And ... how was your Thanksgiving? Yes, yes, and yes: I certainly realize that not all of SciFiHistory.Net's readers abide well within the confines of the United States -- meaning that not everyone celebrates the famed Turkey Day -- but it's only polite of me to ask. Mine? Awww, thanks for asking. It was ... filling! Haha! Yes, I ate a wonderful meal prepared by the wifey, and a good time was had by all. Such is always the case when eating. Enjoy every sandwich. Truer words were never spoken. So we ate, and we watched a bit of television, here and there. We managed to make our way out to a few stores -- even went out and about a bit on the dreaded Black Friday -- but, honestly, there weren't any major crowds anywhere we visited. I don't doubt that the hordes and hordes of nefarious shoppers were hunting down every last bargain; they just didn't frequent the corners we did. And I'm alright with that.
Believe it or not, I've already been asked my official opinion of the Doctor Who 60th Anniversary episode, "The Star Beast." Well, my official opinion is that ... I just wasn't interested. Who knows? I may get around to watching it on Disney+, but reviews pretty much assured me that I probably wouldn't have much to say about it. The Jodie Whittaker Years pretty much tanked any major fan interest I had with the franchise -- no, I'm not faulting the actress, I just thought that the writing was atrocious -- and I'm not sure that I'll go back. I understand the love for Russell T. Davies, but now's a different time and a different place, and when political agendas take the forefront over characters and circumstances then I do tend to check out. Good stories don't need social justice, and -- at my advanced age -- I'm really no fan of being preached at. What can I say? It is what it is.
Rest assured: if I do decide to watch it, then I'll pen a review. I'm just saying -- especially for those who've asked -- don't hold your breath.
Otherwise, that's my November holiday in a nutshell. Now it's on to my upcoming birthday and the rest of the Silly Season, so it'll be busy 'round these parts. I promise you that I'll try to get up some reviews along with any other announcements and/or commentary on major developments -- yes, I keep getting asked about Star Wars, but I don't know if I've any other take on the state of Lucasfilm that I've already said -- and it ain't easy to muster the strength to debate a property's destruction at the hands of so many people. I will add to that that I strongly disagree with those who say putting a franchise in hibernation is a good strategy: all that inevitable does is ratchet up interest, and it doesn't even address the lagging quality (the real problem) of the stories. Typically when these things return there's been no real change in management -- especially when you're dealing with corporate suits calling the shots -- so I'm unconvinced shutting down a program for five to ten years would do anything in this modern era. I guess truth might tell.
Perhaps -- for now -- it's best that I leave it at that, and I just turn my interest to where it normally goes in these daily promotion posts. After all, there's plenty to be thankful about, and that's usually what I champion on a regular basis in this space. When so much ill and crooked is going on out there, wouldn't you rather go to a spot where there's an astonishing 64 celebrations awaiting your discovery? I know I would, and -- in that respect -- here you are ...
As always, thanks for reading ... thanks even more for sharing ... thanks even even even more for being a fan ... and live long and prosper!