So, I've finally decided to update the Links page after 3 1/2 years. And drunk as well! I've archived the old page as a reminder of just how popular Buffy was a few
years ago. However, almost every link is dead now! Just goes to show you how much interest drops away after a show totally dies. I'm trying to remember a metaphor about waiting for a train at a station
that never comes, but I can't quite remember it. The point was that once a show ends, then a site devoted to it effectively ends as well. The Waystation has always been a review site, so we can pick and chose our shows. In fact,
I was very concious of not getting too tied to the Buffyverse. because we could be waiting a long time for the next train heading there to arrive...
God, is this the longest Links intro ever? Do folk even bother with links now? In't it all new fangled blogs? Well, I say F**k 'em! I want a Goddamn intro for my links! Yay!
Basically, a stripped down version of the links page. I should add that most Blogs have links to other related sites. I encourage you to look at them all! Most sites will be active, with a few special cases being in the Archive list. Check 'em out. And tell 'em The Waystation sent ya!
These are sites that deal with the programmes Startrek and Battlestar Galactica They all deal with different
angles on the shows. Check them out
Startrek/Battlestar Galactica/Doctor Who
Hypertext: Detailed summarys and probably the most popular Startrek
review site on the web. Now reviewing BSG and FINALLY getting around to covering TNG.
Big site about all things 'trek and BSG.
News site about StarTrek, including lot's of links to various articles.
- Doctor Who reviews: Big site about the good Doc. This link is to the reviews section
- The Quiet Geek: Former Spoiler Slayer's new Blog about sci-fi TV.
Same idea as above, except a lot of these sites are more essay based,
opinion pieces if you will. The creator sites are (usually) maintained by
said creators. If you think comics are just about men in tights fighting
one another, I urge you to take a look at these sites.
General Comic sites
- Comic Book Resources: Big site with news and opinion
pieces from quality writers every week. Permanent Damage by
Steven Grant, The Basement Tapes by Matt Fraction and Joe Casey, Lying in the Gutters by Rich Johnston, One Fans Opinion by Erik Larson, Buy my Books by Robert Kirkman and Pipeline by
Augie are the columns that you want to bookmark and read weekly.
- New Comic Book
Galaxy: Reviews and essays are the main feature here. It's recently been relaunched with new and old writers. Pretty Goddamn good, with ADD as the Laird.
- The X-axis: Reviews of mainly X-men books and it's
spinoffs by the Ledge, Paul O' Brien. Very funny.
- Ninth Art: Well
written articles by various writers, updated once a week.
- Ain't it cool:News and spoilers, could
really be in the TV section but I only really read A$$hole reviews.
- 2000 A.D. Reviews:Weekly reviews of Thargs 2000ad and The Megazine.
- Peter David - Comic book writer: PAD's Blog about, whoo, Everything.
- Chris Allen - GBG Ledge: Chris's Blog about, whoo, Everything.
- Daves Long Box: Daves's Blog about, whoo, Terrible comics. Very funny, the new AK (don't know who A.K. is? i'll do a link one day to his Title Bout column. But not today.)
- FanBoy Rampage: Very funny Blog looking at Comic internet fandom - quite scary in places actually.
- Popp'd: More comic Blog coverage.
- Tom the Dog: Tom's Blog about, whoo, everything.
- Savage Critic's: Very funy capsule reviews from Brian & Jeff.
- The Johnny Bacardi Show: Johnny's Blog about, whoo, everything. And is that the coolest name for a Blog? I think so.
- Post Modern Barney : Dorian's Blog about, whoo, everything.
- Progressive Ruin: Mikes's Blog about, whoo, everything.
- Double Articulation: More Comic Coverage.
- Brill building: Ian's Blog about, whoo, everything.
- Focused Totality: More Comic Coverage.
- Hannibal Tabu: Han's Weekly comic reviews.
- Newsarama: News about comics, updated frequently, but
it's mainly about superheroes. Can take a while to load as well
Ellis: Genius who always swears and is straight talking. See his
Come in Alone archived columns at Comic Book Resources above. Also, subscribe to his Bad signal E-mail letter. Good stuff.
I have no idea whether these sites are active or not. I mysteriously accumulated lots of Buffy babes sites on my travels. I was
going to delete them, but it seemed a shame. Here they are then.
These are sites devoted to shows or Actors who aren't really updating anymore.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer/Angel
- Peripheral Visions: Reviews of Buffy (from season 3) and Angel (all Seasons), as
well as other programmes and films. It's a good site, but for the moment he ain't reviewing anything else.
- Sunnydale Slayers: Reviews and detailed summarys of
Buffy, up to near the end of Season 7. Then, nothing! You can tell the SS crew are really hating Season 7, but to follow a show for 7 years and not review the last 5 eps?! Crazy. Dunno
if it will ever be finished. Big site, with fanfiction the other standout.
- Buffy Guide:
Probably the biggest Buffy site on the Web, including reviews, pics and
pretty much anything you can think off. But not actually Updating recently. Mind you, what with?
- The Sanctuary: Big site with detailed reviews of
Angel. And once Angel finished they all went their seperate ways. Shame, 'cause I really liked their honesty.
- Buffy VIP Bronze posting board archive: Cool site that
collects the posts from people who work behind the scenes at Buffy,
usually the writers. Last updated 2003
Angel Annex: Same people who make Sunnydale Slayers, but not always
up to date with it's reviews (hey, I can relate!) Never really got going this site. Nice idea, but the work load was too much, I think. They never got close too covering all the eps.
- The Cynics
Corner: Biting reviews that are funny and usually spot on in
deconstructing the plot. Big man tried to make a comeback for the end of Enterprise, but it was so bad, he couldn't do it.
- Psi Phi: Good reviews and info about the programme.
This link leads to the Enterprise reviews.
- Tim Lynch Reviews: Pretty much all Tims reviews, but the green writing can make your
eyes swim. The DS9 links seem a bit dodgy. but check out here for a page listing links to usenet archiving his reviews.
Same idea as above, they've called it a day.
General Comic sites
- Savant: Great
site with Articles and reviews about various things relating to how the
comics industry can save itself. Tried to reinvent itself with a
terrible design and then retired. Left the building so quickly, they
never even changed the front page. I LOVED Savant back in the day, not
least because they published one of my essays (Harry Potter - check it
out!), but gradually you could see the interest wane. This link leads to the archives page. Scroll down to the bottom
and start on the early, better issues.
Morrison: Another genius who is sometimes on the edge of surreal,
but usually writes great fiction. But doesn't really update his site.
- Title Bout: For a year, A.K. looked at comics coming out every week. And it was the funniest thing
you've ever seen. He can sometimes be found at Pop culture bored.