When I first started watching The Gifted, I was prepared to hate it. In fact, if I’m honest with you (and I always am), I think I wanted to hate it. I had convinced myself that I didn’t need more of the Bryan Singer-version of mutants presented as a metaphor for bigotry and persecution […]Read more "The Gifted: Season One – a review"
I began watching Black Mirror last year, catching up on the three BBC series before watching the first Netflix-produced season. I just finished watching Season 4 on Netflix, and I have to say that the show hasn’t lost a step. In fact, it may even be getting better. Black Mirror is a Twilight Zone-esque anthology […]Read more "Black Mirror: Season 4 — a review"
“Best of Both Worlds” will always be a special TNG story for me. I know, it’s a two-parter that ended the series’ third season on a dramatic cliffhanger and started off the fourth with a bang, and multitudes of Trekkies hold these episodes in high regard. I’m not saying I’m special. But, “Both Worlds” […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: TNG: Episodes 3.26 and 4.1 “Best of Both Worlds, Parts 1 and 2” – a review"
01:45:01 – 2:00:00 Seconds after Chapter Eight of the Rogue Edition of 15-Minute Force begins, we see that Rebel pilot designated Red Five is being swarmed by TIE-fighters and is in trouble very reminiscent of A New Hope. The shot of the Imperial pilot, in his impressive black armor and helmet, using a targeting […]Read more "Rogue One: a Star Wars story (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Eight: In Which Many Non-Bothans Die…"
I’ve already said that of the shows I refer to as the NextGen Trek series—TNG, DS9, Voyager, and Enterprise—Star Trek: Voyager ranks in last place as of the conclusion of the third seasons of all four shows. This sounds worse that it is, really. I ranked TNG in third place. All of the series […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: Voyager: Season 3 – a review"
If you asked me today (and I’m going to pretend that you did), I would say that Star Trek: Deep Space Nine is my second-favorite Star Trek series (excluding TOS and the animated series for the moment). And, this silver medal ranking is behind Enterprise, not TNG, as I would have suspected when I […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 3 – a review"
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 "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 3 – a review"