Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, July 13, 2022, or: Hot Weather, Funny ‘Trek,’ and the Mid-July Blahs

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Wednesday, July 13, 2022. It is a hellishly hot summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 92°F (33°C) under mostly sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the west-southwest at 3 MPH (5 KM/H) and humidity at 61%, the heat indexContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Wednesday, July 13, 2022, or: Hot Weather, Funny ‘Trek,’ and the Mid-July Blahs”

On Movies & Movie Collecting: The Starship Enterprise’s Original Crew Gets the 4K Treatment in Paramount’s Upcoming ‘Star Trek: The Original 6-Movie Collection’ Box Set

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon in Lithia, Florida, on Thursday, July 7, 2022. It is a hot, humid summer day in the Tampa Bay area. Currently, the temperature is 88°F (31°C) under mostly cloudy conditions. With the wind blowing from the south-southwest at 5 MPH (8 KM/H) and humidity at 73%, the heatContinue reading “On Movies & Movie Collecting: The Starship Enterprise’s Original Crew Gets the 4K Treatment in Paramount’s Upcoming ‘Star Trek: The Original 6-Movie Collection’ Box Set”

On Music: My ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – Limited Edition 2-CD Soundtrack Album’ Arrives Today!

Hi, there, Dear Reader. It’s mid-to-late morning in Lithia, Florida on Friday, January 14, 2022. It’s a chilly winter day in the Sunshine State. Currently, the temperature is 61˚F (16˚C) under sunny skies. With humidity at 71% and the wind blowing from the north at 8 MPH (13 KM/H) the wind chill factor is 59˚FContinue reading “On Music: My ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan – Limited Edition 2-CD Soundtrack Album’ Arrives Today!”

Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, December 9, 2021, or: You Gotta Have Friends!

Hi there, Dear Reader. It is late morning – almost-but-not-quite midday – here in Lithia, Florida on Thursday, December 9, 2021. It’s a cool – but not cold – early winter day. Right now the temperature is 73˚F (23˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 91% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast atContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Thursday, December 9, 2021, or: You Gotta Have Friends!”

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”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, September 18, 2021, or: Good Box Sets Come to Those Who Wait….

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s early afternoon here in my corner of west-central Florida on Saturday, September 18, 2021. It is a muggy early meteorological fall day. The current temperature is 82˚F (29 under partly sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the southwest at 3 MPH (4 KM/H) and humidity at 66%, the heatContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, September 18, 2021, or: Good Box Sets Come to Those Who Wait….”

On Blu-rays: Paramount Celebrates Star Trek’s Emerald Anniversary with a 4K Release of Four Classic Kirk-Era Films

Hi there, Dear Reader. It’s late morning here in New Hometown, Florida on Tuesday, August 31, 2021. It’s another hot, humid late summer day, Florida style. Currently, the temperature is 87˚F (31˚C) under sunny skies. With the wind blowing from the southwest at 6 MPH (10 KM/H) and humidity at 56%, the heat index isContinue reading “On Blu-rays: Paramount Celebrates Star Trek’s Emerald Anniversary with a 4K Release of Four Classic Kirk-Era Films”

Music Album Review: ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’

On June 4, 1982, Atlantic Records released Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Original Music Soundtrack) on vinyl LP and audiocassette. It featured music composed by a 29-year-old James Horner for Nicholas Meyer’s Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.  It was not, by any means of the imagination, a long album; it consistedContinue reading “Music Album Review: ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)’”