It was a very busy episode of Gotham Monday night had a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Sone of it was good, some of it was bad and some of it was strange as in Hugo. Warning, spoilers ahead…
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Monday, September 26, 2016
Sunday, September 25, 2016
A lot has changed for young Ezra from the last time we saw him at the end of season two. Not only does he sport a new mature look, he has greater control of the Force and dare I say there is a darkness to him. Warning, spoilers ahead…
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Entering its fourth season, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD has evolved from what started out as a relatively light series with cool gadgets and fairly cool action scenes to something much darker in tone that if it wasn’t for the fact they’re on network TV, it may be best suited for Netflix. With that said, enter Ghost Rider. Warning, spoilers ahead…
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Some more strangeness is coming to Gotham as Season 3 started Monday night. Dubbed “Mad City”, Gotham is so different, insanely different from DC’s other TV properties that at this point, I’m at ease with the fact that a likely crossover will never take place because they don’t even remotely seem to be part of the same universe. Warning, spoilers ahead…
Friday, September 9, 2016
Here we are at the conclusion of this 5-Part celebration of 50 years of Star Trek. Each day this week we looked at the each television series ending yesterday with the original. Today, it’s all about the films. Since 1979 there has been 13 feature films grossing over 2.2 billion dollars at the box-office.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.
With those words a science fiction and cultural icon was born. At the time, little did anyone know that on September 8, 1966 the world, as we know it will never be the same. 47% of homes across America watched the premiere episode “The Man Trap” on NBC. 50 years, 5 live action series, 1 animated series and 13 feature films later, Star Trek has not only lived long but it has prospered and endured time. It is as relevant today and has boldly gone where really no fandom has ever gone before or since.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Star Trek: The Next Generation created by the late Gene Roddenbery, made its debut on September 28, 1987 to an astonishing number of 27 million viewers. This number would be impressive for any show at any time but the fact that TNG was on syndication, makes it that much more impressive. Set about 78 years after the Kirk and Spock, this new crew of the Enterprise 1701-D was led by Captain Jean-Luc Picard played by Patrick Stewart. From the start with its premiere episode “Encounter at Farpoint”, Stewart established Picard as a more diplomatic captain as oppose to the shoot first, ask questions later style of command of William Shatner’s Captain Kirk. It wouldn’t take long for the debate to begin on who was a better captain.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine premiered in 1993 and in retrospect; it may have been the most philosophical of all the Trek series. Unlike the two previous series that sought out new life forms and new civilizations with the use of a starship, DS9 relied on such life forms and civilizations to come to them as it was a space station.
Monday, September 5, 2016
On Sunday I looked at the web-series StarTrek Continues. Today I’ll look back at the many different television series that spun off the original series. We’ll start with arguably the least popular series, Star Trek: Enterprise and Star Trek: Voyager that featured the first female Captain in a starring role.