Category Archives: TV

Some Comments on the 2020 Dragon Award Winners

Dragon Con, a big media-focussed convention in Atlanta, Georgia, has gone virtual this year for obvious reasons, much like every other major or minor convention. Much/most of their virtual programming is free to access for everybody, but I have to … Continue reading

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The 2020 Dragon Award Finalists Go Full Tilt Towards Mainstream Respectability

I’ve been following the saga of the Dragon Awards, an SFF award handed out at Dragon Con in Atlanta, Georgia, since their inception in 2016. During these five years, the Dragon Awards went from puppy award that was conceived as … Continue reading

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Some Comments on the 2020 Hugo Award Winners

Now that I’ve finally got the discussion about the neverending Hugo ceremony from hell out of the way (see here and here), let’s talk about a much more pleasant topic. For while the 2020 Hugo ceremony may have been an … Continue reading

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Some Comments on the 2019 Nebula Award Winners

The winners of the 2019 Nebula Awards have been announced tonight. Like most events these days, the ceremony and the associated conference were virtual. There was a livestream of the ceremony, too, but I forgot that it was on and … Continue reading

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In Memoriam Peter Thomas

German film and TV composer Peter Thomas (1925 – 2020) died yesterday aged 94. Unfortunately, there is no English language obituary, though here are some nice German ones from Der Spiegel, Die Zeit and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. Together with Martin … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts on the Hugo Award Finalists, Part II: The 2020 Hugo Awards

Here is the second of the long awaited Hugo finalist reaction posts. Part 1 about the finalists for the 1945 Retro Hugos, is here BTW. And yes, it took longer than usual to get these posts up, but since I’m … Continue reading

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Star Trek Picard offers up space battles, stirring speeches, murder synths and meditations on life and death in part 2 of “Et in Arcadia Ego”

Welcome to my final episode by episode review of Star Trek Picard for season 1. Previous installments may be found here. Warning: Spoilers behind the cut! Send to Kindle

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Star Trek Picard heads for the endgame in Part 1 of “Et in Arcadia Ego”

Welcome to my latest episode by episode review of Star Trek Picard, once again a little late. Previous installments may be found here. Warning: Spoilers behind the cut! Send to Kindle

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Star Trek Picard puts together some “Broken Pieces”

Welcome to my latest episode by episode review of Star Trek Picard, again late this time. Previous installments may be found here. Warning: Spoilers behind the cut! Send to Kindle

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Star Trek Picard visits “Nepenthe” and catches up with some old friends

Yes, I know this is late, but I wanted to review as many 1945 Retro Hugo eligible stories as possible before the Hugo and Retro Hugo nominations close on Friday. But welcome anyway to my latest episode by episode review … Continue reading

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