00:00:00 – 00:15:00 Hear the sound of the bosun’s pipes as you exit the turbolift and step onto the bridge of the 15-Minute Federation. We welcome you to a new project under the 15-Minute proprietary banner. This one will encompass all of the Star Trek movies, from those featuring the cast of the original series, […]Read more "//\\ 15-Minute Federation //\\ presents . . . Star Trek: The Motion Picture — Chapter 1 : Seeing Eye Clouds and Failed Kolinahr Tests (Or: Easing Back Into Federation Space)"
The first season of Star Trek: TOS is in the can, and it has been a wild roller coaster ride. I’ve reviewed each episode in this project, so I’m not going to rehash individual episode plots here. I’m just going to take a moment to compare this season to all the other seasons of […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season One: 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 “Operation – Annihilate!” On this date in history: The Turtles’ “Happy Together” was knocked out of the #1 position on the Billboard Hot 100 by “Something Stupid,” by Frank […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season One: Ep. 1.29 “Operation – Annihilate!” – (Original air date: Thursday, April 13, 1967)"
This is a review of the two-part TNG series finale. A review of the entire seventh season will follow shortly. In these episodes, Jean-Luc Picard—who will always be the heart of the series—finds himself hopping back-and-forth in time. There are three distinct timelines. There is the present-day timeline; there’s a future timeline, around twenty-five years […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Next Generation: Episodes 7.25 & 7.26—”All Good Things . . .”"
I awaited the premiere of Mayans MC with anticipation because I was a huge fan of Kurt Sutter’s Sons of Anarchy. I also enjoyed his work on The Shield. I looked forward to The Bastard Executioner for the same reasons, and it lasted only a season. Since Mayans was a return to that outlaw […]Read more "Mayans M.C.: Season One — a review"
Having recently taken the 15-Minute Force project as far as Star Wars VIII: The Last Jedi, with at least a year before the final installment of the sequel trilogy, I’ve decided that it’s time for me to rank the movies in a post. Since I haven’t seen Solo yet, it’s not considered for this project. […]Read more "Star Wars Movies (so far) Ranked"
Let me tell you how I got to Riverdale. It wasn’t a direct route, although in hindsight it does seem like a place I was destined to go, even if I really didn’t want to. For starters, I have a long history with the citizens of Riverdale. I’ve not hidden the fact that I was […]Read more "Riverdale: Season 1 — a review"
02:00:01 – End This is it, the final chapter of The Last Jedi Edition of the 15-Minute Force. Incidentally, it’ll be the last edition of the 15-Minute Force for a long while. Our in-depth dissection and discussion about Star Wars will be going on hiatus for a bit, at least until after the final installment […]Read more "Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Nine: The Battle of Crait (Or: The Rebirth of the Rebellion)"
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 City on the Edge of Forever.” The Turtles are still “Happy Together” on top of the Billboard singles chart. Two days prior to this day, on Tuesday, April […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season One: Ep. 1.28 “The City on the Edge of Forever” – (Original air date: Thursday, April 6, 1967)"
These are the songs that set my toes to tapping and make me feel good on a bad day. For maximum effect, I suggest listening to them in the following order: Track #1: “Slow Ride” Foghat You know, Foghat was one of those British bands that never had a hit in the UK. But, […]Read more "10-List: Firewater’s Feel Good Mix Tape (Side 1)"