Entertainment/culture Movies Science fiction/fantasy

Must. See. This. Movie.

Will Smith is the last man on earth. The movie is directed by Ridley Scott. The last take on this story (Richard Matheson’s post-apocalyptic I Am Legend), The Omega Man, is one of my all time favorite science fiction movies. (Yes, I know it didn’t follow the story that closely, but it stood on its […]

Complementary and alternative medicine Medicine Quackery Science Science fiction/fantasy

Your Friday Dose of Woo: Can somebody get me some frickin’ laser beams with my Reiki?

Regular readers of this blog are probably aware of my general opinion about Reiki and other “energy healing” modalities. In short, they’re woo, pure and simple. Consequently, one might reasonably ask why I’ve never featured the woo that is Reiki in Your Friday Dose of Woo. There’s a simple reason for that. Basic Reiki is […]

Entertainment/culture Movies Music Science fiction/fantasy

Led Zeppelin and The Lord of the Rings: Two great tastes that taste great together

It’s Saturday afternoon, so what the heck? Ah, that’s better.

Religion Science fiction/fantasy

This might almost make me go back to church!

Now here’s a church service that I could get into, the Church of the Time Lord. As an article in says: A congregation are to be invited to compare a Time Lord with the Lord of Time at a special Dr Who-themed church service, it was disclosed today. Teenagers and young people in their […]

Science fiction/fantasy

Souvenirs of London

More random weekend chatter… If a big time Doctor Who fan visits London, what is it that he brings back as souvenirs? Well, I had wanted to bring back a large radio-controlled Dalek to harass my wife with, but I just couldn’t figure out how we would get it back on the plane, and I […]