A Star Wars Tribute to Carrie Fisher

A Star Wars Tribute to Carrie Fisher

Yesterday was the first day of Orlando’s Star Wars Celebration, with panels, guests (including Chuck Wendig of terribleminds.com) and everything Star Wars.

A beautiful video celebrating the incredible Carrie Fisher has been released.

As a girl, Princess Leia (along with Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman and Lindsay Wagner’s Bionic Woman), was one of my icons.  I was shown strong and beautiful women who not only shaped my views of women but also started my love of sci-fi.

Here is the tribute from yesterday at the convention with George Lucas, Kathleen Kennedy, and daughter Billie Lourd.

The world lost a badass woman (and sadly, we lost her mother Debbie Reynolds a day  later).  The legacy that she has left, just like the universe that Leia lived in, will endure for a very long time.

Out of all the pictures and quotes that I could have picked, this one seemed to suit her best.

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CARRIE, MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU….ALWAYS.

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1st Anniversary/ My Favourite Posts

1st Anniversary/ My Favourite Posts

Happy anniversary to me!

Hi everyone!  It was one year ago (April 11th to be exact) that I did my first post for this blog.  I’ve covered a fair bit of ground since then, from opinions and interviews, to poetry and reblogs.

To celebrate, I would like to share a few of my favourite posts.  These are not necessarily my most popular, but ones that I particularly enjoyed putting together.  Check them out!

Conventions:  Cosplay – as a regular attendee of Fan Expo Canada, I used this event to do a series of posts on various aspects of a typical convention.  One of my favourites was covering cosplay.  It is one of the most expressive forms of fandom that you will ever see, and the talent and originality of the costumes are always one of the highlights of any convention.

Convention Artist Interviews – These were just fun.  Liz Parkes, Ken Wheaton and Alex Chung gave me a chance to try out my interviewer skills and each offered a unique glimpse into the world of the convention artist.

The Perfect Writer’s Block – This was my first WRITER post and the how I met some of my online writing friends.  It was also my first chance to work my way back to becoming a writer.

Stephen King, Madness and the Monster – This was one of those posts that just HAPPENED.  I came across King’s essay for Playboy and it just evolved from there.

W.I.G.’s Top 20 Awesome Canadian Sci-Fi Film Stars – I will never underestimate the time it takes to do a list like this EVER AGAIN….but it was fun!  I even did a second one.

Space Oddities-08.21.2016: TNO Niku – My first Space Oddities post.  This is still one of  the coolest articles that I have come across.  Unfortunately there have been changes to the site of the second article and it can no longer be viewed.

What Is Mom Guilt Teaching Our Kids? – It’s okay to be a parent who isn’t perfect.

The Writers’ Party – Sometimes you just need a little motivation from some people who know a thing or two about the craft.

A Writer’s Conversation with Her Madness  – To keep sane, you need to go a little mad.

My own little writing quotes – For those times that you just need a boost.

Space Oddities-10.30.2016: ISS tour and Artificial Meteors – The International  Space Station and meteors on demand.  How cool is this!!!

I have really enjoyed working on this blog and it was great to stroll down memory lane.   🙂

Feel free to comment and share any posts of mine that you have enjoyed!

Thanks for everything guys!!!   🙂  🙂 🙂

 

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Ten of My Favourite Sci-Fi TV Theme Songs

Ten of My Favourite Sci-Fi TV Theme Songs

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Top 10 list and given my love of music, I think that this type of list was due.  I have more songs than this but to keep it simple, here are 10 of my favourite sci-fi TV show theme songs.  These are in NO PARTICULAR ORDER because I kept changing things around so much that I drove myself crazy. 🙂

All the videos are courtesy of YouTube and the composer information is courtesy of Wikipedia and Memory Alpha Wiki.

 

Buffy the Vampire SlayerNerf Herder – I have the soundtrack for the series plus The Chosen One collection.  Yeah, I liked the show.   🙂

 

Babylon 5Christopher Franke – Yeah, I have the series and the soundtrack for this one too.  I used the themes from Season 1 and 3 in my  W.I.G.’s Top Ten Sci-Fi Captains but I had to go with the Season 4 here because it was just so powerful.

 

Doctor WhoMurray Gold version – This is from the BBC Proms 2010.  What better way to listen to the theme than with a few of the Doctor’s “friends”.

 

Star Trek:  Deep Space Nine – Dennis McCarthy – Looking at all of the Star Trek themes out there, I picked this one because it just seems to “tell a story”.

 

Stargate SG-1 – Joel Goldsmith – Loved this show and had a total crush on Amanda Tapping.  🙂 – I own the series collection too.

 

Stargate Atlantis – also by Joel Goldsmith – A great spin-off to a great series.

 

Angel – Darling Violetta – The Sanctuary – I’m taking liberties here.  This is an extended version (from a Youtuber called BuffyIsRock) and mixes the seasons, but it does such an awesome job that I just had to choose it.

 

Firefly – Sonny Rhodes/Joss Whedon – The Ballad of Serenity – I could not find a copy of the opening credits AND the theme song anywhere   😦  .  Brilliant show gone before its time….thank goodness for the movie and DVD.

 

Xena:  Warrior Princess – Joseph LoDuca – The opening credits’ narration drowns out the music, so I found this video instead so that you can enjoy the amazing song in its entirety. Cool fact from the show’s Wikipedia page….

The theme music was developed from the traditional Bulgarian folk song “Kaval sviri,” sung by the Bulgarian State Television Female Vocal Choir. The original “Kaval sviri” can be heard where Xena races into battle in the Hercules episode “Unchained Heart.”

 

 

….and sometimes you just have to go with a real classic…

Battlestar Galactica (1978) – Stu Phillips – This show was one of the reasons that I fell in love with sci-fi in the first place.

 

 

If you liked this post, and my sci-fi captains post above (see Babylon 5), feel free to click below and see who I think are some of Canada’s top sci-fi film stars.

W.I.G.’s Top 20 Awesome Canadian Sci-Fi Film Stars

 

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