Welcome to my rewatching of the original 79 episodes of the series that launched the franchise. Below are the bulletpointed notes I jotted down while watching “The Enemy Within” The Planet-of-the-Week is Alfa 177 (yes, with an ‘F’). I’m hoping it has a moon named Amigo, so that we can honestly say this […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season One: Ep. 1.5 “The Enemy Within” – (Original air date Thursday, October 6, 1966)"
Since my entertainment cup runneth over in this new glorious age of superhero television, I decided to trim a few shows from my viewing schedule when the cycle begins anew in the fall. This show was not one of those culled. I liked the first season of Krypton. Liked, not loved yet, but liked. […]Read more "Krypton: Season One – a review"
In a television season in which I find myself thinking that I might be too critical of everything that I’m watching (as if I were a true critic: Egads!), I find that I have truly enjoyed Season 4 of The Flash. The whole Savitar thing was a misstep for me, I’ll admit. So, it was […]Read more "The Flash: Season 4 – review"
00:00:00 – 00:15:00 Lots of things were happening when Return of the Jedi premiered in the theaters on May 25, 1983. Ronald Reagan was still our president in the US, and would not be elevated to god-status until years later. That song from Flashdance was being hummed in America, while Spandau Ballet was belting out […]Read more "Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter One: Getting the Band Back Together (Or: Jedi Plans Are Always Complicated)"
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Gotham have a lot in common to me. I’ve watched both series from their beginnings. Both had a lot of things that appealed to me from both sides of the Marvel-DC aisle. And, both had strung me along with a lot of unspoken promises that never really managed to pay […]Read more "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 5 — a review"
01:45:01 – THE END This is it. We’ve arrived at the final chapter of the Empire Edition of the 15-Minute Force. I find myself dreading the end of my favorite of the Star Wars movies, but this is only because I don’t have a lot of good associations with Return of the Jedi. But, […]Read more "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Eight: Daddy Issues (Or: Maybe The Falcon Really Is A Piece of Junk)"
The brains behind the show Gotham have done something very smart. They’ve announced that Season 5 will be the final season of the series, and that it will be a shorter season as well—13 episodes, just enough to get it to 100 episodes, that old syndication milestone. I applaud this decision. I had already decided […]Read more "Gotham: Season 4 – a review"
Welcome to my rewatching of the original 79 episodes of the series that launched the franchise. Below are the bulletpointed notes I jotted down while watching “The Naked Time” The Enterprise orbits the planet PSI 2000 (which is more than fifty times higher than you should inflate your car tires) to observe the […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season One: Ep. 1.4 “The Naked Time” – (original air date Thursday, September 29, 1966)"
Arrow started what’s become to be known as the Arrowverse, or, alternately, the Berlantiverse. I’ve been a fan from the first season, when Oliver Queen was using the list created by his father to save his city (which was Starling City then; now Star City). It’s not a coincidence that I’m still watching […]Read more "Arrow: Season 6 – a review"
I love to travel. On many of our vacations, we will go to a location far from our home, spend a few days exploring, relaxing and socializing, getting into assorted adventures and making lots of memories while procuring additional location-specific magnets to add to our refrigerator collection. We enjoy our time away from home. […]Read more "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Book VI: The End of the Third Age—a book review"