Flash Forward, TV

There was a Blackout. It was Worldwide. But it wasn’t technology. It was People, everywhere, who blacked out. And they had visions. Of their own Future.

Some of these visions were quite bad. But do they have to happen? And then, as people go on living their lives, things and situations happen, and they realize: Oh my God! This was like part of what was in my earlier vision.

What caused the Blackout? What caused the visions? Are the people helpless against Fate? This show is available on DVD.

“The Duplicates” from Tales of Tomorrow

Tales of Tomorrow was an early 50s TV Sci-fi show. Some cool plots. You can find more episodes to watch on Youtube. See also, the episodes:

  1. All The Time In The World—and–
  2. The Miraculous Serum

This one, is called: The Duplicates. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfbfrRWqI7k Enjoy!

“Nora”. The Outer Limits (90s series, TV show)

The OUTER LIMITS was a 60’s and then later a 90’s Sci-fi TV show. This episode is from the 90’s series. Nora meets her exact clone.  Creepy!  The Outer Limits had many very good plots and ideas. Often, things that you would hope never happen, but often fascinating and thought-provoking.  I like how the 90s episodes have interesting narration at the beginning and endings.

 

The Lost Room. with Peter Krause

The LOST ROOM, with Peter Krause. This was awesome. On DVD. A short series.  Good Scifi.

A father and his daughter stay in a Motel.  The daughter goes into another room and disappears to….who knows?   Peter has a Key. He opens the door to go after her but strange things happen.

And then, the are the “Objects”. Ordinary things.  A Comb, a Flask, the Coat, a Train Ticket, the pair of Glasses, a Pen, a pair of scissors, the Nail file and several other things, but with very unusual powers.  Other people want these objects. Badly. There is also the Prime Object. Sort’ve a master object. Will Peter get his daughter back?   You can order this from Amazon, on DVD.   I really enjoyed this one.

More questions about Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker

OK. So I saw the trailer for Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker.

Questions: Are they skipping-around in the overall Timeline of things with this next movie, or not?  Will this movie continue where The Last Jedi ended? I hope so.

There is a line in the Trailer. Something like, no one is *really* dead, and then I’m reminded of emporer Palpatine with that sinister laugh, and so I ask:

  1. Was Snoke, a student of Palpatine? I am strongly thinking: NO, he isn’t, or wasn’t. Snoke himself had already mentioned that he had “seen the rise of the Republic.” I would think that would make him Older than Palpatine.   But that also raises a question:

2. If Snoke is Older, why didn’t Palpatine ever mention him? OR, could it be, that Snoke IS Palpatine??

I will be glad to find out more about Rey’s parents! I would also be glad to find out anything more about Maz Kanata. And who founded the First Order? What was its ORIGINAL purpose? Could it have been something good that was corrupted, or was it always evil?

And is Snoke really dead?  Will we see any help or advice or powers used from any Force-ghosts?  And will Emporer Palpatine be in this movie in some real physical body and not as a force-ghost?  When Darth Vader threw Palpatine “down the chute” and we saw an explosion (but not Palpatines body) could this be the explanation for Snoke’s “damaged” appearance? Was he “burned & battered”? Is Snoke really Palpatine?  If not, then we need to be told more about who Snoke really is, even if he is really dead. STOP leaving the audience hanging. Answer the questions!

I hope J. J. Abrams learns a good lesson from the failure of the Last Jedi. The fail was, quite simply: Too many UN-answered questions and leaving the audience hanging. Far too many folks felt a big, BIG frustrating letdown.    Time will tell.

Manifest. New TV show.

There is a NEW TV show on Monday nights. It’s called: “Manifest”.  It looks good.

 

What happens when you get on a plane, the flight encounters turbulence, but you land safely, and then you find out that…….watch this!

The Original STAR TREK TV show

Like Scifi? The Original Star Trek TV show had many good shows with interesting plots, like this one from Season 1. Why would anyone piloting a spaceship destroy themself by flying into a Sun? You can order all 3 seasons of the original Star Trek through Amazon.com on DVD.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrAALesF72c

Tales of Tomorrow (1952) – The Miraculous Serum

Science Fiction TV. Before The Twilight Zone, Before One Step Beyond, there was “Tales of Tomorrow”. Early-50’s scifi TV. Some of the endings are a bit abrupt but these are fun to check out. Like this one, “The Miraculous Serum”.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC7vr0pkauo

60s TV. Scifi. “The Invaders” pilot episode “BeachHead”

Awesome!  The Invaders is an old 60’s TV show. There were 3 seasons.  This is the full pilot episode called “BeachHead”, from Youtube.  Good Scifi.

STAR WARS: The Rakatan Infinite Empire

Star Wars fans:  here is some fascinating history. Before Yoda, before Revan and the Old Republic, there were The Rakata. Learn more about them in this video. Thanks to Youtube and the Scoundrel’s Cantina.  Enjoy!

 

 

Star Wars Questions

In about a month, the new Star Wars movie “The Last Jedi” will show in theatres. Here are some questions I hope we get answers to:

1. Who is Rey? Is she a reincarnation of Shmi Skywalker? Or another secret daughter of Padme?

2. Who is Snoke? Is he Palpatine? Did Palpatine really die? All we saw was an explosion. Is he Darth Vader? That would explain the gouge in his head. Or could he be Lord Vitiate/Valkorian? This would explain Snoke’s age & knowledge.

3. In a recent trailer, Luke tells Rey to “resist it”. It? Not “him” or “her”. What is “it” ?

4. Who is Maz Kanata? We assume she is good or neutral. How do we know? Does she know of Snoke? Does Snoke know of her?

5. Will we hear any communication whatsoever from the Force-ghosts of Yoda or Obi-Wan?

6. What convinced Luke that “the Jedi must end” ? Has Luke discussed this with the Force-ghosts of Yoda or Obi-Wan? What new, or very old, knowledge has Luke discovered on the Island? What new powers might he have now?

7. What if Rey’s parents were powerful Siths? What if Luke killed them? What if Rey finds out? What if Luke tells her himself?

8. Why was the First Order created? By who?

I hope we get answers.  It should be a fun movie. You can see more of my posts (on various topics) at:  thewordpressowl.wordpress.com

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