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BSG Goes HD-DVD

It’s starting to look more and more like Bluray is making significant progress against HD-DVD in the format war of high-def DVD players. It’s terrible for consumers, who have to worry about spending significant money on a format that will…

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The Invasion’s New Take On Pod People

The reviews for The Invasion, the latest remake of The Invasion of the Bodysnatchers, are starting to roll in, and boy, most of them aren’t very kind. I’d do a Bad Review Revue, but I’ve unfortunately been beat to the…

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Five Bizarre Sci-Fi Weapons

Bowel Disruptor — The favored Betsy of Spider Gonzales, mad gonzo journalist of the transhuman future, the Bowel Distruptor’s raison d’etre is right in its name: aimed at the lower intestine of an enemy, the trigger deftly squeezed, the…

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Klingons At The Krispy Kreme

As a sometimes journalist myself, I’d love to know the thought process that birthed this utterly surreal local color piece for the Dallas News, in which one brave rogue reporter covers in detail a gathering of Klingons at the…

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J Is for Jaws

These days, with cannibalism out of vogue, sharks in rapid decline, and fewer man-eating tigers, saltwater crocodiles, or grizzly bears around as well, it’s hard to find a place in the real world where one is in much danger…

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Box Office Numbers of the Beast – Invaded

The Invasion had pretty weak marketing as evidenced by our having used up official poster options weeks ago and by it’s weekend take of "just" six million.  By all accounts, though, even Snakes on a Plane style hype might…

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The King is Dead, Long Live the King

If we learned anything from this past week it’s that Elvis is still a money-maker. To that end I can’t believe no one’s made an Elvis zombie movie. Or an Elvis-resurrected-by-Mad-Scientists movie. It would be great fun for the…

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Friday Night Public Domain Sci-Fi Theater: Attack of the Giant Leeches

Nothing says Cold War science fiction quite as well as mutant rubber monsters, atomic explosions and stern looking Army generals staring through binoculars into the horizon while sucking on a corncob pipe. In other words, all the hallmarks of…

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The Horror Department: Why “Jason” Now Sells Machetes

How does an actor go from mask-wearing horror action star to professional "machete signer"?  By playing Jason in Friday the 13th Part 2, as Todd finds out in his interview with stuntman Steve Dash….

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Doctor Who: Slumming His Way Through The 10th Generation

The Daily P.O.P. has written a thought-provoking and fantastic essay on the evolution (or regeneration) of Doctor Who to meet the expectations of the current generation of viewers. And it starts off with a bang of a quote which perfectly…

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