Fantastical Friday: Terra Nova, Zombie Apocalypse, and Captain Kirk vs. Columbus!

Video Goodness:

For today’s entry in the video log, I’ve got something REALLY special.  Hold onto your tricorders boys and girls!

I think it’s pretty obvious who won there.  But what do you think?

Okay, onwards!

On-Screen Goodness:

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock somewhere in the Andromeda Galaxy, you’ve probably heard of the new show stamped with the Spielberg mark of approval: Terra Nova.  Seriously, this is my new favorite show.  Time travel, futuristic weapons, dinosaurs, mystery, adventure, romance … what’s not to like?  It’s like the Swiss Family Robinson goes Twilight Zone.  It totally rocks my casbah. 

Of course, that may have something to do with the divinely delicious Jason O’Mara.  Nom, nom.  What can I say?  I’ve got a weakness for men of the Irish persuasion.

He also takes his shirt off.  A lot.  I am not opposed to this.  In fact, I think it should be a requirement.

If you watch one new show this season, check out Terra Nova.  You can thank me later.

Linky Goodness:

Now, ya’ll know I love Gene Lempp’s Designing from Bones series.  Well, this week he’s talking about ancient Greece and our theatrical roots.  It’s some fascinating stuff.

I get quoted for a post over on PJ Jones’s site.  Very exciting.

And just in time for Halloween, Jack Wallen talks Top Ten Horror Films and Ten Favorite Gore-Tastic Flims.

And finally, just in case you missed it, you want porn? I has porn!  Check out Piper Bayard’s hysterically funny post Invisible Art? That’s Nothing! We’ve Got Invisible Porn. 

Reading Goodness:

I’m reading some seriously good stuff this week.

First off, there’s the second installment of Jack Wallen’s I Zombie series: My Zombie My.  I have been looking forward to this book every since I read I Zombie I and so far, it hasn’t disappointed.

You can find MZM on Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes and Noble.  And at only $2.99, it’s a steal!

Next, I’m nearly through reading Nalini Singh’s Play of Passion from her Psy-Changeling series.  Let me just say Nalini is one of my all-time favorite writers.  The woman does urban fantasy and paranormal romance like Emeril does chicken.

And last, but by no means least, is M. Edward McNally’s epic fantasy The Sable City.  I used to read quite a lot of epic fantasy, but have kind of gotten out of it the last few years.  However, I’ve been hearing loads of good things about this book and the fact that it was inspired by Hawaiian/Polynesian history piqued my interest as it’s a bit of an usual inspiration for epic fantasy.  There are also DRAGONS!  So far, I’ve been really impressed.

The Sable City is also available on Amazon, Smashwords, and Barnes & Noble.

And that’s all she wrote.  Until next time.  Happy Friday!

8 thoughts on “Fantastical Friday: Terra Nova, Zombie Apocalypse, and Captain Kirk vs. Columbus!

  1. I hadn’t yet checked out Terra Nova but it looks awesome – after your review – I’ll definitely have to have myself a little peak! Great quotes over at PJ’s! Congrats…wonderful and well deserved!!!

  2. I keep missing Terra Nova, but I’m watching it next time, durnit! And now that I’ve been drooling over your Jason O’Mara photo, I’m sure to watch it. I’ve read works by Jack Wallen and M. Edward McNally. Love their stuff. I have yet to read Nalini Singh and I keeep telling myself I need to. So many books, so little time.

  3. OK so, I write for a Terra Nova site, which is how we got “hooked up”, so we already have the mutual O’Mara appreciation going on. What is it about Irish dudes that just makes some women, present company included, such panting morons? Seriously, I have been crushing hard on Liam Neeson since I saw him in Rob Roy, and practically every Irish actor since. O’Mara is just perfectly imperfect, just as I like ’em. And, he’s a good actor. Heh, who knew that mattered in Hollyweird? Shrug.

    I will pick up your zombie recommendations ASAP. I have to admit, have been very skeptical of all this zombie stuff. Perhaps it’s because I’m a sparkly vampire relic holdout? Don’t get me wrong, I lurve me some vampires of every kind. I guess I like my undead whole and pretty…not decomposing and shambling aimlessly in predatory hunger. Shrug again.

    THANK YOU for the invisible porn link. I am sitting here trying not to laugh my arse off and wake my husband up (it’s 3:30 AM here, and he obviously has more sense than I do, since he’s asleep…). Seriously, people PAY for this kind of stuff? A painting someone THOUGHT of? Where can I get in line to think up some stuff? I could definitely use the money…and I know when it comes to my imagination, here there do be dragons, so I think my imagined art would be spicy enough!

    OK enough rambling…thanks for the entry, I’ll be stalking,..I mean following…I think you’re my new writer chick crush. Deal with it! 😀

  4. Jessie! Welcome to my House of Insanity. All stalkers welcome. 😉

    And Irish men? Totally tasty. I heart Liam Neeson like whoa! I have no idea what it is. Perhaps it’s that wee bit of devil in their eyes?

    Hey, you could TOTALLY get $10k for that dragon painting you thought of. Maybe we could start our own gallery? lmao

    Now, go to sleep like a sensible person. 😉

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