Blu-ray Review: ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – Director’s Cut’ (2016)

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – Director’s Cut  (2016) Written by: Jack B. Sowards, Nicholas Meyer (uncredited) Based Upon: Star Trek, Created by Gene Roddenberry Starring: William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, George Takei, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, Kirstie Alley, Ricardo Montalban, Bibi Besch, Merritt Butrick, Paul Winfield On June 7,Continue reading “Blu-ray Review: ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – Director’s Cut’ (2016)”

Musings & Thoughts for Monday, March 22, 2021, or: Where in the World Did the Time Go?

Hello, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, March 22, 2021. Currently, it is a chilly – by Sunshine State standards, at least – and gray day here; the temperature is 64˚F (18˚C) under cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the north-northwest at 7 MPH (11 KM/H) and humidityContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, March 22, 2021, or: Where in the World Did the Time Go?”

Book Review: ‘The World of Star Trek’

In the summer of 1985 – sometime during my freshman year at Miami-Dade Community College – I purchased a paperback copy of a reference book titled The World of Star Trek by author, screenwriter, and cultural observer David Gerrold. Originally published in 1973 – during the “lost years” after Star Trek: The Original Series’ cancellationContinue reading “Book Review: ‘The World of Star Trek’”

Musings & Thoughts for Friday, October 9, 2020: The Slings, Arrows of an Almost Sleepless Night & Other Insignifica

Good morning, Dear Reader. It’s mid- to late morning here in New Hometown, Florida as I sit in my study/bedroom and start on this first blog post of the day. It looks as though it’s going to be hot – again – on this Friday, October 9, 2020. Currently, the temperature outside is 75˚F underContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Friday, October 9, 2020: The Slings, Arrows of an Almost Sleepless Night & Other Insignifica”

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

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 withContinue reading “More Musings, More Thoughts for Thursday, October 8, 2020”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, October 8, 2020: A Quick Morning Post, or: Waiting for ‘Picard’

Hello, Dear Reader, and welcome to the Thursday, October 8, 2020 edition of Musings & Thoughts in A Certain Point of View, Too. It’s mid-morning here, although by the time you see this it will be past 11 AM in the Eastern time zone. Currently in New Hometown, Florida, the temperature is 74˚F under mostlyContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, October 8, 2020: A Quick Morning Post, or: Waiting for ‘Picard’”

Musings & Thoughts for September 27, 2020: Absentee Ballots, Books, and Stormy Weather

Musings & Thoughts for September 27, 2020 Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning (past 9 AM) here on this last Sunday of September 2020. It’s going to be a hot, humid day; the current temperature outside is 80˚F (27˚C)  under mostly sunny skies. With humidity at a sticky 92% and a becalmed wind, rightContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for September 27, 2020: Absentee Ballots, Books, and Stormy Weather”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, September 26, 2020

Hi, there, Dear Reader, and welcome to another edition of Musings & Thoughts. It’s late morning here in my corner of Florida on this hot, humid September Saturday. Currently, the temperature outside is 86 degrees Fahrenheit (30 degrees Celsius) under mostly sunny skies. With humidity at a sticky 74% and a southerly breeze blowing atContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, September 26, 2020”

Blu-ray Box Set Review: ‘Star Trek: The Compendium’

On Tuesday, September 9, 2014, Paramount Home Media Distribution released Star Trek: The Compendium, a four-disc box set with two reissued Blu-ray discs (BDs): the 2009 Star Trek “Kelvin reboot” and a “new and improved” home media version of 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness. Coming out less than a year after Paramount’s original home mediaContinue reading “Blu-ray Box Set Review: ‘Star Trek: The Compendium’”