Archive for "Apr 2009"

And the Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth, or at Least Lead Pop Culture

When I grew up in the 1970s I had to work hard to nurture my love for the fantastic, my ever-present "inner geek," if you will. In those days I was too young early on to be able to see the few films of the fantastic in the theaters, and like everyone else my family only had […]

Resident Evil 5: Homicide with Impunity, and Racism?

I still remember the first time I encountered the Resident Evil series of videogames. It wasn't until Resident Evil 2, and it was on my Sony Playstation, both of which still sit in my living room beckoning me for an encounter with the undead. My family's appreciation of this series continues to the present day […]

CSI: Astro Quest Parody and Homage

Last night's episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation titled "A Space Oddity," provided another example of why it is one of the best programs on television, and why CSI is the best of the three programs in the CSI franchise. Unlike CSI: Miami and CSI: New York, CSI incorporates a spectrum of approaches to crime […]

The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies

Readers should note that in my right hand columns for this blog I include a number of helpful links in two categories, those that provide an opportunity to enjoy the fantastic, and those that help explore the fantastic in greater depth. In the latter category, one of the sites I especially enjoy is The Irish […]

New David Wellington Vampire Book - 23 Hours: A Vengeful Vampire Tale

David Wellington, author of three previous vampire novels as part of the Laura Caxton series, including 13 Bullets, 99 Coffins, and Vampire Zero, is about to release the latest in his series with 23 Hours: A Vengeful Vampire Tale (Three Rivers Press, 2009). The press release for the forthcoming book describes its storyline: After killing […]

Disney Pixar's UP: Art's Tension with Profit Potential

                            The business section of today's The New York Times includes an article of interest to TheoFantastique. The story by Brooks Barnes is titled "Pixar's Art Leaves Profit Watchers Edgy," and it describes an unfortunate situation. As the article notes, Pixar Animation has […]

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