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Netflix releases final The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance trailer

Thirty-seven years after The Dark Crystal debuted we finally get to go back to the world of Thra. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is a prequel to the original movie and follows three Gelflings who discover the where the Skeksis get their powers. Upon finding this they set out to start a rebellion and save their world.

The release date for The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is August 30th on Netflix and will be a 10 episode series.

Are you old enough to have seen the original The Dark Crystal in the movie theaters in 1982? Find out more by clicking on The Dark Crystal!


A. Lee Martinez Finally Gets What He Deserves . . .

his book turned into a movie! One of his earlier works, Gil’s All Fright Diner, was bandied about but eventually passed on.

The synopsis from Simon and Schuster reads:

Constance Verity has been saving the world since she was seven, and she’s sick of it. She sets off on one last adventure to reset her destiny and become the one thing she’s never been: ordinary.

Ever since she was granted a wish at birth by her fairy godmother, Constance Verity has become the world’s great adventurer. She is a master of martial arts, a keen detective, and possesses a collection of strange artifacts. Constance has spent the past twenty-eight years saving the world, and she’s tired of it. All she wants is to work in an office and date a nice, normal guy. And she’s figured a way out. The only problem is that saving the world is Constance’s destiny. She’s great at it, and there are forces at work to make sure she stays in the job.

Then again, it’s also her destiny to have a glorious death.

Awkwafina will also be in the upcoming Marvel film Shang-Chi.

Awkwafina is also starring in Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell” after she broke out last year in “Crazy Rich Asians” and “Ocean’s Eight.” Additionally, she’s attached to the Marvel feature “Shang-Chi”; “Jumanji: the Next Level,” “The Prom,” to be directed by Ryan Murphy and starring Meryl Streep and Nicole Kidman; and “The Little Mermaid” remake for Disney. She is represented by UTA, Artists First and attorney Isaac Dunham of Schreck Rose.

Raffo’s credits include writing “The Relic” and “Dragon: the Bruce Lee Story” along with the Black List script “Renko Vega and the Jennifer Nine.” He is repped by APA and attorney Tanya Mallean.

Shestack’s credits include “Air Force One,” “The Last Seduction,” “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past” and “Before I Fall.” He’s currently developing “Old Man’s War” as an original film at Netflix.


I’ve been aware of Lee and his work since my days with Borders back in 2009. Gil’s All Fright Diner was the first book that I read of his and I couldn’t put it down. Others followed, all great reads and he was cool enough to do a signing at our Grand Opening back in 2014 at A Galaxy Called Dallas Comics.

Here’s to seeing more of his works come to life on the big screen!

A. Lee Martinez – No image of his face can be found. He’s so elusive, this one!

Allow myself to introduce . . . myself

My name is James Pickering and I am a geek. In general, though I’m also a nerd about certain things. But mainly a geek.

I was married for a very short eight years to a most beautiful, care-free, fun-loving woman who gave me a daughter. That daughter is almost 10 and grows and matures every day.

For five years I ran a local hobby blog chronicling geek life in Dallas, Texas. In 2014, I turned that blog into an actual comic book shop and it survived almost five years.

I now find myself turning fifty-one in two weeks, and it’s like I’m starting over again. Trying to figure out what to do with my life. What’s my next step now that I don’t have a shop anymore?

For one thing, I need to concentrate on me, my daughter and giving myself more time to grieve over my loss. I gave myself a year and during that time lost a brother. I should have taken more time.

I also feel like I have so much to give back to others and so I’ve created this blog to write about this and that and pass along information that I believe is of interest. By creating a new blog, I can seperate it from the old, so that there is no confusion. And as I said, to get a fresh start on this next phase of life.

I love comics and movies. I am an avid reader and science-fiction nut. I’ve been playing Dungeons & Dragons since 1977. I love old pulp novels, serials such as Flash Gordon, and cool artwork. I love underground and new wave (80’s) music and was a local club DJ for twelve years. Now that I have a young daughter, I find myself a big supporter of teachers and am always looking for ways to improve their arsenal of tools in educating my child. And I do the same for small businesses.

So, you will find me talking about all of these things here. And I hope that you will find something useful that you can take and put to use in your daily life or that will add a little sunshine to that life. And I hope that it will keep you coming back.

Galacitc Daddy and Lilly Bug, at your service!