Wednesday, May 14, 2014

A trek into the Treks: Star Trek: The Next Generation

 My previous post in this series, A trek into the Treks: Star Trek: Enterprise was a long time ago. I hadn't realized it had been that long and I thought I should write the next installment before I forget all about ever getting back to it.
 While I grew up watching Star Trek (TOS) and The Animated Series in syndication I really consider The Next Generation (TNG) to be my Star Trek. It was the first Star Trek I actually watched first run and there is something to be said for having to wait a week between episodes. Not already knowing what is going to happen before you watch it because no one (outside the crew) has seen it yet. At the time, it was so modern looking, so smooth and polished (Corinthian leather comes to mind) though let's not look back at it now, it seems even more dated than TOS does now.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

J. R. R. Tolkien, Part Two - The lesser known Tolkien

In my previous post about J.R.R. Tolkien, I wrote about The Hobbit and how it began what eventually became a deep love of faerie and fantasy stories. I was originally planning on writing about The Lord of The Rings next, but lets face it, everyone writes about Lord of The Rings and what more could be said on the subject. I will get around to writing my impression eventually but today I would like to look at his less well known work. I say less well known but really that's only to the world at large and not to Tolkien fans. Fans of his work know these stories as well as they do The Hobbit or Lord of The Rings.