March 2009

There's something about sci-fi writers getting sudden inspiration in the shower. Don't know what it is. Ron Moore recently mentioned that he got the idea for how the final episode of Galactica should work while he was in the shower. (And I'll probably have some comments on the final episode soon–as well as getting back […]

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UPDATE (3/27): Just posted my review of Bolt, now available on DVD. If you haven’t seen it, trust me: It’s better than you think! Coming soon: Gulliver’s Travels and Slumdog Millionaire. SDG here with two quick notes: My review of Monsters vs. Aliens is up at Decent Films. Tune in tonight to my appearance on […]

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SDG here with nothing much to add to AmP’s typically insightful commentary on Obama’s invitation to speak at the Notre Dame commencement … just a reiteration of his invitation (and Archbishop Chaput’s) to sign the petition launched by the Cardinal Newman Society — and to otherwise contact university president Fr. Jenkins (contact info at the […]

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A short and belated Decent Films update: First, this coming Thursday, at 6:00pm EDT / 3:00pm PDT, I’ll be appearing on Catholic Answers Live. Tune in and listen! Second, my review of the 1953 biblically-themed epic The Robe, now available in a new DVD edition (DVD | Blu-ray), is up at Decent Films.

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Earlier this week we got an email from some friends at church with a prayer request from their sister, who sometimes comes to our church when she’s in town. Her employer, Natasha, was seriously injured in a skiing accident. Later in the day we heard news reports that actress Natasha Richardson, wife of Liam Neeson, […]

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In Valen’s Name?

by Jimmy Akin

in Film and TV

Down yonder, a reader writes: Jimmy–I'm only a casual fan of B5, and haven't shelled out for the script books, so I won't ask you to go into detail about how the Sinclair version differs, but one speculation that's been bugging me for years: Would the original series have ended with the end of "World […]

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Update 2: Link to Saletan’s “Drill Babies, Drill” article corrected. Update: Hat tip to a friend for reminding me to link to this one (also added to the previous post): Why Embryonic Stem Cells Are Obsolete (U.S. News & World Report) Following my post on embryonic stem cells and Bill Clinton’s double debacle, a couple […]

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Update:Jill Stanek link corrected. I know there’s already been some coverage of this, but the full scope of the issue is bigger than most of the coverage out there indicates (hat tips and additional links below). Within the last month, former president Bill Clinton has done two jaw-dropping interviews at CNN on the subject of […]

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The first part of the Battlestar Galactica finale (Daybreak, Part I) has now aired, and next Friday will have the two-hour conclusion of the story. I've had some requests for comment on the direction that the story has taken, and it seemed like this would be an opportune time to offer some. To avoid spoilers […]

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SDG here with a Decent Films update. Yesterday I posted my review of Disney’s new Race to Witch Mountain, along with shorter reviews of the 1975 Escape to Witch Mountain as well as the 1978 sequel Return from Witch Mountain. In the Race and Escape reviews I also touch on Alexander Key’s original 1968 book […]

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