More Thoughts, More Musings for a Hot Thursday Afternoon
Hello again, Dear Reader. It’s now mid-afternoon here New Hometown, Florida. As the post’s header points out, it is hot here; the current temperature outside is 92˚F under partly cloudy skies. With humidity at 52% and the wind blowing from the east at 3 MPH with gusts of up to 6 MPH, the heat index is 102˚F in the open, 98˚F in the shade. Clearly, this will be yet another stay-in-the-house afternoon for me.
Well, my package with the first season of Star Trek: Picard arrived at our doorstep a little while ago, and although I have not watched any of the series’ episodes, I’m happy to report that it is a multi-disc set and not a single-disc one, which is how it was described in the Amazon product description.
Instead, CBS Blu-ray and Paramount Home Media have divvied up Star Trek: Picard’s 10 episodes among three Blu-ray discs (BDs), along with a nice mix of extra features – a much better grab bag of video goodies than Paramount gave to Amazon Studio’s Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.
Per the BD set’s info blurb on the reverse side of the package:
Over 2 Hours of Special Features
Star Trek: Short Treks: Children of Mars * Story Logs * Deleted Scenes * Aliens Alive: The x8s * Picard Props * Set Me Up * Gag Reel * and More!
14 years after Captain Jean-Luc Picard retired from Starfleet, Patrick Stewart is back to reprise his iconic role. After the destruction of the planet Romulus, we follow Picard as he tracks down a series of mysteries about his past. From co-creators Alex Kurtzman, Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Chabon, ACADEMY AWARD winner Akiva Goldsman (A Beautiful Mind), and renowned Star Trek novelist Kirsten Beyer, STAR TREK: PICARD sets out on a new mission against a legion of dangerous foes, with the help from a few returning characters – Data, Riker, and Seven of Nine – and a whole new crew.
I am not sure at what time tonight I will be able to start watching the show. We are in the process of adding a sofa-futon to my study – a side effect of The Big Breakup – and turn it into my bedroom as well. This means that I have a new desk as well, and quite a few of my books, papers, and office knick-knacks are now displaced. I’m sure that the caregiver will figure out where to put my stuff, but it will take time, so I don’t know how things will go tonight.
I usually try to publish three (or more) posts here on A Certain Point of View, Too, but I had a rough night last night and slept poorly. I’m tired, both physically and emotionally, and I need to rest and relax. As a result, I think this will be my final article for Thursday, October 8, 2020. I will, of course, be back tomorrow. So, Dear Reader, adieu for now. Stay safe, stay healthy, and I’ll catch you on the sunny side of things.