Vacant Expressions 61: End of the Year Awards

  It is the final episode of the year. Jon and Wes discuss their favorite movies of the year, including movies they did not actually see. The winner of the prestigious Vacant Expressions Movie of the Year Award is revealed.  

Altered Carbon Packs a Lot into First Season, Maybe a Little Too Much

  – By J.W. Fox – WARNING: SPOILERS FOLLOW Netflix did not promote Altered Carbon as much as that new Cloverfield movie. That might have been a mistake. The first season of the unique new sci-fi show has a Blade Runner feel combined with good ole’ fashion Bruce Willis-style shoot’em up action. There are a […]

Thrawn by Timothy Zahn

– By J.W. Fox – Thrawn was my third Star Wars novel of the Disney Canon. Of the three, it is the first to focus on a real villain, and the first about a character from the Legends/Expanded Universe. My first introduction to Thrawn was through Star Wars Rebels, not the EU novels.  Hence my […]

Guardians Vol. 2 Equals the Original With A Dose of Family Therapy

– By J.W. Fox and Paulie Spiceflow – Marvel has done it again. Its fun space fantasy with aliens of various skin colors is racking up rave reviews from critics and audiences, while raking in over $180 million in its first week. Among its Marvel peers, it is on pace to surpass nearly all them […]

Season 2 of Killjoys Ends in Chaotic Mess

– By Paulie Spiceflow – Syfy Channel’s summer lineup is reaching the end of the season, starting with the space opera Killjoys. I started watching this show only a month ago, and I apologize for being so far behind on my sci-fi shows. In my defense, I caught up quickly and have been watching with […]

How to Write Not Good: The Mary Sue/Marty Stu

– Jacob Foxx – When I was younger, I dreamed of being a Jedi fighting alongside Obi-Wan. In the climactic battle, I was the one who finished off the Sith Lord, of course. The force was strong with me, endowing me with epic Jedi skills. There was also a time when I fantasized of being […]