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!” […]Read more "**!!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"
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 […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season One: Ep. 1.16 “The Galileo Seven” – (Original air date: Thursday, January 5, 1967)"
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 […]Read more "**!!COMICS COMMENTARY!!** Saga: Volume 1 (issues #1-6 of the Image comic): Chapter 1 (Part Two): Why Quentin Tarantino Should Direct a Space Opera"
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 […]Read more "**!!COMICS COMMENTARY!!** Saga: Volume 1 (issues #1-6 of the Image comic): Chapter 1 (Part One): A Child is Born"
00:45:01 – 01:00:00 By the way, Han Solo’s new freighter is named the Eravana. I didn’t mention that before because I don’t recall hearing that during the movie. It was on Wookieepedia, though. Everything is. Those of us who toil in the windowless sweatshop that is the 15-Minute Force studio count on the ‘pedia for […]Read more "Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Four: Whoa! How Many Hit Points on Those D&D Demons? (Or: Can’t We Slow Things Down with a Cantina Scene?)"
Of the three “Net-Gen” Trek series (TNG, DS9 and Voyager), one had to be my least favorite series. Consistently, that has been Voyager. I have to admit it was also in last place when I was still watching Enterprise as well. Somehow, the “lost in space” premise of this series has never come across as […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: Voyager: Season Five — 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 “Shore Leave.” This day in history: The #1 single in the US and UK simultaneously is “I’m a Believer,” by The Monkees. At #5 on the UK charts is […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season One: Ep. 1.15 “Shore Leave” – (Original air date: Thursday, December 29, 1966)"
I can’t fault Lupica’s Full Court Press for not being what I thought it was going to be. When I picked this book up from the bargain bin all those years ago—probably at Barnes & Noble—I thought it was a mystery novel set in the milieu of professional sports. There are a lot of those […]Read more "Full Court Press, by Mike Lupica — a book review"
I’m not burying the lead here. Season 5 of DS9 was my second-favorite fifth Trek season among the Next-Gen era shows. TNG finally took over the #1 spot. Which leaves DS9 picking up the silver medal this season, after taking the gold in Season 4. What’s surprising is that it was such a tight race […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 5 — a review"
In speculative fiction, I’m usually drawn to time travel stories. Such stories spark my imagination, whether in movies, books, comics or television. Who hasn’t wished, at least idly, that they could go back and do something differently, or, alternately, go forward to see what lies ahead? I recently watched the Star Trek: TNG two-parter “Time’s […]Read more "Time Travel Stories (a couple of quibbles)"