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Tor Acquires Three New Titles from io9's Annalee Newitz

Tor.com has announced that Tor Books has acquired two novels and a forthcoming third title from former io9 founder and Editor-in-Chief (as well as former Gizmodo Editor-in-Chief) Annalee Newitz.

Smorgasbord of the Doctor Smorgasbord of the Doctor

There are a lot of reasons The Two Doctors is significant for Doctor Who canon, but the three parter doesn’t really get to the meat, so to speak, of the story until the third episode. This is where writer Robert Holmes really leaned into trying to convince the audience to go vegetarian while convincing the Doctor in…

The Changing Life of the Stopped Watch The Changing Life of the Stopped Watch

Jet Black is the polar opposite of Edward so it makes sense that the episode of Cowboy Bebop that follows Edward’s introduction focuses on Jet. Another unusual character for an anime series, Jet was probably most closely modelled on Jigen from Lupin III. He has a similar beard and both have a somewhat paternal role in…

Better Get the Rock Better Get the Rock

So, I wanted to post this today, but also wanted to use O-Deck again and test out and see if I can get folks who have been following me on io9 over here. By using O Deck, I also get a little more room to breathe and try a longer than normal post.

Best Of Pogo Amazingly Good And I Misunderstood A Quote Most of My Life Best Of Pogo Amazingly Good And I Misunderstood A Quote Most of My Life

At a thrift shop I bought two good size books on Walt Kelly’s Pogo. I believe a totally extinct comic strip, popular from late 40s to early 70s. Perusing the book I am amazed how political it was one was a politician with one voter and the politican wanted a poll done. They were all animals. Pogo was a possom.

Doctor of the Parliament Doctor of the Parliament

1963 continues to be a busy year for the Doctor in the 2013 Doctor Who audio play 1963: The Assassination Games. The Seventh Doctor proves a natural fit for this entertaining conspiracy espionage thriller.

The Armour Becomes the Prince The Armour Becomes the Prince

Seventeen years after he played the definitive merry rebel, Errol Flynn found himself in the opposite role in 1955's The Dark Avenger. A high adventure take on Edward the Black Prince, son of England’s Edward III, the film finds Flynn in charge of England’s occupation of Aquitaine. Lacking the energy and fun of…

Finally Edward Finally Edward

It’s not until the ninth episode of Cowboy Bebop we finally meet the last member of the Bebop crew featured in the opening theme. A much broader and more cartoonish character than the others, Edward also represents a personification of the chaotic reconfiguration of landscape, culture, and society that characterises…

The Car and Motorcycle Shuffle The Car and Motorcycle Shuffle

I wish I could speed through Paris on a motorcycle at a hundred miles an hour and not worry about hitting a kid or a dog or something. Walking around at a shopping centre after seeing 2018's Mission: Impossible—Fallout, I felt irrationally frustrated by all the obstacles preventing me from moving faster. People…

Hat Trick Critiques: Lost in Space (Netflix) Hat Trick Critiques: Lost in Space (Netflix)

I missed a week of HTC because life has been busy, and it’s been very difficult to get through 3 episodes of this show. It hasn’t been difficult because life’s been busy, though. Read on to find out why.

Comic Con Report, volume 6: Conclusion Comic Con Report, volume 6: Conclusion

There’s always more going on at Comic Con than any one person can cover. In addition to the many panels and signings, there are also booths selling collectables and booths for artists selling their work. There are metal workers and as always lots of steam punk leather workers, and of course there are comic book…

Recognising Beasts Recognising Beasts

“Tooth and Claw”, an episode from the Tenth Doctor’s first season on Doctor Who, feels like a Twelfth Doctor episode in a lot of ways. It’s set in Scotland, it’s a horror pastiche, and it features two instances where the Doctor’s companion has to quietly inform him he’s being rude. But there are several ways in which…

Comic Con Report, volume 5: Magical
Boarding School Edition Comic Con Report, volume 5: Magical Boarding School Edition

On Saturday at Comic Con I spent most of the day in the Indigo Ballroom. I was there to see panels for Cosmos, The Orville, and Twin Peaks which meant altogether around six hours of other panels I needed to sit through. I packed my dinner instead of lunch that day—I made some cucumber sushi rolls and a hard boiled egg…

PSA Do NOT Call Momo Seriously PSA Do NOT Call Momo Seriously

I was watching the latest Brittany video who is into the paranormal and she was talking about a new trend and that’s calling Momo. She did not get through, curious I viewed other videos about Momo since I never heard of it.

Comic Con Report, volume 4: The Wrong
Audience Edition Comic Con Report, volume 4: The Wrong Audience Edition

I didn’t notice the gender swapped Alex DeLarge when I took this photo by the expensive pizza cafe at Comic Con but I applaud her now, wherever she is.

Comic Con Report, volume 3: Cosmic
Edition Comic Con Report, volume 3: Cosmic Edition

In Sci-Fi/Fantasy fandom, you can often judge a show’s popularity by how many people dress as its characters at Comic-Con. It was no surprise to me that I saw a lot more Orville cosplay than Star Trek: Discovery cosplay. In fact, I didn’t see any Discovery cosplay whatsoever. That doesn’t mean there weren’t any though…

Comic Con Report, volume 2: Exhibit
Hall Edition Comic Con Report, volume 2: Exhibit Hall Edition

Here’s a genuine Golden Ticket from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. This was at a booth at Comic Con auctioning off authentic Hollywood props.

Video games as an Olympic Sport Yay or Nay?

Well football is not in the Olympics, why I do not know. Just have 8 minute quarters like high school games. Now they can via Madden Football. 

Comic Con Report: volume 1 Comic Con Report: volume 1

I took the trolley to Comic Con every day this year. The station at the Convention Centre had special Stranger Things themed signage.

Buildings of Comic Con Buildings of Comic Con

Here’s the San Diego Convention Centre this morning photographed from where I was at Seaport Village. It’s nestled between two massive hotels—all three buildings host Comic Con programmes every year, as do the library and a few other hotels.

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