WonderCon 2022 is back in-person at Anaheim, after three years…

WonderCon Returns! Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, it’s been three years since the last in-person WonderCon was held at the Anaheim Convention Center (ACC), right across the street from Disneyland. The last two were virtual (i.e. online Zoom panels, prerecorded videos, online buying, etc), but sci-fi/fantasy conventions are one of those things that cannot…

A few thoughts on the the 2022 Oscars ceremony…

What a Night… Well, once again I digress from this site’s usual stream of sci-fi/fantasy/horror offerings to offer a few thoughts on last night’s 94th Annual Academy Awards Oscars ceremony. First, I was pleased with the winners, as there seemed to be more quality offerings this year than in the previous awards ceremony of 2021….

“They Live” (1988); John Carpenter’s most political film is also one of his most underrated…

*****SPOILERS AHEAD!!***** Writer/director/musician John Carpenter is arguably most famous for 1978’s “Halloween” and 1982’s “The Thing,” but in 1988 he crafted a clever social/political satire called “They Live,” that went largely unnoticed upon its initial release. I’ll admit, even I didn’t see the movie until I rented it on laserdisc (yes, I’m that old) sometime…

Star Trek: Discovery is “Coming Home” after a turbulent 4th season…

*****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!!***** I swore I wasn’t going to focus on episodic recaps of “Star Trek: Discovery” (DSC) anymore because, as I said in an earlier column, the negative feedback I received (much of it in since-deleted racist/sexist/homophobic comments & emails) was just not worth it. Conversely, if I wrote any legitimate criticisms of the…

To the edge of the galaxy and back; Sally Kellerman, 1937-2022…

Pioneering Roles. Yesterday, February 24th 2022, was a particularly hard day. I woke to see the televised Russian invasion of Ukraine, watched as LGBTQ+ rights were squashed by Florida lawmakers, and, to top it all off, I’d heard that actress Sally Kellerman, a presence in TV and film for as long as I can remember,…

“The Book of Boba Fett”: The good, the bad and the ugly…

*****SPOILERS FOR “THE BOOK OF BOBA FETT!!***** Whose Book? Like many Star Wars fans, I was looking forward to DisneyPlus’ premiere of “The Book of Boba Fett” on December 29th of last year, and while “Stranger in a Strange Land” was a decent opening chapter for the series, it didn’t exactly ignite my rocket pack….