01:15:01 – The End Lt. Hulu took off his tunic and, bare-chested, began fencing with Dr. Macklemore on the bridge of the 15-Minute Federation. Hulu had a tendency to do this when he grew bored at his station, which was frequently. The helmsman was dueling with one of those collapseable plastic lightsabers, while the doctor […]Read more "//\\ 15-Minute Federation //\\ presents . . . Star Trek III: The Search for Spock — Ch. 6: What Happens After the USS Enterprise Blows Up (Or: Kirk Scores a New Ride)"
I see what you did there, Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni. You teased us with a new show named The Book of Boba Fett, and then it turned into another season of The Mandalorian. Maybe Season 2.5. It’s okay. I forgive you. While I found the continuing tale of Fett to be entertaining, and I […]Read more "The Book of Boba Fett: Season 1 (Disney +) — a review"
Season 5 of The Expanse series on Amazon Prime was based upon this novel. Until now, I’ve always thought that watching the streaming series prior to reading the book it was based upon actually enhanced my reading experience. It fed me visual images that helped bring the printed words to life for me, giving me […]Read more "Nemesis Games (The Expanse Book #5), by James S.A. Corey — a review"
The second season of Stargate SG-1 isn’t worse or better than its first. I realize that this doesn’t sound like a ringing endorsement to you. I graded the first season a solid B. In my personal quest for self-actualization, I’ve gained some knowledge about myself. Not all of this knowledge has been flattering. Not easy […]Read more "Stargate SG-1: Season 2 — a review"
The finale of this season snuck up on me. I thought that there were at least four or five more episodes to go, when—all of a sudden—I was watching what I was told was the season finale in the eighteenth episode. I knew that the series had already been renewed for an eighth season, and […]Read more "The Flash: Season 7 — a review"
I began watching this series many years ago. I stopped during the first season. My memory can no longer be trusted, but I believe I stopped watching because—at that time—I still hadn’t watched all of the episodes of the various Star Trek series. I felt like I was cheating on the franchise that brought me […]Read more "Stargate SG-1: Season 1 — a review"
I’ve read the first four novels in James S. A. Corey’s The Expanse series. Nemesis Games, the fifth novel in the series, is sitting proudly on a shelf, at eye level, in my library closet, waiting for me to start reading it. I’m delaying gratification for the moment, making this science-fantasy space opera series last […]Read more "The Expanse: Season 5 — a review"
For me, science fiction—as a fiction genre—is speculative fiction about the possible. By comparison, fantasy—which is science fiction’s close cousin—is speculative fiction about the impossible. A proverbial fine line exists between the two genres, a line which often gets crossed. So often, in fact, that we see both genres lumped together under the SFF banner, […]Read more "Escape (Not the Piña Colada Song): musings on escapist fiction and people who don’t like the taste of chocolate"
I hold to the belief that most entertaining fiction, whether found as television, cinema, stage plays, comic books, video games or print media, is highly predicated by two main requirements. The first of these is competent worldbuilding. A story’s settings must be realistic within the fictional milieu. The back story, the reasons why the story […]Read more "Firefly: Cast Personae (how to create character-driven science fiction)"
My original mission was to read all of Brian K. Vaughan’s graphic novel Y: The Last Man before the television series premieres on FX. Mission accomplished. Probably with an assist by our current coronavirus pandemic. The filming, which was originally scheduled to begin this past April, is now supposed to begin in October 2020, somewhere […]Read more "Y: The Last Man: Book Five, by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra, José Marzan Jr. & Goran Sudžuka — a comic book review"