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 “Journey to Babel.” On this date in history, the song “To Sir with Love,” by Lulu, still rules the US charts. Over in the UK, The Foundations’ “Baby, Now […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season Two: Ep. 2.10 “Journey to Babel” – (Original air date: Friday, November 17, 1967)"
I was so much younger back in December 2017, when I wrote my review for the first season of Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville. Back then, I spent a lot of time comparing it to the latest entry in the official Trek universe, Star Trek: Discovery. I can see clearly now that this approach was misguided. […]Read more "The Orville: Season 2 — a review"
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 “Where No Man Has Gone Before.” The Enterprise picks up the distress signal of an Earth vessel that’s been missing for two centuries. Kirk and Spock are playing […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]|||Star Trek: The Original Series – Season 1: Ep. 1.3 “Where No Man Has Gone Before” – (original air date 9/22/1966)"
Finally. After writing three midseason reviews in a row about shows that have disappointed me this year, I get to write about the first season of The Orville, which was a series—frankly—that I didn’t expect to like before I began watching it. I’m not burying the lead here: I actually love this series, and am […]Read more "The Orville: Season 1: a review"
I watched the documentary Dreams with Sharp Teeth (2008) way back in 2010, and even wrote a review of it that I posted on Netflix. I’m going to repeat that review in its entirety here, but then will elaborate further on the man and author, and my own personal experience with his work. Without further […]Read more "Dreams with Sharp Teeth: a documentary review (with additional commentary about Harlan Ellison)"
A new television series set in the Star Trek universe is cause for celebration among those of us who consider ourselves Trekkies. As difficult as it is for me to fathom, the last Trek series, Star Trek: Enterprise, went off the air in 2005, twelve years ago as I write this. The gap between Star […]Read more "||[Boldly Going]|| Star Trek: Discovery: Episodes 1 & 2: a review and a celebration"
After reading dozens of reviews of “Old Wounds,” the pilot episode of Fox’s The Orville, I revisited my own review. I had been afraid that I had been too harsh. Compared to many that I read, my review was a glowing one. I hope that MacFarlane and his cast don’t read the reviews. Nothing breeds […]Read more "The Orville Revisited: Episode 1.2 “Command Performance”"