00:30:01 – 00:45:00 As we begin a new chapter of the Star Wars Edition of 15-Minute Force I can’t help but to think back to 1977, when no one realized this was actually the fourth episode of the saga—or Episode IV: A New Hope, as it came to be known a few years later. […]Read more "Star Wars (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Three: Burning Bodies in the Sand (Or: Okay, I Guess I Can Come With You To Alderaan)"
As always, my bit of stolen wisdom: Happiness is Looking Forward to Something I believe this statement, even if it seems trite. I am truly happy only when I have something that I’m looking forward to doing, seeing or experiencing. And, today, I’m looking forward to a lot of things. I separate these things into […]Read more "Looking Forward: update (Feb 2018)"
When I began the Boldly Going project, in which I will watch every minute of televised Star Trek produced to-date, my plan was to post reviews of each season and then of individual episodes that I thought stood out from the rest. I meant this in a positive way, and I’ve posted reviews of […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Next Generation: Episode 4.10 “The Loss”"
00:15:01 – 00:30:00 This chapter of the Star Wars Edition of 15-Minute Force opens with a long shot of the Jawa sandcrawler doing its thing, crawling through the sand. It’s a night shot and it looks very good to me, even though I realize the sandcrawler is a model that probably stands waist-high, if […]Read more "Star Wars (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Two: Everybody Lies About Everything (Or: Luke Sets Out On A Different Career Path Than Biggs And Tank)"
I don’t think I know anyone locally who is watching Star Trek: Discovery (DSC). I had a former co-worker who would have loved this show, but he passed away a year or so ago. This is the type of series that needs to be discussed with close friends, over coffee, or perhaps even over […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: Discovery: Season 1 – a review"
00:00:00 – 00:15:00 You may have noticed that I eschewed the “A New Hope” subtitle for this, the Star Wars Edition of 15-Minute Force. I’m not really trying to make a statement, or a stand, or anything here. If I were making a statement, it would be this: I think I may be a […]Read more "Star Wars (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter One: A Long Time Ago in a Galaxy Far, Far Away . . ."
I can’t compare Just Cause 3, which I’m playing on the PS4, to either of the previous installments. I never played those. I will compare it to Far Cry 3, which is the game it initially reminded me of. I liked Far Cry 3 a lot. I loved the setting, with the mountains and […]Read more "Just Cause 3 – a video game review"
When asked where I’m from, I can say, honestly, that I’m from South Carolina, the eighth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution in 1788, and the first state to secede from the Union in 1860. Both of my parents were South Carolinians. I graduated from the University of South Carolina (Go, Gamecocks!). I spent […]Read more "My Hometown"
All things come to an end, and it looks like the fourth season of Transparent will be the last I watch of the show. I haven’t read anything about it recently, so I can’t say whether the series will continue without Jeffrey Tambour, who quit the show after being accused of sexual harassment by […]Read more "Transparent: Season 4 – a review and a requiem"
02:00:01 – 02:13:49 Chapter Nine of the Rogue Edition of the 15-Minute Force isn’t even 15 minutes in length. But, the movie isn’t over yet as the chapter opens. To recap: many of our Rogue One players have already died, including Chirrut Imwe, Baze Malbus, and K-2SO. Imperial Director Orson Krennic is lying, shot, […]Read more "Rogue One: a Star Wars story (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Nine: The Ending Kinda Sucks (or: Here’s the Deal with the Bothans)"