As the first season of AMC’s Preacher ended, it seemed that the show’s trinity—Jesse, Tulip and Cassidy—were leaving a prologue and driving straight into the road-trip world of the Garth Ennis/Steve Dillon source material comic book. Season One managed to work in many important events from the comic, but it did so in a […]Read more "Preacher: Season 2: a review"
Neelix and Kes are my least favorite characters on Voyager. I just wanted to put that out there right at the beginning of this review of the second season. I’ll admit that this is a purely subjective thing, but any time that either of these characters spends too much time on-screen, my enjoyment of this […]Read more "|||Boldly Going||| Star Trek: Voyager: Season 2: a review"
I just watched the first episode of Seth MacFarlane’s new science-fiction comedy The Orville. It wasn’t exactly what I expected. I was expecting a spoof of Star Trek (with perhaps some Star Wars and other science fiction properties thrown into the mix) along the lines of Galaxy Quest or Spaceballs. Or, maybe, something like Hitchhiker’s […]Read more "The Orville: Pilot Episode “Old Wounds”: a review"
A little over 4 months ago–on May 7, to be exact– I posted my review of the first seasons of all the Star Trek series following the original (and the animated series). The second season of DS9 had 26 episodes, and my plan was to watch one episode per week, so it seems I […]Read more "Boldly Going: Deep Space Nine: Season 2: a review"
1:15:01 – 1:30:00 On Tatooine, Anakin Skywalker continues rocketing across the desert on his sand chopper. We see him questioning a Jawa beside a sand crawler in a long shot, no dialogue. The Jawa points him in a specific direction, presumably towards the Tusken Raiders who kidnapped his mother. We cut to […]Read more "Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Six: Not Just the Men, But Women and Children, Too."
StoryWonk was the podcasting site that used to be co-run by husband-and-wife team Alastair Stephens and Lani Diane Rich. If you are already a fan of their numerous podcasts, you are aware that Stephens and Rich announced their divorce in January 2017. They tried to keep StoryWonk going for a time, but it just wasn’t […]Read more "StoryWonk Archives: a podcast review"
Gilmore Girls is another one of those shows that you might think, judging a book by its comic book cover, that I wouldn’t be inclined to watch. And, you are right. Or, at least you were for the series’ entire run. I was able to somehow not watch a single episode during its entire seven-season […]Read more "Gilmore Girls: Season 1: a review"
I know that The Lord of the Rings is not a true trilogy. Any self-respecting nerd knows that. It is one long novel (very long, actually) that is typically separated into three volumes. My writing a review of the first volume, The Fellowship of the Ring, may be considered premature. You may think that I […]Read more "LOTR: Fellowship of the Ring: a book review"
!:00:01 – 1:15:00 After 30 minutes of relative peace and reflection, we finally get a little action. This chapter of the 15-Minute Force begins with Anakin telling the senator that he knows his mother is in trouble and that, even though it means ignoring his mandate to protect Padme, he must go help her. Padme […]Read more "Star Wars: Attack Of The Clones (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Five: Obi-Wan Follows the Fetts, While Anakin Visits the Lars Moisture Farm"