I’m the Map, I’m the Map

In the early 1980s, as an early teen, while on the Staten Island Ferry with my grandfather, I remember seeing the strangest thing—a map of the New York City subway that just seemed wrong. I loved the New York subway system and pretty much had the entire system committed to memory. (I kinda still do,…

What are you Doing, Dave? – The Starlost [TV Show]

The Starlost Created by Harlan Ellison Broadcast in 1973 – 74 One season – 16 episodes Available on Roku and Youtube The giant Earthship Ark — man’s greatest and final achievement — out of control, drifting through deep space over 800 years into the far future. Its passengers, descendants of the last survivors of the dead…

For Your Listening Pleasure – Bending Realities

Welcome to our “For Your Listening Pleasure” series, where we highlight and showcase podcasts and radio dramas that we enjoy. Admittedly, I, Modoc, lean heavily toward radio dramas, but I hope you won’t hold that against me. So, sit back, stay awhile, and maybe you’ll find something new for your listening pleasure. In this installment,…

Off With Your Head – The Green Knight Movie Review

The Green Knight is a fantasy film released in July of 2021, based on the Arthurian Tale of “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.” At the time of this writing, it is still in some theaters and is available for streaming rental. I should preface this with a caveat—I’m pretty far from an Arthurian scholar…

Everything They Touch Rots – A Review of Mexican Gothic

Mexican Gothic Author: Silvia Moreno-Garcia Publisher: Del Ray / Penguin Random House Page Count: 320 Available Formats: Ebook & Print [E]verything they touch rots. Wuthering Heights meets Dracula meets The Shadow Over Innsmouth? I first heard of Mexican Gothic’s author Silvia Moreno-Garcia,  at Necromicon back in September of 2019. She was speaking at a panel on…

Dungeons, Dragons, and Rock n’ Roll – Loot The Body

Hex Volume One Artist: Loot the Body Released: June 4, 2021 Available at: Bandcamp $6 We get a lot of requests for reviews here at Rolling Boxcars. Most are for roleplaying games for us to review. Though once in a while, we get a request for something adjacent. These adjacent topics to the hobby of Roleplaying…

Dune – A Novel Review

Dune Author: Frank Herbert Publisher: Ace Available Formats: Print & Audio Book Print – Price Varies A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct. This every sister of the Bene Gesserit knows. To begin your study of the life of Muad’Dib, then, take care that you first…

By the Lords of Kobol—Battlestar Galactica (Classic)

Battlestar Galactica (Classic) Original Aired: 1978-1980 (Two Seasons) Available on: Tubi “There are those who believe that life here began out there, far across the universe,  with tribes of humans who may have been the forefathers of the Egyptians, or the Toltecs, or the Mayans. They may have been the architects of the great pyramids…

For Your Listening Pleasure: Here Be Ghosts!

Welcome to our “For Your Listening Pleasure” series, where we highlight and showcase podcasts and radio dramas that we enjoy. Admittedly, I, Modoc, lean heavily toward radio dramas, but I hope you won’t hold that against me. So, sit back, stay awhile, and maybe you’ll find something new for your listening pleasure. In this installment,…

Biddi-Biddi-Biddi — Buck Rogers in the 25th Century [TV Show]

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Original Aired: 1979-1981 (Two Seasons) Available on: Tubi “The year is 1987, and NASA launches the last of America’s deep space probes. In a freak mishap, Ranger 3 and its pilot, Captain William ‘Buck’ Rogers, are blown out of their trajectory into an orbit which freezes his life support…