The ST II book (by Vonda McIntire, IIRC) had a strongly implied sexual relationship between Saavik and Scotty's nephew who dies (he was a more significant character in the novel). » 7/15/14 9:04pm 7/15/14 9:04pm

I've seen the 3 films that Brit Marling wrote and they all have the same feel: _Another Earth_, _Sound of My Voice_, and _The East_ If you like one, I think you'll like the other two. » 6/28/14 6:38am 6/28/14 6:38am

The soundtrack is seriously one of my favorite albums; it is great pop music. The voice of Josie is Kay Henley, who fronted Letters from Cleo, most known for being the band playing on top of the school at the end of _10 Things I Hate About You_. » 6/18/14 6:26am 6/18/14 6:26am

That's a good entry onto this list. The book's two sequels are crap, however. I'll spare you the disappointing experience and just tell you that aliens arrive to save the day. Yeah, aliens. » 6/16/14 9:40pm 6/16/14 9:40pm

My pick would be the film _Triangle_. It's not quite a horror, not quite sci-fi, but it is interesting. The most similar film would be _TimeCrimes_, where just saying that is somewhat of a spoiler, so forget I said that. » 6/14/14 6:39am 6/14/14 6:39am

I was confused by the first episode of _The X-Files_. I didn't understand if it was a sci-fi show, or if it was intended to be recreations of "true" UFO abductions. I decided to give it a second try and I'm certainly glad that I did. » 6/02/14 7:48am 6/02/14 7:48am

Most people wouldn't classify this as a toy, but my reasons for keeping it are for reasons of nostalgia of childhood, so I think that qualifies. I bought it for $300 in 1982 with my paper route money. I quickly learned that long distance charges were not as cheap as I thought. » 5/28/14 7:47pm 5/28/14 7:47pm

With _Paulie_ I was expecting typical kid fare, and I got it for us to watch as a family with our young child. But it was an interesting, insightful, entertaining, and somewhat dark film. I've now watched it 3 times over the last 10 or so years. » 5/09/14 8:36pm 5/09/14 8:36pm

It was around 1982 or 1983 when I had purchased a Hayes 300 baud modem for $600 (which I still have). I would frequent various BBSes, but nothing memorable. But I did dial into the Internet at that time, namely Arpanet and commercial services that connected to it such as Tymnet and Telenet. There wasn't much at all… » 4/22/14 8:21am 4/22/14 8:21am

I was the only male in my women's study class of 200 or so. I, of course, attended all classes and I didn't have any problem with the class or (female) professor, as one would expect. However, I didn't feel welcome and felt ignored by my classmates. I did recognize the irony of the situation. » 2/09/14 9:18pm 2/09/14 9:18pm

"Everything, including the underwater zombie Nazis, seems to be a secret government conspiracy involving the number 23, but really, it's all just a book." » 2/01/14 9:55am 2/01/14 9:55am

I saw them in the pet department of Wal-Mart about 10 years back. I bought one and it was a decent pet. Its name was Axylotly. It lived until my large African frog tried to eat it and caused enough harm that it died a few days later. » 1/29/14 7:30pm 1/29/14 7:30pm

I think Deathlocket is more interesting. Basically, she's a tweenage girl who is surgically melded with a Deathlok by her father (an AIM scientist, as I recall) to save her life. She was in the recent _Avengers Arena_ series, which was fun and a bit different. » 1/27/14 7:03am 1/27/14 7:03am