Can you believe it? It's actually September. Again. And, yes, this year is just racing by, perhaps even faster than the last one. My, my, my, where do the days go?
Well, if it's any consolation, I have gathered you an incredible 72 different trivia citations with which to begin the day and the week, so there's gotta be something good in there for each of you.
Otherwise ... quiet weekend. We puttered, mostly. We did pick up a copy of Star Trek: Picard's Season 3 -- its final one, thank goodness -- and I will have a little 'something something' to say about it once I put my thoughts in order. Watch for it later in the week. In short, yes, I'd agree with those who loudly championed it online as Picard's best season ... but, alas, that still isn't saying all that much. Briefly, I will suggest it, too, had a great deal of bloat and didn't need to be ten episodes long ... especially not when they really only had about four or five hours of interesting story. The biggest advantage the show had going for it was that, yes, it was great to see the crew back in action. Still, those folks clamoring for yet one more TNG movie -- here's looking at you, Patrick Stewart -- really ought to pipe down. If this is the best you can do, then go out on a reasonable high note instead of delivering audiences yet one more Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), a veritable disaster of a flick if ever there were one.
As the week progresses, I'll likely have a few other reviews up on the MainPage. I do have a short stack of DVDs I have to make my way through, and I think I might even have a streaming link or two. I'm a bit behind because -- as I've mentioned previously, I believe -- one of our feline rescues is very, very, very under the weather. She's so bad I do have to try to feed her by hand these days -- had to even water her by hand part of last week -- and she wasn't doing well over the weekend. This morning -- believe it or not -- she actually seems a bit better, so you never can tell things about this mystery that is life. But it's been an experience to require some of my free time and -- as any furbaby lover can imagine -- it weighs heavily on my mind, too, making it difficult to write freely. I end up writing reviews in sections over these last two weeks, so ... it is what it is.
Lastly, I have had a few of you reach out to ask me more on my thoughts about Ahsoka, but -- in all honesty -- I really can't bring myself to do more with that show at this point than pen my episode reviews. I think that the first three episodes have been poorly written but certainly not as awful as some others have been lamenting online. The central issue is that Filoni and company haven't really created all that much atmosphere that's fresh and new -- many of the show's best moments feel a bit like their nostalgia trips off of Star Wars' other incarnations -- and that stuff usually leaves me a bit flat. They're nice, but they're not the stuff of memorable writing. Also, it's kinda/sorta hard to see where they're going with all of it; so I'm inclined to wait and see.
But here's the real reason all of you are here ...
As always, thank you for reading ... thank you for sharing ... and live long and prosper!