The Old Fan’s Commentary On Star Trek: Discovery S01E02

“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.

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The Old Fan’s Commentary On Target Earth – Tales From SYL Ranch – 2017-09-17

The Old Fan’s Commentary On Target Earth – Tales From SYL Ranch – 2017-09-17

The Old Fan’s Commentary On
Target Earth
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You’ve never heard of Target Earth? It’s not surprising.  Target Earth was a 1954 science fiction B-movie. However, unlike most B-movies, it has a medium-sized budget (for a B-movie). It’s well-written, well-directed, and well-produced.

It’s the precise opposite of The Old Fan’s Commentary On Plan 9 From Outer Space.

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The Old Fan’s Commentary On Plan 9 From Outer Space

The Old Fan’s Commentary On Plan 9 From Outer Space

Yes, we’re going there.

Just like The Old Fan’s Commentary On The Star Wars Holiday Special, we’re descending into the bizarre world of Plan 9 From Outer Space.

Plan 9 From Outer Space is a hack-fraud movie from beginning to end. The film would is a classic B-movie, and probably one that most of the audience would have left.

It’s really, really bad — but fortunately, it’s so bad it’s good. The film has become a cult classic.

We’ll set the TARDIS controls for 1959, on premiere night of the film. You’ve seen everything else: the cartoons, the serials, the A-movie, etc. It’s coming up on 10pm, and the lights dim in a theater converted from a live theater. It could seat a thousand and includes a balcony or two. The curtains open on the screen, and then you see Plan 9 From Outer Space.

Link To Plan 9 From Outer Space (Colorized)

A YouTube version was discovered after recording.  I’d be amazed if it wasn’t DMCA-ed at some point:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pzl9oETr45w

I’d be amazed if this wasn’t DMCA-ed at some point

You’ll need to purchase this. The Commentary is based on the Amazon stream at:
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B001QI7PDA/

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IT Horror Stories Episode I

IT Horror Stories Episode I
The IT horror story you’re about to read is true.
Only the names were changed to protect the innocent.

The Banker and Larry Ellison

Typical Call Center

Typical call center. Not the one at where I worked, but so generic as to be interchangeable.

I worked for a credit card-issuer based in South Dakota. This was a larger business than it sounds. I occasionally heard the weekly net bandied about. It was at that point I realized that there are businesses so profitable and with a clientele so locked-in that they don’t need to care about burning money on IT nor anything else.

It was a privately-held company, and the President was fabulously wealthy. He’d hob-nob all over the country, and this occasionally put him in company of IT industry leaders.

Larry Ellison: NSA Collaborator

Larry Ellison: NSA Collaborator and Tony Stark wannabe.

Enter Larry Ellison.

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