January 18, 2018

Underrated Trek: Tinker, Tenor, Doctor, Spy (VOY)

Welcome back to Underrated Trek, where I take a special look at Star Trek episodes that I love…which may not be the most popular or even liked by most. What, I haven’t done one of these since Halloween?? Let’s remedy that! I talked last time about how Star Trek can be scary. But it can also be light and even funny. Sometimes it works, and sometimes it misses. Today’s actually worked! This is


 This episode should have been so stupid, and yet the silliness works! This episode was fun to film, write, perform, and of course watch.  Let’s take a look:

January 14, 2018

Ten Favorite Music Star Soda Commercials

There was a time when soda companies would go all out with their advertising. They would be pretty impressive productions taking a popular artist and either using one of their newest hits to make big time commercial, or giving them an all new song that they could make a new household slogan. This doesn’t happen so much anymore (Kendall Jenner notwithstanding) but here are some of my favorite soda campaigns from the 80’s and 90’s.

Michael Jackson “Pepsi Generation”

This may be the granddaddy of these kind of commercials, I could be wrong however. When Pepsi landed the rights for Michael Jackson to star in their ads it was HUGE! This was the first as he did, and yes there is a story about an accident he had filming these ads but that is a story for another day.

Michael Jackson “Bad”

Now one thing I didn’t mention was that sometimes, this can be a bad a idea. The creators will rush the ad together without ever really hearing the song. And when the song is violent or religious (see next example) things can get a little sticky. Here is a later Pepsi ad Michael did which didn’t air long. How huge was this ad? It was in parts!

December 28, 2017

Five Classic TV 50th Anniversaries I Overlooked

You may recall that last year I spent a great deal of time discussing the 50th anniversary of Star Trek.

December 23, 2017

The Quintessential Songs of Christmas

Remember the other day when I talked about Burl Ives and how he owned Holly Jolly Christmas? I don’t care how many versions of the song are out there, this is the first and best one in my book!