That escalated quickly on this week’s Helix

I mean, that really got out of hand fast. And by "that" I mean a lot of things happening on the island of St. Germain. Winger has her worst day ever, Julia does what she has to do, Anne and Peter take care of business and Amy...well, I'll tell you about that in a bit. Spoilers ahead. » 3/28/15 4:56pm Yesterday 4:56pm

On the proper use of T. rex

I am not now, nor have I ever been a grammar-nazi (though I do like an Oxford comma). I try to keep my sentences in order but I make mistakes, and I'm not one to call a person out on their creative usage of the English language (or even creative spellings for that matter). However, the constant misspelling/misuse of » 3/24/15 10:42am Tuesday 10:42am

How to make yourself super on Face Off

On this week's episode of Face Off the seven contestants have a seemingly straightforward challenge - to create a supepowered character. But of course it's not that simple. First the characters are to be alter egos of the contestants. And the contestants will be their own models. Results ahead. » 3/18/15 7:40pm 3/18/15 7:40pm

Kyle does something really stupid on this week’s Helix

Like most characters on Helix, Dr. Kyle Sommer alternates between acting sensible and doing stupid stuff as required by the plot. This week Kyle carries the Stupid Ball over the goal line and scores big time. Plus an unexpected character returns (sort of). Spoilers ahead. » 3/14/15 5:26pm 3/14/15 5:26pm

*I know the line is "pigs get fed, hogs get…

60 Years of the Godzilla Franchise in Infographics 

After the release of the Legendary Pictures "Godzilla" in the summer of 2014 a debate started in the fandom about Godzilla not appearing enough. But there was no actual data on how much time Godzilla appeared in any of his other films. Since this information didn't seem to be recorded anywhere I started a project… » 3/05/15 11:43am 3/05/15 11:43am

Where’s my undersea science fiction show?

The recent post about Lost in Space got me thinking about other Irwin Allen projects. I saw the movie Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea several times on TV as a kid in the '70s. The Seaview bursting out of the water at the beginning is a classic scene. If space opera is back, why not undersea opera? » 3/03/15 1:07pm 3/03/15 1:07pm

There’s trouble in Michael’s paradise on this week’s Helix

Brother Michael deals with unruly followers. Peter makes a friend. Sarah does something sensible, but quickly reverts back to form. And several characters on Helix would benefit if people talked to each other and shared information. I'll share plenty of spoilers ahead. » 2/28/15 3:22pm 2/28/15 3:22pm

This week’s Helix is full of Nope

The revelation about Brother Michael's personal project wasn't unexpected but I had harbored a small hope that characters had been speaking metaphorically and not literally. But instead the show managed to make me feel a little sympathy for Amy. Plus some dots are connected back to the first season. » 2/22/15 11:05am 2/22/15 11:05am

Friendly reminder: less than 5 hours from this post 

...the Swedish cosplay championship will air! You will be able to watch it via this video link and see a countdown to when it begins. No english subtitles that I know of, but I bet it will be interesting anyway. Some of the judges are from other countries. So I guess some english will be spoken. :)

Five hours later… » 2/21/15 10:53am 2/21/15 10:53am

Trolling Doug Jones on this week’s Face Off

We're down to eleven contestants, a nice prime number which means individual designs. The challenge on this week's Face Off is to design a troll appropriate for a chosen bridge. Actor Doug Jones not only is a guest judge but he also gives the models advice on playing their trolls. Results ahead. » 2/18/15 1:00pm 2/18/15 1:00pm