"James Bond" isn't a man and isn't a code name. It's a set of implanted memories, scientifically designed in the early 1960s to make the most tough, ruthless, psychologically hardy secret agent possible. One after another, naive British volunteers have gone into the James Bond program, their old memories erased and… » 12/09/14 2:48pm 12/09/14 2:48pm

Blockades, collective punishment of civilians, mass starvation used as a strategy— all of these were pretty routine across Africa and Asia (the tactics used to suppress the Boxer rebellion were pretty horrific, for example.) What was shocking to people at the time about the North Sea blockade (or the Boer war, for… » 12/01/14 2:22pm 12/01/14 2:22pm

This is idiotic. Unprovoked police shootings of family dogs are a huge issue nationwide, as about ten seconds on the Internet are enough to show. Or type "police shoot dog" into Youtube if you want to be depressed all day. http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2009/... » 11/11/14 1:19pm 11/11/14 1:19pm

I call bullshit on this story. If Stoker wasn't thinking of Vlad Tepes, why did he have him not only be a historical fighter against the Turks, but refer to being betrayed by his own Ottoman-sympathizing brother? "Woe was it that his own unworthy brother,when he had fallen, sold his people to the Turk and brought the… » 10/21/14 2:44pm 10/21/14 2:44pm

When we were making Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, Robert Wolfe's imagined universe was so huge and rich that we couldn't wait to see it realized onscreen. And then dailies came back, and the reality of making a space opera for 1.1 million dollars an episode with a quarter of that going straight into Kevin Sorbo's… » 9/26/14 5:43pm 9/26/14 5:43pm

Hahahahaha. Yeah, like the time the Vidiians assaulted and mutilated one of her crew members, and Janeway...warned them not to do it again. And then they DID IT AGAIN, and actually murdered a crew member, and Janeway...let them get away with it. Again. Worst. Captain. Ever. She made Captain Harriman from Generations… » 9/23/14 2:50pm 9/23/14 2:50pm