Sorry for the interruption in service this past week - I suspect that the next couple of weeks will be like this as I attempt to get everything off my plate that's currently on it. Whether that means stuffing it down my throat or throwing it under the table, headway will be made.
In the meantime, I have the third (and most complicated) chapter in my struggles with Manga lurking incomplete in my drafts folder. Unsurprisingly, it's proving a little difficult to sum up almost three decades of thoughts on this remarkable culture that I know so little about - so that will likely go into the same holding mode as the fabled Pink Floyd reviews.
At any rate, I recommend that you track down and watch Virtuality, the new show from Ron Moore. It covers space exploration, virtual reality and reality shows, plus more. It's pretty good. Caution: it ends on several cliffhangers and there isn't a hope in hell of it getting picked up as a series, but I think it's still worth your time. Two hours of your time, to be exact.
You can watch it at Hulu or Fox. Hulu is grand, but I like the Fox player a little better - plus, no commercials (at least none when I watched it).