TV Series/Blu-ray Set Review: ‘Star Trek: Picard – Season One’

Star Trek: Picard – Season One (2020) Created by:  Akiva Goldsman, Michael Chabon, Kirsten Beyer, Alex Kurtzman Based On: Star Trek: The Next Generation – Created by Gene Roddenberry Starring: Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Isa Briones, Evan Evagora, Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, Harry Treadaway Jean-Luc Picard: The galaxy was mourning, burying its dead, and StarfleetContinue reading “TV Series/Blu-ray Set Review: ‘Star Trek: Picard – Season One’”

Book Review: ‘The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11’

On August 8, 2006, Alfred A. Knopf (an imprint of the multinational Penguin Random House publishing company) published The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, a non-fiction book by New Yorker staff writer and screenwriter Lawrence Wright. Released a few weeks before the fifth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks inContinue reading “Book Review: ‘The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11’”

TV Miniseries Review: ‘The Looming Tower’

The Looming Tower (2018) AKA: TLT Based on: The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11, by Lawrence Wright Created by: Dan Futterman, Alex Gibney, and Lawrence Wright Starring: Jeff Daniels, Tahar Rahim, Wrenn Schmidt, Bill Camp, Louis Cancelmi, Virginia Kull, Ella Rae Peck, Sullivan Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, Peter Sarsgaard, Alec Baldwin, Annie ParisseContinue reading “TV Miniseries Review: ‘The Looming Tower’”

TV Series Review: ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan – Season Two’

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan – Season Two (2019) Based On: Characters created by Tom Clancy Created for Television by: Carlton Cruise and Graham Roland Starring: John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, Noomi Rapace, Jordi Mollà, Cristina Umaña, Francisco Denis, John Hoogenakker, Michael Kelly, Susan Misner, Tom Wlaschiha On October 31, 2019, Amazon Prime Video released the entire eight-episode Season TwoContinue reading “TV Series Review: ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan – Season Two’”

TV Series Review: ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan – Season One’

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan – Season One (2018) Based On: Characters created by Tom Clancy Created for Television by: Carlton Cruise and Graham Roland Starring: John Krasinski, Wendell Pierce, Abbie Cornish, Ali Suliman, Dina Shihabi On August 31, 2018, Amazon Prime Video released the first season of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, a web television seriesContinue reading “TV Series Review: ‘Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan – Season One’”

Coming Soon to a Blog Near You…This Blog, to Be Exact

I don’t know if I ever mentioned this outside my About the Author page, but once upon a time (from December of 2003 to February of 2014), I wrote reviews at the now-defunct consumer review-writing website Epinions. I wrote over 1,000 reviews (I don’t recall how many now) across a wide spectrum of categories; Books,Continue reading “Coming Soon to a Blog Near You…This Blog, to Be Exact”