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For Star Trek's 50th anniversary, a very special treasure trove was opened to the fans.
Settle in for a long one, my friends. I have a lot to say about this book. There's no holding back for a work like this. I have a lot to say about how I found this book in the first place, about what it means to me and my world, and how it all … Continue reading The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
This one was published in October 1921, and while the date of the story is unknown, we, and the page boy Billy, are assured by Watson that the ploy being discussed has been used once before, which we've seen in "The Adventure of the Empty House," marking Holmes' return from the Great Hiatus. Remember that … Continue reading “The Adventure of the Mazarin Stone” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
When it comes to the visual interpretations Middle-Earth, there are three artists whom I rank as personal favorites. First, there is Tolkien himself, whose illustrations accompanied the original editions of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. And then there is Alan Lee and John Howe, whose magnificent illustrations informed Peter Jackson's cinematic versions … Continue reading A Middle-Earth Traveller: Sketches from Bag End to Mordor by John Howe
Star Trek: Season 3, Episodes 21-24 - Requiem for Methuselah; The Savage Curtain; All Our Yesterdays; Turnabout Intruder
Star Trek: Season 3, Episodes 17-20 - The Mark of Gideon; The Lights of Zetar; The Cloud Minders; The Way to Eden
It's been a while since author Patrick Rogers reached out to me to review his first book, The Green Unknown. He said he'd do so again for the next book, and I just assumed that whenever that happened, it'd be something along the similar lines. And this one is... except it's not. Let me clarify … Continue reading City of the Shrieking Tomb by Patrick Rogers
The new season at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has begun, and this season I'm gifted beyond words to have tickets to an abnormally high number of performances. I think it's twice what I had last year? It helps that I'm not trying to fund this by myself. In any case, this is going to be … Continue reading DSO – Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3
Star Trek - Season 3, Episodes 13-16 - Wink of an Eye; That Which Survives; Let That Be Your Last Battlefield; Whom Gods Destroy... and a bonus.