On my mind #1: The Orville’s first episode, Star Trek: Discovery trailer

  Last night, I watched the first episode of the Orville. Here’s what I thought: The Good • It’s colorful: The Orville is a colorful universe with bold-colored uniforms, blue skies, shiny space ships and all sorts of other things that give it an energetic field. It stands out from most sci-fi and fantasy series out now, which go for a darker and grimmer look. … Continue reading On my mind #1: The Orville’s first episode, Star Trek: Discovery trailer

‘Buffy’ changed science fiction TV

If you didn’t know, it’s the 40th anniversary of the theatrical release of “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.” There’s a lot of buzz and fanfare about the anniversary, with a new movie, “The Last Jedi,” coming this December. There’s also been rumor of a 4K restoration of “A New Hope” hitting theaters sometime this year, though all that exist now seems to be … Continue reading ‘Buffy’ changed science fiction TV

Cathedral Mixtape: Doom with groove

It’s that time of month again, and I don’t mean that “time of month.” It’s time for the Monthly Mixtape. This month we look at British doom metal band Cathedral. Cathedral was the brain child of former Napalm Death lead growler, Lee Dorrian, who had left that band in 1989. He and former Carcass roadie, bassist Mark Griffiths and Acid Reign guitarist Gary “Gaz” Jennings, … Continue reading Cathedral Mixtape: Doom with groove

Faith No More Mixtape: Weird, crazy and awesome

So, this is the first feature I’m essentially doing for the fun of it, which I call the “Mixtape.” And yes, I know that nobody has used tape in a while. Anyway, with “Monthly Mixtape,” I’m going to pick a certain number of songs which are personal favorites and which I feel encompass a band’s output. This month, I’ll be focusing on Faith No More. … Continue reading Faith No More Mixtape: Weird, crazy and awesome