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Movies Tie-in Merchandise

These Star Wars calendars bring back memories

I was young when Star Wars first came to the screen. Very young. I ran across these very vintage looking 2022 calendars today and the images brought back memories of sitting in the dark on the sofa, marathoning VHS tapes of the first three Star Wars movies with my family.

It’s hard to believe it’s been so long, and that the Star Wars universe has expanded so much in the years since.

Although The Empire Strikes Back is considered the best of the first three, the original Star Wars (A New Hope) will always be my favorite. :)

It’s not yet too late to grab a 2022 calendar if you’re interested in memorabilia.

Links:

The one with C-3PO: Star Wars Exclusive 2022 Mini Wall Calendar

The one with Luke Skywalker: Star Wars Exclusive 2022 Wall Calendar with Collectors Print

Other Star Wars Calendars, Games, Toys and Gifts at Calendars.com

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Books Science Fiction Tie-in Merchandise

Stargate Books Series Complete Book List for SG-1, SGA, & SGU

Here are the complete lists of Stargate books for Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, and Stargate Universe, since I’m sure that’s what you came to this page looking for. Below the lists I’ve added some comments if you care to read on. This list is meant to be in order of publication and I think I’ve got it about right. Feel free to let me know if you notice errors.

STARGATE SG-1

  1. SG1-01 Trial by Fire
  2. SG1-02 Sacrifice Moon
  3. SG1-03 A Matter of Honor
  4. SG1-04 City of the Gods (buy the ebook) *affiliate link
  5. SG1-05 The Cost of Honor (sequel to A Matter of Honor)
  6. SG1-06 Siren Song
  7. SG1-07 Survival of the Fittest
  8. SG1-08 Alliances
  9. SG1-09 Roswell
  10. SG1-10 Relativity
  11. SG1-11 The Barque of Heaven
  12. SG1-12 Do No Harm
  13. SG1-13 Hydra
  14. SG1-14 Valhalla
  15. SG1-15 The Power Behind the Throne
  16. SG1-16 Four Dragons
  17. SG1-17 Sunrise
  18. SG1-18 Transitions
  19. SG1-19 Oceans of Dust
  20. SG1-20 Heart’s Desire
  21. SG1-21 The Drift (buy the ebook) *affiliate link
  22. SG1-22 Moebius Squared
  23. SG1-23 Ouroboros
  24. SG1-24 Two Roads
  25. SG1-25 Hostile Ground (Apocalypse Series, #1)
  26. SG1-26 Murder at the SGC
  27. SG1-27 Exile (Apocalypse Series, #2)
  28. SG1-28 Kalis Wrath
  29. SG1-29 Hall of the Two Truths
  30. SG1-30 Insurrection (Apocalypse Series, #3)
  31. SG1-31 Female of the Species
  32. SG1-32 Infiltration

Stargate SG-1 Novellas/Other

  1. SGX-01 Far Horizons (Anthology of ten stories)
  2. SGX-02 Permafrost
  3. SGX-03 Points of Origin (Anthology of ten stories)
  4. SGX-06 Homeworlds (Anthology of ten stories)
  5. SGX-07 Behind Enemy Lines

STARGATE ATLANTIS

  1. SGA-01 Rising
  2. SGA-02 Reliquary
  3. SGA-03 The Chosen
  4. SGA-04 Halcyon & SGA-04 Halcyon (SE)
  5. SGA-05 Exogenesis
  6. SGA-06 Entanglement
  7. SGA-07 Casualties of War
  8. SGA-08 Blood Ties
  9. SGA-09 Mirror, Mirror
  10. SGA-10 Nightfall
  11. SGA-11 Angelus
  12. SGA-12 Dead End
  13. SGA-13 Hunt and Run
  14. SGA-14 Death Game
  15. SGA-15 Brimstone
  16. SGA-16 Homecoming (Legacy Series, #1)
  17. SGA-17 The Lost (Legacy Series, #2)
  18. SGA-18 Allegiance (Legacy Series, #3)
  19. SGA-19 The Furies (Legacy Series, #4)
  20. SGA-20 Secrets (Legacy Series, #5)
  21. SGA-21 The Inheritors (Legacy Series, #6)
  22. SGA-22 Unascended (Legacy Series, #7)
  23. SGA-23 Third Path (Legacy Series, #8)
  24. SGA-24 Pride of the Genii

Stargate Atlantis Novellas/Other

  1. SGX-01 Far Horizons (Anthology of ten stories)
  2. SGX-03 Points of Origin (Anthology of ten stories)
  3. SGX-04 Lost Queen
  4. SGX-05 Wild Blue
  5. SGX-06 Homeworlds (Anthology of ten stories)
  6. SGX-08 From the Depths

STARGATE UNIVERSE

  1. SGU-01 Air

The Stargate Books

I would love to be further along in my reading of the Stargate books, but there are so many of them I didn’t know where to start when I began reading them. I finally decided on Stargate Atlantis and bought several Stargate Atlantis books. I picked them out based on story description and ratings and I haven’t yet been disappointed.

I’ve linked to the book reviews I’ve written for the books I’ve finished reading, but I still have many books to go. I own several more still sitting on my TBR shelf, and I find myself tempted to add more to my collection even before I’ve finished the Stargate Atlantis books I have because some of the books sound so good.

I’ve bolded those books I want to buy ASAP, and italicized those that I already own but haven’t yet read.

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Minutiae

Doing a little work on the site

You’ll probably notice some weirdness for a while when you go to an older page or post on the site.

I’ve recently made a theme change, and since I was using a custom built theme (I built it, and that was why it looked homemade, because design is not one of my true skills), the way I used featured images was quite a bit different than the way this new theme uses them.

Until I get all that straightened up, things are going to look weird. Apologies in advance! :-)

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Fantasy Television

Grimm

You can now get the entire series in one collection: Grimm: The Complete Collection DVD or Grimm: The Complete Series Blu-ray.

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What is it about Grimm that makes it special for me? I love the way this show combines the crime and mystery genre with fantasy and creates a world that’s interesting to both mystery fans and fans of fairy tales and the supernatural. That would be me.

Subpages: Grimm Articles, News, & Content

Grimm

About the Grimm TV Show

What are Grimms?

Grimms are people who are able to see mythological creatures for who they really are and Grimms are tasked with the job of finding and stopping the bad ones. Detective Nick Burkhardt is descended from a long line of Grimms, and his aunt has returned because she knows she’s dying and that Nick is about to be introduced to his heritage. This is where Grimm opens in the first episode. In later episodes, he continues to make discoveries about his heritage and the creatures he keeps running into.

This is a show I expected to like, but after reading an advance review, I worried I wouldn’t enjoy it. I’m glad I watched anyway, because unlike the reviewer who wasn’t impressed by Grimm, I’m quite happy with the show and didn’t find the first episode to be anything but great to watch. In fact, Grimm was one of my favorite new shows of 2011.

Grimm has a place in my list of all-time favorite TV series.

Notable Characters

  • Nick Burkhardt
  • Juliette Silverton
  • Hank
  • Monroe
  • Rosalee
  • Captain Sean Renard
  • Wu
  • Adelind Schade
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Science Fiction Television

Stargate SG-1

Quick links: All Stargate posts, Stargate SG-1 TV Series, Stargate SG-1 Book Series

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Latest merchandise for Stargate SG-1 fans

Stargate the Official Starships Collection

This limited edition new series will feature models from the Stargate franchise. Each of the ships will be between 8 and 11 inches long, and is made of die-cast metal and high-quality ABS materials. The accompanying 16-page magazines profiles each ship and features interviews with the show’s creators.

Stargate the Official Starships Collection #1 Daedalus

Stargate the Official Starships Collection #3 Death Glider

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Science Fiction Television

Stargate

Quick links: All Stargate posts, Stargate SG-1, Stargate Atlantis

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Latest merchandise for Stargate fans

Stargate Atlantis TPB Vol 02

The official comic book continuation of Stargate Atlantis picks up after the events of the television series final episode and thrusts the fan-favorite characters back into a universe on the brink of destruction.

All of American Mythology’s Stargate Atlantis comics to date have been leading up to this! The Atlantis team must find a way to stop the out-of-control Ancient, Janus, and his alien army, with the fate of two galaxies on the line!

This trade collects Stargate Atlantis Hearts & Minds #1-3 and Stargate Atlantis Singularity #1-3. Come with us, Back to Pegasus!

Stargate the Official Starships Collection

This limited edition new series will feature models from the Stargate franchise. Each of the ships will be between 8 and 11 inches long, and is made of die-cast metal and high-quality ABS materials. The accompanying 16-page magazines profiles each ship and features interviews with the show’s creators.

Stargate the Official Starships Collection #1 Daedalus

Stargate the Official Starships Collection #3 Death Glider

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Science Fiction Television

Stargate Atlantis

Quick links: All Stargate Atlantis posts, Stargate Atlantis TV Series, Stargate Atlantis Book Series

This page contains affiliate links. Click a link and buy something and I might earn a commission. You don’t pay extra. Thanks for your support!

Latest merchandise for Stargate Atlantis fans

Stargate Atlantis TPB Vol 02

The official comic book continuation of Stargate Atlantis picks up after the events of the television series final episode and thrusts the fan-favorite characters back into a universe on the brink of destruction.

All of American Mythology’s Stargate Atlantis comics to date have been leading up to this! The Atlantis team must find a way to stop the out-of-control Ancient, Janus, and his alien army, with the fate of two galaxies on the line!

This trade collects Stargate Atlantis Hearts & Minds #1-3 and Stargate Atlantis Singularity #1-3. Come with us, Back to Pegasus!

Stargate the Official Starships Collection #1 Daedalus

The Daedalus crosses over from Stargate SG-1 to Stargate Atlantis many times during the series run of Stargate Atlantis, so I’ve included it here independent of its place in Stargate the Official Starships Collection. :)

This limited edition new series will feature models from the Stargate franchise. Each of the ships will be between 8 and 11 inches long, and is made of die-cast metal and high-quality ABS materials. The accompanying 16-page magazines profiles each ship and features interviews with the show’s creators.

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Reviews Science Fiction Television

The Silent Sea on Netflix: Entertaining

I watched The Silent Sea on Netflix this last weekend. It’s a South Korean drama about a trip to a research station on the moon. As you can imagine, not much goes right for the crew tasked with finding something and bringing it back.

There are English subtitles and an English dub (I read the subs, because I like to hear the actor’s original voices).

The show has eight episodes and they’re just long enough.

The Silent Sea was suspenseful and had enough action to keep me entertained. I’ll avoid spoilers and just say that they did a good job doling out the information when it was needed, and the actors were well suited to their roles.

Although it was good, there are a few things I think could have been done better, but overall, I enjoyed the time I spent watching.

If you have a chance to see this one, give it a shot. :)

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Science Fiction Television

Watching: Another Life (Netflix series) (Spoiler: I like it)

I’m four episodes from the end of the series Another Life on Netflix and I just do not understand why so many people seem to hate this show. When I checked yesterday, it had a rating of 4.5 on IMDB. I went back last night and it was up to 4.7. And that’s where it remains this morning. (I have since watched the entire first season and my opinion hasn’t changed a bit. The show just got better.)

Finally a fast-paced action-packed science fiction show that doesn’t bog down in the personal dramas of every side character and villain. One with lighting that actually lets me see what’s happening. One that is diabolical in the use of cliffhangers, I admit. :D One that is fun to watch, but still manages to be touching enough to make me have to fight back tears near the end of one particular episode.

So yeah, I don’t get it.

Another Life is a decent little show, deserving of much better reviews than it’s getting.

As of 8/8:

Rotten Tomatoes – 6%

IMDB – 4.7

Google Users – 77% liked this TV show

Why the discrepancy?

I have one hypothesis, and it’s this: Netflix targeted the wrong audience with their trailer.

I watched the trailer when Netflix first sent it out to members, and it didn’t appeal to me at all. I wasn’t interested in watching this show based on that trailer. I just happened to be looking for something to watch yesterday after deciding I wasn’t up for another episode of Father Brown at the moment (I know, I know, but I have wide and varied television interests and mystery series is one of them :D). Anyway, I turned on Another Life and was hooked from the moment it skipped straight to the action.

The trailer misled me into thinking this would be an entirely different kind of show.

Another Life needs a new trailer. :)

I’d love to hear from other people who like this show. Any of you out there?

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Books Science Fiction Television Tie-in Merchandise

New Stargate SG-1 book: Infiltration

Infiltration book coverDespite the fact that Stargate SG-1 ended more than ten years ago, the series is still going in the media tie-in novels. This newest book is set during the time of “The Entity”, season four, and deals with the events leading up to that episode.

Infiltration aims to explain why the Entity chose Sam Carter as its host.

STARGATE SG-1 Infiltration by Susannah Parker Sinard

Why was Major Sam Carter chosen as a host by the alien invader in the STARGATE SG-1 episode “Entity”? In this exciting adventure we discover the mission that led the entity to its fateful decision…

Captured by the Goa’uld Lugh, Carter faces a hard choice: help repair a cloaking device that would give Lugh a dangerous advantage or allow SG-1 to be handed over to the System Lords. But all is not as it seems among the Goa’uld under Lugh’s command, and SG-1 soon find themselves recruited by underground operatives possessing a rare gift that allows them to infiltrate Lugh’s inner circle. However, it is a gift that comes at a terrible price—a price that may yet cost SG-1 their lives.

Meanwhile, the alien entity continues scanning SG-1’s mission reports in its quest to preserve its own life…

I haven’t read this one, but it sounds interesting so I might pick it up for myself. I like the idea of exploring more about the Entity. I’ve always thought that episode could use a follow up.

More at Barnes & Noble: Infiltration

More Stargate SG-1 novels at scififantasies.com