I don’t know if it was fan expectations or all the rumors of production problems, but it seems like Star Trek Discovery didn’t do so well in its first season. Personally, I enjoyed the first season a lot. True, it wasn’t classic Trek and the whole prime timeline seemed a little off, but story-wise it was pretty good. I was waiting for them to pull the trigger on Section 31. It looks like we’ll get this in the upcoming season.
With the discontinuation of Adobe Muse, I’ve been left without a website development tool in my arsenal. Sure, I have Creative Cloud so I have access to Dreamweaver. But I’m nowhere near proficient in html, css and js to use that app with any efficiency. All of my coding skills have dwindled to the occasional snippet for changing text color and editing text. I just need something I could visually build webpages with. Nothing complicated. I’ve owned Blocs since version 1, but after messing around with it, I realized the workflow wasn’t for me. But there’s been a lot of improvement and new features in the last couple versions. To be honest, I think the app has had everything I needed from the start. I just need to get off my lazy ass and tackle the learning curve.
2014’s Godzilla reboot was pretty good. it did a lot of redeeming after the 1998 hot mess. We got the monster returning to his city stomping roots and some nice foreshadowing for what’s to come. There were rumors of an upcoming crossover with King Kong, but I didn’t see the classic monster mash up we’re getting next year in Godzilla 2: King of the Monsters. Rodan, Mothra, Monster X.. all the classic monsters are showing up. Let’s pray they can keep the momentum going.
Fortitude is one of those shows that seems to have an identity crisis. It’s an excellent drama that exists on the fringes of the science and the supernatural and it’s awesome. The story about an isolated town in the middle of the Arctic Circle where everything from zombie viruses to superhuman exist. It’s going to be interesting to see how the third and final season wraps up everything.
Judging by the what limited information we got from this trailer, Brightburn feels like a “what if Superman was evil” story.. similar to what DC Comics would put in an Elseworlds series. What I see looks pretty damn good!!
Even though I think Avengers: Endgame is a crappy title (how they hell didn’t they doe Disassembled?), it’s still a huge deal to get the first Teaser/Trailer for finale of the first 3 phases of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. They made sure not to give us too much. We got the expected characters, a few new ones and a key hero that I didn’t see coming. My interest is peaked, Marvel! Let’s go!!!
Goddamn you, Robert Kirkman! Again, I started to let my guard down reading The Walking Dead, even though I knew he loves for you to become complacent before he rips the rug from under you! I was all set to make the latest issue of West Coast Avengers my pick of the week. It was fun, light and really starting to give me that awesome feeling I use to get when reading The Superior Foes of Spider-man. And then f*cking Kirkman blindsides me with a horrific death to a major character by the most unlikely culprit! It floored me. So it had to be this week’s pick. In a single panel, the calm ride of the zombie apocalypse was replaced by an uncertain future. Even though the tv show is slowly regaining its quality prestige, it’s still nowhere near to the thrill ride in the comics. Well done, Robert Kirkman. And also, f*ck you!
In other comics… Unfortunately, the X-Titles continue to be tonally sparatic and underwhelming after the reboot. Cates is still killing it on Venom. It looks like Marvel is bringing back the original Defenders as it kicked off The Best Defense crossover with number 1 issues of Namor and The Immortal Hulk. The new issue of The Winter Soldier shows some good promise. And finally Doctor Manhattan makes something major happen in the slow, slow, slooooooooow moving mini-series Doomsday Clock.