Why Are They Called Martians?

No... I get it. They're from the planet Mars, so we call them Martians. That part makes sense. But I have to ask, why is it that in so many science fiction stories the Martians refer to themselves as Martians? Of course, I haven't read or seen every bit of entertainment out there that features … Continue reading Why Are They Called Martians?

A to Z Challenge – Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids 1989 Directed by Joe Johnston Quick synopsis... Wayne Szalinski is a preoccupied inventor who just can't seem to get his electromagnetic shrinking machine to work. But when it finally does, it has Wayne's kids in its sights! With the now 1/4-inch-tall children swept into the trash, the real adventure begins. … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

A to Z Challenge – Flight of the Navigator

Flight of the Navigator 1986 Directed by Randal Kleiser Quick synopsis... An ordinary boy finds he is destined for a most extraordinary adventure aboard a futuristic spacecraft. After a mystifying disappearance, David Freeman returns possessing vast, undiscovered knowledge about the universe. 12-year-old David Freeman is just a kid who wants to teach his dog how … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Flight of the Navigator

A to Z Challenge – Escape to Witch Mountain

Escape to Witch Mountain 1975 Directed by John Hough Quick Synopsis... Two young extraterrestrial orphans with supernatural powers attempt to discover the truth about their mystery-shrouded past. Complications arise when they are made wards of a ruthless millionaire who wants to exploit their unusual powers. I like how the Disney+ synopsis gives away the twist … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Escape to Witch Mountain

My Favorite Movies #32 – Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park 1993 Directed by Steven Spielberg Quick synopsis... A multimillionaire (Richard Attenborough) unveils a new theme park where visitors can observe dinosaurs cloned using advanced DNA technology. But when an employee tampers with the security system, the dinosaurs escape, forcing the visitors to fight for their survival. Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #32 – Jurassic Park

My Favorite Movies #45 – Independence Day

Independence Day 1996 Directed by Roland Emmerich Quick synopsis... When aliens in an enormous spacecraft suddenly arrive in Earth's atmosphere and start blowing things up, it falls to a cocky pilot (Will Smith) and a goofy scientist (Jeff Goldblum) to save the planet from total destruction. With plenty of action, special effects sequences and pithy one-liners, … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #45 – Independence Day

A to Z Challenge – Passengers

Passengers 2016 Directed by Morten Tyldum Quick Synopsis... During the 120-year journey of the "Starship Avalon" to a distant planetary colony, a computer glitch rouses mechanic Jim Preston from hibernation decades ahead of schedule. Desperate for company, Preston wakes up female journalist Aurora Lane. This movie really had so much going for it. I mean, it … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Passengers

A to Z Challenge – The Last Starfighter

The Last Starfighter 1984 Directed by Nick Castle Quick Synopsis... Alex Rogan (Lance Guest) lives in a trailer park and spends his days playing the Starfighter video game. But upon meeting an alien (Robert Preston) who convinces him to use his skills in real combat, Rogan heads to space to protect the galaxy from invasion. He … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – The Last Starfighter

Why You Should Watch The Orville

The Fox network has been home to a few shows created by Seth MacFarlane. If you know that name, it’s most likely you’re aware of his animated creations in Family Guy and American Dad. He was also the creative mind behind Ted and its sequel, Ted 2. Looking at the projects mentioned above, it would … Continue reading Why You Should Watch The Orville

My Favorite Movies #73 – Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991 Directed by James Cameron Netflix says... A reprogrammed Terminator arrives from the future to protect young John Connor from a relentless shape-shifting cyborg in this sequel to Terminator. On the run, John and his guardian seek John's mother, Sarah, who is locked away in an insane asylum. This is one of … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #73 – Terminator 2: Judgment Day