This One Time, On The Internet- March 14, 2014

Here are the quick hits from the world of movies, TV, games, K-Mart locations, laserdisc collections, whatever catches our fancy. Movies Avengers: Age of Ultron Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige says we can look forward to Hawkeye and Hulk having larger roles in the sequel. This pleases me. “Part of the fun of Age of […]

Literary Nerdery- November 19, 2013

[amazon_link id=”0062280635″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Doctor Who: The Vault[/amazon_link]- $45.00 “Doctor Who: The Vault is a journey through 50 years of Doctor Who, via carefully selected photographs, props, costumes, stills, production memos, letters, scripts, merchandise, and toys. This “museum in a book” tells the story of Doctor Who year-by-year, from the first pre-production memo in […]

Review: The Mongoliad: Book One

  At some point in the past year or so, Beth* presented me with a paperback novel called The Mongoliad: Book One. She had gotten in on an Amazon sale for next to nothing; it caught her attention because she recognized Neal Stephenson’s name from other works on my bookshelf. I didn’t actually get around […]

Literary Nerdery- July 3, 2013

1. [amazon_link id=”1594746370″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]William Shakespeare’s Star Wars[/amazon_link]- Ian Doescher- $14.95 Return once more to a galaxy far, far away with this sublime retelling of George Lucas’s epic Star Wars in the style of the immortal Bard of Avon. The saga of a wise (Jedi) knight and an evil (Sith) lord, of a beautiful princess […]

“It was Only a Duck Pond”: The Ocean at the End of the Lane Review

  Friday night, I picked up my copy of The Ocean at the End of the Lane, after which I was fortunate enough to be entertained by the author, Neil Gaiman, and then get my copy autographed. After getting off work yesterday afternoon, I sat down with nothing on my agenda except to enjoy this […]

“Stuff and Nonsense” : An Evening With Neil Gaiman

    Last night, I was lucky enough to attend the DC event for Neil Gaiman’s reading / signing tour for his brand-new novel,[amazon_link id=”B009NFHF0Q” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ] The Ocean at the End of the Lane[/amazon_link]. It was presented by the Politics & Prose bookstore, and was held at the GW Lisner Auditorium. The […]

Literary Nerdery- May 28, 2013

1. [amazon_link id=”0544115899″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]The Fall of Arthur[/amazon_link]- J.R.R. Tolkien- $25 The Fall of Arthur, the only venture by J.R.R. Tolkien into the legends of Arthur King of Britain, may well be regarded as his finest and most skilful achievement in the use of the Old English alliterative metre, in which he brought to […]

A Scientifically Accurate Retelling of Lord of the Rings

Now this may not be news to everyone, but it’s definitely exciting for me.  I’ve never read the Lord of the Rings trilogy — I’ve heard too many complaints about its structure and detail and painstakingly slow progress.  As such, I’m satisfied with the movies alone. However, apparently one man, Russian scientist Kirill Yeskov, believed […]

Filming Continues on the Hobbit Trilogy

It would seem that Peter Jackson has resumed filming the Hobbit.  Personally, I’m happy for this new development.  Jackson’s decision to split the franchise into 3 movies was ill-received; much of his audience seems to believe that a trilogy will only drag the series out with long and unimportant scenes.  But hopefully this additional footage […]

Game of Thrones Timeline Announced

Game of Thrones producer Frank Doelger recently revealed a (very) rough timeline for GoT, predicting that it will continue for four more seasons, concluding with seven in total. We’ve already been told that book three will be divided between seasons three and four, which immediately poses a problem.  Seven books are expected to complete the series, but that […]