Edgar Rice Burroughs

Despite writing almost 80 novels in various genres, Edgar Rice Burroughs is best known as a pioneer of Science Fiction with his most famous works being the Tarzan series and the John Carter series. At the age of 36, his first publication, under the pen name of Norman Bean, was Under the Moons of Mars that was […]

The X Factor

In a time when the sweeping magnitude of a TV show or movie may have been shackled by budget constraints, the mind’s eye knew no such limits in the Golden Age of radio. While it may be argued that the likes of Doctor Who across the pond about a decade later were no less popular […]

Warp Factor 9! Engage!

In the series Star Trek, the ships of the Federation, and their many friends and foes, are able to traverse great interstellar distances at speeds many ”factors” beyond the speed of light. In the original Star Trek Tech Manual there is a bizarre method of calculating these speeds that actually takes the speed of galactic […]

“Babylon 5” – Between the Darkness and Light

Today I want to talk about the Rangers, not just any Rangers, but the Anla-shok from Babylon 5. You might not know this about me but Babylon 5 is one of my all time favorite shows. I loved the character development, the costumes, and the drama… pretty much everything about it. (If anyone can get […]

A Matter of Antimatter

Star Trek created by Gene Roddenberry (who in my humble opinion is a true visionary and prophet of science fiction and science fact) is one of the most important things to further the advancement of humanity since the TARDIS. I could go on for hours about how his show actually brought us much of the […]

Doctor Who – The Master (Part 3 : A New Body, At Last)

  Today we present to you the third installment (Part One and Part Two proceeded) of our analysis of Doctor Who’s arch-nemesis, The Master. Having taken over the body of Tremas (wait… that’s an anagram for something, innit?), the Master has been given a renewed life dedicated to destruction, chaos, and humiliating the Doctor. Gone […]

Urban Fantasy 101

Urban fantasy really seemed to blossom around the early 80’s. Authors like Emma Bull and Mercedes Lackey wrote stories about people who appeared fairly mundane being thrust into fantastical situations. Emma Bull’s War for the Oaks (1987) was about a rock musician pulled into the middle of a Faerie war. Mercedes Lackey introduced several books during […]

Retro-Clones/Retro-Episode

Well hello Space Cadets! This week  was one of those “life just kept getting in the way weeks” and we were unable to produce a brand-spanking new episode of  the show for you. Instead we’re dressing up an old episode from our pre-Pandoracon days and it worked out quite snazzy if we do say so […]

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