Greg Howley

Married white male, avid indoorsman, enjoys long walks in West Hartford center, lindy hop, heavy warjacks, the circle of fifths, common table expressions, and THAC0.

A Tour of Eight Epic Fantasy Series

Epic fantasy is characterized by powerful protagonists, a setting in which magic exists, and a potentially world-ending threat that our…

November 21, 2021

My Favorite Sci Fi Alternate Histories

The alternate timeline is a fascinating concept. The idea of an alternate universe in which history has played out differently…

September 16, 2021

Phase Four: MCU Programming Coming in 2021

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has brought us some outstanding programming. The MCU has moved on to Phase Four, and we…

May 22, 2021

Amazon’s ‘Invincible’ Is Excellent, But Don’t Show Your Kids

The new cartoon 'Invincible' on Amazon Prime has a voice cast that features J.K. Simmons, Steven Yeun, Sandra Oh, Walton…

April 9, 2021

Announcing Avatar Studios

Nickelodeon announced this week that they're launching Avatar Studios. The two co-creators of 'Avatar: The Last Airbender,' Michael DiMartino and…

February 28, 2021

Analyzing the ‘Wandavision’ Commercials, Part 2

The eighth episode of 'Wandavision' handed us answers to a great many questions, but what I thought was even more…

February 27, 2021

Analyzing the ‘Wandavision’ Commercials

'WandaVision' has turned out to be a great show - so much better than I'd expected. It's continuing the story…

February 18, 2021

A GeekDad Preview of 2021 Movies

This year has not been a good one for theatrical films. Half of the films we previewed last year are…

December 13, 2020

Kickstarter Tabletop Alert: ‘Freedom Five’, A Sentinels Comics Board Game

Greater Than Games has a new board game successor to the mega-hit card game Sentinels of the Multiverse, and the…

October 21, 2020

GeekDad Review: ‘Spirit Island Digital’

In 'Spirit Island,' settlers are colonizing an island, and the island's spirits and the native Dahan are resisting that colonization.…

August 22, 2020

For Love of Video Game Music

I've loved video game music since my days on the Commodore 64, when I would listen to SID Player music…

August 13, 2020

Preparing for Season Two of ‘The Umbrella Academy’

The second season of Netflix's 'Umbrella Academy' comes out on July 31, 2020. In preparation, I've re-watched the first season.…

July 10, 2020

Revisiting HBO’s ‘Watchmen’

When I heard about a television series being made based on 'The Watchmen,' I was immediately skeptical, as I've seen…

June 13, 2020

3 Off-Brand X-Men Movies to Stream During Quarantine

They're not technically X-Men movies, but these three films all have a similar theme: individuals with special powers who are…

April 28, 2020

Quarantine Streaming: Science Fiction You May Have Missed

With all of us quarantined at home, it's likely you've already streamed all the Tiger King you can stomach. Perhaps…

April 2, 2020

2020 Is The Year of The Dresden Files: “Peace Talks” & More!

Jim Butcher has announced not one but two new novels in The Dresden Files series this year. After Peace Talks…

March 24, 2020

Internet Classics: Eric Conveys an Emotion

Back in the late '90s, when no websites had video and many had no pictures, it took far less to…

February 14, 2020

‘The Tick’: Twenty-Five Years, Three Series, One Great Character

Mitch Roush and Jake Owens of the Watching Comics Podcast have just come out with an episode in which they…

February 9, 2020

Thoughts on the MCU and Secret Identities

Have you noticed that superheroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have either lost their secret identities, or else never had…

January 23, 2020

Thoughts on the ‘Morbius’ Trailer

The new Morbius trailer had some interesting easter eggs that are worth a closer look.

January 16, 2020

Internet Classics: Homestar Runner

If you've never heard of Homestar Runner, you either weren't online in the early 2000s, or else you just plain…

January 14, 2020

‘Wheel of Time’ Casting Update

If you're not familiar with the 'Wheel of Time' book series, you may not know these characters. But those of…

January 10, 2020

Upcoming SciFi Shows in 2020

With streaming services, there's a lot of science fiction coming out for TV this year. What sounds the best?

January 9, 2020

Science Fiction Books Coming to the Screen

Big screen, small screen, no matter. In 2020, the lines are sometimes blurred.

December 18, 2019

Internet Classics: Real Ultimate Power

Real Ultimate Power was ostensibly dedicated to a teen boy's fascination with ninjas, but was in fact a parody. The…

December 11, 2019

Celebrating the Second Season of Amazon’s ‘The Tick’

In the past few years, Amazon has re-imagined 'The Tick' as series geared towards adults, and while the initial season…

December 7, 2019

“Black Widow” Trailer

Marvel has released a trailer for the upcoming 2020 movie "Black Widow". Click through to watch the trailer for Natasha…

December 3, 2019

A Geekdad Preview of 2020 Movies

For someone who enjoys good movies as much as myself, I've had trouble finding non-Marvel films that I've really enjoyed…

November 21, 2019

Internet Classics: All Your Base Are Belong to Us

"All Your Base Are Belong to Us" is one of the internet's earliest memes. The astoundingly poor Chinese to English…

November 12, 2019

Internet Classics: Radiskull and Devil Doll

The meme-riddled internet moves pretty quickly, and many of the internet's original viral sensations have sunk into near obscurity. Hence,…

October 31, 2019

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