More Musings, More Thoughts for Thursday, October 8, 2020

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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.

(C) 2020 Paramount Home Media and CBS Blu-ray.

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.

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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.

Published by Alex Diaz-Granados

Alex Diaz-Granados (1963- ) began writing movie reviews as a staff writer and Entertainment Editor for his high school newspaper in the early 1980s and was the Diversions editor for Miami-Dade Community College, South Campus' student newspaper for one semester. Using his experiences in those publications, Alex has been raving and ranting about the movies online since 2003 at various web sites, including Amazon, Ciao and Epinions. In addition to writing reviews, Alex has written or co-written three films ("A Simple Ad," "Clown 345," and "Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss") for actor-director Juan Carlos Hernandez. You can find his reviews and essays on his blogs, A Certain Point of View and A Certain Point of View, Too.

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