Friday, June 12, 2020

Dave Filoni continues to prove why he’s as close to George Lucas as we'll likely ever get again

Human beings are complex creatures with complex needs.  Just being self-sacrificing all the time isn't necessarily the best path for a person.  We get some satisfaction from giving because we are social animals that form bonds with other people.  Even if we give to someone who we don't know and will never meet, we get some satisfaction knowing that we helped another person.  

On the other hand, our lives are made better by owning things and making attachments, and these are necessary for our survival.  Humans labor to provide for their own needs, and to be productive people need incentives that they are benefiting themselves.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Exclusive: Rosario Dawson's Ahsoka Mandalorian Casting

In Star Wars The Clone Wars, the character of Ahsoka Tano started out as very young, inexperienced, snippy, and annoying to some fans.  But this character developed so much that she became a fan favorite.  She is my favorite as well.

Then a much more mature Ahsoka Tano occasionally popped up in the Star Wars Rebels sequel series.

Rumor has it that the appearance of this animated character in the live-action Mandalorian is a prelude to an Ahsoka Tano series.  The ending of Star Wars Rebels implies that there is more to be done with this character, as the series ends on a cliffhanger.  Check out the last 2 minutes of the Star Wars Rebels series:

Friday, May 29, 2020

CW Seed | Home of The Secret Circle, Schitt's Creek, Extant, The LA Complex, Alcatraz, and Every Whose Line Ever | Fan Favs Everybody Hates Chris, Hellcats, The Game, and Forever

I noticed that this streaming service is advertising the 2014 one-season TV show called "Forever", which I liked. It is a crime detective show about a man who cannot die. It might have plagiarized a book by the same name and was not an official adaptation. There was another 2008 series that was an official adaptation of the novel "Forever", called "New Amsterdam", not to be confused with the completely different 2018 medical series called "New Amsterdam." Both the 2008 and 2014 series are extremely similar. Neither series lasted very long.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Star Wars: The Clone Wars | “Shattered” Clip | Disney+

The Clone Wars is wrapping up its seventh and final season.  This preview scene presumably takes place right before Order 66.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Battlestar Galactica on broadcast TV tomorrow

I just happened to check the TV listings, and I noticed that CometTV (broadcast TV) is having some sort of marathon of the revised Battlestar Galactica starting at 3PM tomorrow. This goes till 1 in the morning. Then they are going to have 2 episodes on weeknights starting at 8 PM.

This is one of the greatest sci-fi TV shows ever.

Since I have friends in Salt Lake City, I checked the Salt Lake listing, and a broadcast station (14.2 or 14.3?) has roughly the same schedule starting at 4PM tomorrow. A friend asked me to check the cable TV listings and I could not find it on the cable TV listings.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

How'd Star Trek: Picard Turn Out?

This is a really good review of the series, with story recap, and echoes exactly my positive feeling about the show with a few caveats.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

The Coronavirus could DEVASTATE Hollywood in 2020!

Doctor Who boldly goes with a choice that defines the franchise

I have not yet watched the new season of Doctor Who because the last season was so terrible. Maybe not terrible, but not particularly good. The three years with the previous Doctor were not great either, but the show redeemed itself in his third season.

Ten years ago this show was brilliant. It had a story arc that was amazingly epic. The Matt Smith years as Doctor Who were the best, because he had the best stories, although David Tennant is a close second.

It has been on an uneven decline since then. The old show runners have long since departed, and the show has lost its magic.

Best wishes,

John Coffey