There’s no kill like Avada Kedavra!

I recently went to London on vacation and one day it let me directly to King’s Cross station and Platform 9¾: (He had cute little Harry Potter glasses on but I don’t know this kid, so I will respect his privacy) And right beside that was of course a Harry Potter fan shop with all…

My History with DC Comics

A few years ago, DC Comics rebooted its entire comics universe with a The Flash event called Flashpoint. I have it both as book and animated movie: . After that 52 comic book lines were completely rebooted, thus it was dubbed “The New 52”. And I decided to get into it because it looked to…

Amazon’s sabotage!

Dear Mr. Bezos, the following may sound harsh but on the other hand we Germans are famed for being blunt and direct. I have a small blog on the internet which barely anyone reads but whenever someone unreasonably attacked Amazon Germany in the past I was there to defend it. Because I really do like…

The Hunger Games

I recently read The Hunger Games trilogy The story is about a post-apocalyptic world (i.e. North America) where there are no countries anymore. There are only 12 Districts and the Capitol. There used to be a 13th District but it was completely destroyed during the last rebellion of the Districts against the Capitol. Now the…

Tales of Magic Land

And now for something completely different: While browsing Wikipedia I stumbled upon an info I wanted to share with those of you who have children or grandchildren of your own. When I grew up one of my favourite stories was the one of the Zauberland (Magic Land) where a little girl from Kansas has adventures…

Shogun / Novelizations

The time I spend reading books is getting ever shorter (which is mostly due to my extensive TV consumption). But now I’ve finally managed to read three books again: This one I read because (surprise!) of the TV series of the same name with Richard Chamberlain in the main role. The novel takes place at…

TV Season 2009/2010 Diary, CW 07

Deutsche Version | CW 05-06 | CW 08-09 LOST 6×04 The Substitute This episode was much better. It didn’t give us many answers (if you consider the association of numbers and names an answer at all) but it’s a start and the off-island story was much more interesting (especially with seeing Katey Sagal again). It’s…

Star Trek: Countdown

Synopsis: Stardate 64333.4 (2384). Federation ambassador Spock has been living on Romulus for 40 years now when he discovers a terrible threat to the planet and the entire galaxy: A star is about to become an uncontrollable supernova that will eat itself through the universe. But the romulan senate cannot be convinced and so Spock…

First Blood

Deutsche Version Synopsis: Rambo is a young man who wanders aimlessly over the land. He is a “drifter”. Rambo was in Vietnam, he enlisted to get to a better unit than he would have if he had been drafted. For his services over there he got the Congressional Medal of Honor. Teasle is an older…

Comics / Graphic Novels

I’ve been reading the Buffy and Angel comics that represent the eighth / sixth season for a while now. And I have read good critics about the works of Frank Miller – he wrote the graphic novels Sin City and 300 which were made into movies and Christian Bale’s Batman is also based on his…