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Blog Profile / Joseph Mallozzi's Weblog

Filed Under:Genres / Sci Fi
Posts on Regator:2438
Posts / Week:7.2
Archived Since:March 21, 2008

Blog Post Archive

July 5, 2014: Our Star Trek TOS re-watch continues with…What Are Little Girls Made Of?

Welcome back to our Star Trek: The Original Series re-watch with your hosts: Me and Cookie Monster… Me: The Enterprise is enroute to planet Exo-III to check on the health and welfare of researcher Dr. Roger Korby who hasn’t been heard from in five years.  Roger’s fiancee, Nurse Chapel, is on the bridge, hopeful that […]

July 4, 2014: Our Star Trek: TOS continues with…Mudd’s Women!

Continuing our Star Trek TOS rewatch!  Come on, who’s watching along with me and Cookie Monster? Me: Hunh.  I remember this being a seminal episode back when I was a kid but, unlike, say, The Enemy Within, it fared much, much worse on rewatch.  Silliness aside, I wasn’t at all sure what the hell was […]

July 3, 2014: The series theme!

I was in a bookstore in Montreal, browsing for some suggested reads for my sister, when a song started to play over the P.A. system.  It was a great tune, very catchy, but my attempts to Shazam and identify it proved futile, so I flagged down one of the floor staff and asked if she […]

July 2, 2014: Pizza Paaaaarty! Pizza Paaaaaarty!

Last night, we capped off our Canada Day festivities at one of Akemi’s favorite pizza places in Vancouver…Chez Rob! The top-notch ingredients and genuine pizza oven yielded some superior pizzas.  The ambiance was great as was the service.  Terrific value too (considering all it cost me was the gas for the drive over)!  I highly […]

July 1, 2014: Canada celebrations!

Today, Akemi and I celebrated Canada Day by making the 30 minute drive to Steveston, Richmond where we drove around for 30 minutes looking for parking and then made the 30 minute walk from our parking spot to Steveston Village where we walked around and ate for 30 minutes before making the 30 minute trek […]

June 30, 2014: The Star Trek TOS re-watch continues with…The Enemy Within!

Hi!  I’m Joseph Mallozzi. And me Cookie Monster. And we’re your co-hosts for this Star Trek: The Original Series re-watch.  Today’s episode under discussion: The Enemy Within! Me: As I said when we started this re-watch, I haven’t screened these episodes since I was a kid so I’m expecting to have some of my naive […]

June 29, 2014: The east coast wrap-up!

Well, I’m back from my whirlwind tour of the east coast and it looks like things are going to get very busy, very quickly.  But more on that in a second.  First, here are the highlights of my Toronto and Montreal visits: WEDNESDAY We got in for a little after 5:00 p.m.  Since we only […]

June 28, 2014: The Star Trek TOS re-watch continues! Let’s discuss The Naked Time!

Cookie Monster and I will get the ball rolling on the discussion.  Join in the comments section! Me: Of all the iconic images of the original Star Trek, the shot of a shirtless Sulu running the corridors with his fencing swords ranks up there as one of my favorites.  Again, it’s great to see the […]

June 27, 2014: Continuing our Star Trek TOS re-watch with…Where No Man Has Gone Before!

Cookie Monster and I continue our casual discussion of old Star Trek episodes… Me: Okay, I’ve discovered my threshold for consecutive Stark Trek episode watching. Two!  More than two, and I get a little stir crazy.  As a result, I didn’t appreciate this episode as much as I should have because it really is a […]

June 26, 2014: Our Star Trek TOS re-watch continues with Charlie X!

Let’s continue our Star Trek (Not Stargate!  I keep making that mistake!): The Original Series re-watch.  Today, Cookie Monster and I discuss Charlie X… Me: A very strong episode this one, reminiscent of The Twilight Zone’s equally creepy “It’s A Good Life”, based on the short story by Jerome Bixby.  It stands the test of […]

June 25, 2014: Let’s kick off our Star Trek TOS re-watch with The Man Trap!

Hello and welcome to our Star Trek: The Original Series re-watch.  Cookie Monster and I will be your co-hosts.  We’ll open the casual discussion on the show’s first five episodes, then ask you to weigh in with your thoughts in the comments section. THE MAN TRAP Me: A rocky start for the Enterprise and its […]

June 24, 2014: Jelly tries to put the kibosh on my travel plans!

The other night, I was awakened by a kerplunk (!), the unmistakable sound of a portly, elderly pug falling off the bed.  I sat up to discover 15 year old Jelly, struggling to stand up on the polished hardwood floor.  She seemed surprised but otherwise okay.  Just in case though, I brought her out to […]

June 23, 2014: Top 10 Worst Supervillain Names!

10. Paste Pot Pete Look out!  He’s going to start shooting paste.  Out of his pot.  Oh, that Pete. 9. Crazy Quilt Not to be confused with The Master Duvet.  Presumably, grandma helped him with his costume. 8. Rainbow Raider Guard your rainbows!  As if those damn leprechauns weren’t bad enough. 7. Polka Dot Man Winner of Mrs. Haversham’s […]

June 22, 2014: Top 10 Worst Superhero Names!

10. The Whizzer AKA “The Yellow Streak”?  Does the W on his chest stand for “wee”? 9. Matter Eater Lad Look at him go to town on that chain link fence!  Bombs, bullets, getaway cars – there is no limit to his amazing powers of consumption!  Unless, of course, he gets full. 8. Aqualad Batman […]

June 21, 2014: Mailbag!

Well, damn.  This pilot script simply refuses to be completed.  I’m thinking I may just have to set it aside and come back at it with fresh eyes in a  couple of months. Time to shift creative gears and start reviewing some alternate materials: pilot script, series overview, special “character secrets” document, and the 13 […]

June 20, 2014: And so it begins…

Looks like things are about to get real busy, real fast.  A flurry of emails today, a few phone conversations, some decisions made and many more to come.  We’ll be flying out next week for a few days to crunch some numbers, clarify positions, and, of course, have dinner at one of my favorite Italian […]

June 19, 2014: A busy day, but there’s always time for dogs!

A crazy day, chock full o’ tests of physical endurance, phone calls, emails, errands, reading, critiquing but, alas, no actual writing.  Damn.  I’ve been sitting on this pilot for over a week now.  Time to get it done!  Tomorrow, come hell or high water, I finally complete that elusive first draft.  Best decant the Knob […]

June 18, 2014: Join our Stargate TOS re-watch!

Full disclosure: I haven’t watched a full episode of Star Trek TOS since I was a kid. And, sure, we’ve come a long way since then and a lot of this old series will, no doubt, feel charmingly outdated by today’s standards but, damn, if I don’t feel a shiver of excitement every time I […]

June 17, 2014: Back on the mean streets of Sesame!

Well look who it is.  If it isn’t our old friend Cookie Monster who, only last summer, announced he was through hosting our weekly Supermovie of the Week Club and done penning reviews of such big screen classics as The Dark Knight, Spiderman, and Abar: The First Black Superman.  Well, what a difference a year […]

June 14, 2014: July under-the-radar movie releases to look forward to! Or not!

LIFE ITSELF Release Date: July 4, 2014 What it’s about: A documentary on the life of film critic Roger Ebert. What it’s got working for it: As someone who grew up watching Siskel & Ebert, I’m interested. What’s it’s got going against it: Those unfamiliar with his work may not be quite as intrigued. ROAD TO […]

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