The World’s End (the conclusion of the Three-Flavours Cornetto Trilogy) — a movie review

Let’s get this over with at the very top. Okay? Cornetto is a frozen dessert treat. In Italian, cornetto means “little horn.” Cornetto is an Italian brand of frozen dessert sold in an ice cream cone (hence, “little horn”). The brand is currently owned by parent company Unilever, a name you’ve seen on everything from […]

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Cowboy Bebop: Season 1 (Netflix) — a review (plus, a backhanded review of the original anime series)

Yes, it says “Season 1” next to the series title above, but Netflix has already cancelled Cowboy Bebop. Call it Season One and Only. I’m not sure what I expected from this series. Netflix kept recommending it to me because apparently the only panem et circenses I require, as a member of the unwashed masses, […]

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//\\ 15-Minute Federation //\\ presents . . . Star Trek III: The Search for Spock — Ch. 6: What Happens After the USS Enterprise Blows Up (Or: Kirk Scores a New Ride)

01:15:01 – The End Lt. Hulu took off his tunic and, bare-chested, began fencing with Dr. Macklemore on the bridge of the 15-Minute Federation. Hulu had a tendency to do this when he grew bored at his station, which was frequently. The helmsman was dueling with one of those collapseable plastic lightsabers, while the doctor […]

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Escape (Not the Piña Colada Song): musings on escapist fiction and people who don’t like the taste of chocolate

For me, science fiction—as a fiction genre—is speculative fiction about the possible. By comparison, fantasy—which is science fiction’s close cousin—is speculative fiction about the impossible. A proverbial fine line exists between the two genres, a line which often gets crossed. So often, in fact, that we see both genres lumped together under the SFF banner, […]

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