TBR and Beyond: June 2021

Welcome to the first in a new series of posts entitled TBR and beyond. On the last of the year, I make a list of all the science fiction material coming out in the year ahead. You can find the 2021 version by clicking on this link. The problem is that publication dates shift aroundContinue reading “TBR and Beyond: June 2021”

TV REVIEW: Vagrant Queen

Starring: Adriyan Rae, Tim Rozon, Alex McGregor, Paul du Toit Seasons: 1 Episodes: 10 Genre: Space Opera, Comedy Broadcaster: SyFy First Aired: 2020 Verdict: 5/5 Stop me if you’ve heard this before. A renegade royal in hiding, a brilliant mechanic, and a charming rogue team up to fight an evil space empire. On the faceContinue reading “TV REVIEW: Vagrant Queen”

TV REVIEW: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century

Cast: Gil Gerard, Erin Gray, Felix Sila, Mel Blanc, Tim O’Connor, Thom Christopher, Jay Garner, Wilfrid Hyde-White Seasons: 2 Episodes: 32 Genre: Time Travel, Space Opera Broadcaster: NBC First Aired: 1979-1981 Verdict: 3/5 Buck Rogers in the 25th Century is the epitome of cheese. It’s a glorious, nonsensical world of ham acting, scantily clad women,Continue reading “TV REVIEW: Buck Rogers in the 25th Century”

TV REVIEW: Babylon 5

Starring: Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs, Stephen Furst, Andreas Katsulas, Peter Jurasik, Jerry Doyle, Bill Mumy, Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jeff Conaway,  Patricia Tallman, Andrea Thompson,  Jason Carter, Michael O’Hare, Julia Caitlin Brown, Tobert Rusler, Mary Kay Adams, Tracy Scoggins Episodes: 111 (+6 spin off-films and a 13-part spin-off series Crusade) Genre: Space Opera Broadcaster: PTEN/TNTContinue reading “TV REVIEW: Babylon 5”

TV REVIEW: Firefly

Starring: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Adam Baldwin, Summer Glau, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Ron Glass, Morena Baccarin, Episodes: 14 Genre: Space Opera Broadcaster: Fox First Aired: 2002-2003 Verdict: 5/5 A long time ago, there was a little show that couldn’t. Though beloved by fans, a falling out between producers and broadcasters led toContinue reading “TV REVIEW: Firefly”