On Movies & Movie Collecting: The Starship Enterprise’s Original Crew Gets the 4K Treatment in Paramount’s Upcoming ‘Star Trek: The Original 6-Movie Collection’ Box Set

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Thursday, July 7, 2022. It is a hot, humid summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 88°F (31°C) under mostly cloudy conditions. With the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 5 MPH (8 KM/H) and humidity at 73%, the heatContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: The Starship Enterprise’s Original Crew Gets the 4K Treatment in Paramount’s Upcoming ‘Star Trek: The Original 6-Movie Collection’ Box Set”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: Paramount to Release ‘Star Trek: The Original Motion Picture 6-Movie Collection’ Box Set in September

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, July 6, 2022. It is a hot summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 92°F (33°C) under mostly sunny conditions. With the wind blowing at 2 MPH (4 KM/H) from the north-northwest and humidity at 64%, the heat indexContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: Paramount to Release ‘Star Trek: The Original Motion Picture 6-Movie Collection’ Box Set in September”

On Movies: My Odd Saturday Night at the Movies was…Odd

Hello, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in lovely Lithia, Florida on Sunday, December 5, 2021. It is a mild winter day, at least by the standards of the subtropical Sunshine State. Currently, the temperature is 79˚F (26˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 57% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 6 MPHContinue reading “On Movies: My Odd Saturday Night at the Movies was…Odd”

On Blu-ray Collecting: The ‘Pre-Order Gremlins’ Strike Again!

Well, it seems as though the Amazon pre-order gremlins have struck again. In June, an Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection box set of 4K UHD Blu-rays that I pre-ordered a few months earlier and was scheduled for a June 12 “street date” by Paramount Home Media Distribution was delivered almost two weeks later. More recently, Paramount’sContinue reading “On Blu-ray Collecting: The ‘Pre-Order Gremlins’ Strike Again!”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, September 20, 2021, or: First Impressions of the ‘Star Trek: The Original 4-Movie Collection’ Box Set

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, September 20, 2021. It is another hot, sweltering early fall day in the Sunshine State. The current temperature is 83˚F (28˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the southeast at 2 MPH (3 KM/H) and humidity at 60%,Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, September 20, 2021, or: First Impressions of the ‘Star Trek: The Original 4-Movie Collection’ Box Set”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, September 18, 2021, or: Good Box Sets Come to Those Who Wait….

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in my corner of west-central Florida on Saturday, September 18, 2021. It is a muggy early meteorological fall day. The current temperature is 82˚F (29 under partly sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the southwest at 3 MPH (4 KM/H) and humidity at 66%, the heatContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, September 18, 2021, or: Good Box Sets Come to Those Who Wait….”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 17, 2021, or: To Boldly Go Where No Box Set Has Gone Before….

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in my corner of west Central Florida on Friday, September 17, 2021. It’s a hot early fall day. The temperature is 85˚F (29˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 3 MPH (5 KM/H) and humidity at 72%, the heat index is 93˚F.Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 17, 2021, or: To Boldly Go Where No Box Set Has Gone Before….”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, September 14, 2021, or: More Carefully Watched Packages – The Saga Continues….

Greetings, Dear Reader. It’s midday here in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, September 14, 2021. It is a gray, hot early meteorological autumn day in the Sunshine State. Currently, the temperature is 85˚F (30˚C) under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 59% and the wind blowing at 7 MPH (11 KM/H) from the southeast, theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, September 14, 2021, or: More Carefully Watched Packages – The Saga Continues….”

On Movies, or: Even Superman & the Crew of the Starship Enterprise Can’t Overcome the Black Hole of a Logistical Logjam

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. It’s hot, humid, and summer-like on this early (meteorological) fall day. Currently, it’s 85˚F under sunny skies. With humidity at 63% and the wind blowing from the southwest at 4 MPH, the heat index is 94˚F. Today’s forecast:Continue reading “On Movies, or: Even Superman & the Crew of the Starship Enterprise Can’t Overcome the Black Hole of a Logistical Logjam”

Memories of a College Journalist: Reviewing ‘Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home’

Greetings, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. It is a hot, rainy, and overall dreary day. The current temperature is 89˚F (29˚C) under rainy conditions. With humidity at 63% and the wind blowing from the west-northwest at 4 MPH (7 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 91˚FContinue reading “Memories of a College Journalist: Reviewing ‘Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home’”