April update

April 20, 2021

We got six inches of snow last night. We’re getting slammed with spring snow this year and I kind of love it. Springtime proper is going to feel that much better when it finally lands.

I’m watching “For All Mankind” and “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” as they come out. “For All Mankind” is completely brilliant and has left me in tears nearly every episode. “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” is…frustrating me, for various reasons. One more episode left in each series, I think.

Apart from that, new TV is exhausting me, so I did something a little crazy and started “Stargate SG-1” from the beginning. Now, I’ve seen lots of episodes of this over the years, it’s one of those shows in eternal syndication. But I’ve always seen them completely out of order and out of context. In fact, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen any of the first season episodes until now. It’s kind of a trip. Like, there actually is a cohesive story here? Who knew.

Mostly my observation about it at this point is it’s very, very earnest. Also, SF fans really like shows with uniforms, don’t they?

Two weeks post vax I went on an outing to celebrate, to the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Sue the T-rex is visiting and I wanted to say hi.

Now I want to go re-read all my Dinotopia books.

One Response to “April update”

  1. Jared Moloshok Says:

    Now I want to go re-read all my Dinotopia books.

    I just realized: there seems to be a depressing shortage of scientifically accurate dinosaurs in science fiction/fantasy. By which I mean, works in the genre that not only include dinosaurs as spectacular monsters (e.g.: King Kong, Godzilla, Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Pellucidar series, etc.), but focus on them and do their best to incorporate the latest paleontological information available at the time (e.g.: the Dinotopia series, the Jurassic Park novels and the first three films in the resulting franchise).

    On a related note, it’s also interesting to see how the Dinotopia books have done a much better job keeping up with the times than the Jurassic films from Jurassic World onwards…

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