November 30, 2013: The Mechanics of Death in Scripted Television!

[WARNING: This blog entry contains spoilers for shows you really should have already watched by now]. I came across the following article this morning: 'Walking Dead' finale: If Daryl dies, we riot.  This, of course, is a reference to television's most beloved redneck, Daryl Dixon (Norman Reedus), who fans fear may well meet his untimely end…

July 21, 2013: A 17 (actually, 21) Question Science Fiction Book Meme!

The gang at http://www.sfsignal.com/ have launched another one of those irresistible SF-themed memes, what they're calling a " 17-question science fiction book meme for a lazy Sunday".  I wrestled over a few of my responses, struggling with the relative worthiness of some of the titles, and finally decided to solve the problem by adding four extra questions to…

June 15, 2009: Hope Marty G. Is Prepping His Repertoire. A Couple Of Trade Paperback Recommendations.

Today, the writers’ room was abuzz with talk of the impending return of Golden Boy Martin Gero to the Stargate fold - for all of a week anyway. He heads back into town this weekend (We will, of course, be hitting Fuel big time in celebration) and will be back in the production offices all…