Star Wars

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Here’s an update to this list. Here are my mini-reviews of the first 6 movies. The original trilogy Episode IV: A New Hope 1977 -> 3.5/5 (+) Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back 1980 -> 4.5/5 (+) Episode VI: Return of the Jedi 1983 -> 4/5 (+) The prequel trilogy Episode I: The Phantom Menace […]

Best tie-in novels by year

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Here’s an update to this list.   Winner Runner Ups Year Author Title Author Title 2017 David Mack DISCO: Desperate Hours Christopher L. Bennett TOS: The Face of the Unknown       Christopher L. Bennett ST: Department of Temporal Investigations — Shield of the Gods       David R. George III DS9: The Long […]

Best science fiction novels by year

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Here’s an update to this list.   Winner Runner Ups Year Author Title Author Title 2016 Robert Charles Wilson Last Year Robert J. Sawyer Quantum Night 2015 Adrian Tchaikovsky Children of Time Jack McDevitt Thunderbird       Will McIntosh Defenders       Kim Stanley Robinson Aurora       John Scalzi The End […]

Best fantasy novels by year

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Here’s an update to this list.   Winner   Runner Ups   Year Author Title Author Title 2017 James Alan Gardner All Those Explosions Were Someone Else’s Fault     2016 Claire North The Sudden Appearance of Hope     2015 Claire North Touch     2014 Claire North The First Fifteen Lives of Harry […]

Best fantasy & science fiction movies by year

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Here’s an update to this list. 2017 was another astonishing year for science fiction and fantasy movies. And 2016 was even better than I knew last year at this time — I later watched more 2016 movies that I hadn’t previously seen. Year Winner Runner Ups 2017 Thor: Ragnarok Blade Runner 2049   Wonder Woman […]

TV movies, miniseries & straight-to-DVD

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Here’s an update to this list. Best of the best Anne of Green Gables (1985) Ascension Babylon 5: In the Beginning Battlestar Galactica (2003) Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Political Animals Shackleton Runner ups Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel Babylon 5: A Call to Arms Babylon 5: Thirdspace Battlestar Galactica: Razor The Bourne Identity (1988) […]

SF & fantasy TV shows

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Here’s an update to this list. 5/5 Agents of SHIELD 4.5 4.5 5 5             4.75 Angel 5 5 5 5 5           5 Babylon 5 4.5 5 5 5 4.5           4.8 Battlestar Galactica 5 5 5 5       […]

TV shows

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Here is an update to this list. Comedy Best of the best Arrested Development The Big Bang Theory The IT Crowd (the first 2 seasons) Modern Family Mr. Bean New Girl (the first 2 seasons) Parks and Recreation Raising Hope (the first 3 seasons) Scrubs Runner ups Awkward. (the first season) Frasier Friends iCarly (the […]

Documentaries

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Here is an update to this list. Best of the best The Battle Over Citizen Kane Bowling for Columbine Capitalism: A Love Story The Corporation Dangerous Days: Making Blade Runner Fahrenheit 9/11 The Fog of War Guns, Germs and Steel An Inconvenient Truth Lost in La Mancha Roger & Me Walking with Cavemen Walking with […]

Best movies of the 2010s

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Here’s an update to this list. Best of the best 50/50 About Time The Adjustment Bureau American Hustle Arrival Barney’s Version The Boxtrolls Brooklyn The Call Captain Fantastic Collateral Beauty Crazy, Stupid, Love. Deadpool The Descendants Despicable Me Detachment Edge of Tomorrow Ex Machina Gone Girl Gravity Guardians of the Galaxy Her Hidden Hidden Figures […]