Seeing double with Stanislaw Lem’s “Solaris” (1972/2002)…

*****AN OCEAN OF SPOILERS!!***** The Essentials of Stanislaw Lem’s Story (1961). Spawning a lengthy, 1972 Soviet-era sci-fi epic (2 hours, 49 minutes) and a trimmer American reimagining 30 years later, it’s surprised me to learn that Polish sci-fi author Stanislaw Lem’s original 1961 novel “Solaris” is a brisk read (204 pages), despite its deep subject…

Season 5 of “The Expanse” returns to our solar system with a bang…

*****ASTEROID-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!!***** I was a Johnny-come-lately to “The Expanse,” and I freely admit that I’ve not yet read the books (written by “James S. A. Corey”; pen name for writers Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck). In fact, I almost gave up on the show a few episodes into season one because it was so…

“The Man From Earth: Holocene” (2017) isn’t aging gracefully….

*****14,000 YEARS OF SPOILERS!!***** In The Beginning… After reviewing “The Man From Earth” (2007) only a week or so ago, and doing a retrospective on “One Million Years B.C.” (1966) shortly afterward, you might think I was on a caveman binge lately, but no, it wasn’t intentional. However, after reviewing “The Man From Earth”, I…

Retro-Musings: “One Million Years B.C.” (1966) 55 years later…

***** ONE MILLION YEAR OLD SPOILERS!! ***** A Dabba Doo Time. When I was a little kid, I was a card-carrying dinosaur nut. As early as I can remember, the names of the dinosaurs would rattle off my tongue; diplodocus, brontosaurus, triceratops, brachiosaurus, tyrannosaurus rex, allosaurus, etc. I had many dinosaur books and toys as…

Trouble in paradise: “Star Trek: Insurrection” (1998)…

*****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS!!****** “It was the best of times…” December of 1998 was not only a great time to be a Star Trek fan (two Star Trek series on the air, several movies, tons of popular toys/collectibles, etc), it was also a great time for me personally, as well. I was engaged to “she who is…

Marvel/DisneyPlus’ “WandaVision” is a bizarre homage to classic sitcoms…

*****REALITY-WARPING SPOILERS AHEAD!!***** Nick At Nite meets David Lynch. When we last saw them at the end of 2019’s “Avengers: Endgame” the living artificial intelligence mandroid “Vision” (Paul Bettany) and Sokovian ‘Scarlet Witch’ Wanda Maximoff were very much in love, but Vision had to sacrifice the “Infinity Stone” embedded in his head to help save…