

Friday Finds – Solar Sails and LEGO

Happy Friday all!  It’s a busy day today, so I’ll get right down to it: Old Game Tuesday – Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri – What a fantastic game. Where Comic Books Make Us Uncomfortable – Me pondering sex appeal in comics. Ender’s Game – Might it FINALLY Happen? – We might ACTUALLY get the Ender’s… Continue reading Friday Finds – Solar Sails and LEGO

Friday Finds – Psychic Benefits and the Silmarillion

Hey all, hope you had a good week.  I’ll be out of the loop a bit this weekend, though I might actually be able to do my fantasy football draft (wooo!).  Here are last week’s posts: Old Game Tuesday – Star Trek: Birth of the Federation – BOTF is a solid 4X game, considering the… Continue reading Friday Finds – Psychic Benefits and the Silmarillion