Originally a serious track called “medieval,” I was trying to record some ahhs and not having much luck. Suddenly I was inspired to go into a sort of nonsense voiceover (with a nod to the Beatles and Lewis Carroll).
Caught season 1 episode 3 of the new Star Trek TV series last night. I felt this one would indicate if the show was heading somewhere or just going to fizzle, as did Star Trek Enterprise.
Pleasantly surprised again.
The best part, I thought, was how the quirky Captain of Discovery tells Michael Burnham that universal rules are for the rank and file. Kings appreciate the importance of context.
Of course, he could have said Queens appreciate context—that is, they bend Starfleet regulations. And given that the show is trying to be so forward thinking by giving the woman Michael a male name, I thought this was a small glitch.
But other than that… looking forward to the remainder of the season!
Managed to catch the first two episodes without ads, thanks to our PVR. It took a little juggling because the show started late. Luckily I taped every instance on every channel..
So how was it?
Good. I was pleasantly surprised. I like female lead characters and Michael Burnham is stellar. “Michael” is a woman, btw. I thought that was an interesting twist, given all the transgender news and remaining biases around sex role stereotypes.
Another reviewer at Now Magazine thought the Klingon scenes were a bit hokey and overdone. I can see that. I never really liked the complex Klingon culture story line in Trek spinoffs.
But we’ll see. I enjoyed the first two episodes.
Now that I’ve finished the entire Vikings series, I’ve been feeling a lack of something to watch. Something engaging.
I need my sci-fi fix and when there’s no good sci-fi around, life gets dull.
Ahead… warp factor two!
I’ve been having a ball playing around with all sorts of new software. I recently switched my old “frankenstein” computer (the one I made on Halloween out of two dead computers) to Xubuntu 16.04, which is a Linux operating system.
It’s been a great adventure. Like learning how to do computers all over again. Luckily there are friendly forums, which always helps!
There’s a lot of interesting free software that works well with Linux. One is Slimjet browser, which I’m using now (I haven’t tested it on Windows yet). Another is the GIMP, a photo editor that also works with Windows.
Anyhow… here’s a little something created on the GIMP… thinking of that old madman David Bowie while doing this. Well, I guess he’s an eternally young madman now.
I think the lyric “something in the sky” is in one of his songs from the LP Outside. But I’d have to check on that.
Sorry to anyone who has liked my stuff here or at Earthpages. I WILL get back to see what you have been up to. Just that learning Linux and related software has been pretty time-consuming. As I say, like learning computers all over again. 🙂
I was struck by how good this series was. Especially the first season. Although I enjoyed both. Rumor has it that a third season might somehow appear. But I can’t really see it doing very well. Seems a lot of good US stuff begins with solid character development and interaction, and then degrades into a special FX fiesta. Agent Carter stopped just in time, I think. Unless the writers can recapture the compelling dynamic seen among characters in the first season… and to some degree in the second. Then I guess it could work.
It’s not very often that I like a song and the video. Here David Bowie proves that he’s the high priest of alternative… cool… call it what you want.
Of course, all the women are shapely and cute. And I guess the guys too. Perhaps the last kind of discriminatory “ism” we have to overcome. Still, a really great effort from one of my fav. artists.