The Rewatch 148: Sarek

Series: Star Trek: TNG
Episode: 3.23 Sarek (4/14/1990)
Rating: 5/5
Redshirt Status: 0/.5/22

Notable Guest Stars:

Mark Lenard (Sarek) – Mark Lenard has played Sarek in several episodes of Star Trek as well as the films.
Joanna Miles
(Perrin) – Joanna Miles won 2 Emmy Awards for her acting in the film The Glass Menagerie. She also will return as Perrin in the later episode Unification.
Rocco Sisto (Sakkath) Sisto has been on several long running shows as a guest star, including JAG, Crossing Jordan and of course Star Trek.
William Denis (
Ki Mendrossen) Denis does not have an extensive IMDB profile, but his first role listed was on the Golden Girls.

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The Rewatch 147: The Most Toys

Series: Star Trek: TNG
Episode: 3.22 The Most Toys 04-30-1990)
Rating: 4/5
Redshirt Status: 0/.5/22

Notable Guest Stars:

 Saul Rebinek (Kivas Fajo) He is probably most recently known for his role as Artie Nielsen in Warehouse 13. He was also in the HIV docudrama And the Band Played On (1993).  He also appeared in my other favorite franchise Stargate (in one of the more heartbreaking episodes).
Nehemiah Persof
(Toff ) An Israeli-American actor who appeared in over 200 TV series over 52 years. Also a veteran of WWII, and one of the first class of the Actor’s Studio.

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The Rewatch 146: Hallow Pursuits

Series: Star Trek: TNG
Episode: 3.21 Hallow Pursuits( 04-30-1990)
Rating: 4.5/5
Redshirt Status: 0/.5/22

Notable Guest Stars:

Dwight Schultz – Reginald Barclay.  Barclay is a important minor character, more so for Voyager then TNG.  He’ll return in several episodes in the franchise.
Charley Lang –
Duffy. He played Congressman Skinner on The West Wing and was on Days of our Lives.

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The Rewatch 145: Tin Man

Series: Star Trek: TNG
Episode: 3.20 Tin Man (04-02-1990)
Rating: 4.5/5
Redshirt Status: 0/.5/22

Notable Guest Stars:

Michael Cavanaugh – Robert DeSoto.  He;s been on several big TV shows as a guest appearance, including ER’s first episode, The West Wing, The Secret World of Alex Mack and FlashForward.
Harry Groener – Tam Elbrun. You may recall him as Mayer Wilkins in Buffy.

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The Rewatch 144: Captain’s Holiday

Series: Star Trek: TNG
Episode: 3.19 Captain’s Holiday (04-02-1990)
Rating: 4.5/5
Redshirt Status: 0/.5/22

Notable Guest Stars:

Jennifer Hetrick – Vash.  She will return as the character twice more, once on TNG and once on DS9.
Max Grodenchik –
Sovak. He played many characters over the year, but mostly is known for being Rom, Quark’s younger brother on DS9.Apparently he’s in Apollo 13, but I don’t recall seeing him.  Oh, well.  What a hardship to rewatch my favorite movie again.

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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)

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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?

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