Thursday, July 9, 2020

Edmonton Eskimos: Keep the name!

As a person whom identifies as being Métis, and as a person whom is a life long fan of the Edmonton Eskimos I’m honestly blown away about what’s going on in the world. When did the word ‘Eskimo’ become a derogatory word? Both my Grandma’s were 100% native and I know they had no issues with the team or their name as I talked football and the Esks with both of them. In fact as a native person I felt a sort of kinship with teams like the Cleveland Indians, Atlanta Braves, Washington Redskins and the Florida Seminoles. I know I don’t speak for all native/Métis but I truly hope the Edmonton Eskimos keep their name. 

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Rewatching ‘Babylon 5’

In the last month I’ve been rewatching the 90’s tv series ‘Babylon 5’. I was a huge fan when it originally aired and I bought the entire series on DVD in 2008. I’m so glad I did because it is not available on streaming in Canada currently. 

As of right now I am halfway through season 2. And I’m not skipping any episodes this go around. I’m so impressed with all the subtle world building J. Michael Stracynski put into each episode. I really enjoyed Michael O’Hare as Commander Sinclair and even though I knew he was departing after season one I was again sad to see him go. Bruce Boxleitner was an amazing replacement however. 

Next year on ‘The Pop Culture Pub Podcast’ we will be doing a season by season review of Babylon 5, hence why I am doing a rewatch. Unfortunately it probably will not begin until March or April 2021 on the podcast. 

So plenty of time to watch all 5 seasons of B5, all TV movies and the Crusade limited series before we record. 

In Valens name! 

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Random Pics

Random Pics I wanted to share:

Calgary Comic Con 2019

Family pics

One of my favourite movies of all time: TMNT 1990


Queen (my favourite band) 

Chief Adam arrest

Not knowing the events leading up to the RCMP stopping them from leaving, if you have an expired license plate just accept the ticket. Fight the ticket in court if need be but never get confrontational with the police. Had Chief Adam not got confrontational the way he did I really don’t think things would have transpired the way they did. That being said I don’t think tackling and punching Chief Adam was necessary, especially considering how many officers showed up within minutes. Both sides should have done better. 

Monday, June 8, 2020

‘For All Mankind’ Review

I was a huge fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation and the 2004 Battlestar Galactica series, so when I learned that Ronald Moore was working on a series called ‘For All Mankind’ I figured I’d check it out. The series is an Apple Original which requires a $5.99/month subscription but I figured why not? So I subscribed and binged all 10 episodes.

Ronald Moore was a writer/producer for Star Trek TNG and DS9 as well as creator of the 2004 reimagined Battlestar Galactica. He’s a creator I’ve come to trust and respect; and I was not disappointed in his latest endeavour. 

‘For All Mankind’ tells the story of an alternate version of the space race where the USSR landed on the moon before the USA in 1969. From there history on the show diverges from our own and we follow the trials and tribulations of the NASA astronauts and their families. The show does start out a bit slow but as the season progresses it gets better and better. The acting is stellar and I was extremely happy to learn the show has been renewed for a second season. 

If you are interested in NASA and like a good period show you will like this. The drama is excellent and the special effects are top notch. 

Solid 4****stars out of 5.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

New podcast episode!

We always have a great time recording these Deep Space Nine discussion episodes. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

The quietness continues...

I haven’t been blogging lately because everything is quiet. Thankfully work is going good and family is good. My allergies have been acting up but other than that I am healthy and happy. 

My podcasting continues, here is what is coming up in The Pop Culture Pub Podcast:

Topic: PODCAST TIME MACHINE: Summer 1990! 

It’s been 30 years since the summer of 1990. Let’s reminisce about some of what went down that summer including:

  • first TMNT movie
  • Dick Tracy movie
  • TNG ‘Best of Both Worlds’ cliffhanger 
  • Back to the Future 3
  • Total Recall
  • Die Hard 2
  • Robocop 2
  • Gremlins 2
  • Darkman 
  • Problem Child 
  • Young Guns 2

Also I saw this and thought it was awesome:

If you are a Queen fan here you go:

All their albums (with Freddie and John) in order. 

See you in the future!