Posts Tagged ‘Fringe’

"Star Trek: Into Darkness" - Los Angeles Premiere - ArrivalsLeonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 83 –

A great man passes.  You will be missed.

"Star Trek: Into Darkness" - Los Angeles Premiere - ArrivalsPerson taken from Leonard Nimoy’s home to area hospital, report says | Fox News.

Sad news.  You are in our thoughts and prayers, Leonard.

You are, and always will be, our friend.

TFTF – The Finale

Posted: January 25, 2013 in Sci-Fi and Fantasy, TFTF
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Sad, but satisfying, this is the final Thoughts From the Fringe that will be produced for Fringecasting with Wayne and Dan. I would urge you to catch their most recent podcast. It’s one of the best series wraps I’ve heard!

Hi Wayne and Dan,

Raul from, here with my Thoughts From the Fringe on episodes 12 and 13 – The Finale. Yes, I know the hours are individually named, but for me these will be – in the best possible sense – The Finale.

While I loved this double episode – it gets a 9.9 ambered Gene’s – this is still proving the most difficult Thoughts I’ve compiled of the series. (more…)

Great Serial SciFi

Posted: January 10, 2013 in Sci-Fi and Fantasy
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Those who have known me for any length of time know that my all-time favorite science fiction television series is Babylon 5.  Indeed, it is not only my favorite series but defensibly one of the most important television shows made to this date.  Babylon 5 (Bab 5 or B5, to fans) set a long string of firsts for TV Sci-Fi as well as television in general.  One of these is that after almost 20 years it is still the most successfully executed serial story to make it to the small screen.  The question becomes “Why?”  There have been a lot of great Sci-Fi serials since.  What has Babylon 5 had that these others have missed?

I think it comes down to two things; planning and the balance between plot and character.  Joe Straczynski made no compromises on either of these two issues.  He also took a uniquely realistic approach to both.  Let’s look at these in order. (more…)