Why a “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” Reboot is a Vampin’ Terrible Idea

Right now, there is a lot of buzz about about Buffy: The Vampire Slayer being remade without Joss Whedon. Read about it here. Okay, you’re back? Good. Despite Joss Whedon’s short but sweet response of “I hope it's cool” (which could be seen as either well-wishing for the new series or sarcasm toward it), I [...]

Essentialism in Science Fiction and Fantasy

As a life-long fan of science-fiction and fantasy (SF/F), I see it as my duty to get my friends and family involved with books, movies, and TV shows they might ordinarily overlook.  The difficulty is that when I try to explain what makes something special and intriguing, I end up sounding like a bumbling fool. [...]