"If you ask 'Should we be in space?' you ask a nonsense question. We are in space."   -Frank Herbert

THE CALCULATING STARS, A No Spoiler Review of the Novel:

By Susi Jensen | May 15, 2020 |

THE CALCULATING STARS, by Mary Robinette Kowal A Short Review I highly recommend reading or listening to this novel. Below are 4 reasons why I loved it… Lots of dynamic female characters, told in first person by a female pilot/mathematician Well-written prose, making it easy to read and enjoy The characters are well drawn and…

What Would Ripley Do? A Re-Watch of ALIEN During Covid Quarantine

By Susi Jensen | April 30, 2020 |

I sort of missed it and gonna blame that on COVID19, but April 26 is the day the scifi community celebrates the Alien Franchise. Today, a little late, I’m re-watching ALIEN and feel there are some great lessons for the 2020 human host of COVID19   Five Lessons Ripley Can Teach Us About Living with…

When Science Fiction Brings History Alive

By Susi Jensen | April 11, 2020 |

I love science fiction, dreaming about the future, imagining what our life in outer space might look like someday, but my passion for the genre has as much to do with the past as it does with the future. Science fiction shows us the future but also has the ability to teach us about our…

SUPERMAN SMASHES THE KLAN ISSUE 3, A Review Without Spoilers

By Susi Jensen | March 18, 2020 |

Read All Three Issues of SUPERMAN SMASHES THE KLAN You Won’t Be Sorry Short Review: Here’s why you need to read all three… Comic book action and a great story Relatable kid characters who make poor or good choices and learn from them Even Superman grows and changes History lesson combined with Gene Luen Yang…

AD ASTRA, A Review With Minor Spoilers

By Susi Jensen | February 18, 2020 |

  Why Watch AD ASTRA? Five Reasons… Meaningful story that unfolds with a tense, creepy vibe More family friendly than a lot of current scifi If you happen to be a Brad Pitt fan, he’s pretty much in every scene of this film with a lot of closeups. Has to be on your bucket list.…

SUPERMAN SMASHES THE KLAN, Part 2

By Susi Jensen | January 23, 2020 |

SUPERMAN SMASHES THE KLAN Part 2 hit comic book stores in December. It’s over a month old and I have been delinquent in reviewing it, until today. This story is appropriate for just about all readers. Rated PG. For a review of Part 1, see this no spoiler review Warning: This review will have spoilers if…

WHY MANDALORIAN? No Spoiler Review of Season 1

By Susi Jensen | January 2, 2020 |

So, yes…our family is following the trend. We viewed the much talked about THE MANDALORIAN this past holiday vacation. If you count the fact that we (my husband and I and our two kids in their twenties) actually plunked ourselves down in theater seats and watched the new Skywalker film, our eyeballs were largely captivated…

Don’t Miss the German-made Television Series, DARK. My No Spoiler Review

By Susi Jensen | December 6, 2019 |

Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese, co-creators of DARK, sold their masterful production to Netflix sometime in 2016-17. It began streaming in December 1, 2017. Rated PG-13 (a couple of sex scenes more than graphic violence). This series is dubbed in English. It’s done well, you’ll likely not notice after watching for a few minutes.…

INTO THE DARK: NEW YEAR, NEW YOU Review Without Spoilers

By Susi Jensen | November 26, 2019 |

Another Delta plane flight, another dive into Hulu’s offerings. I haven’t yet paid for Hulu’s streaming service. Maybe I will. I’ve been impressed with their original productions. What I viewed today, my second INTO THE DARK* episode, this one celebrating New Year’s Day: NEW YEAR, NEW YOU. This film is 84 minutes long, rated R…

INTO THE DARK: ALL THAT WE DESTROY, A No Spoiler Review

By Susi Jensen | October 31, 2019 |

ALL THAT WE DESTROY is a Hulu original written by Sean Keller and Jim Agnew, directed by Chelsea Stardust. The series, INTO THE DARK, is a Hulu concept, a horror anthology series in the vein of The Twilight Zone, though each production is as long as a feature film. In the show’s first season, Hulu…

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