Battlestar Galactica

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Places to Drink Alone

    As our sister blog Eating...Our Words does, from time to time Rocks Off will be giving your our picks for the top taverns in various Houston-area neighborhoods. Of course, the lines can be porous, but here anything with a TABC license that cannot reasonably be considered either a restaurant, coffeeh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    ShipRocked: A Monstrous Final Day On the Ocean

    A few weeks ago, Rocks Off's Kevin Ramer shoved off on the 2012 edition of ShipRocked, which bills itself as "the ultimate rock music cruise vacation." These are his reports. The fourth and final full day of the ShipRocked cruise is a full day at sea. After partying late into the night on Thursday, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Sampler Plate: This Week in Food Blogs

    OC Weekly: In response to our response to his original post (how meta) on the five most influential American cities in Mexican cuisine, the OC Weekly's Gustavo Arellano admits that Houston has been influential in the development of Mexican cuisine. Just not in the ways that you're thinking. Delicio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    Chutzpah and Cat Cora on Top Chef: Texas

    ​I still don't have DVR, but I do now have a refurbed Roku box from Woot, which is nice. I mention this because any single episode of Battlestar Galactica that you can stream from Netflix is a million times better -- no hyperbole here, I really mean a million times better -- than any single episod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Build-A-Bar: Bärenjäger Honey Liqueur

    Photo by Nicholas L. HallBears, bait, Battlestar Galactica.​A few days ago on Twitter, I commented on the strange turns my job has taken of late, migrating into areas that fall outside of my actual job description by a good margin. My friend Phaedra and I joked back and forth about it for a wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    Cowboys Are Weird: 10 Odd, Often Kinky, Vintage Comic Book Covers

    Cowboys & Aliens was the latest failed attempt to bring back the Western in any form possible, but even if the movie had succeeded it wouldn't have ushered in a cowboy-loving era like before 1970. Cowboys were everywhere, including comic books. And some of those comic book covers were, well, a litt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Non-Transformers Robot Movies We'd Like to See

    ​I have nothing against robots, per se. Some of the greatest antagonists in sci-fi have been fearsome automatons like those found in Fred Saberhagen's Berserker series, or the Terminator, or the...Battle Android Troopers (B.A.T.s) from G.I. Joe. I guess. And although robot offerings in recent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2011

    Pop Rocks: We Don't Need Another Star Wars

    You ain't seen nothing yet.​If you're one of those wondering what the delay is with the planned live-action Star Wars TV show, wonder no longer: George Lucas has said that he has 50 hours worth of a new Star Wars TV series ready, but is waiting for a new technological breakthrough before it c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Gothic Council Debates Possible Sandman TV Series

    ​Now that we've finally seen something as difficult as Alan Moore's Watchmen turned into a decent, if not groundbreaking, film, the question on many comic fans' minds is whether or not the long-awaited adaptation of Neil Gaiman's Sandman may finally happen. The past month has been a slew of c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Skeleton Dick: 3-D And Dinosaurs For Christmas

    ​Rocks Off is convinced we're going out on Christmas Day to do some of that rock and rolling thing that seems to be so popular with the kids. But where shall we go? The goth in us is leaning towards dropping by Numbers for Underworld's Christmas Party. Then again, there's always the ERASEtheVI ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    "I'm On A Boat" Gets Steampunk Makeover, Boba Fett

    ​Rocks Off is quite keen on steampunk, which is basically when you take a bunch of clockwork technology and shoehorn it into Victorian times. It's a small subset of geekdom, but growing quite a bit in popular literature. So as long as we're transporting modern improvements into the past, why ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Pop Rocks: It Was You, Don Draper...You Broke My Heart

    ​We're two weeks into the new season of Mad Men and already we've witnessed the event that may signify the ultimate spiritual and mental collapse of series lynchpin Don Draper. No, I'm not talking about his post-Christmas party tryst with Allison, his loyal secretary (loyal to a fault, it wou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    The Week In TV: Who Watched Mad Men?

    We didn't watch it. But, hey, at least we're honest.​The best thing I watched last week was an airing of Ratatouille on ABC Family. This was the week in TV Land: • I'll tell you right now: I didn't watch Mad Men. "BUT DAN," I can hear you shouting even though you're reading this at work, " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    Erykah Badu, Hotter Than July At Verizon

    Photos by Jody Perry / Click here for a slideshow​Erykah Badu is a vanishing specimen, a pop star who courts controversy - see the "Window Seat" video, coming soon to a Dallas courtroom near you - not out of some narcissistic need to be in the headlines, but because she is legitimately differe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Game Time: "My Bracket Looks Like Edward James Olmos' Face"

    ​There is a silver lining in a plundered bracket in the year 2010, and it's this -- with the advent of Twitter, you immediately get reaction to the various buzzer-beaters, bracket-busters, and inexplicable gaffes that make up the first few days of the tournament (and there were plenty). So whereas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Aftermath: How Many Bodies Washed Up At Our Washington Shore Party?

    Photos by Son LamTonight's the Night: The fist-pumping contest got pretty heated.​Well... zero, in traditional New Jersey cement-shoes terminology. But despite the miserable weather, which did its part to create a proper Jersey Shore atmosphere, Rocks Off's Washington Shore party filled the Washin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Flashforward, Episode 3

    If nothing else, at least there's eye candy...​Oh, FlashForward. If you were a person, you would be the really eager dyslexic kid who wants to make daddy proud but just can't make the homework make sense. And just like that situation, there's a way to fix the problem and make everything work, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 9, 2009

    Music of Star Trek™ & More Sci-Fi

    The Houston Symphony beams some Deep Space sounds

  • Culture

    May 21, 2009

    Hit Hermann

    In time for summer, the park's had a facelift.

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2009

    U2 Closer to Firming Up Reliant Stadium Date U2's free concert last Friday at Fordham University, the BronxUpdate: No Line did indeed debut at No. 1, selling 484,000 copies. U2 has sent out the equivalent of a "Save the Date" card. Today the Irish rockers, whose new album No Line on the Horizon opened to mixed reviews but d ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    December 6, 2007
  • Film

    February 22, 2007

    17 + 6 - 5 + 1 - 3 + 7 = 23!

    Shocking numerical revelations await in Jim Carrey's totally freaking random thriller

  • Home Entertainment

    September 22, 2005
  • Film

    July 13, 1995

    Sugar High

    The Power Rangers movie is sweet, junky fun