I knew that George R. R. Martin existed before he published A Game of Thrones and all of the sequels that followed. He was a producer on the 1985 revival of The Twilight Zone, and then he was one of the writers on the 1987 television series Beauty and the Beast, which starred Linda Hamilton […]Read more "The Armageddon Rag, by George R. R. Martin: a book review"
Exactly one week ago, Sharon and I returned from our second cruise ship vacation. Our first was last year, and we had a blast. This year we returned to the Caribbean on the Carnival Breeze, again in the company of one of our oldest mutual friends and her sister. We didn’t get to disembark […]Read more "Cruising Again: Caribbean 2018"
01:00:01 – 01:15:00 Welcome to a new chapter of the Star Wars Edition of 15-Minute Force. As Chapter 4 ended, Luke, Ben and the droids escaped from Tatooine in the Millennium Falcon, piloted by Han Solo and his co-pilot Chewbacca. Plus, Grand Moff Tarkin blew up Princess Leia’s homeworld of Alderaan just to make […]Read more "Star Wars (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Five: Han Solo Is An Atheist (Or: Hokey Religions and Ancient Weapons)"
After seeing the title to this episode, I was certain it would have a football theme. I was disappointed that the fourth season of iZombie premiered so long after the NFL season was over, though. This would have been a great show to watch while we were getting ready to watch Tom Brady lose the […]Read more "iZombie: Season 4 Premiere: “Are You Ready For Some Zombies?”"
I read my first Bentley Little horror novel in 1997. It was The Ignored and that was the year it was released. I was in the process of changing jobs, moving from a retail outfit that operated in the American Northeast to one that operated on a national scale. I was training in Tennessee […]Read more "The Handyman, by Bentley Little: a book review"
00:45:01 – 01:00:00 This chapter of the Star Wars Edition of 15-Minute Force begins at that famous cantina in Mos Eisley where everyone knows your name. Well, if your name is Greedo, maybe. More on him in a moment. The Wookieepedia tells me that the cantina is canonically named Chalmun’s Cantina, which makes perfect […]Read more "Star Wars (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Four: An Incident at a Spaceport Gay Bar (Or: Han Shot First, Losers)"