|||[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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**!!COMICS COMMENTARY!!** Saga: Volume 1 (issues #1-6 of the Image comic): Chapter 1 (Part Three): Robot Sex, and the Introduction of Prince Robot IV

You know, I’ve been calling the characters with television sets (and not flatscreens, either) for heads “robots.” But, in the next scene, with two naked TV Heads having sex, they appear pretty much organic, except for the heads. Plus, they are having sex, which strikes me as an un-robotic activity. “I want you deep, baby!” […]

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|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season One: Ep. 1.16 “The Galileo Seven” – (Original air date: Thursday, January 5, 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 Galileo Seven.” Happy New Year!!! Welcome to 1967. On this day in 1967: The Monkees’ “I’m a Believer” was the #1 single on the US charts. It’s a […]

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**!!COMICS COMMENTARY!!** Saga: Volume 1 (issues #1-6 of the Image comic): Chapter 1 (Part Two): Why Quentin Tarantino Should Direct a Space Opera

After seeing the first part of this Comics Commentary in print, I’ve decided not to list the page numbers going forward. I hope to impart a feeling of moving through panels and pages by use of dialogue and description. If I’m describing a new setting, it’s a sure bet that we’ve changed panels. When we […]

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**!!COMICS COMMENTARY!!** Saga: Volume 1 (issues #1-6 of the Image comic): Chapter 1 (Part One): A Child is Born

I came around to Brian K. Vaughan by a backwards route. I knew he had been involved in the later seasons of the television show Lost. Later, he was mentioned in relation to the television adaptation of Stephen King’s Under the Dome (first season was good; second season was not). When I began listening to […]

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