VERSE| THE WOODEN BENCH

We have all, at some time or another been overwhelmed, overpowered, bested by our grief, anxiety and wretchedness. At those times, some of us have also been lucky enough to have that one place where we have, for a while, found some degree of quietude and peace. This is a tribute to those secret littleContinue reading “VERSE| THE WOODEN BENCH”

VERSE| SOLITUDE

I wrote this old world ditty when I was around 16 years old. Introverted and a lover of words, this was a fitting tribute to my world then.The funny thing is that of the little poetry I wrote as a teenager, this is the only piece I remember by heart. The rest I have committedContinue reading “VERSE| SOLITUDE”

FILM PICKINS| STAR TREK – VOYAGER (1995 – 2001)

I have about 40 episodes to go before Voyager reaches home or arrives at the fate sketched for it by her creators. And I still have to see a heart-warmer akin to the Vick Fontaine episodes of DS-9. The Voyager crew, however, does make ample use of their holodecks to recreate 19th and 20th century European utopias such as they are/ were. And so, between leisurely trips to Sandreine’s in scintillating Paris, and Fair Haven in old world Ireland, the crew and I have called upon all our Netflix binge prowess to go a-tripping across the last 30,000 light years or so to the final finish.

FILM PICKINS| STAR TREK – DEEP SPACE 9 (1993 – 1999)

The piece de resistance of the series however, is definitely its ability to take its viewers on a compelling, emotional journey into the lives of its main characters. The cloak and dagger plots set a million light years away from earth still took place in what was essentially a little town with its very own set of the good, the bad and the alien. And that was ultimately what made the series so memorable.