First up: apologies that I didn't get any posts up over the weekend. It was busier-than-usual weekend for me, and I just didn't have the time and energy required, even for such a 'trivial' effort. (Snicker snicker) Seriously, I was busy a huge portion of Saturday on some volunteer work; so I was playing catch-up with some household stuff on Sunday -- including sleep! -- and I missed out on a daily announcement two days in a row. My sincere apologies.
But it's Monday, the start of an all-new week, and I'm here yet again to dispense with some of the latest and greatest trivia this side of ... well ... the other side ... whatever that may be. So let's find the silver lining here, folks, and let's get on with the business of taking care of business.
I do have a flick or two I need to watch today, which will most likely keep my time on the Main Page here short. I believe I have two pictures that are released for streaming as of tomorrow, so I need to do the old 'watch and review' on both; and I believe both of them are Science Fiction. (One might be a bit more Thriller-focused, but the synopsis leans both ways.) Those reviews won't be up today -- they're embargoed until tomorrow, I think -- so keep your eyes peeled. I may get up my thoughts on 1984's Conan The Destroyer for posterity's sake, and I hope you find those a bit surprising.
From what little I've read, it would seem that the producers wanted to give the show a narrative makeover, bringing in what they felt were some meatier, more socially conscious stories. It was a pretty significant tone shift -- given that the first season was largely made up of traditional weekly TV action stuff along with hints of SciFi and Fantasy here and there -- and I suspect it was more of a turn-off for viewers because it was so unexpected. Whatever the true factors may be, it lastly one of those truncated half-seasons, so we'll never know if Buck was successful in reunited all the people of Earth or not. Sad.
Still, what I thought was particularly grand (though a bit goofy, at times) was the introduction of the character Hawk to the growing Buck mythology. Yes, yes, and yes: I get that audiences probably found the half-bird half-man creation to be a bit over-the-top. But I liked the fact that here was -- much like Star Trek's Mr. Spock -- a character truly in search of himself while trying to just get through the business of helping others in their quest to put their world back together. Greater stories were, nonetheless, needed to elevate Buck's prospects at a long life ... but it wasn't meant to be, I guess, leaving Hawk's personal mission as unfulfilled as was the second season's.
What you're really looking for at this point is the link, and I'm happy to oblige:
Please, please, please: head on over to today's Citation Page and take a look at everything a genre fan could want to know. There's truly a great deal there awaiting your discovery, and I hope it tickles your fancy in just the way it should.
As always, thanks for reading ... thanks for sharing ... thanks for being a fan ... and live long and prosper!