A Memorable August

September 4, 2011 No Comments »

A busy August kept me away from home for most of the month, with 2 conventions and a long-overdue vacation. Even when I was home, I had little available free... Read More »

Happy 91st Birthday, Ray Harryhausen!

June 29, 2011 No Comments »

7th Voyage of Sinbad TrailerSpecial effects master Ray Harryhausen had a profound effect on my life.  His pioneering work was instrumental into steering me into fantasy story telling, and his... Read More »

What Killed Caprica & SGU (and nearly got Fringe)

January 6, 2011 No Comments »

Tough times for sci-fi shows on TV right now.  Shows that came on with great fanfare seem to be dropping like flies, and — largely — I find myself not... Read More »

Theater Undreground: Still Not Quite What You Expected

October 23, 2010 No Comments »

It’s hard to do a sequel to a play where the basic premise is to take you off guard.  The conceit in last year’s Theater Undreground Halloween show, Not What... Read More »

Summer Action Movie Round-Up 2010

September 16, 2010 No Comments »

This has been a really good summer for movies, and I haven’t seen one that I really hated (yet).  These are ranked by quality and in order of my personal... Read More »

Theater Undreground: The Actor’s Nightmare & Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You – Review

April 10, 2010 No Comments »

It’s time for another foray into experimental stagecraft by Theater Undreground in Richmond, IL, and this show may be their most challenging to date.  Not that they haven’t done some... Read More »

What do Muse and Dungeons & Dragons have in common?

March 27, 2010 No Comments »

Within the span of a week, my life took some strange twists and turns.  I had some fun, spent time with friends and family, and — by happenstance – lost... Read More »

Theater Undreground: Huffs (& Stuffs) – Review

January 22, 2010 No Comments »

Huffs (& Stuffs) is another excellent night of entertainment at Theater Undreground.  TUG, as they call themselves, are dedicated to bringing new and edgy theater experiences to Richmond, Illinois (just... Read More »

Theater Undreground: Not What You Expected – Review

October 30, 2009 No Comments »

A new Theater Undreground production always seems like a good time for another post to my homepage.  (If you like more frequent info & updates, become a fan of my... Read More »

Theater Undreground: A Quartet of Comedies – Review

June 22, 2009 No Comments »

Has it really been six weeks since my last trip to Theater Undreground in Richmond, IL?  Hardly seems like it.  Yet, TU’s ambitious spring/summer schedule has drawn me back to... Read More »