Television

I Am Such a Geek (The Star Trek: TNG Trivia Game)

One of the quip-hits from an ebook I’m putting together for Read-an-ebook week, Catnapping for a Living: Humorous Sketches and Tails (because I don’t have enough time to think of a better title): “Tomolok the Romulan is dead now, you know. But he’ll always be G’Kar to me. I am such a geek.” And if […]

Mission Magical

How I love Mission: Impossible! Let me count the ways… There’s a quirk of personal history connected with this show. The first time I ever saw it was as a teenager, when I happened to catch a rerun of a 1970 episode, “The Killer.” In this episode, co-starring Leonard Nimoy, the IMF team cons a […]

Our Favorite Star Trek Episodes

Yes, Star Trek. Specifically, The Next Generation. The Little One and I have been watching select episodes together. I’ve been enjoying them on DVD, and she both startled and thrilled me when she started enjoying the show right alongside me. I panicked just a little when—right in the middle of a Borg marathon—she asked to […]

11 Thoughts on the Love Boat

Earlier this week, I tweeted, “Yippee! NetFlix is shipping me the new Love Boat DVD’s today! (Yeah, I like The Love Boat. So sue me! <g>)” To that Robin (aka @Tuphlos) retorted, “I’m suing you for putting that theme song into my head.” No need for a lawsuit, Robin! (By the way, did I mention […]

My Favorite Columbos

Some years ago, A&E ran a special miniseries of Columbo episodes called Columbo’s Favorite Columbos. Peter Falk chose his four favorite episodes from the original NBC series and introduced each one. Today, I thought I’d do the same thing, with my own 4 favorites. Except that aside from the original episodes, I’m also including any […]

Truth in Advertising: New Names for Cable Channels

I’ve been noticing a change in the programming in many cable TV channels. I am therefore proposing the following name changes: The Discovery Channel will henceforth be called the Extreme Feats and Blowing Stuff Up Channel. The History Channel will henceforth be called the Dangerous Jobs and Ghosts and UFO’s Channel. The Learning Channel will […]

Lie Detecting: A Bullshit Episode Penn & Teller Should Do

Penn & Teller haven’t yet done an episode on lie detecting for their Emmy-nominated series Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (which you can get on DVD). On Bullshit Penn & Teller expose, rip apart, and generally make fun of nonsense from talking to the dead to alien abduction to alternative, new-age medical mumbo jumbo to conspiracy […]

Walter Koenig & George Takei in ST Fan Film

That EW article on the new Star Trek movie reminded me to check this site (which a friend had put me onto before RSS was the rage): Star Trek New Voyages (now “Star Trek Phase II”). This is a group of fans who produce indie episodes set just after the original series, with the original-series […]

Actually Bated for the New Star Trek Movie

I hardly believe it myself. I’m actually feeling anticipation, actually looking forward to the new Star Trek movie. Ever since I saw this exclusive photo of the new film’s Enterprise. But I’m also wary, with some trepidation, because the story is supposed to return back to the beginning, with a young Captain Kirk (played by […]

The Dr. Temperance “Bones” Brennan Drinking Game

Another TV Dr. drinking game, to add to the Dr. House Drinking Game, and hopefully the second of a long series. I borrowed the Bones DVD’s from my parents, and now I’m hooked. More importantly, this show looks like it would make a good drinking game. Here are a few rules. Please add more rules […]