I am so angry at The Cloverfield Paradox because it had all the elements necessary to make something great, but spoiled it by forcing these elements into the service of possibly the worst screenplay ever written. Seriously, you could get a better piece of writing by scattering corn on the keyboard of a laptop and letting a hungry chicken peck at it. Make no mistake, this is a terrible and stupid movie, but there is a lot of good stuff here.

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I have just discovered a sci-fi show that is intriguing, to say the least. I’m not going to recommend that you watch it, and I’m even hesitant to give it any publicity at all, but I do want to talk about it. It’s a show called Extinct, with a high-concept premise that is absolutely the sort of thing I love. It combines a post-apocalyptic story with an alien invasion. We see blasted landscapes, crossed by tiny bands of survivors, which appeals to the part of me that likes The Walking Dead, and we also see flashbacks of the fleets of spaceships that created all this destruction, which appeals to the part of me that likes Battlestar Galactica.

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This post is just the latest in a long line of posts I have written about a comic book called 2000 AD. This comic book is still going today, but in these posts I am writing about classic issues from decades in the past, and I suddenly wondered why on earth I’m doing it. Posts about back issues of old comic books are not the most popular on my site, not by a long way.

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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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Brett Fitzpatrick

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

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