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Film Review: The Pirates! Band of Misfits

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Several years ago, I did an arc in my comic strip that involved pirates. Since then, it has been assumed that I have a "thing" for pirates, in the way that people have "things" for trains or Star Trek or stamps. Which is why my brother-in-law gave me a book titled "The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists!" because my husband actually does have a "thing" for Star Trek and science stuff. It was Jim's idea of a really good joke. The book was recently made into a CGI/stop motion animation film by Aardman Productions, the outfit responsible for the "Wallace & Gromit" cartoons.

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LEGO Space: Building The Future

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It seems that there is no end to the creative uses for the iconic plastic building bricks that are fond memories for most of us in Generation X, and more painful memories for our Baby Boomer parents who ended up stepping barefoot on many of them because we scattered them liberally around the house.

Now both generations can rejoice; Peter Reid and Tim Goddard have collaborated on a book in which they use LEGOs to recreate some of the most notable events in the history of space exploration.

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Book Review: And Another Thing, by Eoin Colfer

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In the realms of science fiction and fantasy writing, there are no hard and fast rules, but one; Fan Fiction Is Bad.

Eoin Colfer's "Hitchhiker's Guide" sequel, "And Another Thing..." reads like fan fiction.

And not very good fan fiction, either.

Now, I have a soft spot for the original "HHGTTG" series, because it was how I met my husband, which is a rather long and convoluted story, which I will not get into here, but suffice it to say that "Hitchhiker" is rather like the "our song" that gets most people all wisty and nostalgic whenever they hear it.

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Review: Issue # 1 of The Star Wars, by Dark Horse Comics

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I hold in my hot little hands (okay, my cotton gloved little hands) a shiny new comic book--the first issue of Dark Horse Comics' adaptation of George Lucas' orginal script treatment "The Star Wars." This would be re-written to become the movie that launched a thousand ships. It takes place longer ago, in a galaxy even further away...

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