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2023-11-28 17:07
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 362, in which I review Bosch: Legacy, episodes 2.7-2.10, on Amazon Prime Video. Read this review (with links to reviews of earlier… Read More
For All Mankind 4.2: The Fate Of Gorbachev
2023-11-17 06:09
Well, I said last week in my review of For All Mankind 4.1 that I was very glad to see Gorbachev still in power in the Soviet Union at the beginning of the 21st century.  In that altern… Read More
Black Snow: Sinister Histories
2023-11-16 00:31
I consider Travis Fimmel a must-see actor.  His unique, edgy style lit up his starring roles in Vikings and Raised by Wolves (canceled much too soon by HBO, in my arrogant opinion).&nbs&hell…Read More
Thoughts About The Beatles Now And Then
2023-11-03 00:55
The Beatles "Now and Then" was released today, the last of three John Lennon demos Yoko gave the Beatles after John was murdered.  The first two were "Free as a Bird" and "Real Love".&n&hell…Read More
2023-10-31 16:26
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 358, in which I review Bosch: Legacy, episodes 2.1-2.6, on Amazon Prime Video. Read this review (with links to reviews of earlier season… Read More
Bosch: Legacy 2.5-2.6: Maddie Steps Up
2023-10-28 19:03
Bosch: Legacy episodes 2.5-2.6 are now up on Amazon Prime Video, continuing this powerful season of this stellar series.[Spoilers ahead ... ]First, Madison Lintz continues to really impress… Read More
Bosch: Legacy 2.1-2.4: Better And Better
2023-10-22 21:20
I caught the first four episodes of the new (second) season of Bosch: Legacy on Amazon Prime Video, the post-Bosch series in which Harry has moved from LAPD to private investigator (still li… Read More
2023-10-19 00:59
I'm really getting sick and tired of The New York Times.  I first began getting more than irritated with the newspaper of record when it over-reported the non-story about Hillary Clinto… Read More
2023-10-15 17:51
A friend on Facebook asked me if it's possible to eradicate hate?This was my answer: It's not possible to eradicate hate. But it's necessary to try to eradicate this particularly depraved re… Read More
Love At First Sight: Tears Of All Kind
2023-10-03 05:48
Hey, I don't usually review romantic comedies -- or dramas -- but Love at First Sight has both of that, and even a touch of fantasy, so the 90-minute movie on Netflix was not only well worth… Read More
Review Of Chris Cosmain's Novikov Windows
2023-09-26 18:32
I'm going to here review a a very recently published, nearly 500-page time travel novel -- Chris Cosmain's Novikov Windows: A Time Travel Novel (that's the sub-title) -- I've just read, in t… Read More
AI-Generated Video Translation
2023-09-20 18:32
Here's an AI-generated translation of my English into Hindi by Emon Hassan -- it's of me talking about my 2006 time-travel novel, The Plot to Save Socrates, in 2010 (AI by Hey Gen; from an i… Read More
Foundation Season 2: Pros And Cons
2023-09-15 04:09
Well, you probably won't be surprised that I have mixed feelings about the Foundation Season 2 finale, just up on Apple TV+ tonight.   And, if you've been reading my reviews of thi… Read More
Invasion 2.3: Casper And Luke
2023-09-08 21:35
[Spoilers ahead ....] The high profile thread in Invasion 2.3 is Mitsuki hacking the invaders' code, with the result that a whole bunch of their ships (seven -- of course not all) fall… Read More
Foundation 2.9: Exceptional Alterations
2023-09-08 03:34
The next-to-last episode of season 2 of Foundation on Apple TV+ -- episode 2.9 -- was riveting and brilliant.  I couldn't take my eyes off the screen.  Even though the story it tol… Read More
Special Ops: Lioness: Women In Focus
2023-09-04 05:15
I just finished watching the 8th and final episode of the first season of Special Ops: Lioness on Paramount Plus, and here's my shot at a mostly non-spoiler review.To begin with, this is a s… Read More
Foundation 2.8: Major Revelations!
2023-09-01 03:08
Well, finally an episode of Foundation -- 2.8 -- that's really firing on all cylinders.  By which I mean, the Trantor parts and the other parts were nearly equal in power, and that powe… Read More
Invasion 2.2: Jamila And Trevante
2023-08-31 02:56
Episode 2.2 of Invasion had two good, non-intersecting stories about Jamila in the UK and Trevante in the USA.[Spoilers ahead ... ]I thought Jamila's story was tighter at this point than Tre… Read More
Invasion 2.1: Tenuous Meeting Of The Minds
2023-08-23 04:25
Invasion -- the latest narrative that explores an H. G. Well's War of the Worlds scenario -- is back on Apple TV+ with the first episode of its second season.  It's entitled "Something'… Read More
Foundation 2.6:  Hari And Evita
2023-08-18 04:29
Well, I thought Foundation 2.6 was one of the best episodes so far.  Here's why:[Spoilers ahead ... ]1. Young Hari -- both as a boy and a young man -- was pure gold.  It was a neat… Read More
The Chronology Protection Case Trailer
2023-08-17 18:44
Jay Kensinger's trailer for The Chronology Protection Case, adapted from my novelette, on Amazon Prime Videowatch the movieread the story Paul Levinson's books ... Paul Levinson's music Read More
Hijack: Don't Miss It!
2023-08-02 04:34
Hey, if you're a fan of Idris Elba, check out Hijack, a seven-episode mini-series just concluded on Apple TV+.   Even if you're not a fan, if you have a pulse and an intellect, you… Read More
Foundation 2.3: Bel Riose And Hari
2023-07-28 05:35
Bel Riose and Hari Seldon don't meet in Foundation 2.3, but they are accorded the most compelling treatment in the latest episode up on Apple TV+, so I thought I'd focus on them in this revi… Read More
Talking About Robots Through The Ages
2023-07-22 20:35
Here's a list (which I'll be adding to) of all the places I've been talking about Robots Through the Ages, the new anthology which has my story, "Robinson Calculator":Captain Phil's Planet o… Read More
Foundation 2.2: Major Players
2023-07-21 06:08
Well, I thought Foundation 2.2 was much better than 2.1.  Here's why:[Spoilers ahead ... ]It introduced, at this very early stage of the story -- by the standards of the Asimov trilogy… Read More
Silo 1.10: Three Truths
2023-06-30 04:17
Well, it's there is Silo 1.10 -- the season one finale -- but it's precious little.  The truth that we see, that is.[Spoilers ahead ... ]So let me make sure I have this right.  Jul… Read More
Outlander 7.1-7.2: The Return Of The Split
2023-06-27 04:46
Outlander is back for its seventh and next-to-final season, with two superb and very different kinds of episodes, 7.1 and 7.2, on Starz last week and this.[And big spoilers ahead ... ]Episod… Read More
Silo 1.9: I Knew It! But What Then?
2023-06-24 01:00
I knew it![Spoilers ahead ... ]I said in my review of episodes 1.1 and 1.2 of Silo (I haven't read the books) that the display of what was outside the silo might have been what we would… Read More
A Good Time To Talk About Cellphones
2023-06-18 19:07
It's been 50 years since Martin Cooper famously put in a call in his handheld cellphone in April 1973.  And I've now been interviewed twice about how this now ubiquitous device has revo… Read More
Silo 1.8: What Really Happened?
2023-06-17 02:16
A stunning ending to the excellent episode 1.8 of Silo up today on Apple TV+.  And I won't say anything more until I alert you about the Big Spoilers ahead ...***Ok, the question is wha… Read More
Silo 1.6-1.7: The Book And The Water
2023-06-11 01:52
I'm reviewing episodes 1.6 and 1.7 of Silo together because they're very closely related, and revolve around two themes: the book and the water.[Spoilers ahead ... ]Episode 1.6 has Juliette… Read More
2023-06-02 22:45
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 353, in which Captain Phil and I discuss the new anthology Robots Through the Ages -- with stories by Ambrose Bierce, Philip K. Dick, and othe… Read More
Citadel 1.4-1.6: The Arch Anti-Hero
2023-05-27 03:02
Well, I held off reviewing the final three episodes of the first season of Citadel (on Amazon Prime Video) until I'd seen the sixth and final episode -- which I just did -- because events we… Read More
Silo 1.5: Revelations
2023-05-26 05:31
Well, I said last week that I thought Marnes would survive, and[Spoilers ahead ... ]I was wrong.  As we quickly found out at the start of Silo 1.5, just up on Apple TV+ tonight, he succ… Read More
It's Real Life Audiobook
2023-05-22 15:53
 on Audible, Amazon, Apple, Spotify, etcMy alternate history short story about The Beatles -- "It's Real Life" (which you can read for free here) -- has been made into a radio play… Read More
Silo 1.4: Truth, Not Quite
2023-05-19 20:37
The excellent episode 1.4 of Silo up on Apple TV+ today is entitled "Truth," no doubt after the word inscribed on the back of Holston's sheriff badge, now in the possession of Juliet. … Read More
2023-05-15 19:45
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 352, in which I interview Spencer Hannabus, who sang "If I Traveled to the Past" at the end of the It's Real Life radio play adapted from my a… Read More
Silo 1.3: Like Chernobyl, Repaired
2023-05-12 06:11
A thrilling edge-of-your seat episode 1.3 of Silo, that felt a lot like Chernobyl, except the damaged generator is ... repaired.And, of course it had to be, because if it wasn't back up and… Read More
The Ark 1.9-1.12: Real Science Fiction
2023-05-07 03:47
I binged the final four episodes of the first season of The Ark -- again, I was busy talking about the radio play of my alternate history story about The Beatles, "It's Real Life" -- and I'm… Read More
Citadel 1.3: Jedi
2023-05-06 00:47
So, I said in my review of The Diplomat that it had elements of James Bond.  Citadel, an outright spy thriller, set in the future, of course has elements of Bond, too.  And tonight… Read More
Star Trek: Picard 3.4-3:10: Biological AI
2023-05-04 01:34
Well, I stopped reviewing Picard Season 3 after the 3rd episode of that season in March.  Why?  A combination of work on the radio play of my alternate history story about The Beat… Read More
Citadel 1.1-1.2: Memories And Questions
2023-04-30 02:55
Saw the first two episodes of Citadel on Amazon Prime Video -- all that are available this week.  Very good, recommended, and --[Spoilers ahead ... ]The key ingredient in this series so… Read More
The Diplomat: West Wing Meets Bond
2023-04-24 06:04
My wife and I just binged the first season of The Diplomat and loved it.[Spoilers ahead ... ]To begin with, it seemed like for most of the first episode -- in fact, until to the very end of… Read More
2023-04-09 23:56
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 349, in which I visit Captain Phil's Planet on WUSB Radio (Stony Brook University) where he plays and we discuss the radio play "It's Real Lif… Read More
2023-03-31 19:44
Welcome to Light On Light Through, Episode 348, in which I interview YouTube star cover artist Anne Reburn, who did the cover of John Lennon/The Beatles' "Real Love" in the It's Real Li… Read More
The Night Agent: Right Good
2023-03-30 04:31
The wife and I binged The Night Agent on the Netflix the past few nights, and enjoyed it.  Both the story, and the fact it was streaming rather than spun out episode by episode over ten… Read More
The Ark 1.8:
2023-03-26 06:31
Checking in with a review of The Ark 1.8.  If it seems that I'm posting this review a little later than usual, you may be right.   On the other hand, that may just be your per… Read More
It's Real Life Radio Play
2023-03-22 04:09
My alternate history short story about The Beatles -- "It's Real Life" (which you can read for free here) -- has been made into a radio play, which you can listen to for free, anytime here… Read More
Press Play: Time Travel Via Cassette
2023-03-14 06:45
So, I just watched Press Play on the Hulu.  I don't know why I didn't come across this movie sooner.  It has the two most important elements in my pop cultural life, time travel an… Read More
Luther: The Fallen Sun: The Risen Hero
2023-03-12 03:30
I just saw Luther: The Fallen Sun -- the continuation of Idris Elba's Luther TV series, in a 2+ hour movie on Netflix, and thought it was excellent, in all sorts of ways, for all kinds of re… Read More
The Ark 1.5-1.6: More Than One
2023-03-09 06:19
I thought I'd review episodes 1.5 (on last week) and 1.6 (on tonight) together, because their stories are closely connected, or, more closely connected than usual.[Of course, spoilers ahead… Read More
The Last Of Us 1.9: Ellie Vs. The Resort
2023-03-06 05:17
Well, tonight's next-to-last episode -- 1.9 -- of The Last of Us -- was everything it should be.[Spoilers ahead ... ]Ellie was at her absolute best so far in this series.  She progresse… Read More
Star Trek 3.3: Brass Tacks
2023-03-03 03:48
Well, Star Trek: Picard 3.3 finally got down to brass tacks -- maybe "finally" is not warranted, since this is only the third episode of this new and final season -- but ...[Spoilers follow]… Read More

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