Category Archives: TV Shows

Have a shiny Valentine’s Day

~ J.L. Hilton

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In honor of Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday

I thought I’d share some of my favorite Poe-related items: To One in Paradise – Not one of his well-known works, but I liked this poem so much, I memorized it in high school. A Dream Within A Dream – … Continue reading

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Auctioning a piece of SERENITY for a good cause

* * * CSTS AUCTION LINK * * * For a decade, I’ve owned a piece of Serenity: The actual St. Christopher medal worn by Adam Baldwin as Jayne Cobb in the 2005 motion picture. He can be seen wearing it when … Continue reading

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A strange magical birthday with a butt cake

The other night at dinner, a friend joked that I should have an Arrow butt cake for my birthday. Yes, that’s “butt” not “bundt.” Challenge accepted. Vanilla cake, fudge filling, green frosting, and four green candles with aluminum foil arrowheads, … Continue reading

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Heroism happens in all genders

Portions of this post originally appeared October 7, 2014, on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog. Science fiction and fantasy do not lack heroic women. Uhura, Ripley, Sarah Connor, Xena, Princess Leia, Elizabeth Swann, Brienne of Tarth, Katniss, Hermione … Continue reading

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Redefining sexy with dwarves, demons and aliens

This post originally appeared May 16, 2014, on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog. I’ve loved science fiction and fantasy my whole life. I saw the first STAR WARS in the 70s, played with the original Battlestar Galactica toys, … Continue reading

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Dirk Gently and the short, quirky science fiction show that didn’t suck

This post originally appeared February 23, 2014, on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog. I heard the words, “the fundamental interconnectedness of all things,” while hunched over my laptop at the dining table. I couldn’t see the TV but … Continue reading

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JUNK HEAD 1: Into the dystopian rabbit hole

Takahide Hori spent four years making the stop-action 30-minute movie Junk Head 1 in his spare time. In his futuristic take on Alice in Wonderland, we follow an unnamed protagonist down, down, down, into the bowels of a futuristic hellscape of nightmares … Continue reading

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To boldly smooch where we haven’t smooched before

This post originally appeared December 1, 2013, on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog. We recently passed the 45th anniversary of the first scripted interracial kiss between a white man and a black woman on American television in the Star … Continue reading

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It’s all a bit silly… and that’s OK

This post originally appeared November 3, 2013, on the Contact – Infinite Futures SF blog. Every single person reading this has a ridiculous skeleton somewhere in their closet. Whether it’s a complete collection of Batman Forever trading cards lovingly stored in … Continue reading

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