Me? Well, thanks for asking. I'm doing better today. On the mend -- had a flu bug or something over the weekend that stretched into yesterday -- it would seem, and I'm happily blogging the day away as per usual. Not a whole lot on the docket for the remainder of the day -- have to get some house errands done and maybe a bit more laundry -- but that's really all I can think of right now. It's a cloudy day outside -- a rarity in the other land down under, Arizona, that I call home -- so I'm actually enjoying the view right now. We get so very little rain and/or storms down here that a bit of dreary skies is a welcome sight, I hate to admit.
Yes, yes, and yes: those of you who asked, I did sound off -- albeit briefly -- this morning on the Jonathan Majors issue. (You can find my thoughts right here.) I think there are a few of you who like to taunt me with 'gotcha' style questions, hoping that I'll sound off on whatever subject-of-the-week interests you and say something a bit contradictory to my usual statement on social matters and/or popular events ... but the truth is I do try very hard not to concern myself with things like that, and I think you should to. While I like thinking about it from a broader perspective -- maybe what it means culturally or financially -- I really don't care how the guy lives his life. Each of us gets to make those choices; and -- if it should happen to boil over into the public square -- then each of us suffers the consequences, whatever that may be.
I will add to what I wrote over there that I do think the question of how it impacts Marvel is open for discussion. Yes, it looks as if the Mouse House and Marvel Studios are going to have to alter the course a bit; and I'll always concede that those developments are worthy of discussion. Still, because I've no way of knowing much less predicting how those alterations could possibly metastasize on screens big or small I tend to leave those matters to others. I've no sources who could give me a scoop on what's next, so ... there. It's fascinating ... but I'll see what happens next. That's all I can truly do.
On the news front, I did receive a few new(ish) releases yesterday via a distributor relationship, so I've a few forthcoming flicks to watch. Nothing new and/or singularly impressive -- honestly, I prefer thinking and writing about older productions anyway as opposed to some of the newer overhyped stuff -- so I'll keep you posted in this space as I get around to it. I also spent some time on Sunday -- several hours, in fact -- watching some older Gene Roddenberry yarns. I screened Genesis II, Planet Earth, and The Questor Tapes -- all for the very first time -- and reviews will be forthcoming on the MainPage. It is glorious to see what could've been, and I think you'll all be pleasantly surprised.
In the meantime, what can I offer you? Well, how about an eye-opening 65 different trivia citations on glorious display?
Seriously, there's a good deal up there to love today. There are some great projects -- some big and small -- deserving of your attention and affection, and I'll encourage each of you to surf on over and check it out.
As always, THANK YOU for being a reader. It gives me great joy to know that you're here and that you and I share these fascinations. THANK YOU for sharing. (Seriously, my hit count went through the roof yesterday.) THANK YOU for being a fan. And ... live long and prosper!