Star Trek Discovery, S1.7, “Magic To Make The Sanest Man Go Mad”

Well, the latest episode of the CBS-All Access series Star Trek Discovery has become available for streaming, and this one went up that stream without a proverbial paddle.  It had to happen sometime.  It happens to all television series, sooner or later (especially with past Star Treks).   “Magic To Make The Sanest Man Go Mad”…

Retro-musings for Halloween: 1973’s “The Legend of Hell House”…

“It’s the Mt. Everest of haunted houses.”   ^ This was the apt description of the old “Belasko house,” given by Dr. Lionel Barrett (Clive Revill), physicist and lead investigator of the bricked up, abandoned mansion informally known as “hell house.”   And 1973’s “Legend of Hell House” is, for me, the ‘Mt. Everest’ of haunted…

Star Trek Discovery 1.6, ”Lethe”

Star Trek Discovery’s sixth episode “Lethe” aired tonight on CBS-AA, and after a deeply frustrating evening of trying to stream it via my Roku, I wound up watching it on my 21” Mac as opposed to my 43” living room TV.   My up-till-now reliable Roku decided it was a good night to act up, so…

Retro-futures: reimagining the future from the past up…

Having recently been awed by the superior sequel “Blade Runner 2049”  I was intrigued that the future depicted in the film’s 2049 was not a future based from our current 2017.   BR2049 shows a 2049 projected from the 2019 we saw in the original “Blade Runner” of 1982.    A future complete with ads from now defunct…

Star Trek Discovery, S1.3, “Context is for Kings”…

    ****** SPOILERS AHEAD!! ****** Having just seen the latest Star Trek Discovery episode “Context is for Kings” I thought to throw this quick assessment out while it’s all still fresh in my ailing old brain… The story: Former USS Shenzhou first officer and last episode’s famed mutineer Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) is rescued…