Category: TV/Movies

My Other stuff on TV

Highlander, the Movie, the TV series and reboot idea

The Highlander movie and the subsequent TV series (there were no movie sequels, their can be only one) all had a profound effect on my life.  It was my first real exposure to the urban fantasy genre and it really inspired

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Star Trek: Dark and Gritty?

This is primarily aimed to discuss the complaints about Discovery and how dark and gritty it is. There are some that believe that it’s not ST because it is too dark and gritty. While I have my own issues with

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Star Trek: Discovery – The Verdict of Ron

I am as torn as I was when I started.  Which I suppose is a credit to the writers and creators of the show.  They changed enough to tweek the hardcore Trekkie side of me, while at the same time,

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Book: The Expanse: Caliban’s War

Where do you go after destroying Eros and infesting Venus with an alien protomolecule?  Kidnapping children and alien-protomolecule hybrids, that’s where!  I had already watched the second season of the show while I was reading this but finished it before

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My Verdict: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

I really had to sit on this for a while, because SW TLJ is a very bold movie.  It apparently has divided Star Wars fandom considerably, from the Dragon*Con fanboys down to the casual fans.  I have to respect Rian

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture

I watched The Motion Picture again yesterday. It was the first time in a very long time. I was trying to get a better understanding of the disappointment in that movie. I was disappointed but not as viscerally as some

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Star Trek Old & New: What’s wrong?

This guy has a lot to say about Star Trek, and I largely agree. He hits on an important point about old and new Star Trek that can be applied broadly.  Star Trek, however, illustrates it more poignantly because it has a considerable amount of history,

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Serialized TV: It’s killing good story.

This article – Serialized Television Has Become a Disease – hit the nail on the head for me.  I have been saying this for a while.  There are some shows that pull it off pretty well, primarily because they are based

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The Return of The X-Files

In 2016, one of my favorite shows of all time returned to TV for a short 6 episode mini-season.  Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny took up the roles they played during the 90s once again- Scully and Mulder.   What concerned

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Star Trek: Discovery Premier

What is it about Star Trek that gets me fired up so much?  It’s not like I was invested in the original series that much.  I did get into the TOS after TNG started but I can’t say that I have

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