Synopsis: A malfunction on Quark’s new ship causes Quark, Rom, and Nog to crash in the year 1947 in Roswell, New Mexico.
Memory Alpha Summary: Funnier than when Voyager found Amelia Earhart
Review: Oh, another joke for Morn, as he gets to take over the bar while Quark and Rom are away.
Continue reading 72. Little Green Men
Synopsis: After an alien assault leaves Bashir unconscious, he is trapped inside his mind.
Memory Alpha Summary: At least it’s a genetically enhanced mind! Wait, am I not supposed to know that yet?
Review: A rather intriguing premise from the get-go, but soons gets bogged down in endless psychobabble.
Continue reading 96. Distant Voices (3.18)
Synopsis: Sisko agonizes over his vision from the Prophets, telling him not to marry Kasidy; Kai Winn receives a vision foretelling a “guide” who will help her restore Bajor; Ezri and Worf are interrogated by the Breen.
Memory Alpha Summary: They love me, they love me not
Review: Picks up a little bit after Penumbra, but not much.
Continue reading 104. ‘Til Death Do Us Part (7.18)
Arkangel is the first episode of Black Mirror to be directed by a woman (Jodie Foster) and focuses more on family than most. The set up is right in this show’s wheelhouse too. Unfortunately, the execution is lacking, focusing on the wrong themes.
Continue reading Black Mirror, Episode 4×02: Arkangel
Genre: Word Game
Platform: iOS, Mac
Creator: Solebon LLC
I’ve downloaded many, many word games for my smart phone and this is the only one I’ve kept for any length of time.
Continue reading Smart Phone Games Worth Playing: Letterpress
10: I’m Looking Through You
Album: Rubber Soul
Verdict: Similar to Run For Your Life in that it’s about the angry devolution of one of the singer’s relationships, only without the violence and misogyny. Also, it’s got Paul’s amazing voice (have I mentioned that before?). I might be the only person who loves this song this much. The rhymes are simplistic, the rhythm generic. It’s just his voice. And I like the ending where instead of the usual decrescendo, Paul just keeps amping it up through the fade-out.
Continue reading Beatles Song Countdown: 10-6
15: Run For Your Life
Album: Rubber Soul
Verdict: Lennon cited this as the worst song in the entire Beatles catalog and regrets writing it. I can see why. It’s misogynistic and violent. So yeah. For me it’s so over-the-top it comes off more as an angry hyperbolic fantasy to blow off steam. The guitar work isn’t great either. There’s just something about desperation in John’s voice that draws me in. The way he sings, “Baby I’m determined…” just sends a cold one through me.
Continue reading Beatles Song Countdown: 15-11
25: I Am The Walrus
Album: Magical Mystery Tour
Verdict: An intentional nonsense song John wrote just to confuse the analytically obsessed. The lyrics themselves are not that attractive; it’s definitely not a song I ever just sing to myself. But dang it John’s voice is spectacular as are the backing musicians, especially the strings. I also love all the crescendoing, as if the song means something more than it does.
Continue reading Beatles Song Countdown: 25-21
30: Martha My Dear
Album: The Beatles
Verdict: A passive-aggressive song here by Paul that sounds lighter than it really is. Not his best work, but the orchestra background kicks some ass. So, go George Martin!
Continue reading Beatles Song Countdown: 30-26
35: Rocky Raccoon
Album: The Beatles
Verdict: I think I overrated this a bit; satirical songs usually wear thin after a while. Especially since Paul is trying his hardest not to use his best singing voice. I think I just like how most of the song is just one long breath. I also had a girl go on a date with me once after I told her I liked this song. Then again, it wasn’t the best date.
Continue reading Beatles Song Countdown: 35-31