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. […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season Two: Ep. 2.5 “The Apple” – (Original air date: Friday, October 13, 1967)"
The Good Place avoids the sophomore slump experienced by some television shows during their second season by doing something very smart. During the second season, the series changes the entire premise of the show. I knew I couldn’t stay interested in this if it continued to be about bad-girl Eleanor (Kristen Bell) having to pretend […]Read more "The Good Place: Season 2 — a review"
I’m glad that SYFY cancelled The Expanse. Science fiction this good shouldn’t be on a network that can’t spell sci-fi correctly. I’m even happier that Amazon picked it up for a fourth season, coming some time in 2019, because it is that good. Watching this series motivated me to begin reading the James S. A. […]Read more "The Expanse: Season 3 — a review"
Since my May 2018 post about Amazon Prime Video shows I wanted to watch, I have watched all of The Expanse (loved it, and began reading the novels) and I’ve recently completed the first season of Vikings. In this embarrassment of riches, this virtual cornucopia of entertainment options offered to us in the 21st […]Read more "More Amazon Prime Video Content I Want to Watch"
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 […]Read more "Vikings: Season 1 — 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?), […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Animated Series: Seasons 1 & 2 — a review"
I haven’t been watching Arrow this season, except for this year’s crossover event, but I’m still a steady viewer of The Flash and Supergirl. For whatever reasons, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow was left out of the crossover this year. Perhaps that series is on shaky ground, renewal-wise: I really don’t know. I stopped watching the […]Read more "DC Comics on The CW: Elseworlds Crossover Event (2018)"
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 […]Read more "New Girl: Season 1 — a review"
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 […]Read more "Netflix Cancels Marvel"
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% […]Read more "//\\ 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!)"