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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…