Actually, the example that comes to mind is Chris Carter himself. Particularly in the third season of Millennium. He kind of took a back seat to seasons 1 and 2 of that series, leaving most of the heavy lifting for Glen Morgan and James Wong. Soon after the aging X-Files show started its downward spiral and the… » 10/14/14 2:10pm 10/14/14 2:10pm

The Day All the Sci Fi & Fantasy Props Started Working For Real

One day all the science fiction and fantasy toys and props... really worked. There was none of this business of their being too complicated to actually use. Whatever force or entity or person that managed to wish it into being had worked it so that they simply worked as intended. Naturally, it wasn't long before… » 10/12/14 9:50am 10/12/14 9:50am

Then everyone needs to do their part and NOT buy or pay admission to see any new Spider-Man movie Sony makes. Help the process along with your money, or lack of it in Sony's coffers. Make it a liability. Not an asset. When it becomes more expensive to keep by making worse and worse movies in order to sit on the… » 10/07/14 12:53pm 10/07/14 12:53pm

Ya know, as an actor, I just kinda wanna go upside Affleck's head. Don't APOLOGIZE for it! Geez! You did your best at the time for what a lot of people still consider to be quite a good film. Don't do a 180 on your performance just cos you wanna get in good with the fans of the bat. Stand by your work, dumbass! » 10/07/14 6:33am 10/07/14 6:33am

Are we ready for the possibility of a Dr. Walter Bishop in the upcoming…

So, what with Mark Frost and David Lynch's announcement that Twin Peaks will be happening again on Showtime for a 9 episode series, my mind immediately went back to just how long ago Twin Peaks was, and how many shows have passed in front of our eyes since. Ever since Patrick McGoohan's 'The Prisoner' there had not… » 10/07/14 12:33am 10/07/14 12:33am

Well YEAH there's a way it won't suck. You turn it into a satire of modern police procedurals/CSI shows and every eccentric little town show that ever followed it that owed its weirdness to Twin Peaks. Then you build a gigantic scrooge mcduck vault and watch the success moneys fall into it. » 10/06/14 1:41pm 10/06/14 1:41pm

Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Once More With Feeling - I don't like it. I don't like Buffy's little sister. And I haven't really seen up to that point in the series, even though I HAVE the series cos honestly, I don't want to have to suffer through Buffy's Little Sister. I mean.... I've seen 'THE BODY' which I love. … » 10/03/14 8:58pm 10/03/14 8:58pm

here's a sci-fi plot application for you. You'd have to make it so that elected officials are not elegible for life extension. Or that anyone taking telemerase extension technology is not eligible for office. It prevents an undying ruling class while at the same time installs a gate for unscrupulous persons to… » 9/23/14 10:07am 9/23/14 10:07am

And ya know... I'm not okay with it. The idea of someone being beheaded in a medieval show is entirely justified, narrative wise. If that's a little too much for someone because of current events, how about , I dunno, the person in question not watching Doctor Who this week. Or ya know, maybe put a disclaimer on… » 9/06/14 9:53am 9/06/14 9:53am

No... just no. This is a character I've never been impressed by. Dazzler was a disco-era joke that lasted WAY past its prime. Given her chance to X-Men way back in the Phoenix Saga when Kitty got recruited, she turned it down, still riding high on her singing career. Un-necessarily resurrected back into the… » 9/06/14 1:30am 9/06/14 1:30am

I may have hit some kind of critical mass where I was sharkjumped about it. It all fades into all the other cosplay and roleplay and fantasy and sci-fi and alternate history for me. But I love all those things. So I still very much appreciate it and go to my local Steampunk Con, ConTemporal every summer. I still… » 9/05/14 9:59pm 9/05/14 9:59pm

The jedi order not going to tattooine and collecting Shmi Skywalker and setting her up in comfort for her kid's part in saving an entire world. Removing her from backwater gangster and indigenous danger, so as to keep their chosen one from being eaten up by doubts and fears for her safety. That's the big plot hole… » 9/03/14 7:58am 9/03/14 7:58am