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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 everybody!

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, anyway...

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 here.

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 American Pie.

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 less drowsiness.

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 The Matrix.

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 Traitor.

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 this November!

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 Wind.

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 Charlie's Angels.

April 20th, 2003
My last Jedi Apprentice review for a while, The Dangerous Rescue, is now available.

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: Hunted.

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 Retirement.

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 available.

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 Gods Themselves.

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 now available.

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 Reunion.

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 available.

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 Forest Apart.

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 movie: Nemesis.

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