December 30, 2000
Added the reviews for the IMAX films T-Rex
December 23, 2000
I changed the animated gif on the main
page so that it was a little easier to look at. Depending on your
download speed, the book images used to be out of synch. I also added
the guide page for the latest (and last) Rogue Squadron graphic novel, Mandatory
Retirement. I don't know if I'll get a chance to update again
before Christmas, so Merry Christmas to everyone. Hopefully I'll
get at least one more update before the new year.
December 22, 2000
review for Patrick Stewart's A
December 20, 2000
Added the review for How
the Grinch Stole Christmas.
December 16, 2000
I have finally finished the review of Bicentennial
Man. The guide page and review for the fantastic Infinity's
Shore is also up.
December 11, 2000
Finally added the review for Kiss
the Girls. I guess I was in a good mood. :-) The
page is up for Bicentennial Man,
but no review as yet. I also added a preview on the front
page of some new headers that will start making their way onto the
web pages in the new year, while removing the annoying text at the bottom
that takes so long to load. If you want to see what it used to say,
I say it better in my Welcome Letter. Finally,
I also replaced Yoda the Jedi Master image on the front
page with a hilarious picture from the front of a Christmas card set
I sent out last year. I love that picture! Enjoy.
December 7, 2000
I'm still here, and I'm writing the promised
reviews. But I've been really busy thiese last couple of weeks, but
I've finished defending my PhD thesis proposal (I still have years to go
on the actual research) on Wednesday (Dec. 6). I'm out of town for
the weekend, but hopefully soon after that I'll have the two movie reviews
up. At this point, I'm halfway through Infinity's Shore, so that
review won't be up for a while.
November 26, 2000
Finished consolidating all of the Fantasy
books onto a single page. This should make it easier to navigate
November 25, 2000
Added the review for Robot
Blues, book 2 of the Mag Force 7 trilogy.
November 21, 2000
Added the reviews to two movies: the action U.S.
Marshals, and the SF movie Frequency.
November 18, 2000
I have made a few cosmetic changes to
the site. The "Other Fiction" page has been removed, since it seemed
silly to keep the empty page. I also brought all the Science
Fiction books to the same index page, and provided navigation within
the page. I didn't like the idea of having to skip between two pages
to get all the books. I will do the same with the fantasy books in
the future. Finally, I moved the Star Trek
books to their own directory.
November 17, 2000
Added the reviews for the X-Wing novel Wedge's
Gamble, and the movie Charlie's
November 11, 2000
Take a moment
to remember those who have fallen for our chance at freedom, on this Remembrance
Day. Today I added the review for my
second viewing of Toy Story 2, and
I finally finished updating the existing poortions of the Star
Wars Timeline to the new format. I will be adding the New
Jedi Order soon, and will add a couple more pages that are not quite
part of the timeline. I've finished Wedge's Gamble, but have not
had a chance to review it yet.
November 3, 2000
Added the reviews for the book Rogue
Squadron, and the movie The Associate.
I also updated the Star Wars timeline up to
the end of the Crimson Empire saga.
October 26, 2000
Added the review for the movie Dune,
and updated the Rogue Squadron comics in the Star Wars Timeline.
October 22, 2000
Updated the Star
Wars book between Empire and The Truce at Bakura.
October 17, 2000
Updated the Star
Wars books between A New Hope and Empire.
October 14, 2000
Added the review for The
Ruins of Ambrai. I have also updated all of the Star
Wars pages for the books that take place before A New Hope to the new
October 13, 2000
I have started updating the Star
Wars Timeline. So far, I have just done the Tales of the Jedi,
but eventually it will all get done. As I mentioned in my Welcome
Letter, many images needed updating, and I am doing that at the same
time as I update the pages. As a result, this section is taking longer
than any other.
October 9, 2000
Updated the entire Young
Indy section to the new format, and added a new titlebar to those pages,
and to the main page. I also added the review for the movie Out
to Sea, and I have made up a new page with my favourite links.
October 6, 2000
Added the reviews for Dr.
Dolittle, and City of Angels.
I am also trying out a new colour for some of the titles. I'm not
sure if I like it yet, but it does add colour, which I found was
missing, at least from the index pages.
October 3, 2000
Updated the rest of the Drama section
to the new format.
September 30, 2000
I updated the first half of the Drama
Movie section to the new format. I never realized how many dramas
I've seen in the last year! I also added a page for my new Deep
Space Nine Companion, which I hope will become an ongoing review until
I finish it.
September 27, 2000
I just realized that yesterday was the
anniversary of this site being on the internet!
Wow! But I don't think anybody ever visited it until I moved to fan.starwars.com.
Today I added the review for Stuart
Little, and I updated the entire Comedy section to the new format.
September 25, 2000
Added the review for The
Making of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. I also divided
up the page I used to call "Others", into two pages, one for guides
about the Star Wars Universe, including character, vehicle, and story information,
and the second one for information
about Star Wars, the movies, behind the scenes, the art, and so on.
While I was doing that, I decided to do something similar for the Star
Trek guides that I own. So there are four new guides on the Star
September 24, 2000
Added the review for the movie Double
Jeopardy, and updated the rest of the action
movie section to the new format.
September 23, 2000
All day yesterday, I couldn't figure out
how it was possible that my counter went from 200 hits to over two thousand!
But then I received the Star Wars Homing Beacon. I was totally blown
away that I could be featured there. My apologies to those of you
looking for an email address, who couldn't find one. I really didn't
think that anybody would be that interested in emailing me. For posterity,
I am trying to save the Homing Beacon to a page, but haven't figured out
how to do it without recreating the whole thing from scratch.
To accommodate all those who emailed me,
I added my email address to all of the guide pages, as well as the front
page. I also added my name to the front page. I also added
my review for my second viewing of The
Tigger Movie, and I updated the entire Animated
Movie section to the new format. Finally, I fixed up a few pages
that had errors on them from my new formatting attempts.
To all who emailed me and / or signed my
guestbook, thanks so much for your attention! To the person who noticed
me and put the Ossus Library in the Homing Beacon, I am overwhelmed, and
thank you so much.
September 17, 2000
reviews for the movie The Patriot,
and the graphic novel X-Wing Rogue Squadron: Masquerade.
September 16, 2000
Added the review for Shadow
Star, and updated the entire (first half) of the Fantasy
section, and the Star Trek section, to the new
September 10, 2000
rest of the Science Fiction section, and all of the nonfiction sections
to the new format.
September 8, 2000
Added the review for the movie Tin
Cup, and updated the surrounding movie pages to the new format.
September 5, 2000
Added the review for the IMAX film Africa's
Elephant Kingdom, and updated the entire IMAX
and Miniseries sections to the new format.
September 1, 2000
Added the review for What
Lies Beneath, and updated the entire Thriller
movie section to the new format.
August 31, 2000
review for the book Stargate: Resistance,
and updated it and its neighbours to the new style. Boy, this is
taking a long time!
August 25, 2000
Added the reviews for Run
Lola Run, and for Gladiator,
both, of course, in the new style. The movies to either side of them
were also changed to the new style.
August 24, 2000
I changed a few more pages of the SF section
to the new format, as well as changing the background on the Archives
and Links section, though no other changes were
made to those pages yet. The most noticable change belongs to the Index
page, though I am not finished with it yet.
August 20, 2000
review for the movie X-Men, and updated some
of that section to the new format.
August 19, 2000
Added the review for Brightness
Reef, the first book in the "New Uplift Trilogy". This page,
and a few others in the SF book section sport
some new changes that I really like, including a new background, repeated
graphics, and a new box for displaying the book's title and information.
More will follow in the next few days.
August 16, 2000
the stars and year graphics, so that they appear better on the new background
that I am testing out, and so that they are all located in one place.
The changes are not noticeable on the black background, and should also be
invisible on the new ones. This page is the first one to support
the new background, but there are other test cases scattered through the
August 15, 2000
Added the review for the movie Cutthroat
August 10, 2000
Added the review for Jerry
Maguire, my third time seeing this movie. I've also finally finished
my revamping of the Star Wars Timeline.
I love the new header, and I've removed the "bulges" in the lightsaber,
with the dates in them. They were just too hard to keep aligned with
the background. The new dates are right on the page, and I think
they look great. I also much prefer the grey background to the blue.
The new Star Wars logo has also been added to the Index
page. Now I think I will try and do something with the Star Trek
logo. Only time with tell... I also had a chance to update
the main title page.
I am not quite satisfied with it yet, but it is starting to look better.
August 9, 2000
Added the review for The
Perfect Storm. I am currently revitalizing my Star
Wars Timeline. I am tired of the blue background. It should
be done sometime soon. It looks good so far, but I still have a few
things left to do with it.
August 5, 2000
review for the book Portraits
of Discovery, by George Greenstein.
July 31, 2000
It has taken me a long time to get back
up to date with the reviews, but here are the two last ones, Where
the Heart Is, starring Natalie Portman, and Erin
Brockovich, starring Julia Roberts. I also updated a couple of
July 30, 2000
Finally finished and reviewed Stone
of Tears, by Terry Goodkind. Also added the review for the Star
Wars graphic novel Crimson Empire
2: Council of Blood.
July 29, 2000
Added the review for the Young Indy adventure Tales
July 22, 2000
I think I've
done it: the Star Wars Timeline seems
to look fine in both Netscape and Internet Explorer. We'll see if
it survives! I have been on vacation for a couple of weeks.
Before I left, I watched The Matrix on
video. The review is finally up now that I've returned.
July 3, 2000
Added the review for my third viewing
of the animated movie Tarzan.
July 1, 2000
Added the review for the final book in
the Star Wars Bounty Hunter Wars: Hard
Merchandise. It has also come to my attention that the Star
Wars Timeline does not look good when viewed at high resolution (or
sometimes with IE5). So I am in the process of fixing it. Don't
expect me to get it exactly right this time, but I'm trying!
June 27, 2000
Added the review for the Star Wars book Slave
Ship, and the movie Mission:
June 20, 2000
Added the review for my fourth viewing of Jurassic Park, and replaced
some index pages that mysteriously disappeared in the site move last week.
June 19, 2000
Added the reviews to the Young Indy feature Oganga:
The Giver and Taker of Life, and the drama movies Snow
Falling on Cedars and The Best Man.
Also added the review for the Star Wars book The
June 15, 2000
Moved my website to fan.starwars.com!
And added a new title-page.
June 6, 2000
Added the reviews for the books Destination
Mars and Deep Space Nine: What
You Leave Behind, as well as the Star Wars graphic novel Boba
Fett: Enemy of the Empire, and the IMAX film Journey
of Man (Cirque du Soleil).
May 29, 2000
Added the review for the mini-series Anne
of Green Gables, the Sequel.
May 27, 2000
Added the review for the book Knights
of the Black Earth.
May 22, 2000
Added the review for the action movie U-571
and the Young Indy adventure Daredevils
of the Desert.
May 10, 2000
Added the review for the book The
Peoples of Middle-Earth, by JRR Tolkien and Christopher Tolkien.
April 27, 2000
Added the reviews for the movies The
Mirror Has Two Faces, The Other
Sister, and The Full Monty.
April 17, 2000
Added the review to the very fun 10
Things I Hate About You.
April 14, 2000
I added the review for the latest Young
Indiana Jones Adventure: Masks of
Evil. I also added the extended summaries for the last books
in the Star Wars Young Jedi Knights series, Fall of the Diversity Alliance: Delusions
of Grandeur, Jedi Bounty, and The
April 9, 2000
Added the reviews for the Star Trek Dominion
War Book 4: Sacrifice of Angels,
and my third viewing of Star Wars: The
Phantom Menace. I also added the extended summaries for the Star
Wars books Shards of Alderaan,
and Diversity Alliance, which
will shortly be removed from my bookshelves.
April 5, 2000
Added the reviews for the Star Trek book Tunnel
Through the Stars, and the movie Mission
March 26, 2000
review for the Young Indy adventure Hollywood
March 24, 2000
Added the review for Star Trek Dominion
War Book 2: Call to Arms. I
also added the extended summaries for Dark
Empire II, and Empire's End,
which will be removed from my bookshelf soon.
March 22, 2000
Added the reviews to three movies I saw
on the weekend: Two dramas, Random Hearts and Angela's Ashes, and
a comedy, Waking Ned Divine.
I also added the review for Star Trek Dominion War Book 1: Behind
Enemy Lines. Finally, I updated some pictures, notably of the
Star Wards graphic novels, and of the various non-fiction books that I
still have on my bookshelves. I finally decided to buy a scanner!
No more blanks in the cover picture spot!
March 18, 2000
Added the review for the Young Indy adventure The
Phantom Train of Doom. I also added the review and extended summary
for Star Wars: Dark Empire, since
the graphic novel will be removed from my bookshelf soon.
March 15, 2000
Added the review for Virtual
Unrealities, a short story collection by Alfred Bester.
March 13, 2000
Added the review for the Young Indiana
Jones Adventures in the Secret
March 8, 2000
Added the review for Anne
of Green Gables, the Continuing Story. Also added the extended
summaries for Jabba the Hutt: The Art
of the Deal, and Boba Fett: Death,
Lies and Treachery, which will be removed from my bookshelves.
March 5, 2000
Added the reviews for the concluding book
of the Young Jedi Knights series, Crisis
at Crystal Reef, and for the movie Scream
March 4, 2000
Added the reviews for the Young Jedi Knights
books 1 and 2 of the series Under Black Sun, called Return
to Ord Mantell and Trouble
on Cloud City. Also added the review for the wonderful mini-series Anne
of Green Gables.
February 28, 2000
review for Disney's Tarzan, my second viewing.
February 27, 2000
Added the review for Star Wars Rogue Squadron: Blood
February 26, 2000
Added the reviews to the movies Sleepy
Hollow, and The World is Not
Enough. Also added the reviews for the novel To
Save the Sun, and the Star Wars graphic novel Mara
Jade: By the Emperor's Hand. Finally, I updated the Star
Wars Timeline, the Young Indy page
(as I bought one more video), and adjusted the ratings
February 24, 2000
I added the extended summaries for the
last two books in the Young Jedi Knights Rise of the Shadow Academy: Darkest
Knight, and Jedi Under Siege.
February 21, 2000
Added the reviews for Indiana
Jones and the Last Crusade (my 8th viewing), and the Star Wars extended
summaries for Heirs of the Force, Shadow
Academy, The Lost Ones, and Lightsabers,
books one through four of the Young Jedi Knights.
February 18, 2000
Added the reviews for The
Tigger Movie, and the astronomy book Cosmic
February 16, 2000
Added the reviews of the fabulous fantasy movie The
Dark Crystal, and the excellent Young Indy adventure, Trenches
of Hell. I also added three new Young Indy adventures to my acquired
list. Only four more to go, and I will own all of the episodes that
have been released on video.
February 13, 2000
Added the review for Tolkien's Poems
and Stories. Since I had read several parts of this book before,
in earlier collections, I removed them from the Archive
page, and added them to the new review page. Also added the review
for Career Opportunities.
February 9, 2000
Added the extended summary to Star Wars: Planet
of Twilight, as it will be soon removed from my bookshelf. I
also removed the Book and Movie News page, as I can't keep up with it,
and there are many more (and better) sources out there. I also added
some more "targets" to the Archive page, for
February 6, 2000
Added the reviews to my 22nd viewing of Raiders
of the Lost Ark, and the illustrated novel Dark Forces: Soldier
for the Empire. Adjusted the Young Indy page to reflect a new
addition, while I had to return one, because the tape was of poor quality.
Unfortunately, the store didn't have the Secret Service Adventures left,
so I got the Trenches of Hell, instead.
February 3, 2000
Added the reviews to the concluding novel
of the Worldwar saga: Striking
the Balance, and the Young Indy episode Treasure
of the Peacock's Eye.
January 30, 2000
Added the review to the drama movie American
January 28, 2000
Added the reviews of the movies Indiana
Jones and the Temple of Doom, Magnolia,
and The Fifth Element.
January 21, 2000
review of the movies Murder at 1600,
and Pretty Woman (not the first time
I've seen that movie). I also adjusted some spelling errors and the
rank of Star Wars: Vision of the Future.
January 16, 2000
Added the review of the bad movie Payback.
Also added detailed summaries to the two Droids graphic novel adventures: Kalarba
and Rebellion, since they, too,
will be permanently removed from my bookshelf.
January 15, 2000
Added the reviews for the novel Han
Solo: Rebel Dawn, the IMAX film Wolves,
and the Young Indiana Jones and the Attack
of the Hawkmen episode.
January 7, 2000
Added the reviews for Labyrinth,
and my second viewing of Prince of Egypt.
Also added the review for Book 2 of the Han Solo Trilogy: The
Hutt Gambit. Since I am removing the following graphic novels
from my bookcase permanently, I flipped through them and added a detailed
summary of each one: The four Star Wars Newspaper strips: The
Early Adventures, In Deadly Pursuit, The
Rebel Storm, and Escape to Hoth,
as well as Splinter of the Mind's Eye.
Watch out, many spoilers!
I also added a Star Wars News
tidbit. There are more news items, but I have to find them first!
And finally, I received a lot of Young Indy videos and the Older Indy Trilogy
in widescreen for Christmas. It will take a while to watch and review
them all, but I updated the Young Indy page
to show what I have... and have yet to watch!
January 2, 2000
Added the review for Die
(Back to top)
December 31, 1999
busy watching movies and reading books in the last week, it seems.
Added the reviews for the movies The Relic, The
Muppet Christmas Carol, Anna and
the King, and The Nutcracker, and
for the books Worldwar: Upsetting
the Balance and Han Solo: The
December 23, 1999
Added the reviews for my second viewing of The
Sixth Sense at the Mayfair double bill theatre. At the same time, The
House on Haunted Hill was playing. I thought it was a different
movie, but I stayed and watched it nonetheless.
December 14, 1999
Added the reviews for Inferno,
and Young Indy: Spring Break Adventure
December 7, 1999
reviews for Jingle All The Way,
and Rogue Squadron: In The Empire's
December 5, 1999
Added the review for Toy
Story 2, Caliban, and adjusted the
page for Star Wars: The Crystal Star.
November 30, 1999
Added the review for Face
November 28, 1999
reviews for the book Tilting the
Balance, and the movie Anywhere
but Here. Finished the Drama Movies reviews, and I streamlined
the other review indices (not that anyone should notice 8-)).
November 24, 1999
Added a new Star Wars News
November 20, 1999
Added the review for Young Indy Chapter 20: The
Mystery of the Blues. Also added the Action Movie reviews.
November 16, 1999
Added the reviews to Ransom,
and The Bone Collector. I
also noticed that I had neglected to change my template when I started
making the movie reviews. The index bar at the top still said Previous/Next
Book. I changed the all the icons to Movie. Oops! Finally,
I added the SF movie reviews. Only Drama and Action left.
November 13, 1999
complete reviews of all the Comedy and Thriller movies. I only have
three sections left, and then it's just basically maintenance for this
web site! All the archiving will be done. I still want to tweak
the Star Wars Pages, though. That will come after I finish with the
Movie Drama, Action and SF sections.
November 12, 1999
review to the movie Anaconda, as well
as the reviews for the Animated and IMAX movies, and mini-series.
November 11, 1999
review to Harry Turtledove's Worldwar:
In the Balance science fiction novel. Updated the News
November 5, 1999
Finished the Action and SF movie index
pages. Also added a page for the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles.
It is barely begun, but as I acquire more of the videos, I will add to
it. Three of my favourite links changed this month! NASA, Ottawa
Movies, and Star Wars vs the World. I've updated them on my Links
October 31, 1999
Added the reviews to The 34th
Rule and Crimson Empire.
Also added all the movie index pages, except for Action and Science Fiction.
The individual ratings pages for the movies will be up at a later time.
I have rearranged the site contents at the bottom of each index page.
It now takes up less vertical room.
October 24, 1999
Finally finished the Archives!
There are still a few things to do to make it more user-friendly, but the
content is finished. There were also a few additions to the Space
and Biography pages. The review for Wizard's
First Rule is up also. I tweaked the main index -I think I made
it easier to navigate, with less vertical scrolling. Added a page for Book
and Movie News, featuring, of course, only the news that I find relevant
to the books and movies that I enjoy.
October 19, 1999
Updated more of the Archive. Also added a book to the
"other" non-fiction page, and several to
the Space/ Astronomy page. I should
have the review for Wizard's First Rule up soon.
October 11, 1999
Updated about half of the books Archive.
Fiddled around with the Star Wars Manuals
page a little.
October 5, 1999
Completed all of the Book sections except for the archive. Added
images to the Star Trek books. Added the
missing links to the Links page.
October 1, 1999
Completed the SF A to L section. Added targets to the
SF, Biography, Space and Star Wars sections, for easier access from each
September 26, 1999
Added the Welcome Message, and the
review for Korolev.
Completed the SF M to Z section. Added images to Stargate:
Reconnaissance (McCay) and Dragonlance:
The Second Generation (Weis and Hickman).
September 24, 1999
Finally put the web pages on-line.
All the Star Wars books, and a few from all the other categories.
No movies yet.
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