Archive for the 'fandom' Category

You’re a Teacher? Part-time!

Thursday, February 14th, 2008

Ah, Indiana Jones is back at it. The trailer for the new movie’s out: see for yourself.

Confessions of a Forty-Something Fangirl

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, for all its flaws (overlong and given to convolutions), rocked. I’m J. K. Rowling’s devotee, through and through, not because she’s a peerless writer (who is?) but because she spun a darned fine yarn with wonderful characters into seven books of cumulative magic. What world-building! What an amazing range […]

Cheesy Goodness

Saturday, May 5th, 2007

My husband has found the best birthday present ever for me: TimeLife’s 70s Music Explosion.
Wildfire! Escape (The Pina Colada Song)! My Sharona! Rock and Roll Heaven! Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves! And it’s all recommended by Greg Brady! It’ll probably be here in time for the big event in the middle of the month.

Chaucer on Battlestar

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

Gotcha there, didn’t I? The most excellent blogger, Geoffrey Chaucer takes a break from his parliamentary duties to blog on his recent media acquisitions. Amongst his most recent haul, what gems do we find?
Battlestar Ecclesiastica
by Johannes Wycliffe
In this boke of science ficcion, a man ycleped Wycliffe is the bishop of the gret chirche of Seynt […]


Sunday, October 8th, 2006

That’s Battlestar Galactica for you sad folks who aren’t clued into the best thing to hit TV since colour. If you’re already clued in, you know all about why you should care about New Caprica and the Resistance, the tensions between the commander and the admiral and all the rest. Space opera it’s not […]

Fandom Boomerang

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

Eldest went off on a sleepover and, phoning to say goodnight, blithely informed us that she was in the middle of a Buffy marathon.
Cue my mild surprise. BtVS has got to be one of the few fannish TV shows we’ve never watched (the timing was wrong, with the series debuting during those years we were […]

Don’t Miss It!

Sunday, May 7th, 2006

Today’s Free Comic Book Day. We stocked up, did you?

Unfortunately, not to scale

Saturday, April 1st, 2006

Via Boing Boing, I find that you can get your own remote control Gigantor. Alas, this version is only 15″ tall. That’s not the Gigantor that I remember! My plans for world domination must wait for another day.

Narnia Reaction and Happy Bunny Meme

Sunday, January 1st, 2006

I know: what a juxtaposition!
First: I did quite enjoy Narnia, despite the misgivings some have expressed about the series and the movie’s marketing connexions. There were parts that threw me: Father Christmas didn’t immediately register as such for me and the young actress who played Lucy seemed to express sorrow and joy with the same […]

Go Watch BSG

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

What are you doing, surfing the blogosphere tonight? You should be watching the new Battlestar Galactica Season One DVDs which were finally released today in North America. As a lovely bonus, the set also contains the 2003 miniseries that launched this new, totally non-cheesy take on the old scifi title.
Watch it all!