November 30th, 2017
I really loved the first Tick live action series, it was a great show with what I consider to be the perfect actor in the role, Patrick Warburton. Of course, the animated series from the 90s was fantastic, so when I heard that Amazon Prime was going to reboot the series, I was certainly interested, albeit cautious. After all, I couldn’t imagine anyone else in the role but Warburton and even though I knew he was involved, he also wasn’t playing the titular character.
Even after seeing a “leaked” first episode just over a year ago, while I really liked it, I knew it had a lot of work to do to get past that hump. Well, yesterday, at least as I write this, Amazon dropped half of the 12-episode season and I had to watch it right away. But since I have no idea when the rest of the season is coming, I figured I’d review what I have so far. Was it worth the wait? Let’s find out.
November 26th, 2017
It’s funny that the woodworking forums are starting to recognize that nothing good can ever come from discussions about Saw Stop and are now starting to preemptively shut down any threads about them, knowing the shit storm that is to come.
November 23rd, 2017
I’m not a fan of Marvel’s Inhumans in the comics. Never have been, never will be. Sure, there are some stories that have been enjoyable, but overall, they’re just a hard pass because they lack everything that I care about in comic characters, that being reliability. But since Marvel TV has been pushing the whole inhumans thing for a while, as an alternative to being able to use mutants, hey, I have to get used to it or I might as well just stop watching a lot of Marvel TV. But when I heard that this show was coming, I figured it might be an “Avengers” moment, a way to bring all of the inhuman storylines together into something glorious.
Yeah, that didn’t happen. But let’s see what did as I review the first season of Marvel’s Inhumans.
November 19th, 2017
So, having nothing better to do, we went to a local reptile show. My oldest daughter was trying to refurnish her snake cage, so what the heck, right? Besides, I’ve been hankering to get back into reptiles, I’ve really missed having more of them around, so I might as well go look and see what was available.
Now, nothing against the show itself because it was well put together, but there were a couple of problems. First off, they didn’t take credit cards for entry tickets. You could buy tickets online before you went, and I wish we had done so, but there were no signs or anything else saying cash only. We stood in a very long line and were lucky we had the cash on us because usually, everything is plastic. Had we gotten to the front of that long line and not had the cash, we would have been pissed. But since we did, that wasn’t really a big deal.
What was, and again, this isn’t the show itself, but it was great if you were looking for bearded dragons, leopard or crested geckos or ball pythons. Even the common stuff, they had a small selection of normal colors, which sold out quickly, leaving only the expensive variants. Yes, there were sporadic tarantulas, some chameleons and a few pythons here and there, but if you wanted any real selection, especially anything that wasn’t ridiculously common, you were completely out of luck.
November 16th, 2017
I loved the first season of Stranger Things, it was one of the best shows I had seen in a very long time. But I had a really, really bad feeling about season 2, mostly because most shows that have an outstanding first season fall apart entirely in the second, because as I’ve said before, most shows blow their load on the first season and have no clue what to do if they’re lucky enough to get renewed.
So I was very wary going into the second season because I figured I was going to be very disappointed.
And wow was I wrong about that!
So let’s get into the second season of Stranger Things and why this continues to be an amazing television series!
November 14th, 2017
Caramel Day One
It recently occurred to my wife and I that our newest dog, Caramel, has never, not once since the day we got her at 6 weeks old, slept through the night somewhere other than on someone’s bed. Not once. She’s almost 2 years old now and she has never had to sleep alone.
November 9th, 2017
The Last Ship is yet another series that started off strong but they clearly didn’t know what to do with a second season when they got it, or a third, or a fourth. I think they did a passable job in the second year, but it’s been drifting downward ever since. It just gets more and more unrealistic as time goes on, until there’s no way to suspend disbelief. It just gets ridiculous after a while.
So let’s see what went wrong in season 4, because this thing is going down for the last time as far as I’m concerned.
November 5th, 2017
My wife and I were going through the garage one weekend, trying to get things cleaned up and organized, when we pulled out a big pile of boxes marked “con-stuff”, things that we had collected over the years from various and sundry conventions.
Well, after sorting through all of it, I decided to scan a bunch of the program guide covers from San Diego Comic-con that we’ve been to. Keep in mind, I started going in the mid 70s and went straight through until 2009 when we gave up because it stopped being fun. I know I didn’t keep a lot of the early guides and some have been lost over the years, but here’s a selection from the mid 80s until 2009 at least. Enjoy.
November 2nd, 2017
I’m always looking for a good sci-fi show and there have been plenty of pretenders to the throne this year. Some have been good, some not so much. This time out I look at the first season of Salvation, a CBS drama that promised a lot of race-against-the-clock action. But did it deliver? Let’s take a look.