The A-Team: Sky Dragons in Translation

This afternoon, Y and I caught the beginning of The A-Team first season episode “Holiday in the Hills”–one of many episodes that reveal the horrors of the home front, in this case the backwoods of South Carolina. While we were watching the episode, Y shared this very interesting bit of information with me: in Taiwan,Continue reading “The A-Team: Sky Dragons in Translation”

Interview with Producer, Writer, and Director of the 1977 Educational Children’s TV Show “Space Station L-4,” Paul Lally, Oct. 3, 2013

Late last year on October 3, 2013, I had the pleasure of interviewing Paul Lally, the producer, writer, and director of an educational program from 1977 called “Space Station L-4.” Now, Paul is the Executive Producer of Caio Italia with Mary Ann Esposito. Space Station L-4 was distributed by Children’s Television International and shown onContinue reading “Interview with Producer, Writer, and Director of the 1977 Educational Children’s TV Show “Space Station L-4,” Paul Lally, Oct. 3, 2013”

Maillardet Automaton and The Invention of Hugo Cabret

I have not yet had a chance to see Martin Scorsese’s Hugo or read the book that it is based on, the Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. However, I do want to see the film, because I am fascinated by automatons, the forebears of robots. The New York Times has an article aboutContinue reading “Maillardet Automaton and The Invention of Hugo Cabret”

PBS to Air Steve Jobs, One Last Thing on November 2

According to the Unofficial Apple Weblog, PBS will air Steve Jobs, One Last Thing, a new documentary with a special, unseen interview with Jobs on November 2–check local listings for the time. Find out more about the documentary here: PBS to air Steve Jobs documentary | TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog. In the meantime, IContinue reading “PBS to Air Steve Jobs, One Last Thing on November 2”

A Search for Episodic TV That Deals With the Fantastic, Found

This morning, Y was asking me about watching a TV show late at night a long time ago about a couple who discover that their radio can tune into the conversations of their apartment building neighbors. I had never seen it, but we brainstormed Google searches for television series that deal with the fantastic. IContinue reading “A Search for Episodic TV That Deals With the Fantastic, Found”

Prophets of Science Fiction on Science Channel, Nov 9, 10:00pm

The Science Channel debuts a new series hosted by Ridley Scott called Prophets of Science Fiction on November 9 at 10:00pm. It looks like some of the featured SF writers and filmmakers include Philip K. Dick, Isaac Asimov, H.G. Wells, and George Lucas. See the trailer below for more info:

Caught the Tail End of NOVA Musical Minds

Last night, I caught the ending of Oliver Sacks’ Musical Minds on NOVA. According to the website here, it originally aired in 2009. Luckily, you and I can watch the complete episode online and we can learn how the brain processes music and how important music is to the human brain. There are also specialContinue reading “Caught the Tail End of NOVA Musical Minds”

Jeff Conaway, aka Zack Allen on Babylon 5, Passed Away

I am saddened to report that Jeff Conaway who many of you may know as Zack Allan on Babylon 5 among many other film and television credits passed away today. However, I am glad that I had the fortune to meet Jeff Conaway back in 1998 at Dragon*Con. As you can see in the photo thatContinue reading “Jeff Conaway, aka Zack Allen on Babylon 5, Passed Away”

Stonewall Uprising Documentary on PBS’s American Experience

Tonight’s American Experience program on the Stonewall Uprising ended with Seymour Pine, Deputy Inspector, Morals Division, NYPD, one of the police officers who barricaded themselves inside the Stonewall Inn, saying, “And they were, they were kids. You knew you could ruin them for life. And you felt bad that you were part of this, when youContinue reading “Stonewall Uprising Documentary on PBS’s American Experience”

Morgan Freeman, Science Education, and Science Fiction

This morning, I watched several episodes of Science Channel’s Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman. I believe that it was during the “Are We Alone?” episode about alien life in the universe that Mr. Freeman says that he read science fiction when he was younger. According to this brief TV Guide interview, Mr. Freeman says in responseContinue reading “Morgan Freeman, Science Education, and Science Fiction”