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Jun 28, 2012

Holy crap, you guys.  Where did we put that continent?  We had it just a few minutes ago.  Remember, the one with the Spanish inquisition, sexually aggressive sea-weed, giant crab fights, and a Sarlacc Pit Monster?  Yeah, that one.  I think we misplaced it.

Fortunately, a group of scoundrels traveling by tramp...

Jun 22, 2012

There is a planet in a distant solar system called Krull.  It seems to have 12 residents including a giant spider lady, a cyclops, a magician, a kid, a couple old people, and a young king.  And yet, The Beast wants to take it over.  Maybe to mine it for its main resources: loneliness and sets made out of foam.

Krull is...

Jun 13, 2012

Avenging hasn't always been exclusively the power of 2012 CG super heroes.  For a while, it was done by people with cheesy accents and hard-to-follow plot lines.

In 1998, a big budget adaption of the 1960s TV show The New Avengers was almost released, but then at the last minute it was cut from two hours to 90 minutes...

Jun 6, 2012

It's rare to hear Alex admit he likes something, even when it's genuinely good. But for something of questionable quality like over-hyped Atmospheric Disturbances by Rivka Galchen, it's almost like he's been replaced by a physically similar but altogether alien podcast host. 

Galchen's book follows Dr. Leo who is...