Wednesday, December 30, 2015

So Ends Another Year On the Blog

Once again, it is difficult to believe that another year has gone by.  The year 2015 is now, almost, in the rear-view mirror.

I have now been blogging here for eleven years, since I began in 2005, and I posted some celebratory posts in 2015 about the milestone.

Last time I checked, there have been over 7200 posts here, since the beginning.

Also, I devoted much time and energy in 2015 to celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Lost in Space (1965-1968), and the career of film director M. Night Shyamalan, who this year brought us the scary (and funny) The Visit. 

The blog this year also saw a week devoted to A Nightmare on Elm Street, James Bond’s return in Spectre, and, of course, Star Wars too.

We even celebrated a whopping three Friday the 13th holidays this year.

In related news, my latest book, The X-Files FAQ was also published in 2015 and (at least so far) has earned very positive reviews. I also have completed my first full year as a communications instructor (teaching public speech, journalism, intercultural communications, and other courses) at a local community college here in N.C.

So it’s fair to say I kept busy in 2015.

Looking ahead to 2016, the blog will mark the fiftieth anniversary of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek with weekly episode reviews of the classic series.

Also, The X-Files returns to television in a few short weeks, after a thirteen year hiatus. I’ll be blogging every new episode here too.

There’s much to look forward in the year ahead, including a new Star Trek film (in July). I am also planning to launch a kind of web-publication called “In Review” with volumes/issues looking at different TV shows and film franchises. I’m currently planning volumes on Millennium, The Starlost, Planet of the Apes, and Buck Rogers.I’ll be certain to post here more as the project develops.

As always, thank you for your continued readership and friendship.  I am happy we could spend 2015 year together and hope the same will be true for years to come.

 Happy 2016!


  1. John 2015 was an awesome year with your blog and 2016 sounds like will be even better. Happy New Year!


    1. Happy New Year to you, my friend! Thank you for making 2015 so much fun around here! You are the best SGB!

  2. John,
    I cannot say enough good things about you and your writings. Often, I will send links of your reviews to friends and colleagues with the simple comment, "THIS is what I'm trying to say to you about (insert film name here)."
    I really enjoy your style, wit and attention to detail. It is unmatched in my opinion.
    Looking forward to a great New Year, and wishing you all the best as we move into both new and old realms of genre entertainment!

  3. Good stuff, John, as always.

    Looking forward to your Star Trek reviews/watches. I started my own two years ago but have stopped, for some reason. Maybe you will influence me to continue my own takes...

    Lost in Space: the pain, the pain. You are a strong man, sir.