I took a brief hiatus from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. after Season 5, which I think of as S.H.I.E.L.D. in Space, or, alternately, as Cracked-Egg Earth with Kree. It ended with what I think was the first live-action appearance of Graviton, who was soundly defeated by Daisy/Quake, which made the Earth future we just lived through […]Read more "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 7 — a review"
Let’s get it out there, right in front. No Fitz. Almost no May. That’s nearly a “New Deal” breaker. See what I did there? Dad jokes. I got ’em. I also have a love-hate relationship with time travel stories that I’ve documented somewhere before, in what I choose to call the past (you see, time […]Read more "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 7 Premiere “The New Deal”"
The season begins with Claire (Caitriona Balfe) waking up in the center of the standing stones at Craigh na Dun, back in 1948. She discovers that the British won the Battle of Culloden, just the way they had before she journeyed into the 18th century. She is pregnant with Jamie’s child and reunites with her […]Read more "Outlander: Season 2 — a review"
It was a confluence of forces that made watching the series Outlander my destiny. There’s the Ronald D. Moore connection. Of course. It’s the world’s worst-kept secret that I am a diehard Trekkie. Ronald D. Moore was responsible for almost everything we associate with Klingon culture. For TNG, he wrote the episodes “Sins of the […]Read more "Outlander: Season 1 — a review"
If you’ve had anything to do with any DC Comics property during the last eight years or so—including comics, video games and the CW shows—you’ve heard about Flashpoint. I think Flashpoint Batman was offered as an alternate skin in one of the Arkham games (probably Arkham Knight), and I really didn’t know what that […]Read more "Flashpoint, by Geoff Johns & Andy Kubert — a comic book 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 “Tomorrow is Yesterday.” On this day in history – This is just tragic timing, but the Apollo 1 astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee were killed the […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season One: Ep. 1.19 “Tomorrow is Yesterday” – (Original air date: Thursday, January 26, 1967)"
In speculative fiction, I’m usually drawn to time travel stories. Such stories spark my imagination, whether in movies, books, comics or television. Who hasn’t wished, at least idly, that they could go back and do something differently, or, alternately, go forward to see what lies ahead? I recently watched the Star Trek: TNG two-parter “Time’s […]Read more "Time Travel Stories (a couple of quibbles)"