Review: Virtuality

Non-spoiler comments:Overall I found Virtuality somewhat lacking as either a stand alone tele-movie or a pilot for a television series. The presentation felt a bit plodding. ham-fisted, and uninteresting until the final scene. The characters garnered no sort of connection with me as a viewer, with the notable exceptions of a handful of scenes. (Not for lack of trying on the parts of the actors.) Otherwise, I didn't really care what happened to them. I'm afraid Ron Moore and Co failed on this one as far as writing went: too muddled from previously used science fiction concepts, combined with reality...

Standing at the edge of time

Standing at the edgeof time withers the spirit.Life is but moments.Continuing from yesterday...Potential Spoilers Warning!Merlin. Crap. I think I missed that one. That was on June 21st wasn't it? I was not hardcore wanting to see it but I was curious. Oh well.Virtuality. Airs June 26. I must be insane to be interested in this show, but I am. I say this given what happened with BSG and the fact that the premise behind the show isn't particularly new or innovative as far as the sci-fi genre goes. Guess we'll see if it's half decent or not but there are...

Crossing Back

Cross the river Styx,Sailing from darkness to light...Oh wait, never mind.Okay, I'm going to try (once more) to get myself posting regularly here about assorted science fiction, television, and so on, starting now. So what brief topics of discussion....Thirdsphere.Net is back, albeit in somewhat disarray while I work on the entirely new design for the site. I hate the current temporary skin I'm using for the main area but it'll do for now. I'll be trying to update that site's content again, at least once a week. Probably on the weekends.Brief Science Fiction and Television Fandom and News CommentsSci Fi...

Top SciFi Movie Pick Thoughts

Moviefone's Top SciFi Movie PicksPersonally I prefer to break up my ranking of science fiction films into three categories: Classic Science fiction (pre-1970), Modern Science Fiction (70s-Present), and Parody Science Fiction. That said, I think they missed out on some films but its hard to tell whether the list was based on favorites or films that impacted the genre and brought something new to SF in their time. Some did both, but a number listed really did neither.I've never seen Metropolis though I would love to. I'm sure it would fall into my top 10 classic SF category along with...

The X-Files: I Want to Believe

As an X-Files fan I'm quite pleased to finally see a new movie, though admittedtly apprehensive given the time since the series ended and the movie's arrival in theaters. A bonus as far as I'm concerned is Callum Keith Rennie (BSG's Leoben) being in the film as well as Lorena Gale (BSG's Elosha).The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008) | IMDB (Warning that reading the plot synopsis is spoilery.)