Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, January 8, 2022, or: Boldly Going Where No Soundtrack Has Gone Before….


Hi, there. Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in Lithia, Florida on Saturday, January 8, 2022. It is a warm winter day. Currently, the temperature is 78˚F (26˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east at 11 MPH (18 KM/H) and humidity at 59%, the feels-like temperature is 78˚F (26˚C). Today’s forecastContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, January 8, 2022, or: Boldly Going Where No Soundtrack Has Gone Before….”

Movie Review: ‘Star Trek’ (2009)


Star Trek (2009) Written by: Alex Kurtzman (credited), Roberto Orci (credited), Damon Lindelof (uncredited), and J.J. Abrams (uncredited) Directed by: J.J. Abrams Starring: Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana, Simon Pegg, John Cho, Anton Yelchin, Eric Bana, Winona Ryder, Ben Cross, Chris Hemsworth, Jennifer Morrison, Bruce Greenwood, Leonard Nimoy James T. Kirk: [uponContinue reading “Movie Review: ‘Star Trek’ (2009)”

4K UHD Blu-ray Box Set Review: ‘Star Trek Trilogy: The Kelvin Timeline’ (2020)


On Tuesday, May 12, 2020, Paramount Home Media Distribution released Star Trek Trilogy: The Kelvin Timeline, a six-disc (three 4K UHD, three 2K Blu-ray discs) box set which rounds up the three Star Trek films set in a version of Star Trek: The Original Series’ universe in which the 23rd timeline in which James T.Continue reading “4K UHD Blu-ray Box Set Review: ‘Star Trek Trilogy: The Kelvin Timeline’ (2020)”

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”

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’”

Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, July 21, 2021, or: Life in the Florida Doldrums


Hi, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Wednesday, July 21, 2021. The present temperature is 85˚F (30˚C)  under partly sunny skies. With relative humidity at 51% and the wind blowing from the west-southwest at 6 MPH (9 KM/H), the heat index is 94˚F (35˚C). Today’s forecast calls for partly sunnyContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, July 21, 2021, or: Life in the Florida Doldrums”

Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, July 20, 2021, or: Coping with Yesterday


Hi, there, Dear Reader. It is midday here in New Hometown, Florida, on Tuesday, July 20, 2021. The present temperature is 88˚F (31˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 54% and the wind blowing from the southeast at 4 MPH (6 KM/H), the heat index is 98˚F (36˚C). Today’s forecast calls for scattered rain showersContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Tuesday, July 20, 2021, or: Coping with Yesterday”

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 Monday, May 24, 2021, or: Leisurely Pursuits in My Corner of the World


Greetings, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Monday, May 24, 2021. Currently, the temperature is 78˚F (26˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 7 MPH (10 KM/H) and humidity at 26%  ̶  unusually low by Florida standards – the feels-like temperature is 76˚F (25˚C). TheContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Monday, May 24, 2021, or: Leisurely Pursuits in My Corner of the World”

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”