Crisis Averted

Lister: “SHE RIDES!”
Rimmer: “You jammy goit.”
– “
White Hole”, Red Dwarf

My laptop lives to blog another day, baby! The fault was resolved, no data was lost (thank god), and at least one review will be out next week. I know this matters little in the grand scheme of things (I mean, come on, Sean Spicer quit today, depriving the world of a prime source for memes), but I just wanted to provide some closure to those that might have been a tiny bit worried. (OK, that’s not many people, but still.)

Amazingly, despite being without my normal laptop the past three days, I did not descend (further) into insanity. I used my iPhone to surf the web and stuff (personal discomfort with typing full-blown posts on my phone kept me from posting a review), fired up my XBOX One and played some video games, and even took to Hulu to watch some TV shows. I mention that last part because, while I did catch some Star Vs. The Forces of Evil and Star Trek: TNG, I did begin to watch one particular science fiction show that I’ve been dying to watch for a while.

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I’ve “only” seen seven episodes as of this post (I’ve never been one to binge-watch), but Cowboy Bebop has managed to pique me so far. For the uninitiated, the show revolves around a group of destitute bounty hunters aboard the Bebop. They try and take down criminals to earn their keep, pay off their debts, etc. In effect, it’s a western IN SPACE!

The character development is impressive, the soundtrack is sublime, the animation is memorable, the balance between comedy and drama is spot on… in short, I’m really liking it. I don’t know if I’ll be reviewing it in the future (if at all), but I’m not ruling it out.

So, where was I? Oh, yeah – the laptop lives. We now return you to your regularly scheduled program.

Passing the Torch to WordPress

(Note – since you’re reading this on WordPress itself, you can ignore this post.)

This is my 295th post – give or take – on this silly little blog I started back in high school. And I want to let you know why I’m making a note of it.

My 300th post will be a return to Star Trek movie reviews. It will cover Generations – the first film to feature The Next Generation cast and crew, as well as the last film to feature William Shatner as Captain Jim Kirk. The film’s intent is to serve as a formal “passing of the torch” from the TOS era to the TNG era – which was getting underway with DS9 in its second season and Voyager in production.

I actually find it rather fitting that it will be the subject of my 300th post… because it will be the last review, and the penultimate post, on the Blogspot platform I’ve used for the past four years.

Over the past several months, I’ve waffled back and forth on whether or not to move The Review Nebula over to another platform – read, WordPress. After sampling it over the past few months, I’ve come to the conclusion that, while Blogspot has served me well, it’s time for a fresh coat of paint.

And yes, I am aware that I do make somewhat dramatic changes to the blog once every year or so. Whether it’s a name change, a URL change, or design alterations, I’ve tinkered with this blog to fit my desires. Consider this probably the most dramatic change this blog has ever made.

It’s right here – The Review Nebula. Check it out – and it should appear in Google searches rather soon.

Now, the Blogspot version will stay up for at least a year after the final post – partially as an archive, partially to redirect readers over, partially to serve as a bit of nostalgia. And who knows, I might make an update on Blogspot once in a while should something dramatic occur. But the time has, again, come to kiss and say goodbye.

So, what next?

For the most part, the last five posts on Blogger will be business as usual. Silly reviews, with redirects to the new version of the blog at the top. Of course, within those next five posts will be the aforementioned Generations. So, there is some sort of method to my madness.

Just a reminder – this is not the end. Just a second beginning.

About A Review Coming Out Tomorrow

Just a heads up – I have decided to review something that isn’t in my normal review schedule.

I have written a review of a work that involves a Steven Universe voiceover artist. It’s one of the most famous works in its subgenre and for the production studio, and it poses several questions as to our everyday life. Their role might not be the biggest, but it sets the plot of the entire work in question.

What is it?

Well, you’ll find out tomorrow!