All posts tagged: science fiction

I Rise Up

The long running science fiction show Dr. Who is well known for the wild adventures of it protagonist, an alien space and time traveler known as The Doctor, who battles bullies and injustice across the universe. Some of the show’s most poignant episodes however, are set right on earth. An episode from the shows more recent season finds the Doctor and her companions trying to thrwart the efforts of a time traveling parole who blames all of his hard times on the Civil Rights movement. He is determained to change the course of history by ensuring Rosa Parks never refuses to give up her seat on a Montgomery bus in 1955. At the end of the episode, they realize that the only way to ensure history plays out as it should is to remain on the fateful bus ride, ensuring that the bus is full enough that the driver will ask Rosa to give up her seat. This forces them to watch silently as Rosa refuses and is then arrested. The scene is set to …

Blood Orange Lemonade

There aren’t many fruits that I look forward to being in season during the winter, but blood oranges are definitely one of them. In season roughly November through May in the US,depending on where they are grown, they usually show up at my grocery store around mid January, but I start keeping an eye out for them in December. One of my favorite things to make with them is a flavored lemonade. It’s a little work, but more then worth it. I top mine with Blavod vodka for an extra kick (and macabre color), but it’s refreshing on its own as well. Blood Orange Lemonade: 1 cup blood orange juice – squeezed from about about four oranges 1 cup lemon juice- squeezed from about ten small lemons 1/4 cup orange juice- squeezed from one orange 3 cups water 3/4 cup simple syrup One blood orange sliced One lemon sliced Combine all ingredients in a pitcher and let sit for at least an hour. Top with vodka for an extra kick.

Strange Happenings in July

Each month I look for TV shows, movies, and events to look forward to.  July 2nd Peter Tremblay’s collection of short horror stories Growing Things and Other Stories debuts. July 3rd The new horror movie Midsomer, written and directed by  Ari Aster (Hereditary), is released in theaters. The film follows a couple as their visit to a small town in Sweden turns from relaxing to increasingly more disturbing.  July 4 Season Three of  Stranger Things is available for streaming on Netflix. It’s summer in Hawkings, Indiana, and danger still looms over the town. The show’s characters will grapple with both impending adulthood and evolving evil. July 9th WGN debuts drama series The Disappearance. Originally aired in Canada in 2017, the show centers around the abrupt disappeared of a 10 year old boy, and the unexpected impact it has on the rest of the family. July 13 Embrace Your Geekness Day is always celebrated on July 13th. Whether your knowledge in and enthusiasm for is math or comics, show it off with pride today! July 16 Full …