Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets hits theaters this weekend. Since Space Station Wagon is a survey of scifi and a conspectus of comics, I thought I'd clue any curious cats in. Valerian and Laureline is a French comic strip written by Pierre Christin and illustrated by artist Jean-Claude Mezieres, first published in … Continue reading What the Hell is Valerian? – A Brief Background of the Comic Strip
Spoilers for Alien: Covenant ahead... The Space Station Wagon Team went out to the movies last weekend to see Alien: Covenant, and it was far better than the early reviews would lead you to believe. I had thought about letting this one slide by...but then decided against it because A; I love Alien movies, and … Continue reading Space Station Wagon Movie Review – Alien: Covenant
I celebrated Easter by watching the classic film The Day the Earth Stood Still the other night. In the movie, a man comes to Earth with a message of peace; only to be hassled by government and the military. He walks among us, taking the name Carpenter (first name John, J.C. - like John Carpenter, … Continue reading Happy Easter!
When I was a boy we had a VHS tape full of wonders, a video that took me back to the humid swamps and icy tundras of the ancient world. I can't remember where or when my parents got it for me, and I know it was lost long before our last VCR ever broke … Continue reading Wah Chang’s Dinosaurs: The Terrible Lizards
Was it for best original song? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkqyIoYAXV8 * It was actually for Best Makeup. Congrats to Alessandro Bertolazzi and Christopher Allen Nelson!
Disclaimer: I read these novels back in middle school (when I should have been discovering actual literature), so I'm going on memory for this entry (with some help from the friendly folks over at Wookieepedia, which is where you can go for more in-depth and un-biased information on these devices). *header image by Bill Hughes, … Continue reading Attack Rundown – The Superweapons of the Star Wars Universe Part III: The Sun Crusher
Welcome back! Finally worked up the courage to venture out of your hidden Rebel bases, or have you simply realized there is no escape from a superweapon that can annihilate an entire star system from the other side of the galaxy? In our last installment we learned how any large starship can be used to … Continue reading Attack Rundown – The Superweapons of the Star Wars Universe Part II: Starkiller Base
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is just days away, and unless you've been watching the trailers through the lenses of a stormtrooper helmet you're probably aware that it's going to feature the Death Star. The Death Star is one of the most iconic elements of the Star Wars universe, everyone knows about it even … Continue reading Attack Rundown: The Superweapons of the Star Wars Universe – Part 1
No spoilers! This is purely SpaceStationWagon Speculation! If you don't want to hear it, don't scroll down past the sweet Rogue One images below. I'm going to keep typing for a while because if I don't make a big enough block of text here, the beginning of the next paragraph will still be visible on … Continue reading I Think I’ve Figured Out The Ending of Rogue One (A Star Wars Story)
Sorry for the paucity of updates Wagoners, but there will be more SpaceStationWagon goodness coming at you from the edge of the solar system soon. In the meantime enjoy this great movie that we watched the other night; Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust. The film has an interesting backstory; it was made to be released theatrically … Continue reading SpaceStationWagon Movie Night – Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust