This wonderful news came in from the Star Trek Las Vegas convention: Sir Patrick Stewart has officially announced that Jean-Luc Picard is returning in his own new TV series! Just thought I'd share. Click here for details.
I wrote a post recently about how I gained a noble Scottish title as a final step on the path to knighthood some years ago. One of my readers -- Puddle Jumper Reads -- commented about wondering what that crest on my page was all about. It requires a full blog post to explain it … Continue reading “Knight of Angels”… What Does That Even Mean?
Like so many in my generation, I grew up with David Ogden Stiers as part of my television experience. It's nothing short of a gut punch to learn that we've lost such a talented and venerable actor. Stiers died peacefully, succumbing to bladder cancer, age 75. Like so many, I knew him first as Major … Continue reading RIP David Ogden Stiers
As I'm prone to do, today's post is all about a bit of sci-fi. Got some things to discuss, you see. I'll start with the return of Star Trek: Discovery. As I did with the first half of the season, I'll do a big assessment blog when the rest of the season has aired, giving … Continue reading Some Trek, Some Wars
Although this site was new-ish last year, I still did a year in review post. Having survived another year, I thought it only appropriate to do it again. Only this time, you'll forgive me if I don't bother hunting down all the links. This site has a search function, and everything's tagged, so if you … Continue reading 2017: In Review
Even though I have a backlog of audiobooks I'm working through and a 40+ page wishlist on Audible, enough will never be enough. I am geeking out big time this afternoon about my latest pre-orders. I went a little nuts. On May 30, we've got a triple dose of awesome from the late, great Carl … Continue reading Audible Pre-Orders
This review will serve as an assessment of this book and of the trilogy it completes. I provided the basic setup for this story in my review for the first book, and I did my best to keep it as spoiler free as possible for both of the previous books. This being a newer novel, I'll continue … Continue reading Star Trek: Prey, Book 3: The Hall of Heroes by John Jackson Miller
In my review for Book 1 of this series, I outlined the basic setup. It's dizzying in its complexity, and so much fun. John Jackson Miller gave us a grand scale illusionist's trick, and he managed it with the skill of an expert juggler. More than once I thought to myself "Where can he possibly go from here?" … Continue reading Star Trek: Prey, Book 2: The Jackal’s Trick by John Jackson Miller
2285 (following the events of Star Trek III: The Search for Spock) - Admiral James T. Kirk lost his Enterprise and his son to the Klingon Commander Kruge in his bid to rescue his friend, Captain Spock, from the Genesis Planet. Following Kruge's death, his house descended into civil war due to having no legitimately named heir. In … Continue reading Star Trek: Prey, Book 1: Hell’s Heart by John Jackson Miller
Thanksgiving started off pretty good, but it quickly degenerated into an unmitigated disaster. Every family has some level of dysfunction to it, but the fact that I can see the cycle perpetuating itself makes me angry and tired, as much at myself as with any other factor. One thing about it, it's far easier to … Continue reading Post-Thanksgiving Recovery