Armada (2015) – Ernest Cline

  Cline has done it again. Crafting another fantastic novel that embraces and celebrates pop culture interwoven with a thrilling narrative. Embracing its inner Iron Eagle, Ender’s Game and The Last Starfighter, while in turn paying nods to Contact and 2010: The Year We Make Contact, Cline has crafted a novel that revels and embraces…

Doctor Who (Patrick Troughton) – The Space Pirates

  Some fun model work and a plethora of space helmets highlight this penultimate tale of Troughton’s Doctor. The Space Pirates was written by Robert Holmes and ran from 8 March to 12 April, 1969. It’s bit of a lighter story, but I’m willing to take that in stride because the Doctor’s next adventure, is…

Battlestar Galactica (1978) – The Gun On Ice Planet Zero

  This week’s installment of my look back at Battlestar Galactica features the two-parter, The Gun On Ice Planet Zero written by Bellisario, Michael Sloan and Leslie Stevens, from a story idea by John Ireland, Jr. The first episode aired on October 22, 1978, with its conclusion airing the following week on the 29th. The fleet appears to be in trouble…

The Last Starfighter Podcast!

Here it is! Our chat with the amazing Catherine Mary Stewart and equally awesome (and taller than you think) Lance Guest! We were very lucky to be able to meet these two amiable and gracious stars thanks to the hard work of a mutual friend, Ryan Goldhar – check out his appearance on our show…

A Boy (or Girl) & His (or Her) Adventure Movie

Where have all the fun youth/tween/teen/twentysomething adventure films gone? When I was in any of those age groups listed above there were dozens of them. You couldn’t turn around in the 80s and early 90s without hearing about another one coming along… From the big titles like E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, The Goonies, Explorers, The Last…

Coming Soon On Our Podcast!!!

  After a couple of weeks off, believe me, we were not resting on our laurels, Sue and I are returning to our podcasts with a vengeance this weekend! This Saturday we’ll be sharing our chat with the amazing and delightful Catherine Mary Stewart and Lance Guest for our Last Starfighter podcast. This was sheer…

Wizard World Toronto Comic Con – Sue’s Thoughts

I’m just gonna put this out there right off the bat: I go to cons a lot. As often as financially possible, really. For the past several years, conventions and film festivals have kind of been my thing. And collecting things – prop replicas, toys and the like. Yep…I am a big nerd. More or…

The Last Starfighter

“Greetings, Starfighter. You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the Frontier against Xur and the Ko-dan Armada.” Those words make me smile, and give me excited chills at the same time. Now, for Sue and I, it’s taken on a whole new level of awesome. Believe me, this film was already at…

What Are You Doing This Weekend?

What are you up to this weekend? Sue and I will be manning our table at the Wizard World Comic Con here in Toronto this weekend!! If you’re there swing by the table and say hi! Sue and I would love to meet you. We’re planning to say hi to a couple of the folks…