‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Star Wars The Black Series Figrin D’an Toy 6-Inch-Scale Collectible Action Figure


“Fiery” Figrin D’an On July 16, 2022, Pawtucket (Rhode Island) based Hasbro released Figrin D’an, a 6-inch scale action figure of the bandleader and kloo horn player who “fronts” Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes, aka “the Cantina Band” seen in 1977’s Star Wars,[1] as part of the Summer 2022 wave in its ongoing StarContinue reading “‘Star Wars’ Collectibles & Toys Review: Star Wars The Black Series Figrin D’an Toy 6-Inch-Scale Collectible Action Figure”

Reflections on America and Its History: Takeaways from the First Part of ‘The U.S. and the Holocaust’


Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,With conquering limbs astride from land to land;Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall standA mighty woman with a torch, whose flameIs the imprisoned lightning, and her nameMother of Exiles. From her beacon-handGlows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes commandThe air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame. “Keep, ancient lands,Continue reading “Reflections on America and Its History: Takeaways from the First Part of ‘The U.S. and the Holocaust’”

Tempus Fugit: Where Were You in October of ’72?


Where I Was in  October of ’72…. (A Tempus Fugit Gig) “Seasons change, people grow together and apart, life moves on. You will be OK, embrace it.” ― Alexandra Elle, Words from a Wanderer Author’s Note: In less than three days (as I write this, at any rate) it will be my late mother’s 94thContinue reading “Tempus Fugit: Where Were You in October of ’72?”

On Books & Reading, or: Reading Habits, the TBR Stack Got Bigger, and a Quick Life Update


I cannot live without books. – Thomas Jefferson I love books. I love to read.   I learned to read at an early age. I don’t remember when I started to read, but my mom used to tell me (and anyone else, for that matter) that Tata, my maternal grandmother, taught me to read beforeContinue reading “On Books & Reading, or: Reading Habits, the TBR Stack Got Bigger, and a Quick Life Update”

Musings & Thoughts for October 9, 2022, or: What’s on My Mind Today Redux


Things on My Mind, Sunday, October 9, 2022: Early this morning – shortly after midnight, to be exact, I was still awake and, as is all too common with me these days, in a deep funk. I should have been asleep on my futon – I don’t dare call it a bed, because although itContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for October 9, 2022, or: What’s on My Mind Today Redux”

About Blu-rays: First Looks at ‘Star Trek: Picard’ and ‘The U.S. and the Holocaust’


Last night I finished my three-night “binge watch” of Star Trek: Picard’s second season, which was released on Blu-ray by Paramount on Tuesday. The series, which was created as a three-season-long story for the streaming service Paramount+, is a sequel to Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1994) and the four feature films that followed it.Continue reading “About Blu-rays: First Looks at ‘Star Trek: Picard’ and ‘The U.S. and the Holocaust’”

Tales Told on Page & Screen: Six Word Story


Six Word Story – A Simple Ad (Inspired by an apocryphal story about Ernest Hemingway) For Sale: Boy’s Skateboard. Never Used. Credits Directed by: Juan Carlos Hernandez Written by: Alex Diaz-Granados Produced by: Adria K. Woomer-Hernandez Edited by: Juan Carlos Hernandez Cast: Juan Carlos Hernandez as John, Adria K. Woomer-Hernandez as Sara Running Time: 3Continue reading “Tales Told on Page & Screen: Six Word Story”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 16, 2022, or: A Whimsical New Action Figure for My Star Wars Collection


If you are a regular visitor to this space, you know that I collect Star Wars action figures and other collectibles – including books, soundtrack albums, posters, backpacks, and physical media releases (DVD, Blu-ray, and 4K UHD Blu-ray) of the various Star Wars films and TV shows. Aside from reading and listening to music, whichContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, September 16, 2022, or: A Whimsical New Action Figure for My Star Wars Collection”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, September 13, 2022, or: Odds & Ends


Keep on Trekkin’ As I wrote in today’s first post for A Certain Point of View, Too, the U.S. Post Office came through and delivered my package with Star Trek: The Original Motion Picture 6-Movie Collection, the new 15-disc (seven 4K UHD Blu-ray discs and eight 2K HD Blu-ray discs) box set that presents (forContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, September 13, 2022, or: Odds & Ends”

Old Gamers Never Die: Fighting Near a Nuclear Power Plant in ‘Regiments’ Poses New Twists, New Challenges


Regiments: The Battle for a ‘Hot’ Zone Last night, after trying – and failing – to choose a movie or TV show to watch, I decided to play Regiments again. Once more I selected the Skirmish titled Raw Power, which depicts a fictional 1989 battle near what looks like a nuclear plant in what wasContinue reading “Old Gamers Never Die: Fighting Near a Nuclear Power Plant in ‘Regiments’ Poses New Twists, New Challenges”