X-Files and Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams Reviews
The new season kicked off with a big What The…???? The last season ended with Mulder dying and Scully on a bridge looking up at an alien ship and the new season opens up with (spoiler!!!!) it was all just a dream?
The first episode was a misfire all the way around. Plus the urgency of that episode is forgotten in the following episodes.
My wife and I decided to pretend that first one never happened.
The next two episodes were excellent. They’ve been very much in the style of X-Files and stand-alone episodes. There was great humor, creepy situations, and good chemistry between the two leads.
If the rest of the season is like the second and third episodes, it will be great.
Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams
On Amazon Prime, this is an anthology series loosely based on the work of Philip K. Dick.
It’s somewhat like the series Black Mirror but not as extreme. It’s still not a show for kids though. (The third episode had a sex scene.)
Each story stands alone. So far it’s provided consistently good acting (with some big name actors), directing, and story lines. Some episodes will really make you think.
If you enjoy science fiction anthologies, I recommend Electric Dreams.
Joe Satriani – What Happens Next
This is the best collection of songs from Joe since the album Crystal Planet. It’s good, fun rock ’n’ roll music all the way through the album.
Satriani’s a master and one of the best guitarists in the world. This album proudly displays the incredible talent of the Satch Man.
If you are a fan of guitar music (it’s all instrumentals) then this is a must-have.
He’s also on tour – G3 features Satriani along with John Petrucci of Dream Theater and Phil Collen of Def Leppard. A guitar enthusiast’s dream tour!
#IWSGPit was a trending topic on and off all day long and there were over 5100 Tweets! Double what we had last time.
The next one will be this July. Keep spreading the word to other writers and groups.
And let us know of your success stories! My publisher signed Sherry Ellis from a Twitter pitch from last year’s #IWSGPit – the next one could be you.
Toi Thomas recently posted her video of the best books of 2017 on YouTube.
I’m honored to say – Dragon of the Stars was her favorite read of the year!
The video begins right as Toi is going into her favorite book of the year, so you don’t have to fast forward or anything:
Thanks, Toi – you rock!
Don't Feed the Elephant! by Sherry Ellis
People say you're not supposed to play with your food. But the adventurous little elephant in Don't Feed the Elephant never got the message!
Find it on Amazon
Upcoming 2018 Big Budget Films
Since January is such a void of movies, I thought I’d taunt you with a list of the upcoming big-budget/spectacle type films for 2018.
Early Man – February 16 (The next film from the makers of Wallace and Gromit.)
Tomb Raider - March 16 (Could be a fun reboot.)
Pacific Rim: Uprising - March 23 (Again, what guy doesn’t like giant robots fighting giant monsters? Although it is a different director…)
Ready Player One - March 30 (Never read the book, but this will either be a hit or a misfire.)
Untitled Cloverfield Sequel - April 20 (Liked the first two although a little leery they haven’t named it.)
Solo: A Star Wars Story - May 25 (Excited for another standalone although a May release means just that much longer until the next Star Wars movie.)
Deadpool 2 - May 18 (Is it wrong I am really looking forward to this one?)
The Incredibles 2 - June 15 (The first is one of my favorite Pixar films!)
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom - June 22 (Please let it be less stupid than the last one…)
Alita: Battle Angel - July 20 (This film looks amazing and has been in the making for over twenty years.)
Mission: Impossible 6 - July 27 (I’ve enjoyed all the other ones – why not?)
Venom - October 5 (This one could be twisted and fun.)
X-Men: Dark Phoenix - November 2 – (More X-Men – yes, please.)
Aquaman - December 21 (One of my favorite superheroes – very excited to see him in his own movie!)
Have you been watching X-Files or Electric Dreams? Fan of Joe Satriani? Participate in #IWSGPit? What was your favorite read of 2017? And what movies strike your fancy this year?