Gotham Review: “Selina Kyle”

Gotham did little to make me a fan this week, though some of the characters have potential. I wish an episode entitled “Selina Kyle” had featured more of, you know, Selina Kyle.


Comic Book Physics #11: Supermetals and Exotic Materials

I apologize for not getting this out on the last Wednesday of the month as I should have. I somehow convinced myself that I had another week. In the “better late than never” category, we present the latest Comic Book Physics podcast.


Piano Guys: Batman Evolution

Another robot joins the Martian population

India’s Mars Orbiter Mission satellite joins Maven around the red planet.

And speaking of Mars…

High Point

Kim Stanley Robinson’s Mars Trilogy, the novel series that sparked the hard SF Renaissance in the 1990s, will become a TV show!

Low Point

…on Spike. I’ll be adopting a “wait and see” attitude.

Some planets contain organic life

Of course, earth still reveals surprises, like this recently-discovered species of teeny-tiny poisonous frog.

Will the Phone Booth be Sports Car Red?

Those other heroes travelling through time in a phone booth, Bill and Ted, will receive another sequel. This one will address the slackers’ middle-aged adventures.

Cons After the Break

This week’s Con/Cosplay videos come from Copa Cosplay Pacifico (Mexico) and Long Beach Comic-Con.


Weekly Digital Disk Picks – September 30, 2014

We’ve got library titles and a few other interesting titles.


Doctor Who Review: The Caretaker

The Doctor becomes a caretaker. At Clara’s school. Without asking Clara first.


Novel Review: Gone Girl

“There’s something disturbing about recalling a warm memory and feeling utterly cold.”

Gillian Flynn, journalist turned mystery writer, has made a name for herself with well-wrought thrillers. Compared with the average mystery, her work features deeper thematic and social concerns, memorable characters—and wildly far-fetched solutions. Gone Girl, her most successful novel to date, contains all of these characteristics. It has sold spectacularly well, provoked debate, and has become a major motion picture, in theatres next weekend.

Is the novel worth reading? Will the movie be worth your time?


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Review – “Shadows”

The series returns for its second season, with more than its share of guest stars

and new characters.


TV Review: Gotham, “Pilot”

The Wayne Family head down that dark alley once more, as Gotham gives us Year One for James Gordon and the origins of the Penguin, in the tale of an honest cop and his corrupt partner against the world. As with most DC media productions, it has no narrative connection to any other DC production.1

Holy Bat-Easter Eggs!


Weekly Comics Discussion – September 24, 2014

The complete list of titles is available here.


X-Files Retrospective Podcast 29: “Sleepless”

The latest episode of the X-Files Retrospective podcast, covering Sleepless, is now available here for your listening pleasure. Intro and outro music attribution is below. You can also follow the show from its own feed (RSS, iTunes, Stitcher) or through the Bureau 42 Master Audio Feed (RSS, iTunes, Stitcher).