One week till San Diego Comic Con 2017…

It’s that time of the year when my wife and I prepare for our annual July pilgrimage to San Diego (an hour and 20 minutes south of us) for Comic Con.   She and I have been going to SDCC every year since 2004, with the lone exception of 2007 (and both of us regretted…

Retro-Musings #2: “Forbidden Planet”

1956’s “Forbidden Planet” is one of the seminal sci-fi movie classics, and for a host of good reasons; it was a prototype that many followed (it’s practically a theatrical pilot for 1966’s Star Trek), it has colorful, dazzling special effects, an able-and-willing cast, high production values (rare for ’50s science fiction movies), and its screenplay…

Remembering Richard Hatch, and Battlestar Galactica…

In September of 1978, when I was all of 11 (a few months shy of 12), a TV show blasted onto my family’s 25″ Zenith’s phosphors that captured my grade school imagination; the Star Wars inspired exodus-in-space story of “Battlestar Galactica.” I remember reading the preview article in TV guide, and I eagerly awaited the…

A Tale of Two Martians

In addition to science fiction, I’m also a lifelong fan of actual space science as well.  Certainly “Star Wars” and “Star Trek” whetted my youthful appetite for space opera and space fantasy, but it was seeing a relatively obscure 1964 movie on late-night television when I was a kid that helped in developing a future…