Tuesday, June 15th, 2010 | Babylon 5, blog, books, comic, Doctor Who, film and tv, podcast, scifi, star trek | No Comments
When I have finished the reading/watching and voting for the Hugo Awards – some time in Early August I have a few things in mind that I would like to do, SciFi wise.
Audio stories :
Catching up on some podcasts – they all have some absolutely marvelous stories (even if not all will be to my liking, there wil be many I like :
- early Escape Pod
- Starhip Sofa
and other audio drama/audio book podcasts
- Doctor Who (Big Finish) stories – there is a lot, some very good, some ok-ish
- All of Lost – whenever the last season DVD set is out – it will be an all new one for me long term
- Older Doctor Who , long term project
- Detailed rewatch of Babylon 5 with lots of comment on this blog – will take a lot of time, probably with watching almost every episode twice, so please be patient. Also some comparison to Star Trek DS9 – probably an episode every one or two weeks on average, yes, it will be a long term project
Since I have seen B5 a few times by now, each episode review will probably be a relatively spoiler free post, followed by a review in the context of the whole story – possibly with some extra comments on issues of special interest to me (and hopefully others)
- Rewatch of (more or less) all Star Trek, with blog comments on the episodes I enjoy – another long term project
- Supernatural (first watch) – it comes recommended
- Second seasons of Dollhouse and Fringe
– Chuck – that is a fun one
All this will be a bit at a time, no great marathons, except when I visit a good scifi friend
Dexter – not scifi, but good TV drama, *very dark*
… and much more
- All of George RR. Martin’s Son of Ice and Fire – well, what is out there, since he will be Guest of Honor at the Eastercon/Olympus2012 in London – I got through the first volume Game of thrones by now
More Dresden Files books – they are fun and I got through the first two for now
- Dan Simmons’ Hyperion series
- Babylon 5 books, including the script books series – partly in conjunction with re-watching the series
- Some graphic novels and comics, especially ones written by J. Michael Straczynski, but others, too
…and much more reading of scifi/fantasy old and new that I cannot yet specify
If this looks like a lot …. well, it is, and I am probably not going to get any of it done fast, but here we go, and I will see how much will be achieved
Lately I have re-entered into building electronics equipment, and this will take some time from the scifi stuff – yes , I am prioritizing, so some scifi stuff will be done
For now, until the end of July, the Hugo awards’ stuff has high priority
Wednesday, December 30th, 2009 | blog | 4 Comments
What is this mania with Login ID’s ?!?
Just went to read a blog entry and wanted to make a comment. Duefully writing the comment , filling in name and email, and the captcha and :
“Could not publish the comment, please enter the captcha code”
I just did that ….
Tried once more, could have been typo , or some of those captchas are simply not readable, but no luck.
Then it struck me : You have to “join” just to make a comment !!!
How many login ID’s do we have nowadays ? more than enough to make it absolutely impossible to remember unique ID’s and Passwords – in other words , too many.
I will name this the YALID Syndrome (Yet Another Login ID)
Tuesday, July 7th, 2009 | blog, books, events, film and tv, general, novel, scifi | No Comments
It has been a while since I last had an entry here, things have been a bit hectic.
I became a supporting membert of the Anticipation Worldcon 2009, and with that came the right to vote on the Hugo Awards.
So for a month I was – among other things – busy reading 4 of the nominated novels, listening to the short stories, and a few other things.
Also, I have been more active building some radio equipment, and have had a successful attempt of receiving the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.
I went to see the new Star Trek movie with a friend in Denmark, and finally I have been active learning more Tai Chi and Qigong.
Some of those activities will result in some new entries in the near future. Right now I am taking it a bit easy – and watching the new “Torchwood” series : “Children of Earth”. The first episode looks very promising, so let us hope that carries through the whole story.
Monday, April 6th, 2009 | blog, science | No Comments
I just stumbled over an article in the “Bad Astronomy” blog, a reply to someone claiming that science is devoid of imagination.
I particularly like the “boiled down” version of the reply :
“Without imagination, science is a dictionary”
since without imagination science (and technology would never have brought us anywhere, certainly we would not be discussing the topic on the Internet.
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