I think I adequately explained why I call what happened to Battlestar Galactica "The Ultimate Retcon," since the 2003 miniseries and 2004-2009 series, telemovies and spinoffs truly were "Galactica In Name Only" ("GINO"). Since I posted that I have learned, however, that "In Harm's Way" is a better known WWII movie than I thought it … Continue reading The Ultimate Retcon, Part 2
The Ultimate Retcon
I'm going to continue my sci-fi musings with a thought I had while writing my impressions of Star Trek: Discovery. I want to share with you the story of the ultimate retcon, the retcon of all retcons... OK - for those of you who didn't read my last post - "Retcon" is when a TV/Movie … Continue reading The Ultimate Retcon
Star Trek: Discovery
I admit it - I took advantage of the special free month intro of CBS All Access so I could watch both new Star Trek shows: Picard and The Michael Burnham Show - I mean, Discovery. You already know how I feel about Picard... Discovery is another story. In some important ways, it's better than … Continue reading Star Trek: Discovery
Star Trek: Picard
It may come as a shock to you, my handful of readers, but I actually have many friends; in fact, you probably number among them. They come in all shapes, sizes, colors, genders, political persuasions, and intelligence levels (I'm dear friends with some crazy-smart people, it's true). Many of my closest friends have come from … Continue reading Star Trek: Picard
Little Suzi has a Question
Little Suzi: Hi, Uncle John! Uncle John: Hi, Little Suzi! How are you? LS: Oh, I'm fine, thank you for asking. But I have a question for you. UJ: Oh, really? LS: Oh, yes. You know a lot of things, right? UJ: Well, some people think so. At least 12 or 13 people. Ha ha. … Continue reading Little Suzi has a Question
Why are we treating opinion as news?
This scares me a little. Actually, it scares me a lot, and it has for quite a while. Long before the Coronavirus made its appearance, but that has brought it into even sharper focus. Almost every post on social media that even hints at politics (or political figures) links to commentary. Editorializing. Opinion. And in … Continue reading Why are we treating opinion as news?
You may not know it, or mean to, but you are. If you're posting those accusatory memes on Facebook, the ones about the stimulus "handouts" or that Trump called the Coronavirus a hoax, you're spreading lies. It's easy to get swept up in it. You see a meme that puts into simple terms the anxiety … Continue reading You LIE!!!
I plead guilty and throw myself on the mercy of the court…
OK, I was starting to foam at the mouth... "My people skills are fine. It's my tolerance for idiots that needs work." And the idiots crawl out of the woodwork during a crisis. People who somehow think the laws of nature don't apply to them. These are the ones who drive 55 on icy highways … Continue reading I plead guilty and throw myself on the mercy of the court…
It’s been too grim…
It's easy to be overwhelmed by everything - as witnessed by my own series of rather intense - and not a little angry - posts the last little while. Time for a bit of lightness...
COVID-19: Government Ineptitude
In my last post (Novel Coronavirus COVID-19) I emphasized the need to not panic over the spread of this virus, that most of us are going to be fine without a lot of problems. I hope, though, that I conveyed the proper concern about how serious this virus is, that you didn't come away from … Continue reading COVID-19: Government Ineptitude