Cowboy Bebop, interrupted

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Cowboy Bebop is something I’ve heard about for years but never dived into, always hanging on the edge of “I’ll get to it.”

I seem to remember it playing on Adult Swim on Cartoon Network back in the day and I thought it looked interesting. Since then the vibe I’ve gotten about it is that it’s the greatest thing that has ever been done; or maybe it’s even better then that thing.

I’ve always been susceptible to the suggestions of others when it comes to something being “classic.” I’m defining “classic” here as something that is above any questions of “good” or “great”; the thing that is suggested is something that I have a duty to not only watch and/or listen to but to esteem and appreciate as something that enhances the human experience, that in some way pushes us towards a time when we experienced things as they should be – before the Fall.

Cowboy Bebop has that aura about it. I completed Session #5 “The Ballad of Fallen Angels” before things were brought to an abrupt halt; Amazon no longer has them for free on their streaming service.

So far it’s not a “classic” (using the definition I laid out earlier) to me yet, but we’ll see. I’m on board with Jet, don’t really get Spike, and am surprised that Valentine was more brat then femme fatale.

Those are my personal calls on the media so far but we’ll see where the series goes when I have access to it again.

See You Space Cowboy … (sometime)




Cardboard LAN 2017

October 26-28th of last year was our annual Cardboard LAN and not only was this the longest I was ever able to spend with the guys but it had the most variety in terms of what we played and did.

Board games, video games (including the NES Classic Edition), Mystery Science Theater 3000, real-life escape rooms, etc. This long weekend had it all!

The above is just a taste of the goodness we had that long weekend

And speaking of taste we had amazing brats as well.





Poldark (2015)

We finished the first series of Poldark on May 17th of this year.

Poldark opening title

We had taken a break about halfway through the season, reaching the point where most of the characters are in a state of general happiness.

What does that mean? When everyone’s happen you KNOW things will go wrong. Terrible wrong. Inexplicably wrong.

That did happen, but it was worth the watch. A view of the time period through the eyes of investment and commerce and how those things affect not only the individual but the entire community was a different angle on this type of drama and I really appreciated that.

A disappointing finale (ruined by the last scene, which reminded and summed up the negatives we had felt throughout the season) pointed in a direction that meant Currer and I won’t be continuing the series but as I said – it was worth it.


Mystery Science Theater 3000 – The Return

The Mystery Science Theater 3000 reboot on Netflix gave me just what I needed, when I needed it.

mystery science theater 3000 reboot

Work had been overwhelming and to be able to come home late and listen to the MST3K crew was perfect; Reptilicus (1961), Cry Wilderness (1987) and The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t (1966) were my favorites.

I watched the last one of this first reboot season, At the Earth’s Core (1976), on May 16th of this year.

Voltron: Legendary Defender, Season 2

Voltron Legendary Defender season 2

I finished the second season of Netflix’s Voltron: Legendary Defender on January 22, 2017.

This season was better than the first (which is saying something), with the action moving quicker – season two had a few more episodes but it felt shorter than the season before it.

When Hagar asks for Price Lotor and the end of the season’s final episode … I didn’t quite get chills but it was awesome.