Marvel’s The Punisher

Definitely one the better Netflix Marvel shows.  I think it’s tied with Daredevil as my favorite of all of them.

And Episode 10 was my favorite of this series.

I liked most of the characters, though Agent Madani sometimes got on my nerves.

And it took me a moment to recognize a couple of actors in their roles.

3.5 out of 4 stars.

The 50s

November 17, 1967: premiere date of the Star Trek episode ‘Journey to Babel’.

While transporting dignitaries to an important peace conference the Enterprise is pursued by a mysterious vessel and an assassin is discovered among the passengers.

This one is my favorite Spock-centric episode.

We meet his parents, Sarek of Vulcan and Amanda Grayson of Earth.

We also meet the Andorians and Tellarites  for the first time.

And it’s the first reference to the Pirates of Orion.

The one scene in this episode that gets me is when Amanda tries to convince Spock to assist Dr. McCoy with a blood transfusion to save his dying father.

When you were five years old and came home stiff-lipped, anguished, because the other boys tormented you saying that you weren’t really Vulcan. I watched you, knowing that inside that the human part of you was crying and I cried, too. There must be some part of me in you, some part that I still can reach. If being Vulcan is more important to you, then you’ll stand there speaking rules and regulations from Starfleet and Vulcan philosophy, and let your father die. And I’ll hate you for the rest of my life.

My own Mom was protective of me as well.

Look, up in the sky…

I loved it.

Sure, it wasn’t perfect.

It was entertaining. It was fun. It was a live action episode of Super Friends.

And that’s all that I wanted.

I really didn’t expect to see it on Thursday night, but after my cousin sent me a text asking if I had seen it yet, and after watching the final battle from Batman v Superman:Dawn of Justice on cable TV, I said “screw it”, bought a ticket online, and dashed off to the movie theatre.

And I still plan to see it Friday morning.

SUPERMAN IS BACK.

Restrained giddiness is the best way to describe how I felt when he showed up at a key moment.

Booyah.

Amazingly, most of the audience stayed for BOTH credits scenes.

They were AWESOME.

The scenes, not the audience.

6 months later

List of games that have not been played, in no particular order:

  1. Hornet Leader
  2. Gato Leader
  3. Corsair Leader
  4. Philippines Ablaze
  5. Carrier Strike Force
  6. Bataan!
  7. Comancheria
  8. Field Commander: Alexander
  9. Tiger Leader
  10. Star Trek Attack Wing
  11. Batman Miniatures Game
  12. Star Wars: Rebellion
  13. Warhammer 40K 8th Edition/Kill Team/Shadow War Armageddon
  14. Massive Darkness
  15. 7TV
  16. Ghostbusters II

This list has been expanded to include non-solo games as well.

You’d think I would have played more of the solo wargames, but I haven’t.  I suppose it’s the “learning how to play” thing that’s stopping me.

Though in a few cases (#s 3-5) it’s because theyre print ‘n play games, and I have yet to cut out and assemble all the pieces for any of those games.

I hope to cut this list in half over the next 6 months.