Read the entire 1976-2009 run of Starlog magazine for free online

The entire 33-year run of Starlog magazine, one of the great staples of geekdom during the 80's and early 90's, is now available for free on the Internet Archive Project. If you find yourself with some time to kill this weekend, and a hankering to catch up on the latest sci-fi gossip from 1978, peruse ads for vintage… » 12/21/14 2:17am Yesterday 2:17am

Marvel comics, anime, and nearly everything released on network television in the last 10 years for me, though there are exceptions to the rules (mainly depending on who's writing them) and I find myself consistently giving less of a fuck about DC every time they do something stupid or try to pull off another… » 12/16/14 5:08pm Tuesday 5:08pm

I'm sure this was just what was written down in the admission ledger at the time, but it makes me wonders what the story was behind "Novel Reading" "Politics" and "Salvation Army."(Something tells me all three might have been females admitted by disapproving family members) » 12/13/14 7:25pm 12/13/14 7:25pm

I'll say it again. If we get a female Doctor, I can't think of anyone more suited to the role than Michelle Dockery. She's currently still in Downton Abbey, and might be approaching the stage where she's "too famous" for the role, but if she's available when Peter Capaldi leaves, I certainly wouldn't object to her… » 12/08/14 6:07pm 12/08/14 6:07pm

Even Tom Baker has his Orson Wells moments (NSFW audio)

I went on YouTube this afternoon, trying to find a copy of the 70's commercial where Tom Baker and an annoying robot espouse the magic of the Etch-a-Sketch. Sadly, all I could find was this partial clip, but I did stumble across an audio only recording of Tom having a very Wellsian interlude recording an advert for… » 12/07/14 11:56pm 12/07/14 11:56pm

You'd think there wouldn't be enough jokes about vampires, blood, and eating people to fill 90 minutes without resorting to Leslie Nielson style sight-gags, but they make it work. The writing is absolutely brilliant, and at no point does it feel like they're stretching the premise or running out of steam. I was really » 12/06/14 8:57pm 12/06/14 8:57pm

Likely Doctor Who (and/or Sherlock) will be filming at around that time, so you might get lucky and catch them doing something out in public during the time you're there. As they don't exactly publicize these things, your best bet for being in the loop is to join the Gallifrey Base forums and pay close attention to… » 12/06/14 4:13pm 12/06/14 4:13pm

I think it would almost be cooler if they left the original signs up and then installed a new sign next to it pointing out the inaccuracy. Because learning where previous science got it wrong, can be nearly as important as knowing the correct answer, especially when it applies to natural history. » 11/29/14 3:03pm 11/29/14 3:03pm

This is even better than the facebook shaming one of my (thankfully non-related) teenage nephews received after my cousin stopped by the house to drop some stuff off while he was in the living room playing Call of Duty on Xbox with his buddies. The resulting camera-phone video contained just about every sort of racial… » 11/28/14 7:16pm 11/28/14 7:16pm

I never watch live TV unless I'm a guest at someone else's house, and even then, if it's a show I really enjoy (like Doctor Who) I usually end up watching a downloaded copy once I get home, where I can enjoy it in my own time, without any of the obnoxious commercials. » 11/28/14 6:21pm 11/28/14 6:21pm