by Lonnie Martin (AKA Rotting Corpse)
Dear Fox Television,
Look, I’m not going to Monday morning quarterback how you screwed up Terra Nova. I won’t mention how you thought you had a sure thing (which, by the way, you should have had), spent way too much money on it, then got scared and let too many cooks into the kitchen to try to fix what may or may not have been broken. Nor am I going to berate you for trying to hit every existing demographic in the world because you desperately want to try and make back the ga-jillion dollars you’ve dropped into it.
Continue reading ‘Five Ways to Fix Terra Nova (Though It’s Probably Doomed Anyway)’
Well, here we go again. Sci-fi TV continues its slow death spiral with Outcasts — BBC’s new post-apocalypse sci-fi. It’s the replacement for the horrible Survivors remake, which the Beeb cancelled after the second series. Thankfully.
Continue reading ‘Outcasts’
I’ve been pining for out of print sci-fi shit for awhile on the forums.
Continue reading ‘Salvage 1′
One of my favorite scenes in the classic Star Trek is when Abraham Lincoln appears and calls Uhura a “charming nigress.” He’s politely informed that such language isn’t used anymore, and everyone is equal in the future, and all that Star Trek utopian nonsense.
Continue reading ‘Blacks in Space’
In an attempt to waste as much time as possible, I spent today writing up a little thing in the forums: One season sci fi wonders. Shows that never were, I suppose. Canceled after a handful of episodes, they’re all left out there to fade away into our cult-culture. Some were great — like Firefly — and some sucked — like Logan’s Run. But they all had promise. If only in their premise.
Continue reading ‘Non Productive Monday’
Well, since I wrote about it yesterday, it’s time for a trip report. Mainly because I’m waiting on my friend Lonnie who called an hour ago and gave me some weak excuse about being late. The plan was for him to arrive at noon with lots of vodka, and then we’d sit out on the balcony in 50 degree weather, wearing shorts and no shirts, and talk about dead people and how much we miss them. Which always segues into conversations about people who should be dead but aren’t.
Continue reading ‘Sci-Fi Saturday’