San Diego Comic Con 2017 final entry/recap…

Well, SDCC has come and gone.    It’s been a lot of exhausting, sweaty, crowd-navigating fun.   At age 50, it’s becoming increasingly patience-taxing at times to navigate/negotiate the formidable crowds with good humor and grace, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.   It’s Nerd-vana.   And when you’re in the middle of it?…

San Diego Comic Con, Preview Night & Day One, July 19th-20th, 2017

Our annual pilgrimage to Geek Mecca (aka San Diego Comic Con) began yesterday morning (Weds. July 19th) as we arrived at our hotel (Springhill Suites, Marriott, San Diego) around noon, unpacked our stuff, ate, and Jules immediately went down to Preview Night down at the convention center.   I, feeling a bit more infirm than…

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…