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rickyjames writes, CFQ magazine (formerly known as Cinefantastique) is going to print a Firefly episode guide in an upcoming issue; watch your local newsstand! Their various sci-fi series ep guides and ratings are widely viewed as an industry-standard; the fact they are doing one on Firefly is a great thing. In the meantime, the article text is going up in serialized format here.
Unlike the other writers at Bureau42, I missed Firefly in its original, aborted run. Space started running the episodes in their intended order, and I caught the bug. This week, that run has reached the first of the three “lost” episodes, unaired by Fox. I reckon they’ll be on the forthcoming DVD.
This year, Neil Gaiman’s Coraline won the Hugo for Best Novella and the Locus for Best Young Adult Novel. Having already written novels, stories, screenplays, poems, and comic books, he decided to tackle a children’s novel. It’s a very creepy children’s novel– and it’s very, very good.
There’s nothing really new in this MSN Article (and we all know that y42 wants his jet pack), but it’s a good retrospect on Future Dreams that haven’t, but one day might, come true.
Anybody see an item they want to buy?
The suggestion that we get a new layout here at Bureau42 prompted a good deal of discussion. Comments were made about ads. People suggested they really liked the Alien Abduction GreenTM that has become associated with this site. Posters divided into “white on black” and “black on white” camps and held pitched battles (no, not really). Some wanted variable colours and Theme LayoutsTM. Others championed the value of more blank space in a good layout.
While Others Wished Alex Wouldn’t Type Everything in Upper Case.
Yea, there were debates furious over possible codes. And the Jupiter symbol was declared a Good ThingTM
In the early 70s, many government secrets became public knowledge. Among the more interesting revelations: the president and his cabinet would not have time to gather their families in the event of nuclear war, but they would be permitted to take their secretaries with them to the bomb shelters. The American way had to survive, you understand.
This inspired Suzy McKee Charnas to write a brutal work of sf satire.
I’m swamped with work, but I have this under-viewed article on horror comix up online, if you want some inspiration. Happy Halloween!
It’s Halloween again, when all manner of spook-themed films haunt the small screens. Now I could wax about James Whale’s Frankenstein and the rest of the Universal Monster Movies, or explain why I prefer Ginger Snaps to any number of mad-slasher pics. I could compose the inevitable list of best horror movies that you know is going to appear at the Bureau soon, carefully balancing heavy-hitters like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre with lower-key works such as Targets I could wonder what the Simpsons’ “Treehouse of Horror” has left to parody, or fondly recall tv specials of my youth, complaining that those Kiss fans want too much for pirate copies of Paul Lynde’s ’76 show.
But I’m not going to do that….