Kirk Confronts Loyalty vs. Responsibility in STAR TREK: “Where No Man Has Gone Before”

Television Series: Star Trek Episode #2-B: “Where No Man Has Gone Before” USA Airdate: September 22, 1966 (#3) Written By: Samuel A. Peeples Music Composed By: Alexander Courage Directed By: James Goldstone Running Time: 50 Minutes Rapid Reviewpoints Story: 10 (out of 10) Performances: 9 Visual Style: 10 Music: 10 Overall: 10 Verdict: Must See Comments: “Where No Man Has Gone Before” is a powerful, action-packed episode where Captain Kirk…

The 50 Greatest Elvis Presley Albums of All Time (Part 4)

This is Part 4 of a countdown of Elvis Presley’s best albums. Read Part 3. To be eligible for consideration, a release had to consist of no more than two discs (CDs/records), contain at least one-third previously unreleased content (not including singles and Extended Plays), and be from an official label. Albums were judged solely on…

STAR TREK: “The Cage” Is the Genesis of Adventure

Television Series: Star Trek Episode #1: “The Cage” USA Airdate: October 15, 1988 (#80) Written By: Gene Roddenberry Music Composed By: Alexander Courage Directed By: Robert Butler Running Time: 64 Minutes Rapid Reviewpoints Story: 8 (out of 10) Performances: 8 Visual Style: 8 Music: 10 Overall: 8 Verdict: Must See Comments: Though NBC rejected this pilot episode of Star Trek, it is an intriguing adventure that served…

The 50 Greatest Elvis Presley Albums of All Time (Part 3)

This is Part 3 of a countdown of Elvis Presley’s best albums. Read Part 2. To be eligible for consideration, a release had to consist of no more than two discs (CDs/records), contain at least one-third previously unreleased content (not including singles and Extended Plays), and be from an official label. Albums were judged solely on…

The 50 Greatest Elvis Presley Albums of All Time (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of a countdown of Elvis Presley’s best albums. Read Part 1. As a reminder, to be eligible for consideration, a release had to consist of no more than two discs (CDs/records), contain at least one-third previously unreleased content (not including singles and Extended Plays), and be from an official label. Albums…

STAR TREK BEYOND Is Best Trek in 25 Years

Film: Star Trek Beyond USA Release Date: July 22, 2016 Written By: Simon Pegg & Doug Jung Music Composed By: Michael Giacchino Produced By: J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, and Roberto Orci Directed By: Justin Lin Running Time: 120 Minutes Rapid Reviewpoints Story: 8 (out of 10) Performances: 10 Visual Style: 10 Effects: 10 Music: 10…

The 50 Greatest Elvis Presley Albums of All Time (Part 1)

Anyone who has entered my tiny corner of the universe over the last few years knows that I love over-analyzing and ranking stuff that I enjoy. I’ve been listening to a lot of Elvis Presley lately, which in itself isn’t that unusual, I guess, but it started me thinking about what I would personally consider…