“Know Thyself,” Socrates is supposed to have said. According to Plato, I guess. Or maybe it was Xenophon. In either case, the quote is older than Socrates himself. It was inscribed on the frontispiece of the Temple of Delphi. It has also been attributed to Heraclitus, Pythagoras, and Solon, among esteemed others, including the god […]Read more "Socratic Dictums (from Socrates to Superheroes)"
On the same day I finished watching the second season of Marvel’s The Punisher on Netflix, I also read the (expected) announcement that both this series and Jessica Jones have been cancelled by the streamer. There is already a third season of everyone’s favorite powered alcoholic private eye in the can, to be dropped later […]Read more "Marvel’s The Punisher: Season 2 (and last?) — a review"
I picked up Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Bloodletter at a library sale here in central Arkansas, just last year. It was #3 in the DS9 expanded universe media-tie-in novels published by Pocket Books. I already owned the hardcover Warped, another DS9 novel by K.W. Jeter, even though I haven’t read it yet. I assumed […]Read more "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Bloodletter, by K.W. Jeter — a book review"
01:45:01 – The End We beamed our landing party down to Homeus Depotus VI on a routine surveying mission. The landing party consisted of the following crewmembers: Captain James “Claudius” Firewater; Commander Spork; Dr. Dylan “Ribcage” Macklemore; a pretty female yeoman the captain recruited from Risa; and, two red-shirted dayworkers the landing party picked up […]Read more "//\\ 15-Minute Federation //\\ presents . . . Star Trek: The Motion Picture — Chapter 8: . . . And Then Decker Does Something (Or: Wait. What? And, Everyone Lived Happily Ever After)"
After my extended Trek across the universe, I’ve been on a bit of a sitcom kick lately. Call it a palate cleanser. I tore through the first two seasons of The Good Place (it’s good: watch it), six of the seven seasons of New Girl (waiting for Season 7 to drop on Netflix), and, […]Read more "Friends from College: Season 1 — a review"
I was pissed off, in the American sense of the word “pissed,” meaning angry, when Bandersnatch aired. I thought that a new series of Dark Mirror was coming out, and I had been looking forward to it. Instead, we got a “Dark Mirror presents . . .” movie, and that wasn’t what I wanted. Then, […]Read more "Dark Mirror: Bandersnatch — a review"
Everyone should have a guilty pleasure that doesn’t hurt anyone else. Mine (or, at least, one of them) is BoJack Horseman. I knew the program existed before I started watching it. A cartoon with animal characters in it. Didn’t seem like the kind of stuff I would get into. However, I pride myself (which goeth […]Read more "BoJack Horseman: Season 1 — a review"