The Rewatch 143: Allegiance

Series: Star Trek: TNG
Episode: 3.18 Alliegence (03-19-1990)
Rating: 3/5
Redshirt Status: 0/.5/22

Notable Guest Stars:

Reiner Schone – Esogg.  He has played several roles in various sci-fi programs including Babylon 5 and Sliders.
Stephen Markle – Kova Tholl
Joycelyn O’Brien – Mitena Haro. She also appeared on Quantum Leap (which stars future Star Trek Alum Scott Bakula)

Review:

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The Rewatch 142: Sins of the Father

Series: Star Trek: TNG
Episode: 3.17 Sins of the Father (03-19-1990)
Rating: 5/5
Redshirt Status: 0/.5/22

Notable Guest Stars:

Charles Cooper – K’mpec, Cooper previously acted on Star Trek as Klingon General Kord. They got to reuse some of the costume for this episode. He will return for another episode as K’mpec
Tony Todd – Kurn.
Todd would return as Kurn for a couple episodes including on DS9, but he will also appear as an Adult Jake Sisko, and an Hirogen. He also did various voices for Star Trek video games. He also appeared in 1994’s The Crow
Patrick Massett –
Duras. He will appear once more as Duras. He is also a script writer, having co-written the script for the 2001 version of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider.

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The Rewatch 141: The Offspring

Series: Star Trek: TNG
Episode: 3.16 The Offspring (03-12-1990)
Rating:  5/5
Redshirt Status: 0/.5/22

Notable Guest Stars:

Halie Todd- Lal.  She was Jo McGuire on Lizzie McGuire, but she also writes, directs and teaches.  She also happens to be the daughter of Ann Gilbert.
Nicolas Coster –
Admiral Anthony Haflel.  He was on several soap operas but might be most known for being in The Facts of Life

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The Rewatch 140: Yesterday’s Enterprise

Series: Star Trek: TNG
Episode: 3.15 Yesterday’s Enterprise (02-19-1990)
Rating:  4/5
Redshirt Status: -1/.5/22 (only time I think we take away from the RSC.)

Notable Guest Stars:

Denise Crosby – Tasha Yar.  SHE”S BACK!
Christopher McDonald –
Richard Castillo. He has a long credit list, including a role in the film Thelma and Louise.
Tricia O’Neil-
Rachel Garrett. She will also appear in DS9.

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Bookit 21.2 : Bet The Farm

Title: Bet The Farm
Author: Staci Hart
Published: February 23rd 202
1 – ARC (via Kindle)
Final grade: 4/5

So I know that on my bookit page, this is actually 7th down the line, but since I promised to post it today, I’m moving it up a little bit before the others. I’m going to preface this review by stating that I received this book through an ARC program, and therefore got access to it before it was available for purchase.

This was a cute read. I was intrigued to find out the main character deals with design- in particular social media and media marketing – which gave me something in common with the leading female character, Olivia. She comes home from New York to help run a farm after her grandfather passes away. This book did well with the idea of grief and trauma and how it effects our decision making and how we see things. Particularly in the leading male character, Jake. Jake holds the farm dear to his heart, having been the ‘adopted’ son of Olivia’s grandfather, Frank. The two of them both have strong reasons to want the farm to succeed, but their differing ideas of what that means cause them to butt heads…and hit walls they put up against one another.

Despite the sad start to the book, there is a good deal of happy and fuzzie scenes, featuring all kinds of baby animals, feisty goats, a cow with particular ideas about where she lives, and two puppies with some rock history names. There are also a few background characters that I can see being developed more in the future if Ms. Hart decides to continue this into a series (which it appears she will, as the book list mentions one coming later this year).

She also did a good job in not making me hate any particular character – or if I do, its not for long. I enjoyed reading it, and was quite happy with how she took some troupes and made it unique to her novel. The only issues I really had was the formatting of the e-book which had random drop caps in the middle of the chapter, and not always for a scene change. But that is a minor problem. Overall the book was a good read, and I am glad I got the chance.

Most of my other thoughts on the novel are a bit spoilery so I’ll end it there. If you like second chance romance (or enemies to lovers), and troubled main characters whose affection for one another helps them both heal in a way, I think you will enjoy this novel.

Also my favorite pun of the book?

Credits:

Images were given to me for use in review by Staci Hart/ her publishing agent

The Rewatch: 139 A Matter of Perspective

Series: Star Trek: TNG
Episode: 3.14 A Matter of Perspective (02-12-1990)
Rating:  3.5/5
Redshirt Status: 0/1.5/23

Notable Guest Stars:

Craig Richard Nelson – Krag.  He had an recurring role in the TV series Square Pegs, and appeared in the 1989 film Honey, I shrunk the Kids.
Mark Margolis –
Nel Apgar.  He earned a Emmy nomination for his role in the TV series Breaking Bad.
Gina Hecht as
Manua Apgar.  She is known for her role on Mork & Mindy,and more recently as a Judge on General Hospital and Puck’s mother on Glee. Which I actually watched a season of recently (before deciding not to continue).
Juliana Donald –Tanya. She would appear on various Trek episodes, and other scifi shows like Babylon 5 and the X-files.

Review:

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The Rewatch 138: Deja Q

Series: Star Trek: TNG
Episode: 3.13 Deja Q (02-05-1990)
Rating:  4/5
Redshirt Status: 0/1.5/23

Notable Guest Stars:

Corbin Bernsen – A Q.  He’s probably most known in my family as Shawn’s dad from Psych.
Richard Cansino –  Garin. He appears to mostly be a voice actor and has the added claim to fame as being Rita Hayworth’s nephew.
Betty Muramato– Bre’el Scientist.  She also appeared in Knots Landing and Married with Children.

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The Rewatch 137:The High Ground

Series: Star Trek: TNG
Episode: 3.12 The High Ground (01-29-1990)
Rating:  4/5
Redshirt Status: 0/1.5/23

Notable Guest Stars:

Richard Cox – Kyril Finn.  He mainly does guest star work, and theater.
Kerrie Keane – Alexana Devos.
Marc Buckland- Katik Shaw.  He mostly does directorial work now, including working on the Drew Berrymore show The Santa Clara Diet.
Christopher Pettiet – ‘boy’.  He played Jessie James in the TV series The Young Riders.  Unfortunately, he died a decade after this episode from a drug overdose at the age of 24.

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The Rewatch 136: The Hunted

Series: Star Trek: TNG
Episode: 3.10 The Hunted (01-08-1990)
Rating:  4/5
Redshirt Status: 0/1/22.5

Notable Guest Stars:

James Cromwell – Prime Minister Nayrok.  Not quite Cochrane yet. (For those of you watching this new, James Cromwell will eventually take the role of Cochrane in Star Trek: First Contact and Enterprise)
Jeff McCarthy – Roga Danar.  He’ll also appear on Voyager as the CMO, unfortunately short lived.  He is also the voice of Michigan J. Frog, the WB’s animated frog.
J. Micheal Flynn – He plays a background character in this episode, but he would appear in several episodes of Star Trek Enterprise.

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The Rewatch 135: The Defector.

Series: Star Trek:TNG
Episode: 3.10 The Defector(01-01-1990)
Rating:  4/5
Redshirt Status: .5/1.5/23

Notable Guest Stars:

Andreas Katulas – Tomalok.  This is Katulas second appearance of the show. He appeared earlier in the season when rescuing a crew from a planet that Geordi was stranded on.
 S.A. Templemen – Bates
James Sloyan – Alidar Jarok.  Sloyan would appear many more times, notably as Mora Pol in Deep Space Nine.
John Hancock – Admiral Haden.  He would reappear in season 4.
James McElroy – a background actor who appears several times on Star Trek over the years.  He appears in TNG and ENT.

Review:

WARNING/SPOILER: This episode includes an off screen suicide.

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