All posts by Eoghann Irving

Overly opinionated owner and author of eoghann.com. You can get updated on his posts directly on the blog here or through the usual social networking suspects. What? You expected me to say something interesting here? That's what the blog posts are for.
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Ten Classic Sci-Fi Movies To Watch On Netflix

While it's selec­tion of the latest movies is incon­sis­tent at best, if you're a fan of older science fiction and fantasy movies then Netflix can be quite a treat. What follows is a list of 10 movies that Netflix cate­go­rizes as classic scifi. Though their use of the word classic seems… liberal.

Even if you don't have Netflix these are movies that are worth watching should you get the chance. Though in some cases I wouldn't recom­mend actu­ally buying them.

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Doctor Who Review: S08E09 — Flatline

Oh this was such a good episode. Doctor Who is a juggling act and th best episodes manage to give you humor, fear, action and a big idea all in a single package. It's not easy, but when it works it's great. This worked. Writer Jamie Math­ieson came through with a script that was actu­ally even stronger than Mummy On The Orient Express, which is no small achievement.

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Positivity Is Not A Bad Thing — Project Hieroglyph's Push For Positive Science Fiction

In the last couple of decades the tone of science fiction has been over­whelm­ingly pessimistic. There's a cultural notion of late that it's more real­istic to portray every­thing as going wrong and being bad. Because that's what life is. Except it isn't. When looked at statis­ti­cally life is over-all better than it was 40 or 50 years ago.

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The Wolves Of West Virginia Part 3 — Like A Thief In The Night

This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series The Wolves Of West Virginia

The route to Shep­herd­stown is very dark at night. I mention it because all those twists and turns I talked about earlier are partic­u­larly fun when you can't see them coming.  So my second trip to the town took signif­i­cantly longer than the first. Not that I was really in that much of a hurry. I mean, I was about to break into an apart­ment (for the second time that day) and hunt for a book about were­wolves in a town where were­wolves appar­ently resided.

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