There was a time, and not that long ago, mind you, that I wouldn’t have made the argument that I prefer shorter television seasons. I mean, if you love something, you want more of it. Right? Which reminds me of a story my father once told me. He came from a large family, and he […]Read more "In Praise of Shorter Television Seasons"
Welcome to my rewatching of the original 79 episodes of the series that launched the franchise. Below are the bulletpointed notes I jotted down while watching “The Menagerie, Part 2.” This date in history. On this same day in 1966, the Abbey Road sessions that would result in Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band began […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season One: Ep. 1.12 “The Menagerie, Part 2” – (Original air date: Thursday, November 24, 1966)"
I’m not going to check the stats sheets to see if this is true. But, it feels like every time TNG disappoints me with a weak episode—such as Episode 5.17 “The Outcast”—they follow it up with one that I absolutely love. How’s that for a lead? Nothing buried there. I love Episode 5.18 “Cause and […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ep. 5.18 “Cause and Effect”"
The challenge of posting a 10-List is limiting myself to just 10 of anything when trying to determine the quintessential items, be they movies, albums, books . . . whatever the case. I don’t consider this a Top 10 list. Let me explain my process, so that you’ll understand. I brainstormed comedy movies at […]Read more "10-LIST: MOVIE COMEDIES"
I’ve sat on this for a few days, to give my thoughts and feelings about the second season of this Netflix series time to marinate. Back when I was required to write performance reviews for people as part of my job responsibilities, managers were warned to watch out for the horns/halo effect. In short, […]Read more "Marvel’s Luke Cage: Season Two — a review"
I felt compelled to write about “The Outcast” because, in my opinion, it was the first real TNG stumble since Season Four’s “The Loss.” That was a good run of 32 episodes. As of the time of this review, it’s the only fifth season episode that I’ve given less than 3 stars. I almost didn’t […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Next Generation: Episode 5.17 “The Outcast”"
01:45:01 – THE END Welcome to the final chapter of the Jedi Edition of the 15-Minute Force. This will conclude our annotated synopses of the prequel trilogy, the standalone Rogue One, and the original trilogy. From here, we’re moving on to The Force Awakens, which I’ve seen only twice so far, and then The […]Read more "Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Eight: The Redemption of Anakin Skywalker (Or: Look for the Hayden Christensen Cameo and Wonder Why Ewan McGregor and Liam Neeson Aren’t with Him)"