Since I was a teenager, I have been telling stories for the fun of it through film, video, audio drama, and more. Check out many of those projects here, or read on for comments on other stories or items that catch my interest.

Star Trek: The Next Generation – A Matter of Time [5.9]

April 18, 2014 Leave a comment

The Enterprise encounter Berlinghoff Rassumen, a time traveler who claims to be from the future who claims, visiting out of historical interest.  Meanwhile, the crew attempt to save a world from an ecological disaster, and Picard even begins to wonder if the Rasmussen can help them know what to do because of his future knowledge.  Read more…

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

April 15, 2014 Leave a comment

There are a number of things that make Captain America: The Winter Soldier not quite perfect. Natasha’s speech to the governmental enquiry at the end is a bit self-righteous and silly. SHIELD seems to have been infiltrated absurdly easily. Arnim Zola is abruptly re-introduced and then destroyed in one exposition-filled scene. The villain is immediately obvious from his first appearance—and really, ever since the film’s advanced publicity material began to be released (although at least that’s overtly revealed quite early on). And there’s something more than a bit convenient about how the three giant Death Stars in the sky can be overcome by replacing three easy-to-access, unguarded circuits boards.

Yet in spite of this the movie is a huge success, and continue to show that Marvel has learned a thing or two about keeping this franchise strong, as all of their films since The Avengers can attest. Read more…

The Lego Movie

April 11, 2014 Leave a comment

OK, we’re writing this rapidly, but the quick thing to say is that The Lego Movie is surprisingly good and funny.  I went into it with really no expectations at all and found myself happy and in a good mood the whole way through. Read more…

Pacific Rim

April 9, 2014 Comments off

At last, I’ve seen Pacific Rim.  I’ve been wanting to check it out since it came out, but limited time, limited budget and stiff competition from things like Iron Man 3 and Star Trek Into Darkness all combined to bump it from a cinema viewing into a “next convenient opportunity” choice, and that turned out to be on my recent flight to Thailand a little while ago. Read more…

A Movie About Itself – Trailer

April 4, 2014 Leave a comment

Publicity Shot

So this is a quick glimpse at my latest Blue Towel project.  It’s a bit of an experiment, albeit an experiment I’ve had in mind for many years.  We’re probably about halfway through shooting (or nearly so) – hopefully we’ll be able to knock the rest of it off in May and June, when I return from my current trip. Read more…

Blue Towel’s Going a Bit Dark for a While

April 3, 2014 Leave a comment

It’s been a particularly busy time over in the ol’ real life lately.  Read more…

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Jack Kirby’s Fourth World: The Forever People

March 23, 2014 Leave a comment

When I first read my four Jack Kirby’s Fourth World Omnibus books, I guess I’d have picked The Forever People as the least memorable of the four interlocking titles.  Upon re-reading just that one stream of the epic, I guess I have to say that might still be true.  But of course, when the playing field is the fertile and slightly overwhelming imagination of Jack Kirby, than that’s not such a criticism.  Something has to be the least memorable. Read more…

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