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On My Tube: Amazon SF

Generally I don’t offer book or tv reviews unless there’s some element of faith involved. Or astronomy. In these days of pandemic, our streaming options have expanded somewhat. While I originally got sucked in to Amazon for High Castle, I’ve … Continue reading

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On One World

I caught part of the second half of the tv fundraiser One World: Together at Home this past weekend. I read that over a hundred million was raised for virus relief. That’s a good thing. The young miss was disappointed … Continue reading

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Dystopia In Current Science Fiction

One unfortunate trend in speculative fiction (in my opinion) is the ongoing indulgence for dystopia. To be clear, I think dystopia is fine if that’s your story. The problem is that publishers seem to be gravitating to it in great … Continue reading

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The Tyranny of dvd Region Codes

I’ve enjoyed many of David Attenborough’s documentaries on dvd. I have several on my shelves. Several, except for my favorite. I’ve combed Amazon for it, but BBC seems to prefer to limit availability to a fraction of the human life … Continue reading

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SF Streaming 2019

After some initial good feelings, my sense of this year’s science fiction streaming is mixed. I’ve blogged here before on Amazon’s adaptation of Philip Dick’s┬áMan in the High Castle. I think this season was the worst, by far. On the … Continue reading

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On My Tube: Jack Ryan

I’m not usually a fan of espionage or terrorist fiction. I’m aware of Tom Clancy’s character Jack Ryan from a movie or two. Alec Baldwin didn’t impress me. Harrison Ford did. As for the tv series, now that I’ve binge-watched … Continue reading

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Hard Sun, Hard Violence

As I’ve encountered streaming series on hulu and amazon, I notice there’s a lot of boundaries pushed beyond what’s been aired on cable networks. Some of those boundaries are plusses–telling a story over a period of twelve hours, give or … Continue reading

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