Originally posted on Earth Station One:
The time has almost come and it seems the wait for The Doctor’s return has been longer than ever! Although the 50th anniversary of the franchise doesn’t officially begin until later this year, Steven Moffat and company have already promised that the second half of the season will be…

Originally posted on Earth Station One:
This week the White Rocket show takes you from Navarone to Drift Ice Station Zebra to the Schloss Adler and back to Navarone, as noted film critic and author Mark Bousquet returns for a special extended edition to discuss four classic war/action films based on the writings of Alistair…

Originally posted on The Haunting of Kraken Moor:
Despite my headache, I reported for duty at 7 AM as expected. Mrs. Cotts insisted I take a day for bed rest, but even though I had survived the night without dreaming of the marble wolfman, I had no desire to do anything that would increase the…

Originally posted on The Haunting of Kraken Moor:
BEGINNING THE JOURNAL OF BEATRICE SHARPER UPON HER EMPLOYMENT AT KRAKEN MOOR I have run out of money. I have run out of money and so I sit where the forest meets the field, looking out and up at the castle in which I begin my employment…

Originally posted on Atomic Anxiety:
Prometheus (2012) – Directed by Ridley Scott – Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba, Logan Marshall-Green, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, and Patrick Wilson. If you’re coming to this site for the first time, you need to be made aware of something right now: SPOILERS are coming. Lots and lots…

Originally posted on Atomic Anxiety:
The Avengers (2012) – The 6th Marvel Cinematic Universe Film – Directed by Joss Whedon – Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany, Alexis Denisof, Stan Lee, Powers…

Originally posted on Atomic Anxiety:
The Cabin in the Woods (2012) – Directed by Drew Goddard – Starring Kristen Connolly, Chris Hemsworth, Anna Hutchison, Fran Kranz, Jesse Williams, Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Amy Acker, Brian White, and Sigourney Weaver. Let’s be clear before you pass this italicized point: if you’ve come here because you’re looking…

Head on over to my TRAVELS WITH DARWIN site for a few photos taken this morning of The Great Reno Balloon Race, including this one of the Darth Vader balloon.

Originally posted on Atomic Anxiety:
The Hunger Games (2012) – Directed by Gary Ross – Starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Wes Bentley, Toby Jones, Alexander Ludwig, Willow Shields, Amandla Stenberg, and Paula Malcomson. THE HUNGER GAMES is an extraordinary film, thanks primarily to…

Originally posted on Atomic Anxiety:
Total Recall (1990) – Directed by Paul Verhoeven – Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachel Ticotin, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside and Ronny Cox. “I just had a terrible thought. What if this is a dream?” Don’t worry, Arny. One, it is a dream. Two, it doesn’t really matter because it’s a pretty…

Originally posted on Atomic Anxiety:
“FEAR HER” – Series 2, Episode 11, Story 176 – Written by Matthew Graham; Directed by Euros Lynn – The Tenth Doctor and Rose show up in 2012 to watch the London Olympics, but they get sidetracked by a bunch of disappearing kids in a cul-de-sac. Turns out there’s a…

Here’s the latest post from my infrequently-updated travel blog about casino buffets, Phantom slot machines, and buying The Empire Strikes Back on VHS for 53 cents.

Originally posted on Atomic Anxiety:
Alien (1979) – Directed by Ridley Scott – Starring Sigourney Weaver, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton, John Hurt, Ian Holm, and Yaphet Kotto. Ridley Scott’s atmospheric masterpiece ALIEN is one of the most influential American films ever made. For all of Scott’s varies success with films like Blade Runner, Thelma…

THE NURSERY: Of Morals and Mushrooms

The Nursery (2012) – Written by Russ Anderson – Available on the Kindle for 99 cents. The best thing about Russ Anderson’s THE NURSERY is that it takes you places you don’t expect it to go. Like the abundance of monster funguses … fungi … fung- mushrooms and mold. Here’s the thing – if you’re…