Did I enjoy Star Trek: Discovery? Yes and no…

My Star Trek fandom is – well – balanced.  If I enjoy a TV series, I’ll watch it from start to finish and over and over again.  Loved the original series.  Loved Next Generation. Even loved Voyager. But after one season of Star Trek: Discovery, the new Star Trek iteration on my CBS All Access…

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Business Wars, Dirty Money and American Greed: The Schadenfreude of Corporate America

I do enjoy a good documentary now and again … especially ones that expose the seamier, grittier side of corporations, businesses and organizations. Which is why I’ve started following a new podcast, and have recently binge-watched a new Netflix documentary series.  Oh yeah, and I’m waiting for new episodes of an old CNBC favorite. Let…

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My two-week boycott of ESPN begins today

You heard me correctly.  I will not watch ESPN for the next two weeks.  I will not listen to ESPN on my car radio on my way to or from anywhere.  No Mike and Mike, no NFL Countdown, none of that.  This boycott begins now, and will end on October 24, 2017. And this is…

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Did The Orville plagiarize a 1970’s sci-fi TV series last night?

I’m becoming more and more intrigued in watching The Orville, Seth McFarlane’s sci-fi comedy-drama homage to Star Trek.  Yeah, I know, people who watch The Orville are frustrated Trekkors who think that the new Star Trek: Discovery is a Trek show that lost its way, and that The Orville is the Galaxy Quest TV series…

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Blood Drive: 2017-2017

It was fun when it started, but it limped to a finale. That’s my overall review of the Syfy homage to grindhouse cinema, Blood Drive.  After last night’s final episode, the series’ producer announced that Syfy would not bring the show back for a second season. And you know what?  I totally understand why the…

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The day Captain Kangaroo visited Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood

I had a warm, fuzzy flashback this morning. One of my favorite TV shows as a kid was the Captain Kangaroo children’s show – with the Captain, Mr. Green Jeans, Dancing Bear, Mr. Moose, Bunny Rabbit, the cartoons, all the fun stuff. Another one of my favorite TV shows as a kid was Mr. Rogers’…

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Blood Drive on Syfy – what the hell did I just watch, and can I see more please?

About ten years ago, Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez collaborated on a double-feature film called Grindhouse, where they created two separate exploitation-homage movies – Planet Terror and Death Proof – along with various trailers for films like Werewolf Women of the S.S., Hobo with a Shotgun, and Machete – and released it in theaters.  You…

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