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1999-2000

December 30, 2000
  Added the reviews for the IMAX films T-Rex and Amazon.

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
  Added the review for Patrick Stewart's A Christmas Carol.

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 this section.

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 Angels.

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 format.

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 first 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 Trek page.

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
  Added the 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 format.

September 10, 2000
  Updated the 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
  Added the 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
  Added the 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
  Modified 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 site.

August 15, 2000
  Added the review for the movie Cutthroat Island.

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
  Added the 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 outdated links.

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 of Innocence.

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: Impossible 2.

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 Mandalorian Armor.

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 Emperor's Plague.

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 to Mars.

March 26, 2000
  Added the review for the Young Indy adventure Hollywood Follies.

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 Service.

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 3.

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
  Added the review for Disney's Tarzan, my second viewing.

February 27, 2000
  Added the review for Star Wars Rogue Squadron: Blood and Honor.

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 page.

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 Adventure.

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 easier navigation.

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 Beauty.

January 28, 2000
  Added the reviews of the movies Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Magnolia, and The Fifth Element.

January 21, 2000
  Added the 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 Hard 2.

1999   (Back to top)

December 31, 1999
  I've been 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 Paradise Snare.

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
  Added the reviews for Jingle All The Way, and Rogue Squadron: In The Empire's Service.

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 / Off.

November 28, 1999
  Added the 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 item.

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
  Added the 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
  Added the review to the movie Anaconda, as well as the reviews for the Animated and  IMAX movies, and mini-series.

November 11, 1999
  Added the review to Harry Turtledove's Worldwar: In the Balance science fiction novel.  Updated the News page.

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 page.

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 review page.

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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