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 […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season One: Ep. 1.11 “The Menagerie, Part 1” – (Original air date: Thursday, November 17, 1966)"
I’m going to admit up front that this is largely a review of the Iden Versio campaign in Star Wars Battlefront 2. I’m not a co-op type a guy, and I don’t expect that to change at this stage of my life. I have played some of the co-op offerings in this game, and […]Read more "Star Wars Battlefront 2 — a video game review"
I’ve spent the last hour surfing the Web like a fiend because I didn’t want to fall for yet another Internet Death Hoax. When it comes to dead celebrities, I seem to be infinitely gullible. When I saw that Steve Ditko had passed away, it didn’t surprise me. The same way it wouldn’t surprise me […]Read more "Steve Ditko, Visual Creator of Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, Dead at Age 90"
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 […]Read more "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)"
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 […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season One: Ep. 1.10 “The Corbomite Maneuver” – (Original air date: Thursday, November 10, 1966)"
A selective memory is both a curse and a blessing. It’s a curse because, well, I don’t remember everything the way I want to at times. Like, I’ll be able to name most of the movies I’ve seen a well-known actor in, but I won’t be able to come up with his name easily. Or, […]Read more "Preacher: Season 3 Premiere “Angelville” — a review"
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 […]Read more "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)"