Checking in for 2014, Part 2

I’ll tell you what, ladies and gentlemen: I didn’t think October, which is almost over, could possibly have gotten here as fast as it did. My last post was in January, days after my little girl took her first steps. Now she’s running around at full speed, getting into everything, speaking in phrase fragments, making pretend animal noises on demand, eating with a fork, and all kinds of fun stuff. Yesterday we took her to the zoo with her cousins. So times flies, etc., etc.

I didn’t want to check in with another message like this, because I kept telling myself that I would post the Into Darkness review soon enough and maybe get back to some semblance of a semi-occasional blog posting schedule. Or at least the former and not yet the latter. But neither has happened. I just haven’t gotten around to it with everything else I need and want to do right now.

So what I posted back in January is all still true. This site isn’t abandoned, I make it a point to read all the comments on a near-daily basis, and I will eventually get back to making this place active again. The hiatus, for now, continues.

But I still hope to have that one review for you in 2014. So there. I said it. Now at least I have some sort of ticking clock.

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31 comments on this post

jdm
Monday, October 27, 2014, 1:08 am (UTC -6)

Good to hear from you, Jammer.

The really burning questions for us all are: When are you going to give the little Jammette her first taste of Star Trek, and which episode of TOS will you show her? ๐Ÿ˜‰

TS
Monday, October 27, 2014, 3:53 am (UTC -6)

Thanks for checking in Jammer, always appreciated. Looking forward to the review, whenever it shows up. ๐Ÿ™‚

Latex Zebra
Monday, October 27, 2014, 5:05 am (UTC -6)

Was begining to wonder if you’d moved somewhere with no Internet access.
Enjoy fatherhood!

Michael
Monday, October 27, 2014, 6:57 am (UTC -6)

As Darmok might say, “Data’s head, beneath San Francisco.” (Waiting patiently for the day to arrive)

Gordon, Edinburgh
Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 5:04 am (UTC -6)

Though it might be heresy to say it, there are more important things than Star Trek! Not many, but family is one of them.

Matrix
Tuesday, October 28, 2014, 5:27 am (UTC -6)

Hey Jammer, I am glad things are going well for you and family! I’m sure everyone would love to see you back on some kind of regular basis but until then take your time. The only suggestion I ever had for when you came back was because I love the discussions that come from the people on this site, if you ever did even just a couple of lines blog posts on recent events, I’m thinking on the recent Anaxar production or some such, and then the comments can further it if needs be. That way the burden wouldn’t be on you so much to feel you need to deliver some long blog post if it really doesn’t deserve that much. Take care!

SlackerInc
Wednesday, October 29, 2014, 1:33 am (UTC -6)

Nice to hear from you!

Colorado Gamer
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 1:17 pm (UTC -6)

The site is a great resource to my family and I. Take whatever time you need to be resource to yours. These moments of seeing life anew through your child will never happen again.

ElKabng
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 10:22 pm (UTC -6)

Which will come out first: GRRM’s Winds of Winter or Jammer’s STID review?

Eduardo Jencarelli
Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:14 am (UTC -6)

At this point, we might as well wait until Trek’s 30 year anniversary and release this review alongside the review for Roberto Orci’s Trek movie.

Eduardo Jencarelli
Saturday, November 1, 2014, 10:14 am (UTC -6)

Correction: I meant 50 year anniversary.

Paul
Thursday, November 6, 2014, 11:13 am (UTC -6)

Jammer — can’t wait to get your thoughts. I’ve been reading you since the early DS9 days.

FYI, I’ve started my own Star Trek blog with an emphasis on ST’s most significant episodes and movies. Check it out! http://trektapestry.com/

Yanks
Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 7:24 pm (UTC -6)

Good to hear from you Jammer.

It would be nice if we could see a couple pictures of this little bundle of joy.

Nice to see you reviewing again.

Fish
Thursday, November 13, 2014, 7:03 am (UTC -6)

Gods but I hope it’s The Winds of Winter ElKabng

Dave in NC
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 12:09 pm (UTC -6)

Glad to read things are going well for your family! I can’t wait to see if your opinion of the last ST film was as low as mine was. (Hint: I’ve seen it three times and I’m still not exactly sure WTF is going on half the time).

If you ever need a sci-fi palate cleanser, Jammer, check out Fringe! It’s 100 episodes of science fiction genius. (Well, maybe 90 to 95 episodes, hehe).

Jammer
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 5:59 pm (UTC -6)

I watched the entire series run of “Fringe.” I think the show peaked when dealing with its multiple universes toward the end of the second season and through the third. I was lukewarm on the first season, which was trying too much to mine the “X-Files” procedural territory without fully embracing the sci-fi or characters.

Dave in NC
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 10:23 pm (UTC -6)

@ Jammer

I absolutely agree . . . Peter disappearing for half a season was such a bummer! It was a cool twist, but it separated all my favorite characters for far too long. Walter needed Peter, dammit! lol

That being said, the first flash forward episode to future where the Observers were in control may be one of the single most brilliant hours ever put to film, at least in sci-fi television.

Anyways, kudos on having distinguishing tastes! ๐Ÿ™‚

Dave in NC
Wednesday, December 3, 2014, 10:44 pm (UTC -6)

Oh, and you are spot on about the first season. I liked the characters a lot, so I stuck with it even though there was a bit of drudgery here and there. (Drudgery being any of the scenes with John Scott, or the Paint the Mystery by Numbers X-Files quality of a few of the early scripts).

Once the mythos began to take shape (during the final episodes leading up to Olivia flipping to the WTC on the other side) is when I knew that something actually new and exciting was developing.

Also, I’m not sure why but It was nice to see it as it aired originally . . . half the fun/torture was waiting all summer to find out what happened (much like TBOBW when I was younger).

DerpityDerp
Wednesday, December 31, 2014, 4:20 pm (UTC -6)

OK Jammer has until midnight CST to beat the clock. YOU CAN DO IT JAMMER.

Jammer
Thursday, January 1, 2015, 1:16 am (UTC -6)

Sorry. Didn’t happen. Let’s reset to Jan. 31.

DerpityDerp
Saturday, January 31, 2015, 11:07 am (UTC -6)

OK Jammer has until midnight CST to beat the clock. YOU CAN DO IT JAMMER!

RacingBlue
Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 12:35 pm (UTC -6)

So when can we be expecting ‘Checking in for 2015, Part 1’?

karatasiospa
Wednesday, February 11, 2015, 8:43 am (UTC -6)

well i think this is the appropriate topic for this comment: how many years have been since the last decent science fiction show on tv?

Dave in NC
Thursday, February 12, 2015, 9:29 pm (UTC -6)

There’s one right now called Dark Mirror.

MadBaggins
Saturday, February 21, 2015, 7:30 am (UTC -6)

Star Trek Into Darkness was awful and doesn’t deserve a review anyway. There’s nothing interesting left to say about it after two years.

Mitch
Friday, February 27, 2015, 4:49 pm (UTC -6)

Very sad news to report. Leonard Nimoy, best known for his role as Spock, has passed away today, on this Friday, February 27, 2015.

This marks the forth loss of a main cast member from classic Star Trek. Always hoped he might reprise his role once more, in something more dignified than STID. Nevertheless, he’ll be greatly missed.

Can’t help but think of his fictional death scene in Wrath of Kahn, which has now become a reality. ๐Ÿ™

SlackerInc
Friday, March 6, 2015, 3:19 am (UTC -6)

Seconding the RIP for Leonard Nimoy.

“Dark Mirror” is awesome.

I partially agree about “Fringe”, which I checked out of early in the first season but then got back into in the second when my wife (who had been watching all along) told me about the parallel universes. I was engrossed…and then they served up that

(SPOILER ALERT)

absolutely risible revelation midway through the third season (at the end of the 12th ep, “Concentrate and Ask Again”) that the fate of the two universes hinged on which Olivia was Peter’s twu wuv. Give me a frakkin’ BREAK. Immediate shark jump there–I never watched again.

KosstAmojan
Friday, March 20, 2015, 2:36 pm (UTC -6)

I thought Seasons 3 and 4 of Fringe were fantastic. Yes, the whole love story trope is tired and trite, but the acting, the subtle differences between the two universes, and the overall storyline was fantastic. I’d put those two seasons up against the best of any SciFi show out there.

DerpityDerp
Monday, March 23, 2015, 2:42 pm (UTC -6)

May 16th, 2015 will be the 2 year anniversary of STID! Will Jammer beat the 2 year mark and release his review before then!?!?!?! I am going to set up an InTrade and we can bet on it.

Mitch
Thursday, October 1, 2015, 2:25 pm (UTC -6)

Only two months after Nimoy’s death, we’ve lost yet another classic Star Trek actor.

On May 1, 2015, Grace Lee Whitney, who played Janice Rand, passed away. She played the Captain’s Yeoman in the first season, and then years later reprised her role in four of the Trek feature films, and even a TV episode of Voyager in the 90’s.

Sadly that leaves only four of the original main cast members left: Shatner, Nichols, Takei and Koenig.

Jammer: Might be an idea to post a tribute to both Nimoy and Whitney at some point in the near future.

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