Science Fiction is awesome and tonight is a double feature of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and the season premiere of The Orville: New Horizons. The Orville is a loving satire of Star Trek. Strange New Worlds is a prequel to the original Star Trek series. Going into space albeit via television is fun.
Downton Abbey: A New Era (Non-Spoilery Review)
Downton Abbey is one of the finest family dramas on both sides of the Atlantic. The intrepid Crawley family returns to the big screen in the continuation of their story. Like most families things change, times change, and people change. New opportunities for the family bring the past and the present to meet the future. As a fan of the TV series, I have found the movies to be quite good.
This movie does some great fan service while adding some new twists that tell a new story. We see lots of our favorite friends along with some new faces. I think you can appreciate this as a stand-alone film but it does help to see some of the TV series for helpful context.
Julian Fellowes is a terrific writer and you won’t be disappointed in this New Era of the story of Robert, Cora, and their children.
Vintage Ad – Zoom before Zoom
This is a really cool vintage ad that combines the telephone with the television. It’s like a hardware-based solution for Zoom back in the day. I am a big fan of retro-tech like this.
Finale Friday On The TV
On the TV tonight is the season finales of some great TV shows.
Star Trek: Picard – the season two finale has some great action and surprises. I have been impressed with the stories of this series.
Moon Knight – this Marvel Studios production is a real trip to Egypt and back. It produced some interesting television.
Blue Bloods – season 12 wraps up and it never ceases to amaze me that a show about a family of Irish Catholics who is in law enforcement has lasted this long. It’s quality TV.
Vintage Ad Of The Day – Ads/Promos For the 1986 TV Season
The new television season is upon us and this compilation of new shows for the 1986 U.S. TV season seemed appropriate. You will find some familiar faces in these promos which makes it even more fun. Enjoy!
Me And A Local Celebrity, David Carroll
So a local celebrity came to church today. David Carroll is a local news anchor for WRCB-TV3 (NBC) here in Chattanooga. He’s a wonderful storyteller and historian. David is a great asset to our community. It was good to meet him in person after being connected via social feeds and the like.
Vintage Ad Of The Day: Motorola TV
This was more than just a TV it was part of the furniture of a family room. This set was a complete entertainment center with a phonograph and radio built in. So it was Netflix and Spotify before there was such a thing.
Rest In Power Screech #DustinDiamond
In high school (and Junior High), I was a lot like Screech Powers from TV’s “Saved By The Bell”. I was a nerdy free spirit who was just trying to get along with others. The thing about people like Screech they just want to be accepted for who they are without having to be someone they are not. Wearing your heart on your sleeve does come with a price, unfortunately. Screech was a role model if you think about it. Dustin Diamond who played Screech Powers passed away today from lung cancer at the age of 44. Way too young. See you on the other side Screech. It’s alright because we are all Saved By The Bell. Rest in power, Dustin.