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STAR TREK and Me (a repost)

I first wrote this on the old blog six years ago, on the 50th anniversary of STAR TREK’s first airing. Today that anniversary rolls around again, now the 56th, and all these words still apply, so here they are! And … Continue reading

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“The Force will be with you. Always.”

Forty-five years ago today, Star Wars opened in theaters. Here is a post I wrote in 2017 for the movie’s 40th anniversary. I didn’t see Star Wars on opening day. In truth I don’t even remember exactly when I saw … Continue reading

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January Reading (From the Books)

I’m going to try, in 2022, to write a monthly recap of the books (and other things) I read each month. I had a good reading month and am well on my way to meeting my annual goal of 52 … Continue reading

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“Can you tell me how to get to Mandalore?” “This is the way.”

 A couple weeks ago, we finished watching Season Two of The Mandalorian, so here are my thoughts on the show, including thoughts on Season One. None of this is in any particular order. In fact, it’s pretty damned random, because … Continue reading

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Of Cackling Emperors and other things….

OK, so now that I’m done cranking out the words every day in a final push to complete a novel draft, what should we talk about? Why…how about the teaser trailer to Star Wars Episode IX that dropped a few … Continue reading

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Farewell, Vonda N. McIntyre (From the Books)

Science fiction and fantasy author Vonda N. McIntyre has died. I feel that I’ve done McIntyre a disservice all these years. I’ve read a lot of her work, but none beyond her well-known tie-in books in the Star Trek and … Continue reading

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“Happy beeps, buddy. Happy beeps.” (Thoughts on THE LAST JEDI, conclusion)

part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5 part 6 part 7 part 8 part 9 So here we are, at long last: the last installment of my longform review of The Last Jedi! Huzzah!! We have now … Continue reading

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Attack of the Screw-ups (Thoughts on THE LAST JEDI, part 9)

part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5 part 6 part 7 part 8 Ye Gods, there’s a lot of failure in this movie, on all sides. Nearly everybody fails in this movie at least once. I don’t … Continue reading

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“Are you the fellow who designed St. Paul’s?” “No, that’s Christopher WREN. I’m….” (Thoughts on THE LAST JEDI, part 8)

part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5 part 6 part 7 Hey! Hey guys! If Kylo gets together with a bunch of his buddies, is that a Ren-fest? OK, fine. But let’s talk about Kylo Ren anyway. … Continue reading

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Snokin’ in the Boys Room (Thoughts on THE LAST JEDI, part 7)

part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5 part 6 If the main heroes were underdrawn in TFA, the villains were doubly so. The First Order’s origins were completely unexplained, as was its power differential: was it the … Continue reading

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