The Orville, Episode 6

And we're mostly back on track! This week, the crew of the Orville have an exciting (and mercifully short) space battle with the Krill, and find themselves with an intact Krill shuttle-craft. The decide to use it, and some kind of holograph disguise thingy, to infiltrate a Krill ship and find out what makes them …

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The Orville, episode 4

In another great episode, the crew encounters a huge ship, so huge it contains a whole city and farmland and sky within. The crew soon finds out that they are dealing with a generation ship with a people who have forgotten they are on a ship. This may be an idea that seems played out …

A slow burning fuse

I'm still reading ¬†The Peregrine , and it is taking me a while. It is such beautiful writing but with no conflict, it is easy to set it down. But I always come back eventually, for the beautiful writing. It's like an expensive box of rare chocolate, you have one now and then and savor …

Sunday, and no Game of Thrones…

What will we do every Sunday for the next year and a half? What will we talk and theorize about? What will we yell at our friends for not watching? What will we spoil accidentally and ruin friendships over? Well, there are other shows on their way. There is season 2 of Stranger Things this …

Becoming critical

I remember I used to love every book I read. Now I find it harder to do so. Probably this is a consequence of reading a lot of books. I have a higher baseline of quality. I also have seen so many plots/ideas/character types that they don't impress me or excite me anymore. Whatever it …

Game of thrones season 7 episode 02 spoilers

So does Grey Worm have a worm or not? Screw all Greyjoys except Yara We've been overdue for some Varys awesomeness and boy is he awesome. He knows just what to say to make Dani like him. Such a pro. I was the only one in my viewing group that was sad Arya turned back …

Valerian and the city of a thousand planets (2017)

I wanted to see this movie, based on this graphic novel, because it looked like an original idea, and we usually get about one of those per year among the tide of super hero sequels, remakes, reboots, and brand name movies. It was pretty original, and had lots of elements I hadn't seen before. It …