Time Travel

PLUGS: Sam White releases 'iFAQ' on his time travel novels

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Sam White has an iFAQ on his increasingly popular time travel novels. (Available on Amazon here . Sam is a close friend of the site, and we thought a plug would be in order. If we get a good response, Sam may let us serialize something.... (hint, hint)

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EPISODE REVIEW: Terra Nova: “What Remains” (Episode 3) UPDATED!

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The ratings are in: Seven Million people watched the show last night. Initial ratings for the premier were 9.22 million viewers, which is pretty incredible since it held 'em for 2 hours. Second episode was said by the PR flacks to have held the entire premier audience, but in fact it dropped to 8.73 million. That's actually better than anyone would have expected, and so good I don't know why they even bothered to exaggerate it. Some sophomore dropoff is to be expected.

Dropping 2.2 million viewers in just 14 days, however, *IS* a significant cause for alarm.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Terra Nova: “Instinct” (Episode 3)

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Jim attempts to have sex with his wife, but keeps getting interrupted by noisy pterodactyls. It was funny when it happened to Fred Flintstone (The first cartoon character to have sex. Well, second. Well, really, I guess it was a team effort) and it’s funny now. Oh, no, wait, what’s the opposite of funny? Belabored? Yeah, go with that. The birds- sorry, Pterosaurs - turn out to be evil, and kill people.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Terra Nova: “Genesis, Parts 1 and 2” (Episodes 1 and 2)

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The last current show I reviewed was “Outcasts,” an ultimately fairly dismal and pointless British series that seemed to eschew logic, plausibility, and occasionally coherence in an effort to be a sort of unofficial fifth season of Battlestar Galactica. (“Ok, so we kill Apollo, and focus on new characters, but they’re still on earth, living like hillbillies for no good reason…”) I’m confessing this up front because the previews for “Terra Nova” remind me *A LOT* of “Outcasts,” only with a budget.

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ORIGINAL FICTION: "New York Time Slip" by Richard Anderson

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Penny was almost in a trance as the music washed over her. Reading about or listening to a recording of this performance could not reproduce or explain the emotional and physiological reaction she and the rest of the audience were having. It was fortunate that the stream had carried her here.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Pokemon: “Arceus and the Jewel of Life” (2009)

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ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON 11/22/09

I ended up blowing off Iron Man on Friday night so I could watch this film and review it for you. Unfortunately stuff came up, and I didn't get to post it until Sunday. Meanwhile I went ahead and watched the Saturday repeat of Iron Man, and reviewing that before I completed writing this one. Obviously planning is not my strong suit, and I've always had a delicate relationship with time.

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MOVIE REVIEW: Source Code

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Theorizing that one could time travel within the last eight minutes of someone else’s lifetime, Captain Colter Stevens stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished.  He awoke to find himself trapped on a train, facing a mirror image that was not his own and driven by an unknown bomb to blow up in a violent explosion.  Now, Captain Stevens must continue re-living those eight minutes until he can figure out who planted the bomb and prevent him from detonating a meaner, dirtier nuclear bomb in the present. 

 

All Quantum Leap jokes aside...

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An Interview with fantasy author and RB contributor Samuel Ben White

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To say that any fiction has to conform to someone else’s idea of what’s “right” based the current mores of theology, science or whatever is to miss the point of fiction. Fiction is about exploring the “what ifs” of life and thought. Granted: it needs to be interesting and/or entertaining, but it can be as wild and unconventional as the author can successfully create.

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ORIGINAL FICTION: "Bubba's Burger Barn" by Republibot 3.0 (2010)

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Despite his embarrassingly hyper patriotic name, Yank E. Flagg wasn’t enjoying his fourth of July. His ship, the USS Monkeyspank, had taken a pounding at the hands of the evil Bahamian Space Force three months back. Half the Fifth Fleet had been destroyed in the initial onslaught, but fortunately Comrade Captain McNeil had pulled the most remarkable strategy anyone had ever seen - running away - and as a result, America’s last Fightercarrier had survived. The war with the Bahamas was going badly enough that merely surviving was considered a victory these days.

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EPISODE REVIEW: The Event: "Protect Them From the Truth" (Season 1, Episode 3)

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This week, a Not-Person detainee turns traitor and then turns pincushion (oops.  Should I have put that in SpoilerTags?), Walker gets banged up, nearly blown up, escapes... and a lot of other stuff.  Did this episode keep me out of the tiny little room with the 9 inch TV?  Well, read on to find out!

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