“Hello Gaius, my old friend…”
Who knew Simon an Garfunkel did filk! That’s what one might think if they listened to this nearly spot-on parody of “The Sounds of Silence”.
It is widely agreed that shows like Lost and Battlestar Galactica ended on a low note. I’ve also heard more than one person say the same for Quantum Leap. Although these shows were good overall, they shared endings that kinda sucked.
Which begs the question: Which SciFi shows had the best endings?
What’s you take? Sound off in the comments…
I have really embraced Netflix and streaming video. Enough so that I made a post about 5 genre shows now streaming from the service just a couple days ago. Looking through the available content, though, I realized there were a lot more shows deserving of a mention. So, here’s a list of five more shows! (presented in no particular order)
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This is inspired.
[via Gavin Rothery]
economic times know no boundaries…
- Interviews and Profiles:
- @PopCultureShock: Mike Mignola Talks About 15 Years of Hellboy, B.P.R.D. & More |
- @Tor.com: Artist Keith Thompson.
- @Agony Column Podcast: Margaret Atwood.
- Frederik Pohl on fandom (part 5).
- Ellen Datlow reports on the The Funeral (that should have been) for Edgar Allan Poe.
- @Tor.com: Erika Nelson reviews Octavia Butler’s Adulthood Rites.
- Neil Gaiman and BBC will let you Twitter a story for them.
- BenBella Books has posted Chris Roberson’s essay “An Angel on His Shoulder, A Devil on Hers“, one of the essay in Say We All: Collected Thoughts and Opinions on Battlestar Galactica edited by Richard Hatch.
- Three Words: Zombie Marvel Superheroes
- John Anealio has written a cool song for Jeff VanderMeer’s Last Drink Bird Head. [via Ecstatic Days]
- EVENT: Forbidden Planet hosts a signing by horror legend Clive Barker Thursday 15th October 6:30 – 7:30pm. Clive will be signing his new DVD The Midnight Meat Train at the Forbidden Planet Megastore, 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8JR.
- Bibliophile Stalker is maintaining a List of Speculative Fiction Anthologies for 2010 to which you can contribute.
- @Tor.com: Top Steampunk Media.
- @io9: Top 10 Greatest Space Zombies Of All Time.
- @AbeBooks: The Top 10 Most Depressing Reads. A couple of genre titles make the list. [via Lit Lists]
- @Mental FLoss: B-Movie Monsters
- Kevin Maher lists 5 Music Videos About Werewolves.
- @SciFi Scanner: The Best and Worst Comic Book Movie Lairs.
- Geoff Ryman is looking for a composer to collaborate on an audio version of his novel The Child Garden.
- Vance Kovacs is doing the covers plus interiors drawings for Tor’s upcoming editions of Michael Moorcock’s Hawkmoon series.
- Meanwhile, at ArmadilloCon, Michael Moorcock made a surprise visits to give literary prize to Howard Waldrop.
- Ellen Datlow has posted photos from Anticipation.
- Angry Robot Books has posted a free sample chapter of Kell’s Legend by Andy Remic.
- The Agony column has interviews with Kage Baker, Madeleine Robins, and Ray Garton.
- Gail Z. Martin’s Ghost in the Machine Podcast welcomes J.C. Hutchins and Michael D’Ambrosio.
- Bryan Singer will be producing (and possibly directing) a Battlestar Galactica Movie
- At AMC, Mary Robinette Kowal looks at GLBT characters in fantasy films.
- Here’s a helpful poster that Luke Skywalker could have used.
- The creators of Stargate: Universe respond to the current brouhaha over the lesbian body swapping episode. John Scalzi comments as well, or rather explains why he can’t. [via Multi-Genre Fan]
- The Wonder Twins are coming to Smallville.
- Clive Barker has a new television project coming: Clive Barker’s Hotel, about which I can only pray to the TV gods that this not be a reality show.
- Jawbone TV offers a look at how the SciFi comedy film Iron Sky came to be, including selling war bonds to fans.
- Jay is Games is hosting a SciFi-themed Spot-the-differences game, Little Red Riding Hood: A Post Apocalyptic Adventure.
- Listverse lists Top 10 Menacing Film Characters.
- The Chicago Tribune lists The Best and Worst Alien invasions.
- Entertainment Earth has these really cool Battlestar Galactica figurines on sale. You can see Little Frakkin’ Colonials Starbuck over there on the right. There’s also a Little Frakkin’ Toasters Cylon Centurion available. Really cool! [via Fanboy.com]
- Of course, if you’re buying one (or both) of those figurines above, it’s a good bet you don’t believe the series finale of Galactica is the worst ending in the history of onscreen SF like Brad from Brad Ideas does. He certainly has thought a lot about it and makes some good points. I’m not sure it’s as bad as he thinks, but now he’s making think about how other series ended, badly or not. Hmm.
- Discover Magazine takes a look at the science behind Virtuality‘s Orion drive. A very interesting read I must say. When do we start on the matter/anti-matter containment fields?
- If you’re going to Comic Con 2009 and you’re a fan of TheWB, you can find a listing of events that network is scheduled to offer here. The Wonder Woman panel sounds interesting…
- From the “It’s not SF but it’s still worth a watch” department: TNT’s Leverage returns for it’s second season this Wednesday night. Despite being totally unbelievable, it’s still a great fun to watch caper show, due in no small part to the terrific characters and interactions between them. Definitely a thumbs up from me, and from my Dad of all people.