The Fall 2009 TV Lineup – Beej’s Picks

Between jumping from part-time adjuncting to full-time teaching/administration and planning a wedding in approximately 3 months (under 6 weeks to go and counting!) there seems to be very little time to actually sit in front of my boobtube and bask in the awesomeness that the Fall ‘09 lineup promises. Fortunately, I have a DVR and [...]

Review: Fringe Season One Finale: “There’s More Than One of Everything”

I just finished rewatching the Fringe finale, “There’s More than One of Everything,” and it actually was better the second time around. I was able to pay more attention to a few things that had been sitting in the back of my head stewing. I did not notice any glaring inconsistencies, but until I am [...]

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. [...]

Fox Renews Dollhouse. Next up: Please Pair It with Fringe.

Like most of the things I currently love, I came to be a Joss Whedon fan fairly recently.  A friend at college noticed how much I loved “Serenity” in the theater and asked if I had ever watched “Firefly.”  I had no idea what he was talking about.  I simply thought “Serenity” was a well-done, [...]