December 31st, 2004
My last reviews of the year are for the movie
A Christmas Carol, starring
Patrick Stewart, and the Star Wars graphic novel
Darklighter. I hope 2004 was a good year,
and that our entry into 2005 will be even better. HAPPY
December 28th, 2004
Two short movie reviews have been added to the site this evening: the
extended edition of The Return of the
King, as well as the TV version of
Mission to Mars.
December 20th, 2004
I have added my reviews for the Tolkien book
The Lost Road, as well as a short
third-time review for the movie
Shakespeare in Love. MERRY CHRISTMAS,
December 7th, 2004
I have reviewed the science fiction novel
The End of Eternity, as well as my second short review of the animated movie
November 28th, 2004
I have a couple of very short repeat-reviews today, for the Star Wars graphic novel
Union (the second time), and the movie
The Fellowship of the Ring (the seventh time).
November 21st, 2004
Today I have posted my review of the final New Jedi Order novel,
The Unifying Force. In the spirit of
clearing up space for book reviews, I have removed 50 movie pages that had
one-line or one-paragraph reviews. I felt that these pages did not contribute to
the website, and simply took up space. I should be able to fit 25-30 new book
reviews into that space, as web space is a premium on these free hosting sites.
Most of the movies were from the Fiction
section. I have given up new movie reviews altogether, now. I just don't have
the time anymore. I will continue to update the movie pages if I watch one that
already has a review on this site, but the only new movie review expected to be
posted is Revenge of the Sith, in May.
November 15th, 2004
I have posted my review for the second-to-last New Jedi Order novel,
The Final Prophecy.
November 6th, 2004
I am finally up to date, with my review of the Star Wars graphic novel
Rite of Passage.
October 29th, 2004
I have posted my review of Arthur C. Clarke's
The Sands of Mars.
October 23rd, 2004
My review of the SF novel Bloom is now
available. I've also tweaked the Star Wars
timeline a little, dispersing the Early Republic comics and the Jedi Quest
books over several years, hopefully more in line with their actual dates.
October 17th, 2004
I have added the review for The City and
the Stars. I also created a guide page for
Star Wars comics showing the relationships between the individual comics and
the graphic novel collections. They started out easy enough, but have become
quite complicated more recently.
October 11th, 2004
It's been a while since I actually watched this movie for the second time,
but I have a few brief comments on The
Perfect Storm. I also have reviewed the DVD version of
Return of the Jedi.
October 5th, 2004
I have reviewed a fantasy book, The
Arm of the Stone, as well as The
Empire Strikes Back, on DVD.
September 29th, 2004
Two more reviews makes September the busiest month this year for this
web-site! I have the Star Wars graphic novel
Outlander, for the second time, and the movie
Star Wars: A New Hope, finally on DVD.
September 23rd, 2004
I have four new reviews today: a movie:
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's
Stone, a mini-series: Dune, a Star Wars
book: The Hunger, and book 1 in the
Dragonriders of Pern: Dragonflight.
September 16th, 2004
Two book reviews were added today, both from the Star Wars Galaxy of Fear
series: Doomsday Ship, and
September 11th, 2004
Two more reviews tonight: my second viewing of the movie
10 Things I Hate About You, and the Star
Trek DS9 novel Lesser Evil.
September 6th, 2004
I have added two book reviews today: the Star Trek Gamma Quadrant book 3
Cathedral, and a semi-non-fiction book:
A Tolkien Bestiary.
September 2nd, 2004
This has no bearing on the website, but I submitted the final copy of my PhD
thesis this afternoon. I only have to get my diploma, and my title becomes Dr.!
August 22nd, 2004
Two more reviews today: the Star Wars graphic novel
Last Stand on Jabiim, and my second
look at the movie Gladiator.
August 11th, 2004
I successfully defended my PhD thesis this morning. It's finally over!
August 8th, 2004
No original stuff for today's update: My full review of Asimov's
Nemesis, for the second time, and my quick
review of the movie Pearl Harbor, also
for the second time.
July 25th, 2004
I have three reviews today, a record for this year so far! I have full
reviews for the SF novel Deepsix, the
Clone Wars Short Story Collection,
and for the musical concert The Lord of the
July 17th, 2004
I have added another brief review to my second viewing of
July 8th, 2004
I have added a review of the fantasy novel
Well of Darkness, and of the
director's commentary for The Two Towers
June 26th, 2004
So what's with the new sidebar to Tripod web sites? Can they find no other
less intrusive ways for advertising? Anyway, speaking of the mundane, here is my
review of the fantasy novel Wind in the
June 23rd, 2004
A review of the Sword of Truth novella
Debt of Bones was posted this afternoon.
June 15th, 2004
I have two reviews today: the Star Wars: Force Heretic novel
Reunion, and my first movie review since
Return of the King: Harry Potter and
the Prisoner of Azkaban.
June 4th, 2004
I have posted my review of the Star Wars: Force Heretic novel,
May 31st, 2004
This one has been a long time coming: the Star Wars graphic novel
Victories and Sacrifices.
May 25th, 2004
My first big review since writing my 234 page thesis comes in the form of
the New Jedi Order novel Force Heretic I:
Remnant. I also posted some additional, short comments, for my most recent
viewing of the movie Ever After.
May 20th, 2004
I have two movie re-reviews today, which are really just quick comments on
my second time viewing Save the Last
Dance, and Along Came a Spider.
Some book reviews will follow shortly.
May 15th, 2004
I'll be back really soon with more reviews, but I've been rather busy for
the last several months. I finally submitted my PhD thesis yesterday afternoon!
Combined with a new baby in the house, things have been really hectic, to say
the least. Today, I've added two guide pages (no reviews yet) for Star Wars
books: Republic Commando: Hard Contact,
and Medstar: Jedi Healer.
April 11th, 2004
I've reviewed the Discworld fantasy comedy novel
Lords and Ladies.
March 30th, 2004
One book review this time around, the Star Wars Jedi Council graphic novel
Leviathan, and one movie review,
Tomb Raider. Both are reviewed for the
second time, so the reviews are rather short.
March 23rd, 2004
I have a new book review: God Emperor
of Dune, as well as some short new thoughts on
American Pie 2.
March 14th, 2004
It's been a while, but I've finally seen
Return of the King for a second
time! Here are some new thoughts.
March 10th, 2004
I have added the guide pages to some future Star Wars books: Boba Fett's
A New Threat, the Clone Wars novels
The Cestus Deception and
Jedi Trial, and three Republic graphic
novels: Rite of Passage,
Victories and Sacrifices, and
Last Stand on Jabiim.
March 6th, 2004
I have given some brief thoughts to my second viewing of
The Mummy Returns, as well as a new
review of the Star Wars Clone Wars graphic novel
The Defense of Kamino.
February 27th, 2004
I hope to write more reviews than two a month in the future, but for now,
I've enjoyed another Star Trek film on DVD,
The Undiscovered Country. I will
eventually review Star Trek V, but have no intention of owning it, so it will be
February 15th, 2004
It is definitely difficult to read a long novel, or watch a complete movie
with a newborn infant in the house. We can sometimes manage up to an hour at a
time. I am not currently reading any books, but I have managed to sneak in a few
movies. The only one I have reviewed is Star Trek IV:
The Voyage Home on DVD. As I've mentioned
below, new movie reviews will be rare on this site from now on, with only
my very favourites (or to complete a series) being added. Whenever I get around
to my next book, it will also make it on the site. I'm not going offline yet,
just slowing down!
January 30th, 2004
I've added some thoughts to my second reviews of the Star Wars graphic
stories Prelude to Rebellion and
Vow of Justice. I also added the guide
page for the newly-announced Fool's Bargain
January 25th, 2004
Reviews for the last two regular Jedi Apprentice books are up:
The Only Witness, and
The Threat Within.
January 19th, 2004
Reviews may be more and more erratic, since the birth of my son (our first)
on January 14th, 2004. Welcome to the world, Andre. Today, I have two more Jedi
Apprentice reviews, The Death of Hope,
and The Call to Vengeance.
January 12th, 2004
I couldn't resist any longer, and had to watch
The Two Towers extended version again.
My thoughts are accompanied by a discussion on the special features. My first
book review of the year goes to the Jedi Apprentice novel
The Ties that Bind.
January 4th, 2004
My first review of the new year isn't really a full-fledged review, just
some thoughts as I watched Jurassic Park
for the sixth time.