The first episode of Tales from SYL Ranch – LIVE! is now in the archive.
Streaming begins five minutes before the show, so you can skip to 05:00 if you like.
The Old Fan’s Review of Star Trek: Discovery, S01E04: “The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not for the Lamb’s Cry.”
After the review, Q&A!
Going forward, The Old Fan’s Reviews will be livestreamed at the following times:
- UTC: 1am
- Eastern: 9pm
- Central: 8pm
- Mountain: 7pm
- Pacific: 6pm
All episodes will be available for viewing on my YouTube channel.
“Battle At the Binary Stars”
Star Trek: Discovery has had a wildly-polarized reaction among fans. Some like it some hate it, but very few fans are completely ambivalent.
Last night I posted a joke review. This is the real one.
Power Records Star Trek Audio Adventures
Star Trek and Dimension X Album Art
With all the movies and serials and cartoons I’ve been commenting on, we’ve fallen behind on audio adventures. We’ve got a bunch of doozies today.
We’ll largely listen to Star Trek — though probably not the Star Trek you were expecting. We’ll listen to what Memory Alpha rather generously calls, the “Peter Pan Records Star Trek Audio Adventures.”
In the mid-1970s, Power Records subsidiary Peter Pan Records produced a series of records for children. As was common at the time, such records were cheaply-produced. The assumption was that children wouldn’t know the difference.
People sometimes ask me: “What did you learn from being a lifelong Star Trek fan?”
I’ve learned a lot of things, but two of them stand out:
I’m a lifelong Star Trek fan. It was much easier to be a Trekkie (a politically correct term when I became one—I’m barely First Fandom) when I was a communist actor.
You know, I think I’m getting old.
I’ve had this feeling increasingly, particularly when talking with newer fen – the ones who find the original Star Trek (no bloody A, B, C, D, E, or NX-01) quaint at best and ridiculous at worst. I admit that it bothers me to hear the TV show that I’ve been following for my entire life dissed by kids who can barely remember the premiere of Star Trek: The Next Generation.