I would recommend jumping in at episode two with Lost in Space. It’s a great series but the slow and clunky pilot doesn’t do it any favors. Episode two, on the other hand, throws us right into the middle of the action. It starts with a great scene, featuring a space explorer called Don West and his chicken in mortal peril. The pilot episode was almost all setup, the sort of thing a viewer with even half a brain just does not need.

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Time travel is a very particular little sub-genre within the sci-fi and fantasy fold, but it holds some real treasures. Time travel TV will often focus on the consequences of traveling into the past or the future and the shows often involve changing history, either intentionally or by accident. We see people travel in machines, in anomalies, within their own mind, seeing visions of the future, or being physically or mentally transported there.

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I wrote a diet book back in 2013, but I started my latest diet in mid March, about a month and a half ago. I weighed myself today, as I do every morning, and I saw that at last I had reached a very important milestone. I’m not at my goal weight yet and I’m not even convinced that my goal weight isn’t just a few pounds too heavy, but I did see that I had achieved a nice, round number.

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I have been a fan of The Walking Dead since the first season, and I also enjoy its spin off, Fear the Walking Dead. Neither show is perfect, but I love them anyway. Fear the Walking Dead was initially set in Los Angeles, California, then moved to Mexico. The series follows a dysfunctional, blended family composed of high school guidance counselor Madison Clark, her English teacher partner Travis Manawa, and their kids, Alicia and Nick.

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I watched Valerian the movie a while back, and I did not like it much. There were some nice scenes, but it was mostly an exposition-heavy mess. And I wasn’t the only one to think so. It received mixed reviews from critics, who praised its visuals while criticizing the plot and some of the casting. David Ehrlich of IndieWire said “the vividness of this place only underscores the lifelessness of the people leading us through it.

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I’m reading back issues of an ancient comic book that I first read, long ago, when I was a kid. A big part of the reason I’m doing it is nostalgia, and this issue comes with a big hit of that. That’s because this issue, issue 106, was published on 31 March 1979, which was the date of the 24th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest, and that is high-power nostalgia for a kid growing up in the UK in those dark days.

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Infinity War

I just saw Avengers: Infinity War and, just like everyone else on the Internet, I have some thoughts about it. Sometimes when I’m writing about a book or a movie I try to avoid spoilers, but not this time. This time I’m going to just jump right in and spoil away, so if you have not seen this film, go do that, it is a very enjoyable night at the movies and you won’t regret it.

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Brett Fitzpatrick

I am an author writing sci-fi novels, blog posts, and a bunch of other stuff.

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