Since I was a teenager, I have been telling stories for the fun of it through film, video, audio drama, and more. Check out many of those projects here, or read on for comments on other stories or items that catch my interest.

The Fan Theory of Dreams (The Flash)

February 7, 2016 4 comments

Wow, it’s been over a month since I’ve posted…the longest gap I’ve ever had since Blue Towel Productions (the blog, not the film making effort) began.  What should I do?  Should I apologize?  Have I broken a sacred trust between me and my readers that I need to get right?

Um…probably not.  I don’t know, do any of you feel like we have a sacred trust between us?  But at the same time, it’s fair enough if people don’t feel like visiting a blog where there is never anything new.  And I do want to keep in the habit of writing, so even in the very busy season that I’m in I’m going to keep at it.  After all, I only have two more episodes of Next Generation to comment on before that project is finally complete!

But tonight I’m going to share a quick little story about one of my current favorite TV series:  The Flash.

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7 Things on a List on the Internet Designed to Make You Want to Click On It

January 1, 2016 Leave a comment

Because what better way is there to kick off 2016 but with a list on the internet?

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Which Season of Star Trek: The Next Generation was the best?

December 26, 2015 2 comments

I am nearly at the end of my review of the entirely of Star Trek: The Next Generation, something I’ve been doing for several years now.  Occasionally, in conversation with others about the series, the question of which season of the show (it had seven) was the best in terms of overall quality?  I have decided to find out. Read more…

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Emergence [7.23]

December 22, 2015 2 comments

A life form begins to spontaneously develop aboard the Enterprise through a network of semi-intelligent circuit nodes.  The ship’s systems begin to malfunction as this emergent life form attempts to create a body for itself.  The crew discover that mish-mash of holodeck programs all running at once represent the life forms subconscious, and by interpreting the strange imagery in this “daydream” are able to help the life form and save their own lives.

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Two Heartbeats Between Them – The Prophecy of the Hybrid (Doctor Who)

December 21, 2015 4 comments

In advance of the Doctor Who Christmas special coming out in just a few days, I was just thinking about the Hybrid – a new element of the long-standing Doctor Who mythology that was introduced in just this previous season, the second to star Peter Capaldi. Followers of the series know now that the Hybrid was never definitely identified, but some engaging theories were tossed around.  And there are other possibilities out there that were not mentioned, but are worth pondering.

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Star Trek: The Next Generation – Bloodlines [7.22]

December 19, 2015 2 comments

Picard’s old enemy, the Ferengi DaiMon Bok, returns, threatening to kill a son that Picard never knew he had.  Picard connects with the young man, Jason Vigo, and the two begin an uneasy relationship.  Read more…

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

December 18, 2015 2 comments

Familiar music.  Opening crawl. Starfield.  Someone shoots a blaster, someone turns on a lightsabre, and someone flies a ship.

Is there really any point to a spoiler-free review with a movie like this?  Is my opinion really going to influence anyone’s decision to see it?  It seems to me that some aren’t going to be interested no matter what, while others would go to see it even if it was all about a clown swinging a light sabre at a pinata.

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Anyway, let’s proceed with a Spoiler-Caution of “Yellow Alert” on.  We’re not going to mention specific details of major plot points, but if you’re a purist about seeing this movie knowing nothing in advance, than what are you doing here anyway? Read more…

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