December 31st, 2003
The last update of the year contains thoughts on my third viewing of the
movie Notting Hill, as well as a full
book review of Isaac Asimov's Pebble in the
Sky. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
December 24th, 2003
Two new reviews today: the Star Wars comic
The Devaronian Version, but more
importantly, the movie version of The
Return of the King! Merry Christmas to
December 21st, 2003
Today I've added my reviews for Star Trek
Nemesis on DVD, and the Tolkien book
The Shaping of Middle-Earth.
December 8th, 2003
I've had a lot of trouble connecting to the site to upload stuff recently,
followed by emergency hospitalization, from which I am recovering.
So I have a bit of new stuff today, which I've been trying to post for several
weeks... I added another short review for
The Fellowship of the Ring (my
sixth!), some comments on the extended version of
The Two Towers, as well as adding a few short words about the special features of the
Indiana Jones Trilogy (linked below). Finally, my review for the Clone Wars
novel Shatterpoint is also available.
November 17th, 2003
I've finally reviewed the Indiana Jones Trilogy on DVD, but without the
special features (yet). Here are Raiders
of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and
the Temple of Doom, and Indiana
Jones and the Last Crusade!
November 11th, 2003
My review for the Star Trek novel This
Gray Spirit is finally available!
November 7th, 2003
I've reread the Darth Maul comics, and
put up some second impressions.
November 2nd, 2003
I have three more reviews today: The Lion
King on DVD, Star Wars: A New Hope (still
on video -I hope the rumors about a DVD release by next Christmas are true), and
the live production of Mamma Mia! As with
movies, this will effectively close down the live section, as far as I know. I
think most of what I will be seeing from now on are children's productions,
October 23rd, 2003
I have three reviews tonight: Star Trek Mission Gamma novel,
Twilight, as well as the movies
Tomb Raider 2: Cradle of Life and
The Matrix Reloaded. These will likely
be the last new movies reviewed on this site. I am running out of time,
and would rather focus on books, anyway. I will continue to update movie reviews
for those that already exist on this site, whenever I re-watch them. Of course,
I will continue to review new (or old) Star Trek, Star Wars, Harry Potter, The
Matrix and Lord of the Rings movies when they come out. In general, however, the
movie sections are now closed.
October 18th, 2003
My short revisit of Mission:
Impossible 2 is now available.
October 10th, 2003
A short review of the non-fiction book
Bad Astronomy has been posted.
October 4th, 2003
Two brief movie reviews, for repeated viewings:
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, and
the V TV series premiere.
September 30th, 2003
The review of the Dragonlance fantasy novel
The Soulforge is now available.
September 27th, 2003
The review for the comic tale The
Stark Hyperspace War is now available.
September 21st, 2003
Two reviews for today: the fantasy movie
Spirited Away, and the fantasy novel
Legacy of the Darksword.
September 16th, 2003
I have posted my review of the SF movie Signs.
September 13th, 2003
My new (somewhat scathing) review for Shadows of the
Empire, the novel, is now available.
September 11th, 2003
It was two years ago that I was supposed to see Stomp live, but of course,
nobody was in the mood to either watch or perform a rousing show that night. It
seems strange that two years later, to the week, I saw the IMAX film produced by
the people who made Stomp. Here is the very short review for
Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey.
September 7th, 2003
I decided to watch the director's audio commentary for
Attack of the Clones. I don't know
what is up with the banners on this site, now. There appear to be advertising
banners at the top and bottom of the page! At least most of the pop-up ads have
disappeared, I guess...
September 3rd, 2003
I have reviewed the New Jedi Order short story
Ylesia, as well as one of the Young Indiana
Jones adventures, The Phantom Train
of Doom. I have decided to split up the Boba Fett short story
Salvage from the TPB where it was
included, Enemy of the Empire. Not
that I wanted more web pages, but I thought, since it was a separate tale, with
different authors and artists, it deserved its own page. I also split the
"recent updates" page in two for 2003. Older updates from this year can be found
August 31st, 2003
My review for The New Jedi Order novel
Destiny's Way is now available.
August 24th, 2003
The last two reviews, which allow me to be temporarily caught-up! The SF
book Obernewtyn, and
Boba Fett: Enemy of the Empire, for
the second time.
August 20th, 2003
Three more reviews, and I am almost caught up! I watched
V: The Original Mini-Series again, this time
on DVD, and I finished Isaac Asimov's SF book
The Currents of Space. Finally, I went
to see Miss Saigon, live, and decided it
merited a short review.
August 15th, 2003
Now quite recovered from that massive power blackout, but since I can't go to work,
I thought I should catch up on some reviews. Today I have a fantasy movie,
Labyrinth, revisited, and my first
viewing of the SF movie X-Men United.
August 9th, 2003
Today brings a science fiction book review,
Probability Moon, followed by a science
fiction movie review, Terminator 3:
Rise of the Machines.
August 6th, 2003
Two reviews today, of older movies: Star
Trek Generations, and the original
August 1st, 2003
My reviews for the ninth Star Wars: Galaxy of Fear novel,
Spore, and the SF movie
Alien Nation, are on-line.
July 28th, 2003
The reviews for two Star Wars: Galaxy of Fear young reader books,
The Brain Spiders and
The Swarm, are now available.
July 24th, 2003
My review for the excellent
Apollo: The Race to the Moon, is now available.
July 16th, 2003
I yawned through the Star Wars comic stories
Infinity's End and
Starcrash. Hopefully the reviews inspire
July 13th, 2003
I have revisited Robin Hood: Prince of
Thieves on DVD.
July 2nd, 2003
The review for the final book of the Icewind Dale Trilogy,
The Halfling's Gem, is now available,
as is the movie review K-Pax.
June 26th, 2003
Two more reviews, the movie The Mummy,
revisited, and the Star Trek: The Next
Generation Companion book.
June 22nd, 2003
Now available are the IMAX movie review
Adrenaline Rush, and book 2 of
the Icewind Dale Trilogy, Streams of
Silver. I have also completed my review of the last bits of the
Right Stuff DVD special features.
June 18th, 2003
Two more reviews tonight: The graphic novel
Mara Jade: By the Emperor's Hand, revisited, and the DVD for
The Right Stuff.
June 15th, 2003
Two SF movie reviews today, both revisited on TV:
Star Trek: First Contact, and
June 12th, 2003
The reviews for the fantasy novel The
Crystal Shard, and the SF mini-series
Children of Dune, are now available.
June 2nd, 2003
The short review for the first X-Men movie,
revisited, is now up.
June 1st, 2003
My first review of the month goes to the New Jedi Order novel
May 26th, 2003
My review for the long-overdue SF novel
Aftershocks is now available.
May 22nd, 2003
It has been a while since the site has been updated... Here is my review for
the graphic novel Jedi vs. Sith.
May 7th, 2003
The reviews for the third Star Trek movie,
The Search for Spock, and Isaac Asimov's
first Galactic Empire novel, The Stars, Like
Dust, are now available. It was also announced yesterday that -finally- the
Indiana Jones movies are coming to DVD
May 4th, 2003
Two reviews have been posted today: the SF movie
Battlefield: Earth, and the Live
musical of Anne of Green Gables. I also
posted the guide page for the newly announced Jedi Quest novel:
The Moment of Truth, as well as the
last New Jedi Order novels, The Final
Prophecy and The Unifying Force
(with preliminary artwork only).
April 29th, 2003
I have reviewed the wonderful dramatic movie about sailing, called
April 24th, 2003
My review of the Jango Fett graphic novel,
Open Seasons, is now available, as well
as a short revisit of the movie
April 20th, 2003
My last Jedi Apprentice review for a while,
The Dangerous Rescue, is now
April 17th, 2003
The reviews for Back to the Future
Part III, as well as Jedi Apprentice book 12,
The Evil Experiment, are now up.
April 14th, 2003
Two more Jedi Apprentice reviews, books 10 and 11
The Shattered Peace, and
The Deadly Hunter.
April 12th, 2003
The first of five new Star Wars Jedi Apprentice reviews is now up:
The Fight for Truth. I also added the
guide page for the newly announced Young Boba Fett novel:
April 9th, 2003
The reviews for two of the three Back
to the Future movies (Part I and Part
II) are now available.
April 6th, 2003
I have reviewed the DS9 novel
Demons of Air and Darkness, as well as the conclusion to the Gateways
series, What Lay Beyond.
March 31st, 2003
My review of the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine novel
Abyss is now available, as well as my revisit
of Shrek, on DVD.
March 27th, 2003
My latest review is a revisit of The Two Towers movie. I've also updated the Star Wars Timeline to
include several of the new Dark Horse comics upcoming graphic novels, as well as
the guide pages for Jango Fett: Open Seasons
and Legacy of the Jedi.
March 25th, 2003
Another IMAX double-feature, in Ring of Fire
and Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees.
March 22nd, 2003
I just love long books, especially if I can keep myself from reading them
too quickly. Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth novel
Faith of the Fallen was well worth
the time spent on it, and the very long review.
March 11th, 2003
The reviews for the movies Robin
Hood (the Disney animated version), and
Stargate (on DVD) have been added to the site, as well as a revisit to the
Star Wars X-Wing comic Mandatory
March 6th, 2003
The review for the comedy/fantasy novel
Witches Abroad is now on-line. The
guide page for my next novel, the Sword of Truth book 6:
Faith of the Fallen, is also
March 3rd, 2003
An IMAX double-feature: Bears, and some more
notes on Space Station! I also removed the
Columbia tribute, hard as that was to do. It has only been a month, but with the
new modifications to the site, I am anxious to return to its original state. My
mind still goes with Columbia, however.
February 23rd, 2003
I reread the Jedi Council: Acts of War
graphic novel, and added a few comments to my previous review. I have also added
an alphabetical listing of all the books
available on this site.
February 21st, 2003
My lengthy review of The New Rebellion
is now on-line. I've also moved all of the "notes" from the year 2002 from this
page to its own.
February 18th, 2003
The review for American Beauty,
on DVD, is now available. I also updated a very small paragraph in my
Attack of the Clones DVD review about
the special features.
February 12th, 2003
The thief movie Entrapment has been
briefly reviewed, as well as the non-fiction history and philosophy of science
book Against Method.
February 10th, 2003
I have reviewed Asimov's SF novel The
February 6th, 2003
My review of the Attack of the Clones
DVD is on-line.
February 4th, 2003
My review for the New Jedi Order novel
Rebel Stand is now on-line.
February 3rd, 2003
My heart broke on Saturday February 1st, when I saw the break-up of the
space shuttle Columbia on landing approach, as it did back in 1986 when
Challenger exploded. The images were a lot more subtle this time, especially
after 16 successful days in space. I was numb and pretty much speechless for
most of the day, and I still can't think of suitable words for this tragedy. My
heart goes out to those closest to the seven astronauts. As they have said, may
the dream of space travel continue.
I'm watching Star Wars: Episodes I and II back-to-back. The review for my
sixth viewing of The Phantom Menace is
January 31st, 2003
The review for the Star Wars: New Jedi Order novel
Rebel Dream is now on-line. Also, the
guide pages for the rest of the Force Heretic Trilogy are up, with the covers
for Refugee and
January 27th, 2003
The reviews for the animated film Snow
White and the Seven Dwarfs, the comedy
Pretty Woman, as well as the graphic novel form of
Attack of the Clones, are on-line.
January 21st, 2003
My review of the SF book Dust is finally
January 20th, 2003
I have written a review for the movie concerning
Apollo 13, and added the latest e-book
announced at the Star Wars web site, A
January 15th, 2003
The review for The Phantom Menace
graphic novel is now available.
January 12th, 2003
I have reviewed, once more, Moulin
Rouge -I can't get enough of that movie!
January 7th, 2003
The review for the SF novel A Fire Upon
the Deep is now available.
January 5th, 2003
I have reviewed Anne of Green
Gables 3, the Continuing Story on DVD, as well as the Director's commentary
and Appendices of The Fellowship
of the Ring extended DVD.
January 3rd, 2003
Welcome to 2003! My first review of the year belongs to the new Star Trek