An Unexpected Visit

Roadside Picnic, a short novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, takes place after aliens have landed on Earth and since departed without explanation.


Worldbuilding Vulcan

In honor of the new Star Trek: Discovery series, I’ve taken a look at one of my favorite episodes from Star Trek TOS: Amok Time.

Alien Assimilation

“Sym-Bionic Titan” is a series with cute aliens, epic mecha suits, awesome action, killer animation, funny writing, and a whole lot of heartfelt storylines with great character development.

Diving Deep

Mahiro Maeda’s “Blue Submarine No. 6” is, fittingly, something of an odd beast.

Trials and Travails

Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values. – Ayn Rand

ReLive High School

Remember when you had more pimples than unblemished skin? Remember when you started feeling like a moron 24/7? Remember when your body seemed to be made out of lumpy noodles? No? Just me?

Blood & Ice Cream Chronicles III

“We want to be free! We want to be free to do what we want to do! And we want to get loaded. And we want to have a good time. And that’s what we’re going to do. We’re going
to have a good time. We’re going to have a party.”

Blood & Ice Cream Chronicles II

Nicholas Angel (Simon Pegg) is an exceptional cop whose intimidatingly perfect record compels his London colleagues to reassign him to the quiet countryside.

Blood & Ice Cream Chronicles I

In a world full of cookie cutter comedies, Edgar Wright’s Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy is like a triple shot of espresso straight to your blood.