Donald R. McClarey

Pamela Ewing Has Been Dreaming Again

Dave Cullen, deservedly, savages Star Trek Discovery Season Two.   My bride and I are currently painfully making our way through the episodes, because we view all things Trek.  I will admit that Season Two is not as bad as Season

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About Time

      News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   U.S.—Everyone agrees it is a bleak and hopeless post-apocalyptic hellscape we are living in nowadays. Not from the Trump administration or anything, but because of all these Terminator sequels. 

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Terminator SJW

  As they say, get woke, go broke.

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Why Settle for the Lesser Evil?

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   IN THE LAND OF MORDOR WHERE THE SHADOWS LIE—The Dark Lord Sauron stepped up his campaign for reelection this week, unveiling the details of his ambitious Deathcare for All proposal.

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Theoden King

  Hattip to Dale Price. Theoden is my favorite character in the trilogy.  A King who doubts he is worthy of his sires, he makes himself into the heroic and wise leader his people desperately need in a terrible time

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Heroes

    News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee: WASHINGTON, D.C.—Trump has awarded galactic hero Chewbacca his long-awaited Medal of Bravery for his performance in the Battle of Yavin. The Wookiee had been snubbed by other presidents, who

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Me

Hattip to Amanda Servello.

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Worst Game Ad Ever

  I think the Paradox lads and lasses in Sweden were drinking too much brännvin when they put this together.

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The Conclusion of The Man in a High Castle

  “The Nazis have no sense of humor, so why should they want television? Anyhow, they killed most of the really great comedians. Because most of them were Jewish. In fact, she realized, they killed off most of the entertainment

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The Joy of Pillaging

Great lunch hour game.

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Bat Capitalist

    News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   GOTHAM CITY—Billionaire Bruce Wayne has come under fire for the way he dresses up as a bat and beats up alleged criminals. Many refer to his activity as

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Bearded Spock Universe LarryBoy

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   BURBANK, CA—DC Films has offered the first look at its dark new take on a beloved hero: LarryBoy: Dawn of Produce. At a special closed-door press conference on the Warner

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I’ll Take an RPG Game With the Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Hattip to Dale Price.  What a brilliant piece of marketing: Fast food marketing is a weird world. Sometimes it’s as simple as giving out free food. Sometimes they’re making games where you date Colonel Sanders. Is it supposed to make you sexually

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My Favorite Bit of Heinlein

    They fell to talking shop, and Macdougal showed him the new direct-reponse damping rig which had replaced the manual vernier control which Rhysling had used. Rhysling felt out the controls and asked questions until he was familiar with

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Tomorrow the World!

Emil Bruckner: If it is necessary, I will die for the Führer! Mike Frame: Oh, I see. You want to die. Emil Bruckner: It is my duty. Are you – going to beat me? Mike Frame: Well, since you find

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What Did Christmas Ever Do To Him?

  “The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents… some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of

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The PC Police Come For Indiana Jones

Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts gives us the details:   So one Angelo Delos Trinos wrote over at Screen Rant why Raiders of the Lost Ark has not aged well.  Not because of quality or directing or effects.  In a

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The Day the World Wept

The things you find on Youtube! First broadcast on February 9, 1960, the above is an episode of One Step Beyond entitled The Day the World Wept.  The Twilight Zone before the Twilight Zone, One Step Beoynd ran on ABC

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Monopoly Socialism

Hasbro has come out with a Socialist variant of Monopoly which describes, accurately, the organized theft that is Socialism.  Regrettably there are no man made famines, gulags, the crushing of religion, and the other features of any Socialist regime worthy

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Uh Oh

Hattip to Amanda Servello.

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D&D Players Will Understand

Hattip to Dale Price.

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Nightmare

Ah, the Twilight Zone episode that I found most terrifying as a small child.  Shatner never did better work than as a man recovering from a mental breakdown who sees an evil that no one else can see.  It has

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Phaser Fodder

Hattip to my little brother.

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1775: War in the Lunar Colonies

News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   WASHINGTON, D.C.—In his July 4 address to the nation, President Trump took a moment to praise the American soldiers in the Revolutionary War for “kicking the crap out of the

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Ee’dplebnista Norkohn Forkohn Perfectunun

    Captain James T. Kirk: [to Spock] Keep working on the window if we’re ever gonna regain our freedom. Cloud William: Freedom? [he gets up] Cloud William: Freedom? Captain James T. Kirk: Spock. Mr. Spock: Yes, I heard, Captain.

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Makes Sense to Me

KIRK: Name, Khan, as we know him today. (Spock changes the picture) Name, Khan Noonien Singh. SPOCK: From 1992 through 1996, absolute ruler of more than a quarter of your world. From Asia through the Middle East. MCCOY: The last

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Darth Vader for Choice

  News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   Hey, loyal subjects of the Empire. Darth Vader here, Dark Lord of the Sith and renowned pro-choice advocate. Plenty of buzz has been going around the comlinks about if

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Avengers: Endgame

  My family and I went to see Avengers: Endgame and I enjoyed it immensely.  I will not do a formal review of it, since I think it would be impossible for me to do so without sounding like Comic

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May the Fourth Be With You

    Something for the weekend.  The Saga Begins by Weird Al Yankovich.  Bonus, hattip to my bride:

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Requiescat In Pace: Peter Mayhew

Sad that even wookies must die.  Peter Mayhew was the giant behind the mask.  Unlike most Hollywood figures, he lived a quiet life with his one and only wife, and their three kids.  Born a Brit he became a naturalized

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Reparations: Finally!

    News that I missed, courtesy of The Babylon Bee:   U.S.—A federal judge has ordered the Walt Disney Company to pay financial reparations to loyal Star Wars fans. Lawyers proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Disney acted maliciously

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Star Wars: Always

  A lot more entertaining than anything since The Return of the Jedi, of course watching paint dry also fits into that category, although I do think that Solo was not quite the grand buzzard of a film that most

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The Multiverse and God

  I have never seen Instapundit, Glenn Reynolds, stray into theological speculation before, so this struck my attention:   SO I’M READING GREG BENFORD’S REWRITE, and it gave me a thought about the theological implications of the “many worlds” version

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