• Television,  Watching

    Binge Watching The Flash

    by Skimming through Netflix a few nights ago, I paused on one of those “because you watched this thing, you’ll like these other completely unrelated things” categories. Sometimes it actually does recommend things I’d like to watch, particularly in the area of stand up comedy. In this case, however, it had nothing to do with stand up. Netflix wanted me to watch The Flash. Now you know me, you know I’m sometimes all about superheroes, but you also know that I’m much more of a Marvel guy than DC. Never really read The Flash, although I have a little bit of basic familiarity with the comic mythology involved, and we…

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    Star Trek Discovery, Some Thoughts

    by So I’ve watched the first two episodes of Discovery twice now, and I’ll catch the third episode as soon as the rest of my schedule allows, but I’m not entirely convinced yet that it’s Star Trek. Oh, it’s supposed to be set in the Star Trek prime universe (which makes the Klingon redesign really annoying, and rather stupid), but that doesn’t necessarily make it Star Trek. Witness the reboot movies in the past few years. Only the third one comes close. The first two are just action movies in Star Trek wrapping. But let’s not rehash that now. It’s beautiful. Cinematic. Grand in an almost space opera way. They…

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    New Genre TV for Fall 2017

    by I don’t have cable anymore, haven’t for probably five or six years now, so I rely on internet news, network streaming, and Netflix for my increasingly rare TV fixes. And, much like re-reading, I don’t do a lot of re-watching. I want more stories, new ones, and not just repackages of things I’ve already enjoyed. This year, there are a few more genre shows coming out right now than seems usual for the fall season. This should make an old geek happy, and yet… the whole idea of fall premiers is going away. Hollywood is sucking more and more, but there are alternative channels to find your entertainment on…

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    BSG: The Lost Warrior

    by Intro Again, a bit of a gap between last episode and this one. Part of that is life and part of it is a vague recollection of the western episode and not really wanting to watch it. But, for completeness’ sake, I did. It’s part of the show, after all. So, let’s dive into the Overly Long Synopsis Which might be a little shorter than the last few. This is, to be honest, a light-weight episode and there’s not a lot to chew on. We open, once we get through an opening credits sequence that’s starting to feel really long to me, with Apollo under attack, outnumbered a mere four…

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    BSG: Lost Planet of the Gods, Part 2

    by Sorry to whoever might have happened by in the time between the last BSG post and this one. I didn’t mean to cliffhanger things even remotely this much, although I’m not sure you can say that about a show that’s almost 39 years old. Either way, let’s dive into the Overly long Synopsis The episode recap is really long this time, covering the last episode in detail before getting to the new stuff. Including the credits, it actually takes 4 minutes to get to the true opening scene of the episode where we find that there’s intense magnetic interference from the void and lots of panic in the fleet,…

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    Six Seasons and a Movie!

    by So for the last six months or so, I have been addicted to the television show Community, to the point where we have streamed all the episodes at least once, purchased the first two seasons, and downloaded the episodes of season five as they became available online instead of waiting for a Canadian channel to bother broadcasting them. Erik enjoys it, but Melanie shares my diction. As a matter of fact, watching them with her is probably what began my addiction. I had enjoyed the show before, catching it whenever I ran across it while surfing, but she found it on Netflix and started watching a dozen episodes a…