The Mind Reels chats with Brad Wright and Eric McCormack

This fall, specifically, October 17, sees the premiere of this highly anticipated science fiction drama from Brad Wright, the creator of the Stargate television franchise, and producer, star, Eric McCormack (Will & Grace, Perception) – Travelers. The most basic of story explanations, which does not do the stunning opening episode justice, is this: a group…

Stargate (1994) – Roland Emmerich

  The adventures continue with the Sci-Fi Chronicles book, as I kcik back and enjoy Kurt Russell and James Spader in this science fiction actioner that seems to be heavily influenced by Chariots of the Gods, and wonderfully marries Egyptian mythology, with action, and space opera. Long before the successful television series, Colonel Jack O’Neil…

Godzilla (1998) – Rolamd Emmerich

It had to happen sooner or later, there was bound to be some crossover from the Sci-Fi Chronicles book and the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book… and it just had to be this one. Roland Emmerich’s 1998 Godzilla film, which for the Sci-Fi book continues my exploration of the Godzilla character, and…

Dark Matter S01E01 – Pilot

Two of the driving minds behind the Stargate television series, Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, and Lost Girl executive producer Jay Firestone unveil their latest project on Space this evening. They show itself is wrapped in a mystery, with only the barest of plot details being revealed. And the show reflects that as well, shrouding…

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) – Arthur C. Clarke

Before I dived back into the Expanse series by James S.A. Corey, I had an undeniable urge to revisit Arthur C. Clarke’s Odyssey series. I’d recently visited a planetarium, and seeing Europa up there on the screen, in orbit around the giant Jupiter just fired that urge again, so I settled in to the journey again (one I…

Trailer Tracks: Stargate (1994) – Roland Emmerich

  Long before it spawned a series of spinoffs, this film came along, and simply wowed a lot of viewers. I remember the first time I saw it, the marrying of adventure, science fiction, and the sense of wonder and discovery that I love, this movie totally rocked! Kurt Russell and James Spader star in…

Creation Entertainment Salute To Supernatural Toronto 2013

My first experience with a Creation Entertainment event was back in 2007 for their first ever salute to Firefly and Serenity.  I’d tried to go to a different Firefly con the previous year, and it was cancelled the day it was supposed to start, but Browncoats are the shiniest, and out of the ashes our…

Hammertown Comic Con

Sue and I, with our friend and camera operator Kayleigh Book in tow, tackled the Hammertown Comic Con in Hamilton this past weekend, and we had a lot of fun! There were 3 Back To The Future guests, a couple of DeLoreans, some fantastic costumes, great art, and some cool folks to chat to! Sue…

Independence Day (1996) – Roland Emmerich

The 101 Sci-Fi Movies list brings this combination of sci-fi in the vein of War of the Worlds and an Irwin Allen disaster flick, with a huge dose of popcorn entertainment thrown in as good measure. Now that being said, this film isn’t with its eye-rolling cheese, and its questionable plotlines… the most famous of which…

Doctor Who S07x03 – A Town Called Mercy

This week’s episode of Doctor Who, written by Toby Whithouse, isn’t neccessarily a misstep, it’s just the weakest episode of Series 7, sure there have been only 3, but this one just doesn’t fire on all thrusters. The concept is fun enough, the Doctor (Matt Smith), Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) get a…

Fan Expo Edition!

So Fan Expo is over for another year, sigh. Oh well. Sue and I had a great time, and had some wonderful chats, and there are chats we missed out on that we’re still trying to run down, as well as more still to come, but this week, we have an amalgam of interviews over…

Fan Expo 2012

Here it is August 2012! And it’s almost Fan Expo time, my favorite time of year! The Mind Reels, just shy of it’s 1 year birthday, coming up in October (can you believe it?!) has been invited to attend this year’s Fan Expo and cover it as Media. Sue and I are delighted. I’ve gone…