I was thinking of getting an Xbox One, but this looks like a better deal


As good as the Xbox One is, I don’t think you can get Bustout, let alone Super Bustout, for it. With Radio Shack’s TRS-80 Color Computer, it’s available for only $19.99.

Also, the TRS-80 Color Computer is endorsed by a man named Isaac Asimov, best known for writing the novel adaptation of the Will Smith’s blockbuster movie, I, Robot. I’m sure that in the course of writing the novel adaptation for I, Robot, Mr. Asimov had to learn a lot about computers and artificial intelligence. If he says the TRS-80 Color Computer is a very serious, hard-working computer, then I believe him.

If he ever says anything nice about the Xbox One, I’ll take that into consideration too.

Short Film: ‘Interview With a Time Traveler’

The synopsis:

A time traveler meets with a journalist in a hotel room under the guise of sharing their story for an article, but what the journalist doesn’t know is that the time traveler has an ulterior motive for inviting him that will change his life forever.

I enjoyed this.

I think I like short films. They tend to get right to the matter with no filler. Plus, they usually mesh nicely with my short attention span.

Syfy Network cancels ‘The Wil Wheaton Project’

Syfy Network cancels 'The Wil Wheaton Project'

The SyFy Network has cancelled the The Wil Wheaton Project. Technically, they have decided not to pick it up for another year. At least that is what Wil Wheaton is saying on his blog.

This is really bad news. I didn’t start watching it until about halfway into its run and I liked it. A lot. It was a lot like a geeky version of Tosh.0, only funny and more entertaining. I thought the show was also getting better with each episode.

I don’t understand why the SyFy Network couldn’t give the show more of a chance. If there’s not room on the SyFy Network for a quality show like The Wil Wheaton Project, what good are they?

The Wil Wheaton Project was a good show. It deserved to be picked up for another year.

Netflix debuts ‘original’ anime series


Netflix now has its own original anime series, except not really. Knights of Sidonia, a Japanese 12-episode science fiction animated series, began streaming exclusively on the service on July 4. Knights of Sidonia, unlike House of Cards or Orange is the New Black, isn’t really a Netflix original. Netflix obtained the exclusive distribution rights here in the United States. That doesn’t make it original.

I canceled my Netflix account some time ago, but plan on activating it again when the fourth and final season of The Killing debuts on Netflix August 1. I did the same thing for the second season of House of Cards. I finished the second season and then checked out the other Netflix streaming content. When I realized it was the same old stuff they had before, most of it available on Amazon Prime Instant Video for free with the Prime Membership, I canceled Netflix again.

I don’t remember Netflix having good anime available for streaming. I guess it’s good that they’re investing in Knights of Sidonia, which by all accounts, seems to be a good series. I haven’t read any hateful, negative reviews for it.

Here’s a trailer for Knights of Sidonia:

Poster from the ‘Star Wars’ soundtrack


The Star Wars soundtrack, scored by John Williams and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, was released in 1977. It was a double LP album and it included a nifty looking poster. It featured the artwork of science fiction artist John Berkey. It showed brave and courageous T.I.E pilots protecting a space station, their home, against the dishonorable scum from the Rebel Alliance.

It was a sad day for the Empire, but it made for a visually striking poster.