|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season One: Ep. 1.18 “Arena” – (Original air date: Thursday, January 19, 1967)

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 “Arena.” On this day in history: Major Bernard F. Fisher of the USAF became the first person to be awarded the Air Force Medal of Honor. Major Fisher had […]

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Preacher: Season 3 — a review

Well, God was willing, and I humbly received another season of AMC’s irreverent graphic novel adaptation Preacher. This has been another great, gory season, and I hope that we can prophesize at least one more season. There is so much more of this singular world to explore. The Garth Ennis/Steve Dillon comic books will always […]

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**!!COMICS COMMENTARY!!** Saga: Volume 1 (issues #1-6 of the Image comic): Chapter 2 (Part One): The Secret of the Breast Milk

An exterior shot of a familiar spaceship floating in the middle of some red-looking rocks. OC Voice: “Phone: call my agent.” Phone: “Certainly, The Will. Home or Office?” “Office,” says The Will. He’s sitting in his chair, with some sort of joystick in his right hand. Perhaps it’s the control for the spaceship. I don’t […]

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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Six: Reunited and It Feels So Good (Or: D’Qar and Driver)

01:15:01 – 01:30:00 “You, OK, Big Deal?” That’s the question Han Solo asks former First Order Stormtrooper Finn Wilson as this chapter begins. Han just saved Finn from being killed by the melee-weapon bearing opponent that the Interwebs calls TR-8R. This chapter of the Awakens Edition of the 15-Minute Force begins with things already in […]

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|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season One: Ep. 1.17 “The Squire of Gothos” – (Original air date: Thursday, January 12, 1967)

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 Squire of Gothos.” On this day in history: Dr. James Bedford becomes the first human to be cryonically frozen in the hope of one day being resuscitated. Fun […]

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|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Next Generation: Ep. 6.4 “Relics” — a review

You know, we’ve got to talk about the classic Trek episodes. “Relics” is one of these, earning a spot on my All-Time Best Trek list. The episode was written by Ronald D. Moore, who continues to make a name for himself in television and was the driving force behind the Battlestar Galactica reboot a few […]

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**!!COMICS COMMENTARY!!** Saga: Volume 1 (issues #1-6 of the Image comic): Chapter 1 (Part Four): Enter The Will and Lying Cat

Marko and Alana are in the sewer system, after surviving the firefight between Marko’s people and the winged soldiers and Baron TV Head. Marko seems to be generating his own light source, a blue flame balanced above his right palm. Alana says, “I thought she’d never quit crying.” She’s holding their swaddled newborn baby. “Can […]

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Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Five: Finn Comes Clean (Or: When a Lightsaber Calls, Don’t Answer)

01:00:01 – 01:15:00 This chapter of the Awakens Edition of the 15-Minute Force begins where Chapter Four left us last time: In Maz Kanata’s Cantina. Han Solo has just asked for Maz’s help in getting BB-8, the astromech droid carrying a map to locate the last Jedi, Luke Skywalker, to the Resistance. To our surprise, […]

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