As a card-carrying nerd (perhaps dork and geek as well, with some tendencies towards dweeb and freak), I am a fan of the Star Wars universe. Of course you are, I can imagine you saying to yourself, shaking your head slowly. I don’t deny it. I can’t deny it. The movie that, since around 1981, […]Read more "Star Wars Minute podcast (and things it has inspired)"
If you watch the movie Veronica Mars without having previously watched the three seasons of the television show, I don’t think you’ll enjoy it as much. The movie felt, to me, like another episode of the show, with all the familiar characters just a little older. Logan Echolls is the prime suspect in a murder, […]Read more "Veronica Mars: the movie"
Here’s what movie critic Owen Gleiberman had to say about Star Wars: The Clone Wars movie when it came out: It’s hard to tell the droids from the Jedi drones in this robotic animated dud, in which the George Lucas Empire Strikes Back—at the audience. What wears you out is Lucas’ immersion in a Star […]Read more "Star Wars: The Clones Wars movie (2008)"
So, I finished the final episode of season four of The Blacklist early this morning. This was “Mr. Kaplan: Conclusion.” As expected, Mr. Kaplan [SPOILERS] is dead at the end of the episode, because of jumping off a bridge and not by Raymond’s hand this time. She had become my favorite character—second only to Reddington […]Read more "The Blacklist: series review through Season 4"
After our favorite S.H.I.E.L.D. characters (minus Mack, initially), came back from the Framework and Aida/Ophelia became a woman scorned and went batshit crazy, with superpowers to boot, things got really good. I even enjoyed that Yo-Yo went into the Framework herself to get Mack to come back, even while everything was shutting down. Even Radcliffe […]Read more "Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD Season 4: a review"
I’m not sure that I’m a ‘Marshmallow’ any more than I am a ‘Trekkie’ (or ‘Trekker,’ I can’t really keep up with the socially acceptable labels). I am a fan of the television show Veronica Mars. Let’s establish that at the start, OK? This was a great show that I never watched while it was […]Read more "Veronica Mars, Season Three: a review"
Let me just start by saying that I’ve never met Alastair Stephens or Lani Diane Rich. They don’t know me from Adam’s house cat if you will allow a regional colloquialism. I know them. Well, sort of. Or, not really. No, I don’t know them at all. I’ve listened to their voices for many […]Read more "The End of StoryWonk"
Not so very long ago—on January 29, 2017, in fact—I began a new project that I pompously called Boldly Going (after the now famous Trek preamble, with the split infinitive that’s become accepted usage, “to boldly go”). The goal of this project involves my watching every episode of Star Trek-related television that currently exists. Initially, […]Read more "Boldly Going: Season One Roundup"
I read Neil Gaiman’s American Gods the year it was published. That was way back in 2001. I remember that I was living in Memphis at the time. And I was sixteen years younger. I also remember being blown away by the novel. It went on to win the Hugo, the Nebula, the Bram […]Read more "American Gods: a multimedia plan"