00:30:01 – 00:45:00 On our way to Deep Space 10, an old Sears location that is currently a furniture liquidator, we detoured in the shuttlecraft Copernicus Seven to pick up Galactic High Commissioner Firewater at his home planet. Yes, the high commissioner was Captain Firewater’s elderly father. The captain informed the high commissioner that our […]Read more "//\\ 15-Minute Federation //\\ presents . . . Star Trek III: The Search for Spock — Ch. 3: Spock’s Coffin is as Empty as Al Capone’s Vault (Or: Snow on Cacti is Major Evidence of Climate Change)"
00:15:01 – 00:30:00 Captain James Claudius Firewater took the entire bridge crew with him on an away mission to Alpha Omicron Pi, where the all-female inhabitants of that tiny planet were raising revenue with something they called a CAR WASH. The plan was to get the 15-Minute Federation‘s shuttlecraft, the Copernicus Seven, cleaned and then […]Read more "//\\ 15-Minute Federation //\\ presents . . . Star Trek III: The Search for Spock — Ch 2: The Enterprise is Getting Mothballed (Or: Let’s Go to the Instant Replay)"
This review is wholly unnecessary. I know that. You don’t have to tell me. I am an unrepentant fan of Douglas Adams’s Hitchhiker’s series. I’ve read all five of the novels written by Adams, all more than once. Plus, I also read the sixth novel, And Another Thing . . ., written by Eoin Colfer, […]Read more "The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (BBC) — a review"
01:30:01 – The End As it turns out, early in his career as the captain of the 15-Minute Federation, James C. Firewater had stranded his nemesis Genghis Noonan Sheehan—the genetically-engineered Irish superman—on the planet O’Shaughnessy’s Corner Pub with his crew of drunken dart-throwers. The Archon of the planet—Colm O’Shaughnessy himself—ended up losing his liquor license […]Read more "//\\ 15-Minute Federation //\\ presents . . . Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan — Chapter 7: The Battle of the Mutara Nebula (Or: A Whole New World)"
In our time, most of the shopping malls seem to be a dying breed. It was refreshing to revisit the 1980s to experience a time when the mall was the place to hang out and see your friends, to experience crass materialism the way God intended us to. This series also evoked other ’80s memories, […]Read more "Stranger Things: Season 3 — a review"
00:15:01 – 00:30:00 During the mission to Homeus Depotus VI, Commander Spork pricked his finger on a thorn of a rose bush in the planet’s garden center. It was one of those flowers that proliferate in the Trek Universe, and Dr. “Ribcage” Macklemore says the thorn prick will either kill Spork or else take over […]Read more "//\\ 15-Minute Federation //\\ presents . . . Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan — Chapter 2: Chekov’s Terrarium (Or: Lt. Saavik’s Deviated Septum)"