01:15:01 – 01:30:00 Since the high dive acrobatics sequence on Tatooine, at the Sarlaac Pit, the only bit of real action we’ve really had was the speederbike sequence that ended right as the last chapter began. Don’t expect things to get any more exciting in this chapter. There’s a lot of talking and soap-opera caliber […]Read more "Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Six: Soap Opera in the Trees (Or: Han Solo Wants to be Your Back Door Man)"
What did I just watch? I know that Westworld has already been renewed for Season 3 on HBO, which makes the ending of Season 2 confuse me even more. In many ways, it feels like our story is over. Or, at least over in any meaningful way that would justify still calling this show Westworld […]Read more "Westworld: Season 2 — a review"
The subtitle of this post came from one of Ellison’s many quotes: “I usually say I write for the smartest, cleverest, wittiest audience I know, and that’s me.” A lot of things could be said about Harlan Ellison, and I said a few of them in an earlier post. But, whether he’s hated or revered, […]Read more "Harlan Ellison (1934-2018): The Smartest, Cleverest, Wittiest Audience He Knew"
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 “Dagger of the Mind.” Tantalus Penal Colony. A bit on-the-nose, wouldn’t you say? In Greek mythology, I believe Tantalus was being punished in Tartarus by standing in a […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season One: Ep. 1.9 “Dagger of the Mind” – (Original air date: Thursday, November 3, 1966)"
It’s no big secret that Supergirl is one of my two favorite DC superhero shows on the CW. The other is The Flash, of course. The two series share some common traits. Their titular heroes are, by and large, positive-minded and classically heroic, in the comic book sense of the word “hero.” And they are […]Read more "Supergirl: Season 3 — a review"
01:00:01 – 01:15:00 We’re still in the speederbike sequence as this chapter begins. Leia is is trading shots with one of the speederbike scouts until she falls off her bike and lands in the undergrowth. Her opponent’s victory is short-lived since he is immolated in a head-on crash with what looks like a downed tree. […]Read more "Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Five: Introducing Wicket W. Warrik, Esquire (Or: An Invitation to an Ewok Barbeque)"
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 “Miri.” The U.S.S. Enterprise comes across an exact duplicate of Earth hundreds of light-years from their Earth. It has the same mass, circumference, density, atmosphere and topography. An […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season One: Ep. 1.8 “Miri” – (Original air date: Thursday, October 27, 1966)"
The question mark in the title isn’t a mistake. It’s just that I’ve been teased with this news before and was disappointed. A few years back, Jonathan Nolan was attached to the project and Foundation was coming to HBO. I was so excited by the news that I re-read all of the original trilogy and […]Read more "Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Series Coming to Television?"
I had already planned to play the upcoming Spider-Man game from Insomniac based on its previous trailer. If I hadn’t, this new trailer from Sony would have convinced me to do so. The only other Spider-Man game I’ve played was 2004’s Spider-Man 2, loosely based on the Tobey Maguire movie. I enjoyed the […]Read more "Spider-Man: the video game — a trailer"
Just Cause 4 is coming from Avalanche Studios and Square Enix, and it releases on December 4, 2018. I had a lot of fun playing as Rico Rodriguez, the Latino Rambo, in the previous installment in this series. A highly-destructible environment and lots of ground vehicles, watercraft and aircraft to hijack. The trailer […]Read more "Just Cause 4: a video game trailer"