5/29/11

Star Trek: Asterisk "Strange New World"

Vital Information
Series: Enterprise
Episode: S01E04
Air Date: October 10, 2001
Written by: Mike Sussman & Phyllis Strong
Directed by: David Livingston (I presume)

Premise
Hallucinogenic pollen gives Tucker a bad Trip, and makes him question T'Pol's loyalty.

Review
Oops... I seem to have skipped over episode 3. Ah, well, I'll make it up next week.

So we were apparently supposed to go to a nebula, but we stopped on the way to check out a Class M planet that reminds the crew of home, except there's no intelligent life. Archer, T'Pol, Reed, Mayweather and Tucker take a shuttle down to the planet with a couple of redshirts: Cutler and Novakovich. Cutler tries to make friends with T'Pol, but Novakovich tells her she has a better chance making friends with a housefly. Which really isn't saying much because she's an entomologist. She's probably made friends with several houseflies.

5/28/11

Star Trek: Asterisk "Broken Bow Part 2"

Vital Information
Series: Enterprise
Episode: S01E02
Air Date: September 26, 2001
Written by: Rick Berman & Brannon Braga
Directed by: James L. Conway

Premise
Save the Klingon, save the world.

Review
PREVIOUSLY ON ENTERPRISE: A Klingon named Klaang got shot on Earth on his way to deliver a message to Qo'nos. Captain Archer went to bring him the rest of the way, but ended up losing him. And now Archer and the gang are captured themselves.

5/27/11

Star Trek: Asterisk "Broken Bow Part 1"

Vital Information
Series: Enterprise
Episode: S01E01
Air Date: September 26, 2001
Written by: Rick Berman & Brannon Braga
Directed by: James L. Conway

Premise
Captain Jonathan Archer gathers his crew in order to bring home and save the life of a dying Klingon who is promptly kidnapped by the same Nerf-skinned aliens that tried to kill him.

Review
By the time we open the Enterprise series, Earth has survived a lot: a secret Eugenics War in the 1990's, World War III in the 2050's, the post-atomic horror that followed, a near-Borg-assimilation in 2063. But now, after about a hundred years of peace, the ever-restless Humans have decided they're bored and want to go outside to play. The Enterprise NX-01 is the very first long-range interstellar Human craft. And Captain Archer is practically bursting at the seams to find any excuse to start her engines.

5/25/11

Gleecap: Season 2 Finale of Epic Proportions

(Before I start, I'd like to offer my apologies for those who missed my Gleecap last week. I wasn't feeling so well but I will be sure to mention "Funeral" in this article!)

Oh. My. Falchuk.

Glee closed out season 2 in an episode LOADED with epicness!

Our very own New Directions finally made it to Nationals and are competing in (of all places!) New York City!

This is perfect for Mr. Schuester because one of the main focuses of this episode was Will's indecision about whether or not to join April Rhodes in her Broadway musical.

5/20/11

Star Trek: Asterisk

I liked Star Trek before it was cool. I was following the adventures of the starship Enterprise before J. J. Abrams was even on Hollywood's map. I know that's not exactly a unique claim - hundreds and thousands of Trekkies can say the same thing - but it's something of which I'm proud. Unfortunately, there are a few gaps in my knowledge of Star Trek. This is understandable, of course. The canon of the Star Trek franchise exists in 6 different series with 30 total seasons, 725 episodes and 11 different feature movies. 2 of these series and 2 movies existed before I was even born! To ask anyone to sit through all of that is a monumental task.

One that I intend to complete.

5/11/11

Gleecap: "Prom Queen"

[Actually written by Jennifer Neal: due to a Blogger glitch, I'm unable to change the owner of a blog post after I've edited it for some reason. Frustrating, I know... So... credit where it's due!]

The much anticipated "Prom Queen" episode of Glee was definitely worth the wait spoiler or no spoiler.

McKinley High's prom king and queen candidates were desperately trying to gain more votes while others were considering that winning will actually ruin their reputation early on in the episode.

We see that Puckerman is tired of feeling like he's "less than a badass" because he's dating Lauren and tries to get Artie to help him in the classic prom prank of spiking the punch which will be guarded by Coach Sylvester herself.

5/8/11

Visiting the Space Port

So, yesterday I went to Citrus Park mall to check out the Star Tours 3D preview event they had going on and it was pretty awesome! They set up a little hub designed to look like a space port where you could take pics and brag to your friends that you were chillin' with C-3P0 and R2-D2. Yeah, they were totally there. And I totally shook Threepio's hand. And it was every bit as weak and limp as you might think it would be. Weak and limp and glorious.

If you've ever been to Disney World Hollywood Studios, you're probably aware of the Star Tours ride they've had for quite a while. If you're up on the Disney news, then you know they stopped that ride a while ago to build a brand new, state-of-the-art Star Tours 3D ride. That will be opening May 20th, and after this event, I couldn't be more excited! Check out my pics...

5/4/11

Gleecap: Glee gives "Rumors" a spin



[Hey, everyone, this is Steve. Just wanted to introduce my good friend and uberGleek, Jennifer Neal. I'm pretty sure she'll be providing regular "Gleecaps" for The Green Asterisk, so if you're a fan, keep reading! This'll probably inspire me to even out the content with some... other material, too. So, without further ado, here's Jennifer:]

Fleetwood Mac is either one of those bands that you love or you hate. I don't really hate anything but I can't say I'm that big of a fan of Fleetwood Mac.  Sure, they have some classic songs that just about everybody knows but as far as the band having any kind if iconic impact on me, we'll just say they aren't my cup of tea.