You don’t get to a second season of HBO’s Westworld without loving the first. At the end of the first season, we witnessed the assassination of Robert Ford at the hands of Delores, our favorite host on Westworld. Right? I’m pretty sure we did. That’s where my level of certainty resides with this world, […]Read more "Westworld: Season 2 – Premiere: a review"
00:45:01 – 01:00:00 As we begin this chapter of the Empire Edition of the 15-Minute Force, I’m inclined to believe that we’ve crossed over into Act 2. Or, more precisely, we’re about to. The Battle of Hoth is over, the rebels were successful in making their escape, and our heroes are transitioning to new settings. […]Read more "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Four: Swamp Planets and Asteroid Caverns (Or: Unexpected Master Jedi Knights and Sucker-Faced Mynocks)"
Right off the bat, let me say that Black Lightning has been renewed for a second season, and that I, for one, am happy about it. I described my feelings about this series in my review of the premiere. And nothing much has changed in the interim. First seasons can be difficult. I am […]Read more "Black Lightning: Season One — a review"
I’ve just watched the best two Enterprise episodes of Season 4, so far. Considering that I have just three episodes left to watch of the entire series, it’s conceivable that these are, indeed, the best episodes of the season. I’d have to watch the Season 2 episode “Carbon Creek” again to tell for certain, […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: Enterprise – Episodes 4.18/4.19 “In a Mirror, Darkly, Parts 1 & 2” — a review"
00:30:01 – 00:45:00 Those of us here at the 15-Minute Force studios are happy to rejoin Empire with a snowy battle already in progress. The firmly entrenched rebel force is facing off against several Imperial Walkers, also known as AT-ATs, protecting the generators that power the rebel base’s energy shield until the last of […]Read more "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Three: Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Asteroid Field (Or: Never Loan Luke Your Car)"
It’s become fashionable to threaten to stop watching The Walking Dead. I just watched the Season 8 finale, Episode 8.16 “Wrath.” And, now, I’m done. The show is coming back for a ninth season next year, but I won’t be watching. Let me tell you why. It’s not all bad stuff. In fact, the […]Read more "The Walking Dead: Season 8 – a review"
This is a review of the nineteenth episode of Season 4 of TNG, “The Nth Degree.” This is an important episode to me because it is the 363rd episode of Trek series I’ve watched since beginning this Boldly Going project. Not counting the first season of Star Trek: Discovery, there were 725 episodes of […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Next Generation – Episode 4.19 “The Nth Degree” \\\Project 50% Completed///"
00:15:01 – 00:30:00 When we last saw our heroes, Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, at the end of Chapter 1 of the Empire Edition of 15-Minute Force, Han had placed Luke in the steaming guts of a dead tauntaun while he set about putting up a shelter. Luke, before losing consciousness, had received a […]Read more "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Two: Did I Hear “Roxanne” Playing In An Imperial Walker Cockpit? (Or: Wedge Antilles Does Something Right For A Change)"
I have been toying with writing a series about common TV tropes for a while now. The site, TV Tropes, is a wonderful source for tropes that are applicable to a lot more than just television shows. I enjoy browsing the site, but I must admit that, while a fun rabbit hole to fall down […]Read more "Television Tropes: “Will They or Won’t They?”"
When I was a young nerd and actively reading comics, I followed artists rather than writers. George Perez was one of the artists who earned a place in my pantheon of great artists early on, with his work in the 1970s on The Avengers. In the early 1980s, he was involved in DC’s New Teen […]Read more "Crisis On Infinite Earths: Deluxe Edition, by Marv Wolfman and George Perez — a review"