TV Binging and Season Finales (part I)
Well, the one thing about this COVID-19 crisis hitting in the summer is that we have a lot of television to catch up on. This year is also the year of many final seasons of television shows. I don't know if this was planned, or it was a good opportunity with the on-going pandemic. I suspect a little bit of both (depending on the show). Here are some quick thoughts on some recent finales
Goodbye Scratch Kitchen...
Seems like Scratch Kitchen is the latest casualty of the COVID-19 closures. Cinema Salem (our community movie theater) was first, then Beerworks (although I am hoping they'll relocate), and now Scratch Kitchen. Scratch was set apart by having local produce, and organic (oh yeah, and lots of bacon). The thing that stunk was that their hours were not always predictable...
Καλό μήνα - να και ο Αύγουστος!
Το ριμαδοκαλοκαίρι προχορά με γοργούς ρυθμούς. Πρίν το καταλάβουμε θα είναι πιά Σεπτεμβρης και θα ήμαστε πάλι στα θρανία... Καλό μας μήνα λοιπόν! :-)
Review: The Orville #4: The Word of Avis Part 2 of 2
Friday, Jul 31 2020 09:16 | Comic Book, Entertainment, goodreads, Orville, review, Sci-Fi, Social Media, Social Networks
The Orville #4: The Word of Avis Part 2 of 2 by David A. GoodmanMy rating: 5 of 5 stars More of a comment on both parts of this story: Interesting commentary on religion (in a way that only a comedy can do it). I did find the story a bit unbelievable - anthropologists converting from (essentially) atheists to the religion of the Krill just by studying their sacred writing, but it was
Review: The Orville #1: New Beginnings Part 1 of 2
Thursday, Jul 30 2020 09:13 | Comic Book, Entertainment, goodreads, Orville, review, Sci-Fi, Social Media, Social Networking
The Orville #1: New Beginnings Part 1 of 2 by David A. GoodmanMy rating: 5 of 5 stars More of a comment on both 1+2 of this series. Interesting story. Gives a bit of background on the "federation" equivalent in the Orville universe. It's interesting that the old-style uniforms had rank insignia like TNG ;-). We also get to see sentient fowl, which was very Mighty Max :-). Some
Review: DS9: Hearts And Minds
Saturday, Jul 25 2020 15:37 | Comic Book, DS9, Entertainment, goodreads, review, Sci-Fi, Social Media, Social Networks, Star Trek, StarTrek
DS9: Hearts And Minds by Mark A, AltmanMy rating: 4 of 5 stars It's interesting how much play the gamma quadrant gets in the comics, yet in the series I don't recall them ever making such a big deal of it (most issues on DS9 seems alpha and beta quadrant related). This mini-series is all about the Klingons and the Cardassians butting heads because the Romulans make it look like a
Far Cry 6 trailer
Another Ubisoft trailer, this time for Far Cry 6. I finished Far Cry 2 a while back, and went back to the original before I retired my Xbox 360. I guess I need to catch up with the games (probably after my dissertation is done). Giancarlo Esposito makes for a good bad guy (at least in this trailer).
Watchdogs Legion trailer
Tuesday, Jul 21 2020 07:24 | Entertainment, trailer, ubisoft, video games, VideoGames, watchdogs, XBOX
Seems like it's video game announcement time, and even though I have quite a few unplayed games left, I am always looking toward what's coming up next! Heck, I haven't even started Watchdogs 2 yet! Anyway - Watchdogs Legion is coming out sometime this year and the cinematic trailer looks pretty good! There's something very "V for Vendetta" about this game.
Star Trek Lower Decks trailer
The trailer for the new animated star trek series is officially out (with the series premiering in a few short weeks). I wasn't really sure about this series when I first heard about it, mostly because it was associated with Rick and Morty (another animated series which I don't particularly like - the dialog is not for me). After this first official, full length, trailer, I am cautiously optimistic
Review: Star Trek: Voyager: Mirrors and Smoke
Saturday, Jul 18 2020 03:30 | Comic Book, Entertainment, goodreads, review, Sci-Fi, Social Media, Social Networks, Star Trek, StarTrek
Star Trek: Voyager: Mirrors and Smoke by Paul AllorMy rating: 5 of 5 stars I always enjoy a good mirror universe story. Voyager (like TNG) didn't have an on-screen mirror universe, but it's interesting to see that even in the mirror universe Janeway and crew were stranded in the Delta quadrant. Faced with the prospect of returning to the alpha quadrant to fight a losing battle