|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season One: Ep. 1.11 “The Menagerie, Part 1” – (Original air date: Thursday, November 17, 1966)

  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 Menagerie, Part 1.” Any nerd worth his weight in Soylent Green knows that this was the original Star Trek pilot repurposed into a two-part episode of the […]

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Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Seven: Luke’s Kamikaze Mission (Or: Soon I’ll Be Dead . . . And You With Me)

01:30:01 – 01:45:00 The Jedi Edition of the 15-Minute Force hasn’t exactly been action-packed for the last couple of chapters. Everything seemed to slow to a crawl as we came to the Teddy Bear Village. Plus, Luke Skywalker had to share some information about genealogy with his sister, Leia Organa, just prior to turning himself […]

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|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season One: Ep. 1.10 “The Corbomite Maneuver” – (Original air date: Thursday, November 10, 1966)

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 Corbomite Maneuver.” Since TOS is kind of like a time capsule all on its own, I thought I’d begin to include an “on this day in history” portion […]

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Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (a 15-Minute Force production): Chapter Six: Soap Opera in the Trees (Or: Han Solo Wants to be Your Back Door Man)

01:15:01 – 01:30:00 Since the high dive acrobatics sequence on Tatooine, at the Sarlaac Pit, the only bit of real action we’ve really had was the speederbike sequence that ended right as the last chapter began. Don’t expect things to get any more exciting in this chapter. There’s a lot of talking and soap-opera caliber […]

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