Category Archive: television

Apr 07

Eyes & Ears: Silver Strain – A Blue Rose [Twin Peaks]

Looks like it’s gonna be one of those nights.

Dec 07

John Brunner Speaks

John Brunner according to Wikipedia: John Kilian Houston Brunner (24 September 1934 – 26 August 1995) was a prolificBritish author of science fiction novels and stories. His 1968 novel Stand on Zanzibar, about an overpopulated world, won the 1968 Hugo Award for best science fiction novel. It also won the BSFA award the same year. The Jagged Orbit won the BSFA award in 1970. He’s one of …

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Nov 30

“You Can Write Anything” TVOntario Show from 1983

; This TVOntario show from the early 80s, You Can Write Anything, imparts some important lessons about writing. Like writers have beards and are dead. They’re also thieves. But you can use words to write better descriptions when you report them to the police. Words are fun.

Nov 16

Anti-Cable TV PSA from 1970s

Do you remember when cable tv was a monster? Me neither. I do remember when octopuses were monsters. That species has really had a makeover. These days, I’m not even sure that we consider any animals monsters. Maybe giraffes?

Nov 05

Albert Camus on Nihlism, Dostoyevsky and The Possessed

“The novel may seem complicated but it is not confused.” Philosopher, novelist and all round interesting fellow, Albert Camus talks about nihlism, Dostoyevsky and The Possessed on a French television program.

Sep 18

Science Fiction Heroines as Saints


I’d like that in stained glass. You can see all seven here.

Apr 27

Media Alienation 2.0

we are sad robots

Social Media’s Small, Positive Role in Human Relationships is an interesting article. If anything, social media is a counterweight to the ongoing devaluation of human lives. Social media’s rapid rise is a loud, desperate, emerging attempt by people everywhere to connect with *each other* in the face of all the obstacles that modernity imposes on …

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Apr 21

Earth Day: Science Fiction Writers in Toronto Star


For Earth Day, the Toronto Star asked 15 science fiction writers, including me, how we’d tackle climate change. To save some space, my answer was edited down. Here’s my full reply: The environment is something I watch on TV. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, it’s a pristine world free of human interference. But it’s also …

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Mar 30

Ryan Oakley on Night Fright Show

This is an interview that occurred in late January and will be hitting 12 television stations and 80 radio markets in about a week via TVCOGECO. It’s for Brent Holland’s Night Fright Show. Ryan Oakley – Technicolor Ultra-Mall via Skype from Toronto Canada. What if in the future Toronto had been turned into a huge indoor mall? …

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Mar 09

Wire Windup Toys

omar little

These Wire Windups aren’t for sale but they’re still awesome. If only there was a collection of bath-soaps based on The Shield. Via Dangerous Minds

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