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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.


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

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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.


  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


  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


  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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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

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A Grimm find: The Mythology of Grimm

Mythology of Grimm book cover

Although The Mythology of Grimm was released a number of years ago, somehow I missed it. As a longtime fan of Grimm, and someone who rewatches the episodes whenever the mood strikes, it’s a nice piece to add to my fan collection.

The Mythology of Grimm by Nathan Robert Brown

NBC’s hit television series Grimm pits modern detective Nick Burkhardt of the Portland Police against a cast of terrifying villains—lifted directly from the pages of classic fairytales. In the world of the show, the classic stories are actually a document of real events, and Nick himself is descended from a long line of guardians, or Grimms, charged with defending humanity from the mythological creatures of the world.

From The Big Bad Wolf to Sleeping Beauty, The Mythology of Grimm explores the history and folkloric traditions that come into play during Nick’s incredible battles and investigations—tapping into elements of mythology that have captured our imaginations for centuries.

What I like about this kind of book is the ability gain insight into episodes and see them in a new light. It makes the old new again. :)

Click the image or the link for more information at Amazon.

More Grimm

Grimm Collection DVD and Blu-ray cover

If you’ve been missing Grimm and want to add the series to your fan collection, check out the Grimm complete collection on DVD or Blu-ray:

The Grimm Complete collection includes all six seasons and special features. A great addition to a Grimm fan’s collection. :)

There’s also the book tie-in series for Grimm that’s worth reading.

  1. The Icy Touch
  2. The Chopping Block
  3. The Killing Time

The links take you to Barnes and Noble for more information, or you can click the link above for the page on Scififantasies where you’ll find descriptions and cover images to goggle over.

For tie-in novels, Grimm has some of the best covers out there. (Most tie-in novels use a combination of promo shots of the actors and stock images and don’t always look that active, shall we say. The Grimm novels are better than most.) :)

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More Grimm Goodies

I have to say, I like the playing cards best, although the lunch box is just awesome. And the bust of Nick wins for top oddity in the bunch. I haven’t figured out what the Grimm Warlock series is just yet, but I sure do know what I could use those shot glasses for!

[They’re all gone now. Gotta be quick with the merchandise if you’re a fan/collector, because once a show is no longer airing it goes fast!]

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All Those Grimm Comics…

As someone who knows diddly about comics, I’m just going to throw it out there that I have no idea what “Photo Subscription Variant” means. But these are some awesome covers. I kind of like the photo covers, but I actually like the drawings best.

Grimm #2

Grimm #2 (Photo Subscription Variant)

Grimm #3 (Photo Subscription Variant)

Grimm #4

Grimm #4 (Photo Subscription Variant)

Grimm #5

Grimm #5 (Exclusive Photo Subscription Variant)

Grimm #6

Grimm #6 (Exc Photo Subscription Variant)

Grimm #7

Grimm #7 (Exc Photo Subscription Variant)

Grimm #8

Grimm #8 (Photo Subscription Variant)

Grimm #9

Grimm #9 (Photo Subscription Variant)

So does this mean they really are comics and not graphic novels? Yeah, I still don’t know the difference.

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Grimm: The Ultimate Companion Coming in … March 2014? You’re Kidding, Right?

Who doesn’t want an ultimate companion for a beloved show? But, uh, there’s a problem with this one, for Grimm. The book doesn’t come out until March 2014. Seems kind of … delayed. Or slow. Or maybe short-sighted is a better word. Or maybe there’s something in the book that can’t be there until the show has aired most of season 3. Or maybe they know something we don’t and the series is almost over and this will be the final word on all the Grimm goodness to be found on ABC this season.

Or maybe I’m stretching, like a short person for the toilet paper in Walmart (could it really get any higher up on the shelves?). It just seems to me that the best time to release something like this is when the series is just getting started with a new season. I mean, I believe there’ll be another season to come after this one, but the reality is, it isn’t guaranteed, at least as far as I know it’s not. Then again, maybe I don’t know a lot. Except that I’m short, and that Walmart hates short people. Thank God for Amazon.

So, here it is anyway. Just remember, you can pre-order if you want, but that’s going to be one long wait…

The book claims to be a 176 page paperback and it certainly does have a pretty cover. I might buy it just for that. Not that the picture is anything special (seriously, it’s the same one used on the comic book unless it gets changed), but just the way it’s put together with the title and the flourishes. Like I said, it’s pretty.

A full behind-the-scenes guide to the show, from costumes to special effects to make up and more, with exclusive production designs and images direct from the ABC studios!

Acclaimed show runners David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf reveal all about the development and ongoing creation of the show.

Read interviews with the entire cast of the show, including David Giuntoli (lead character Nick), Silas Weir Mitchell (Monroe), Bitsie Tulloch (Juliette Silverton) and more!


Available from the publisher at Penguin Random House

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Aunt Marie’s Book of Lore; More Grimm Goodness On the Way

On November 8, Aunt Marie’s Book of Lore is going to be available. You can get it now of course, but if you do, you won’t actually get it; it’ll be a pre-order.

Grimm: Aunt Marie's Book of Lore

Billed as “the real book of monsters,” it seems to me to be a clever little tie-in with the series that the more die-hard fans will get a kick out of. I love the idea of it, and I hope it lives up to the description that I’ve quoted below.


This in-universe book explores the monsters, weapons and potions in Grimm with detailed pictures and descriptions. The book is Aunt Marie’s recording of the supernatural creatures she and her fellow Grimms have to defeat!

Inspired by the classic Grimm Brothers’ fairy tales, Grimm is a cop-drama with a twist! A detective discovers he has the ability to see supernatural beings, including a reformed ‘Big Bad Wolf’ and the witch-like Hexebiester, along with many others.

And holy crap. Somebody thinks they’re going to like it…

Aunt Marie's Book of Lore Amazon rank (Nov 3, 2013)
Screencap: November 3, 2013

So there you go. Just one more thing to spend money on if you like Grimm.

Titan Books; November 8, 2013; 128 Page 11×8 Inch Paperback

You can find this book at most online book stores.

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Comic or Graphic Novel? You Tell Me. Grimm, Volume 1

Honest to God, I don’t really know the difference between comics and graphic novels, since neither are something I usually read. However, this is Grimm, and God knows I’ve about become obsessed with this show. Whatever it is, it has 112 pages.

See? Here are some screenshots of the interior. Beware, these screenshots could contain spoilers, so keep that in mind!


Comic or graphic novel? Is there really a difference? I’m all for someone enlightening me on this issue.

Grimm Volume 1

Grimm, Volume 1

Never-before-told stories, set in the world of the acclaimed NBC series, Grimm, by the show creators themselves! Homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt, joined by his mother Kelly, Hank, and Monroe, uncover family secrets long buried during their adventure in Europe. Hunted by Verrat soldiers, their quest to destroy the Coins of Zakynthos reveals dark secrets and promises death for a member of the cast!

From the sample pages on Amazon, it sounds like there’s going to be a lot of Nick’s kicking-ass mom in this book, and of course, a revisit of the Coins of Zakynthos myth from season 1 and season 2.

Available on November 19.

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The Walking Dead Board Game

Came across this Walking Dead Board Game at Think Geek today, and since I just came off a binge viewing session of The Walking Dead, I find myself noticing everything zombie these days.


I’ve only recently been introduced to cooperative games, having bought my first one a few months ago. It was called Forbidden Island and it was pretty cool. The Walking Dead board game seems like a perfect type of game for cooperative play. Anyway, I thought it might be interesting to add it to the site, so here it is. Click one of the links to go to the store where you can buy the board game or just find out a little bit more about it. It looks really cool and if you’re anything like me, you enjoy branching out when it comes to your favorite television shows.

walking_dead_board_game_parts walking_dead_board_game

Doesn’t it look awesome?! Going in my cart now… LOL.

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