About Josh Rubinstein

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Born a scant few months before a little movie called “Star Wars” hit the big screen, Josh was destined to be a sci-fi fan. Raised in a suburb of Philadelphia with a geeky family, Josh has never known a time when shows like “Star Trek” and “The Twilight Zone” were not a part of his life. As he grew up, his tastes expanded into fantasy, horror and any genre that held potential for great stories. Having dreams of being a writer and director, he studied film at Temple University. In 2001, he took the plunge and moved to Los Angeles with a few thousand dollars, precious few contacts and a dream. He soon crossed paths with the growing fan community for “The Lord of the Rings” and lucked into a job working in DVD which has since blossomed into an award-winning career. Organizing events for the Ringer community, he has become a fixture in local geek culture. His work in DVD has given him the opportunity to work with many of his favorite franchises like “Star Trek,” “Farscape,” “Stargate SG-1,” “Cowboy Bebop,” and “Highlander” to name a few. Never giving up on his dream of being a writer, he published his first novel in 2004. In 2008, his DVD work won him a Saturn Award. Josh still loves exploring the nooks and crannies of Los Angeles that cater specifically to the sci-fi/fantasy geek and considers himself a “geek adventurer.” While he has accomplished many of his dreams, he still unironically hopes to one day go into space.
Favorites: Star Trek (particularly TNG and DS9), Star Wars (original trilogy only), Harry Potter, Doctor Who, The Lord of the Rings, A Song of Ice and Fire, The Dresden Files, Farscape

Josh Rubinstein - Writer

  • ‘Doctor Who: The God Complex’ – Recap

    Posted Sunday, September 18th, 2011 01:00 pm GMT -4

    Landing the TARDIS in the middle of a strange hotel, our wayward heroes find themselves mired in a new mystery involving fear and faith. The Doctor is excited to find a replica of a hotel in the middle of space, but when they come across a group of terrified “guests,” they quickly realize that there […]

  • Evangeline Lilly Discusses Her Role In ‘The Hobbit’

    Posted Saturday, September 17th, 2011 07:00 pm GMT -4

    In an interview with SFX, Evangeline Lilly was asked some questions about the character she’ll be playing in the upcoming film ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.’ For those who may not know, she was cast as a Woodland Elf named Tauriel (most likely a Mirkwood Elf like Legolas). Lilly explains that she was a Tolkien […]

  • ‘Alphas: Blind Spot’ Episode 109 – Recap

    Posted Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 09:00 pm GMT -4

    As the weeks go by, ‘Alphas’ continues to impress and improve. This week was nothing short of a powerhouse episode. Written by ‘Star Trek’ alums Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe, and guest starring ‘Trek’ icon Brent Spiner, this week’s episode brought the story to a whole new level. The recap below does contain […]

  • ‘Eureka: One Small Step’ Episode 419 – Recap

    Posted Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 06:00 pm GMT -4

    With Syfy’s programming taking a break for Labor Day, our favorite shows are back this week, and the first of the lineup is ‘Eureka.’ It’s definitely good to have it back, even if it was only gone for just a week. So, as the launch of Astraeus gets closer and closer, relationships are becoming strained, […]

  • ‘Doctor Who: The Girl Who Waited’ – Episode Recap

    Posted Sunday, September 11th, 2011 03:00 pm GMT -4

    Once or twice a season, ‘Doctor Who’ delivers an episode that transcends the typical sci-fi tropes and cuts to the emotional heart of a situation that defies imagination or reason. ‘The Girl Who Waited’ is one that can join the ranks of those rare and wonderful episodes. What seemed to start out as a mind-bending […]

  • ‘Doctor Who: Night Terrors’ – Episode Recap

    Posted Sunday, September 4th, 2011 03:04 pm GMT -4

    A child’s bedroom may be one of the scariest places in the universe. Strange, inexplicable noises combined with the wild imagination of a child can transform into almost any kind of nightmarish creature. And one kid, George, is so terrified of the unseen monsters in his room that his cries for help travel through space […]

  • ‘Alphas: A Short Time in Paradise’ – Episode 108 – Recap

    Posted Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 09:00 pm GMT -4

    This week, the team is taken over by an Alpha named Jonas, played by Garrett Dillahunt of ‘Deadwood’ and ‘Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.’ He is a preacher with an ability to show people “the light” and brainwashing them into a cult. This gift comes with a price, however. Eventually, the people who Jonas brings […]

  • ‘Eureka: This One Time At Space Camp’ – Episode 418 – Recap

    Posted Tuesday, August 30th, 2011 03:03 pm GMT -4

    When ‘Eureka’ does a clip show, they tend to give it a unique spin, and this episode is no different. Warren Hughes returns to hear Carter and Allison’s appeal to his decision that they can’t be together. Using a technology that maps a person’s memories, Warren’s follow-up interview with them takes less than a second […]

  • ‘Doctor Who: Let’s Kill Hitler’ – Recap

    Posted Sunday, August 28th, 2011 01:00 pm GMT -4

    Break out your Jelly Babies, your Jammy Dodgers, your fish fingers and custard, and your sonic screwdrivers (don’t even try to tell me you don’t have one)! The Doctor is back! The last we saw him, he was taking off to points unknown to find Melody Pond while Amy and Rory were taken back to […]

  • ‘Doctor Who’ – Cast And Highlights From The First Half Of Season Six

    Posted Friday, August 26th, 2011 09:17 pm GMT -4

    After what has seemed like an unending three month stretch for fans, ‘Doctor Who’ returns tomorrow with the second half of Series Six. As we all prepare for the mid-series premiere, ‘Let’s Kill Hitler,’ let’s take a look back at what has happened this season, attempt to bring in some new fans, and speculate about […]

  • ‘Alphas: Catch And Release’ Episode 107 – Recap

    Posted Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 07:00 pm GMT -4

    With every week, I find myself enjoying ‘Alphas’ more and more. This week keeps the momentum going as the team is called in to track down an Alpha who was once one of Rosen’s patients: a genius young inventor named Skylar Adams, played by sci-fi icon Summer Glau. Skylar’s ability is to see the components […]

  • ‘Eureka: Clash Of The Titans’ Episode 417 – Recap

    Posted Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 03:00 pm GMT -4

    This week’s crisis was a good one, but we’ll get to that in a minute. The primary focus of this episode was relationships, and ‘Eureka’ is one of those rare shows that can have character relationship issues that don’t feel forced or silly. This week, the four major relationships of the season – Carter and […]

  • Movie Review: ‘Conan The Barbarian’

    Posted Saturday, August 20th, 2011 03:00 pm GMT -4

    We’re in the dog days of summer right now. The blockbuster-ish movies that studios were too embarrassed to give a big opening weekend to are coming out. The strange movies that execs probably greenlit on a dare are coming out as well. It’s that sad time between the big tentpole summer movies and the Oscar […]

  • ‘Alphas: Bill And Gary’s Excellent Adventure’ Episode 106 – Recap

    Posted Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 09:00 pm GMT -4

    ‘Alphas’ took a bit of a departure from its normal early-adopted formula of the team seeking a rogue Alpha and either killing said Alpha or shipping them off to Binghamton. Instead, we had a much more character-heavy episode involving Bill trying to get back into the good graces of the FBI. While tracking down some […]

  • ‘Eureka: Of Mites And Men’ Episode 416 – Recap

    Posted Tuesday, August 16th, 2011 06:30 pm GMT -4

    There have been some shakeups at GD since Allison got brainjacked by Beverly. Senator Wen has stepped in to take over for Allison as interim director of GD, shut her out of her department, and reassigned Carter to her personal security. She has also accelerated the timetable for construction on the Astraeus ship. Everybody is on […]