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The Bloody Dark, Chapter 01

01 The Quirinus Corporation returned to the planet of Anesidora almost ten years to the day from when it had abandoned it. Mined out, polluted, almost a wasteland, profits from the colony had continued to decline. The Company’s revenues dropped … Continue reading

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Resistance: EARTH, Chapter 01: Technical Means

Chapter 1: Technical Means Thin clouds of dust drifted along his path, the force impelling them barely moving the scrub along the trail. He heard nothing but a few birds, a few small animals, nothing larger than a groundhog. He … Continue reading

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Trans-Dimensional Skull Shot, Chapter 01: Comms

Chapter 1: Comms Chopper sat in the hotel’s lobby. He lounged in a dusty chair, feet up on a table made from something that resembled a crocodile—something big and mean and full of violence. Something like him. And then that … Continue reading

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Ad Astra: A Review

This review was first presented on my Patreon. Please head over and support me there if you can. I had a chance to watch a bunch of movies recently, and I’m really not sure which to discuss first. I’m going … Continue reading

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The Artificial Dawn Condition Watch

Last weekend my home was without power for over 48 hours. I wasn’t alone – Saturday Ottawa had somewhere close to 145,000 homes without power, 28,000 of them in my region/suburb. The good thing? Along with spending a lot of … Continue reading

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A Few Short Reviews – Pharaohs, Expanse, Unlocked and Murderbot!

Unlocked This espionage/thriller was spoiled by really weak writing. Director Michael Apted is a seasoned professional, and the performances here are all solid, but the bedrock just isn’t solid. This has a conspiracy plot that does not bear any level … Continue reading

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Blade Runner 2049: Thoughts

I go see very few movies in the theatre, but a sequel to Blade Runner? That had to have the full cinematic experience. A couple of friends also wanted to check it out, so I dropped my money for a … Continue reading

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Killjoys: A Quick Review

I’m on episode three of season one of Killjoys, a Syfy original about interplanetary bounty hunters. It’s interplanetary rather than interstellar because these bounty hunters work a collection of four planets known as the Quad or the J Colonies. It’s … Continue reading

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Rogue One, I Think I Love You

Okay, so it’s Christmas morning and I have a bit of time, so let’s talk about Rogue One. This first part will be spoiler-free for those who haven’t yet seen the movie yet. The second part will include spoilers as … Continue reading

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Star Trek Beyond – A Review

I was very lucky yesterday to get to see an opening/advanced screening of Star Trek Beyond (does it have a colon? It should probably have a colon). Although among those I viewed it with, mine was the minority opinion, I … Continue reading

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