Hulk Visionaries: Peter David Vol. 1

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{3.5/5} “If I die… now… my whole life was nothing! All the destruction I’ve caused… unatoned for. It can’t have all been a waste!” Hulk Visionaries: Peter David Vol. 1 by Peter David & Todd McFarlane, published in 2005 (comics originally published in 1987-88) Bruce Banner has finally gotten rid of his Hulk. But there’s […]

Touch

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of books

{4.5/5} “Naturally, should you pursue those who would pursue me, I would be a hypocrite to offer anything but my grateful thanks. Yet my thanks would be, I think, premature. For there is a near-infinity of men and women who are fearful and wish me harm, but only ever one of me, standing in the […]

Moana

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of movies

{4.5/5} “If you wear a dress and have an animal sidekick, you’re a princess.” Moana, released in 2016 Moana’s father has taught her that she will one day be chief, everything she needs is on the island, and it would be dangerous to go beyond the reef. But the ocean calls to her. Her grandma […]

The Marvel cinematic universe

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

Here is an updated version of this list. Marvel has been able to keep remarkably close to its schedule, and although a few of their movies have been a bit disappointing most have been delightful. Here are my mini-reviews of the first 5 movies. Iron Man 2008 -> 4.5/5 The Incredible Hulk 2008 -> 4/5 […]

Doctor Strange

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{4.5/5} “That sounds like a cult.” Doctor Strange, released in 2016 Dr. Stephen Strange is a brilliant doctor but he’s also a pain to be around. When he’s in a terrible car accident, his hands don’t work the way they used to and he can’t be a doctor any more. He’s looking for an experimental […]

The OA (season 1)

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of TV shows

{4.5/5} “Normal dreams don’t make your nose bleed.” The OA season 1, aired in 2016 When Prairie disappeared 7 years ago she was blind — but now she can see. Her adopted parents take her in again and try to care for her, but she’s unable to tell them — or the FBI — what […]

TV show creators worth knowing about, part 4

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This list continues from part 3. Ali Adler Ader co-created Supergirl, a show I like a lot. She was a writer on Glee and co-created The New Normal. Adler wrote and produced episodes of various shows like Chuck and No Ordinary Family. Great TV show Supergirl Greg Berlanti Berlanti co-created Supergirl. He’s the big cheese […]

TV show creators worth knowing about, part 3

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This list continues from part 2. Adam Horowitz & Edward Kitsis Horowitz and Kitsis have been writing partners for years. They created the show Once Upon a Time and, along with a couple of other people, its spinoff Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. They wrote a bunch of episodes for those shows as well […]

TV show creators worth knowing about, part 2

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The creators on this part of the list are not as well known as the ones in part 1. I might not follow them everywhere, but I will try to keep an eye on what they’re doing. Brannon Braga Braga started as an intern on Star Trek: The Next Generation. He wrote episodes of TNG, […]

TV show creators worth knowing about, part 1

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These are people who created brilliant science fiction and fantasy TV shows. I’ll mention all their SF & F TV shows, as well as some of their other projects. These are people I’m most likely to follow wherever they go — TV shows, comics, books, movies. Many of them also had some interesting-sounding projects that didn’t end […]