01:30:01 – 01:45:00 As this chapter of the Rogue Edition of the 15-Minute Force kicks off, our roguish heroes have disembarked on the Caribbean nation of Scarif in order to find the schematics for the Empire’s planet-killing weapon/space station, the Death Star. The team has split up. Captain Cassian Andor, Jyn Erso and Alan […]Read more "Rogue One: a Star Wars story (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Seven: I Love It When An Unplanned Plan Comes Together (Or: Point Me Towards the Giant Claw Machine)"
The first episode of CW’s new superhero series Black Lightning is titled “The Resurrection.” The new series in the Berlanti-verse distinguishes itself in many ways from the other superhero shows. One of the main ways it does so, right off the bat, is by featuring a superhero who, as the episode title might suggest, already […]Read more "CW’s Black Lightning: Premiere “The Resurrection” — a review"
Oh. My. God. Am I allowed an OMG exclamation in the review of a video game? Not even an entire video game. Just the story-mode portion of a video game. I purchased Madden 18 because of its story mode, I’ll admit. I thought it was something different, though. I thought it was a kicked-up […]Read more "Madden 18: Longshot: single player story mode – video game review"
So, is the third season of TNG better than the first two? I think so. Dr. Beverly Crusher is back on the Enterprise in Season 3, and Dr. Pulaski is gone forever. While I appreciated Pulaski more the second time around, she was no Beverly, and Dr. Crusher’s return immediately brings the series back […]Read more "|||[Going Boldly]||| Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 3 – a review"
I never expected to like a series such as The Crown, but the first season drew me in, and once it had me in its grasp, wouldn’t let me go. This is a finely wrought character drama based on the reign of Queen Elizabeth II of England. Yes, that one. The one who still […]Read more "Netflix’s The Crown: Season 2 – a review"
01:15:01 – 01:30:00 Darth Vader is here! Look, Everyone! There’s Darth Vader, that nubian Sith Lord who’s become the patron saint of nerds everywhere. And by “nubian,” I mean “black” not “of Naboo” like some accursed Gungan. I know, Darth Vader had already made his first appearance at the end of Chapter 5 of […]Read more "Rogue One: a Star Wars story (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Six: What’s a Nubian? (Or: So That’s Why This is Called ‘Rogue One’)"
During at least one iteration of J.R.R. Tolkien’s massive novel The Lord of the Rings the fourth book (and second half of the second volume) was known as “The Journey of the Ringbearers.” In case you had any doubts about Tolkien’s intentions, that is exactly what Book IV is about. We’ve had some excitement […]Read more "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: Book IV: The Journey of the Ringbearers – a review"