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Archive for July, 2008

“There’s no happy ending – not for me, anyway.”

Posted by Michael Warren on July 19, 2008

Here’s how it ends…

The final part of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog has gone live. And you have just 24 hours to enjoy it. But how does this climatic act measure up against the spectacle that has been the two so far?

Spoilers within.

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“Listen close to everybody’s heart, and hear that breaking sound.”

Posted by Michael Warren on July 17, 2008

You know, it’s funny. I thought nothing could beat Act One for humour, power, and acting.

I should have known I’d be wrong.

Act Two of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog is here, and it’s better than Act One.

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“So, that’s, you know, coming along…”

Posted by Michael Warren on July 15, 2008

After some fairly major glitches – specifically no-one outside the United States being able to watch the thing – Act 1 of Joss Whedon’s latest project, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, launched today.

So, how was it? (Spoilers within)

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It’s coming…

Posted by Michael Warren on July 14, 2008

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Unveiling the next stage of destiny…

Posted by Michael Warren on July 13, 2008

So, Friday night, at the Shore Leave convention, Pocket Books unveiled its release schedule for the next 18 months. It’s a fascinating array of novels covering the entirety of the Star Trek franchise. I thought I’d take you through the announced novels, with covers where available (click them for full size versions from Memory Alpha), and provide my reactions to them.

A note on dates: mass market paperbacks (marked here as paperback) usually appear in the middle of the month prior to their scheduled date, trade paperbacks around the beginning of their scheduled month. Hence why Fearful Symmetry has been out for several weeks, Infinity’s Prism is just coming out, and Greater than the Sum should be out shortly.

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Review – “What immortal hand or eye…?”

Posted by Michael Warren on July 12, 2008

Kira... or is it Iliana?

Writing your first Star Trek novel must be a daunting experience. But when that first novel is the eagerly-anticipated continuation of one of Pocket Books’ most successful ranges in the current era, a novel fans have been expecting for a number of years, that takes on a whole new dimension of daunting.

Olivia Woods has this problem, with the latest installment of the Deep Space Nine relaunch, Fearful Symmetry. It’s been two years since the last relaunch novel, Warpath, saw a hectic, weaving plot with a detailed story arc in continual motion, ending on a cliffhanger which promised an intriguing story to come. And this continuation has already seen an author change, and an extra year’s delay. Not the best scenario to be entering into.

Spoilers within…

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In the 23rd Century…

Posted by Michael Warren on July 12, 2008

In the 23rd century...

In which our hero steps bravely into the light, and opens himself to public scrutiny…

So, an introductory post.

This blog is designed to hold my opinions on a wide range of subjects related to various fandoms – primarly Star Trek, but also comic books, Doctor Who, and whatever else comes into my head. I may also just babble on random subjects – it all depends.

I decided to create a separate blog for this, rather than using my LiveJournal account, simply because I felt that my LJ was more of a personal diary, and this was something different. I may crosspost posts that I make here to there anyway, but people who don’t want to read my moaning about life therefore don’t have to… 😉

The idea came to me in the bath – as ideas so often do – and I went ahead with it, rather than waiting a bit, and forgetting I ever had the idea – as so often happens.

You may notice that I like to write in a very odd way – rather formal-casual, to steal a term from the world of fashion. I apologise in advance if my turn of phrase occasionally jars… (See?)

So now… let us begin.

 

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