|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season Two: Ep. 2.5 “The Apple” – (Original air date: Friday, October 13, 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 Apple.” On this date in history: The #1 song in the US is still “The Letter,” but it’s the last week we’re buying a ticket on that aeroplane. […]

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Vikings: Season 1 — a review

I’ve found a new obsession and its name is Vikings, thanks to the History Channel and Amazon Prime Video. The first season was a rousing nine-episode peek into the world of the Vikings, through the lens that is Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmell), the possibly legendary Viking farmer who had the vision to imagine undiscovered lands […]

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|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Animated Series: Seasons 1 & 2 — a review

As part of the still-ongoing Boldly Going project, in which I’m watching every minute of Star Trek television ever produced, I watched Star Trek: The Animated Series as well. TAS, which was originally aired as simply Star Trek or The Animated Adventures of Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek (that just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?), […]

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New Girl: Season 1 — a review

This is not the first time I’ve watched the first season of New Girl. In fact, I know I’ve watched at least two seasons, possibly three, years ago. Then, I stopped. I’m not certain why, because I remember liking the series. More than likely, life intervened or I got sidetracked by something new and shiny […]

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Netflix Cancels Marvel

  When I heard that Luke Cage and Iron Fist were cancelled on Netflix, I wasn’t really worried. It’s not that I didn’t like those series—because I did, even though I liked Jessica Jones and, especially, Daredevil much more. Even Punisher, in its inaugral season, was at least the equal of the first season of […]

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//\\ 15-Minute Federation //\\ presents . . . Star Trek: The Motion Picture — Chapter 5: An Over-Abundance of Reaction Shots is an Unwarranted Gamble (Or: We Get Probed by Aliens!)

  01:00:01 – 01:15:00 Lionel Smith was made Chief Engineer on our crew because Captain James “Claudius” Firewater insists that “Smith” is a proper Scottish name, and we just had to have a Scot as Chief Engineer because that was the template created by Montgomery Scott. Never mind the fact that Lionel insists that 95.6% […]

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