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  • Wonder Woman: The RevolutionSF Review
    by joecrowe on June 24, 2017 at 4:28 am

    “It’s wonderful. You should be very proud.” — Diana Except for fifteen or so excellent minutes of last year’s Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman has not been a real, live-action superhero since the 1970s. Her show at … Continue reading → […]

  • RevolutionSF Book Probe: Guardians of the Galaxy,...
    by joecrowe on June 17, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Book Probe eliminates the troublesome freedom of choice from your book selection process. These are things you should buy (click on the title to do so). Get on it.  The Battles of Tolkien by David Day Occasionally, I get to … Continue reading → […]

  • Star Trek Discovery Trailer Probe: 4-Word Reviews
    by joecrowe on June 7, 2017 at 3:43 pm

    Star Trek: Discovery! There is a trailer, and the RevolutionSF collective watched it.  The show will air “this fall” on CBS Access if you pay them money so you can watch it. (Sidebar: It will be on CBS Access whether … Continue reading → […]

  • The Steam-Driven Time Machine: My Adventures in...
    by The Geek Curmudgeon on May 10, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    As revealed in my previous post, I’m moderating the Steampunk panel at this weekend’s Comicpalooza. Newer folks may wonder why I’m moderating such a panel. (Or not, but I’m going to share this with you anyway). Way back in 2008, I … Continue reading → […]

  • A return to Houston…
    by The Geek Curmudgeon on May 4, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    It’s been quite sometime since I’ve been to the old hometown, but I’ll be there Mother’s Day Weekend as guest at Houston’s Comicpalooza. That’s right it’ll be Chuck Norris, Anthony Mackie, Felicia Day, Judge Reinhold, Jim Butcher, Lev Grossman, Mary […]

  • A bunch of updates — including themes
    by mbey on January 17, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    I just updated several plugins and some themes on the WordPress installation. I don’t expect that to cause troubles, but if you notice anything which is behaving unusually on your blogs, let me know. […]

  • Updates on updates and new security
    by mbey on December 21, 2016 at 3:00 am

    Hey, y’all! I was sitting around, staring at a computer monitor like normal, and I thought, if I’m not on the RevBlogs every day, there should probably be some security. So I popped in to install the WordFence security plugin. … Continue reading → […]

  • New (to me) volume of The Obscure Cities coming...
    by The Geek Curmudgeon on November 30, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    I ran across this preview of The Theory of Grain and Sand at CBR:   The second book of The Obscure Cities series following The Leaning Girl. Gholam Mortiza Khan comes to Brüsel to sell some jewelry, but before the … Continue reading → […]

  • The Other Worlds Austin 2016 preview Day 4
    by The Geek Curmudgeon on November 29, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    Design by tattoo and graphics artist David Poe After two successful years, the Other Worlds Austin scifi film festival returns this Thursday, December 1st, in new digs (Flix Brewhouse) and with an additional day. The now four day event has grown to … Continue reading → […]

  • The Other Worlds Austin 2016 preview Day 3
    by The Geek Curmudgeon on November 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    After two successful years, the Other Worlds Austin scifi film festival returns this Thursday, December 1st, in new digs (Flix Brewhouse) and with an additional day. The now four day event has grown to include 18 full length films, a slew of … Continue reading → […]

  • Westworld Episode 9 Answer-o-rama
    by mattc on November 28, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Sooo many things going on, where to start. Theories confirmed or pretty close to confirmation: Bernard is the Host version of Arnold. Arnold is dead, killed by Dolores. Arnold is kind of a ghost in the machine, in that his … Continue reading → […]

  • The Other Worlds Austin 2016 preview Days 1 and 2
    by The Geek Curmudgeon on November 27, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    After two successful years, the Other Worlds Austin scifi film festival returns this Thursday, December 1st, in new digs (Flix Brewhouse) and with an additional day. The now four day event has grown to include 18 full length films, a slew of … Continue reading → […]

  • Westworld Web Wierdness
    by mattc on November 16, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Check this video out, also note the website changes slightly from week to week. […]

  • Westworld – Trompe L’Oeil
    by mattc on November 15, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Where to start with all this right? Ok, let’s set the timeline stuff aside for a minute and talk about Bernard. There is a theory going around and it has some possibility that Bernard is Ford’s recreation of his old … Continue reading → […]

  • The sad, and kinda weird, love story that could...
    by mattc on November 8, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    This theory requires two other things to work so keep that in mind. 1. The two timelines theory is true 2. William and Logan work for the Delos Corporation Ok, in the first timeline William and Logan go to the … Continue reading → […]

  • Westworld Thoughts
    by mattc on November 8, 2016 at 2:04 am

    SPOILERS here and in the comments. S P O I L E R S Yul Brenner, right? I know, that was pretty awesome. Producer Nolan says it was just a tip of the hat to the movie so I wouldn’t … Continue reading → […]

  • A Rocky Road, Westworld Wins
    by Gary Mitchel on October 30, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    And here we are for my second installment of Quick Reviews! I still need to get current on Flash, Supergirl, and Arrow, but I am keeping up with everything else. Mostly. So let’s get started! Westworld — Seriously, this may … Continue reading → […]

  • Quick Reviews
    by Gary Mitchel on October 22, 2016 at 1:00 am

    So, yes, I and this blog site, are alive. Because the internet doesn’t really kill anything until the servers break down. Or you’re a popular superhero MMO that people still miss to this day. I have missed writing reviews and … Continue reading → […]

  • From the Cutting Room Floor: Bruce Sterling on...
    by The Geek Curmudgeon on October 3, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    Back in April on the eve of the annual SXSW Interactive Festival, I met with Bruce Sterling for an interview that’ll be in the forthcoming Pirate Utopia. While roughly 90% of the original discussion made it’s way into the finished book (due out … Continue reading → […]

  • Boywatch – Episode 1
    by ubalstecha on October 2, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Being a geek parent is a game of waiting. There is so much you want to share with your child. So many TV shows that you enjoyed that you want them to enjoy. I, like many geek moms, is taking … Continue reading → […]

  • I Love Nina!
    by ubalstecha on September 30, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    So another week of Project Runway, and another week of drama and mean guy behaviour. This week’s challenge is to make a look that transitions from normal light to black light. It’s a tie in with an eyeware that transitions … Continue reading → […]

  • RUNWAY! RUNWAY! RUNWAY!!!
    by ubalstecha on September 25, 2016 at 11:38 am

    You may have heard that Tim Gunn recently published an editorial the pointed out fashion didn’t want to design for the majority of women. Probably his actual feelings, but also is probably a tie in with this week’s episode. The … Continue reading → […]

  • Why Hermione Should Not Have Ended Up With Harry
    by ubalstecha on September 21, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    The Harry Potter series ended in a tidy bow of Harry marrying Ginny and Hermione and Ron ending up together. Many fans didn’t like this, thinking that Hermione and Harry were meant to be together. Even Rowling speculated that she had made … Continue reading → […]

  • Project Runway – Season 15 Episode 1
    by ubalstecha on September 17, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    Confession time. I love fashion. I love it’s drama, it’s whimsy, it’s frivolousness. LOVE IT. I don’t follow it too closely, but I do enjoy a good runway show. As part of this, I have come to love Project Runway, even with … Continue reading → […]

  • Now it can be revealed: Joe R. Lansdale’s HAP...
    by The Geek Curmudgeon on August 25, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    As many of you may know, I was the editor for Tachyon Publication’s Hap and Leonard, a collection of Hap and Leonard short pieces. It contained all the extant stories (several have been published since) and timed to premiere with the SundanceTV … Continue reading → […]

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  • RevCast Special: LIVE From DragonCon: Challenge...
    by RevolutionSF.com on April 30, 2017 at 1:48 am

    Recorded LIVE from Dragon Con 2016, Challenge of the Super Nerds is a goofy live game show that takes place ever year on American Sci-Fi Classics Track, hosted by RevolutionSF's own Gary Mitchel and Joe Crowe.  Challenge of the Super Nerds is a trivia game, and it's also a delivery system for […]

  • RevolutionSF RevCast Special: Dominion of Giants...
    by RevolutionSF.com on April 18, 2017 at 4:51 pm

    Coloring books, we can all agree, were the most fun you could have when you were not bodyslamming your little brother on the driveway. Today, coloring books that aren't exclusively for the young folks are a big thing -- and we've got artist Eric Messinger to talk about his latest -- Dominion of […]

  • RevCast Special: LIVE Escape From the Planet of...
    by RevolutionSF.com on March 24, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Live from DragonCon 2016: On the American Sci-Fi Classic track, RevSF's Joe Crowe and Gary Mitchel put on a weekend of ape-tastic fun, even when they are not talking about Planet of the Apes.  But in this case, they are! Take a deep dive into the third Planet of the Apes movie from 1971 (and the […]

  • RevolutionSF RevCast Special: Neverending Story...
    by RevolutionSF.com on March 8, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    In this special edition of the RevCast, Joe Crowe interviews Tami Stronach, the Childlike Empress from the 1984 classic fantasy flick, The Neverending Story.  I know! Falcor! Atreyu! That movie is the best.  Joe called her the "Childlike Princess" in the intro. Smooth move, Ex-Lax. Anyways.  […]

  • RevNews - Drowned in Moonlight - Remembering...
    by RevolutionSF.com on January 11, 2017 at 2:10 am

    2016 was a rough year for all of us, even here are the RevCast/RevNews. Deanna, Tegan and Gary have been away for a while, but now they're back! Although we wish it was under better circumstances. First up, our crew covers why they've been away, and then our hosts for this RevNews are joined by […]

  • RevCast Special: SCI FIGHTERS: Harry Potter vs....
    by RevolutionSF.com on November 19, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    We assembled two Star Wars fans and two Harry Potter fans at the Hoover Library in Birmingham, Alabama's Sci-Fi & Fantasy Fest in front of a live audience for a panel called "Harry Potter vs Star Wars."  Some panels such as this would host an intelligent discussion about the differences […]

  • RevCast Special: Sci Fighters LIVE: Star Trek vs...
    by RevolutionSF.com on September 29, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Live in front of a fabulous studio audience at Magic City Con 2016 -- RevSF's Joe Crowe along with the Cosmic Potato podcast presented the most important discussion anyone can have.  Who would win between Star Trek and Star Wars characters?  We held a tournament where they fought it out, mano […]

  • RevNews - Star Trek Beyond - Treking the Verb!
    by RevolutionSF.com on July 23, 2016 at 2:56 am

    The adventures in the new Star Trek universe continue! But this time, without JJ at the helm, and with a script by fan favorite Simon Pegg! Will a story by one of our favorite geeks get classic Trek fans back on board? Or will the action focus of new director Justin Lin just make them furious? […]

  • RevCast Special: Horror / Sci-Fi Movie Actor...
    by RevolutionSF.com on July 22, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    RevSF's Joe Crowe talks to horror and sci-fi actor and filmmaker Serge Levin about his work in the horror and sci-fi genres, as well as must-see movies Welcome to Willits and Abysm.  He talks about doing martial arts with Dolph Lundgren on Welcome to Willits, being in awe of Michael Ironside on […]

  • RevNews: Daredevil on Netflix, Season 1 - Happy...
    by RevolutionSF.com on July 15, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Greetings, RevFans. We present to you another one of our RevNews podcasts that was thought to be lost in the midst of Gary's cross-country move! We found it in the box with the good silverware. Season two may be streaming (and awesome), but please join us for a look back! It's time to listen to the […]

  • REVNEWS: Rebirthing Pains - DC Universe Rebooting...
    by RevolutionSF.com on July 7, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    In 1985, DC Comics published the epic series CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, and ever since the repercussions have reverberated down over the years, inside and out of their published universe. Characters and worlds lived and died! A cycle of yearly mega-crossover events have became the norm. And what […]

  • RevCast Special: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure...
    by RevolutionSF.com on June 28, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Every year, RevCast cohost Gary Mitchel and RevolutionSF co-founder Joe Crowe set up shop at the con's American Sci-Fi Classics Track, where they present panels on movies, TV, and other geeky things from more than 10 years ago, alongside fine folks you've heard on the RevCast and our network, your […]

  • RevNews – Captain America: Civil War –...
    by RevolutionSF.com on May 22, 2016 at 1:53 am

    The RevNews coverage of all things Captain America: Civil War concludes! We came, we saw, we laughed and we cried! Oh, did our group of podcasters cry as the movie hit them hard, as the internet says, right in the feels. RevNews hosts Gary Mitchel & Tegan Hendrickson have reconvened with […]

  • RevNews – Civil War: The Comic – Infinite...
    by RevolutionSF.com on May 6, 2016 at 2:05 am

    The RevNews coverage of all things Captain America: Civil War continues! In this new episode, host Gary Mitchel calls in the world's foremost Flash fan and comics expert Shaun Rosado to discuss the epic comics event, and all its related series, which has inspired the movie! Tune in as they […]

  • RevNews - Batman vs Superman – Just Kiss...
    by RevolutionSF.com on May 2, 2016 at 2:01 am

    The DC Cinematic Universe begins here! And it begins with the epic clash between their biggest heroes! Can Goyer and Snyder meet the challenge of making a movie that can not only face off against MARVEL, but fandom's mixed reactions to Man of Steel? RevNews hosts Gary Mitchel & Tegan […]

  • Captain America: Civil War – A Backpack Full of...
    by RevolutionSF.com on April 26, 2016 at 12:34 am

    MARVEL's Phase Three begins here! And it begins with a story that we're sure is going to make us emotionally compromised! Best friend vs best friend over previous best friend! To discuss this movie, the comics that inspired it, and what to look forward in it, RevNews hosts Gary Mitchel & Tegan […]

  • RevCast 268 - Pride and Deadpool and Zombies -...
    by RevolutionSF.com on March 26, 2016 at 2:18 am

    Hey Listeners There were some technical difficulties this timeround. We thought this episode was lost.  But we rescued it, and although it's not February any more, we hope you will enjoy it. February saw a lot of movies come out, and believe it or not, other movies aside from Deadpool coming out […]

  • RevNews: Star Trek – The Fuller Frontier
    by RevolutionSF.com on February 22, 2016 at 2:11 am

    At long last, after many years and a movie reboot, Star Trek is finally returning to television! Well, sort of, as CBS reveals that the series will be part of their new streaming service. Not only that, it will be in the hands of one of our favorite show-runners, Bryan Fuller! We like this news […]

  • RevNews: Star Wars - We Let It Flow Through Us
    by RevolutionSF.com on February 14, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Back in December, RevNes co-hosts Gary Mitchel and Tegan Hendrickson gathered Michael Falkner and Nathan Laws together to dicuss Star Wars prior to the premier of the Force Awakens. The reminisce about when they first watched Star Wars (Hint: With the exception of Gary, they are all young), what […]

  • RevCast 267: So Star Wars Came Out Last Month....
    by RevolutionSF.com on January 15, 2016 at 3:16 am

    January 2016 brings a cornucopia of genre movies for Podcast Queen Deanna Toxopeus and her guest Tegan Hendrickson to examine. There is a wide ranging discussion about animated movies and teen distopias. But it is a baby radish that entrances both of the ladies. So come join them as they go […]

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