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Don't Panic!

It's just me...


If you're not a sci-fi buff than let me fill you in on the origins of my name. I am named for "Talena" a character in John Norman's Tarnsman of Gor. My mom was reading the Gor series around the time of my birth and thought that the "tempestous" attitude and other-worldy beauty of "Talena" would suit her first-born offspring i.e. moi quite well. And what can I say--she was right.

What I Dig

Well, mom must of been something of a pyschic or the world just tends toward sychronicity because one of my favorite genres is science-fiction. However, it has stiff competition with my love and appreciation of horror.

Favorite Sci-fi Authors

William Gibson is GOD! Michael Moorcock, Issac Asimov, Alan Dean Foreestor, Orson Scott Card, Robert Heinlein, Andre Norton, Douglas Adams...I'm sure I'm leaving out some people but you get the idea.

Sci-fi Movies

Alien, Aliens, Alien4:The Resurrection, Star Trek: First Contact & Insurrection, Terminator I&II, The Abyss, The Matrix (I want their clothes!), Hardware, Starwars Trilogy(duh!) and more I can't think of right now

Horror Authors

Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Clive Barker, Stephen King, Anne Rice, Tanith Lee, Robert Bloch, Ramsey Campbell

Horror Movies

Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn, Return of the Living Dead 3, Interview with the Vampire, The Howling & Howling V: The Rebirth, To Die For (the one with vamps, not Nicole Kidman), The Vampire Journals, Hideous, Pale Blood, Nightbreed

Older Horror Movies

I actually prefer "old school" horror like the original black and white "Dracula" and "The Wolfman." Often I find that older horror movies have a better overall story, plot and character development. I am especially partial to older films starring Vincent Price. As Price said to a fellow horror actor,'In the old days we didn't need lots of make-up to become monsters, we simply came as ourselves.'

TV Shows

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (it's more of a religion than a show), The X-Files, The Outer Limits, Stargate: SG1, Star Trek Original and Next Gen & Deep Space Nine, but not Voyager!(Ok, I now watch Voyager occasionally,

Foreign Films

RUN LOLA RUN, Delicatessen, La Femme Nikita, Like Water for Chocolate, The Crying Game, almost anything French

LINKS page

My Webpages:
Look Ma, I"m Funny!
BTVS Party Page
Bob's Webpage
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