TV Series/Blu-Ray Review: ‘Star Trek: Short Treks’

Critic’s Log, Earth Date 06.06.21: (Is this thing on? Oh, yeah. It is. Never mind.) Computer, begin review. On June 2, 2020, Paramount Home Media Distribution released the 2018-2019 episodes of Star Trek: Short Treks, an anthology series created by Star Trek producer Alex Kurtzman for CBS All-Access, the streaming service that ViacomCBS renamed asContinue reading “TV Series/Blu-Ray Review: ‘Star Trek: Short Treks’”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, June 5, 2021, or: Broken Traditions, Lost Songbooks and the Persistence of Memory (and Grudges)

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, June 5, 2021. It is a hot summery day; the current temperature is 87˚F (30˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 55% and the wind blowing from the south-southeast at 9 MPH (14 KM/H), the heat index is 94˚F (34˚C). Today’sContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, June 5, 2021, or: Broken Traditions, Lost Songbooks and the Persistence of Memory (and Grudges)”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 2, 2021, or: Indy, Baseball, and Video Format Upgrades

Hey, there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, June 2, 2021. It’s a warm, grey-lit day; currently the temperature is 85˚F (30˚C) under cloudy skies. With humidity at 41% and the wind blowing from the southeast at 7 MPH (12 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 89˚F (32˚C). Today’s forecastContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, June 2, 2021, or: Indy, Baseball, and Video Format Upgrades”

Blu-ray Set/TV Documentary Series Review: ‘The World at War’

On November 16, 2010, A&E Home Entertainment released The World at War, a nine-disc box set which presented the internationally-renowned 26-part British television documentary about the Second World War. Restored and remastered by Fremantle (the British multinational TV production company that makes American Idol, America’s Got Talent, and Family Feud) for high definition rebroadcasts andContinue reading “Blu-ray Set/TV Documentary Series Review: ‘The World at War’”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, May 31, 2021, or: The Immediate Past, Present, and (Near) Future….

Hello, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, May 31, 2021. In the United States and its territories, it is Memorial Day, a federal holiday originally set aside to honor the men and women who died while serving in the military in our country’s wars but is now mostly  theContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, May 31, 2021, or: The Immediate Past, Present, and (Near) Future….”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, May 26, 2021, or: The 500th Post!

Greetings and salutations, Dear Reader. It’s late morning – nearly noon, in fact – as I begin my 500th post in A Certain Point of View, Too. It’s Wednesday, May 26, 2021, and it’s a muggy, greyish late spring day here in New Hometown, Florida. Presently, the temperature is 84˚F (29˚C) under mostly cloudy skies.Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, May 26, 2021, or: The 500th Post!”

Happy 44th Anniversary, Star Wars!

Hello, there. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. It is a sultry late spring day in the Sunshine State; currently, the temperature is 78˚F (26˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 31% and a southeasterly breeze blowing at 9 MPH (14 KM/H), the heat index is 76˚F (24˚C).Continue reading “Happy 44th Anniversary, Star Wars!”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, May 23, 2021, or: More Carefully Watched Packages – the Saga Continues

Hi, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon on Sunday, May 23, 2021 here in New Hometown, Florida. It is a sultry late spring day; the current temperature is 84˚F under partly sunny skies. With humidity at 31% and the wind blowing from the east at 7 MPH, the feels-like temperature is 84˚F. Today’s forecast: we canContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, May 23, 2021, or: More Carefully Watched Packages – the Saga Continues”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, May 22, 2021, or: Keep on Trekking

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s mid-to late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Saturday, May 22, 2021. It is a nice late spring morning here; the temperature outside is 76˚F (24˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 41% and the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 10 MPH (15 KM/H), the feels-like temperature isContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, May 22, 2021, or: Keep on Trekking”

On Movies: My Favorite Harrison Ford Films

On Movies: My Favorite Harrison Ford Films In the bygone days of yesteryear, most moviegoers didn’t go to theaters to catch the latest film in a franchise or a movie “made” by a famous director. My late mother, Beatriz Diaz-Granados, used to tell me stories that when she was a kid in the ‘30s andContinue reading “On Movies: My Favorite Harrison Ford Films”