“Part of the Family”

Over on the Chronic Rift Network you can find the latest episode of Generations Geek, the podcast I do with my daughter. Episode 47, "Part of the Family," is the next installment of our epic Alien film series review, covering Alien 3. We've previously covered the prequels (which shall rename nameless) in Episode 43, "They … Continue reading “Part of the Family”


Open the Pod Bay Doors, HAL

2001: A Space Odyssey has been one of my favorite films for decades. But for a movie with a large devoted geek following, it has long been underrepresented in the merch department. There have been some models in the past, but a lot of the collectibles have been high-end expensive figures. But in honor of … Continue reading Open the Pod Bay Doors, HAL

Hammer Time: Frankenstein Edition, Part 2: The Doctor is In Again

When last we left the baron at the end of The Curse of Frankenstein (1957), he was headed for the guillotine in Switzerland. As The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) opens, he’s still on his way, so it’s a pretty direct sequel. More or less. Let’s talk continuity, shall we? Let’s do. Curse opened with some … Continue reading Hammer Time: Frankenstein Edition, Part 2: The Doctor is In Again

Hammer Time: Frankenstein Edition

It’s time for me to rewatch—actually, in most cases, watch for the first time—the series of Frankenstein movies produced by Hammer Films from the late fifties through the mid-seventies. There are six films starring Peter Cushing as Baron Victor Frankenstein: The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) The Evil of Frankenstein (1964) Frankenstein Created … Continue reading Hammer Time: Frankenstein Edition