3-sentence review of “Scorpion: Talismans”


Scorpion” | Season 1, Episode 10: “Talismans” | Date: Nov. 24, 2014

  1. For some reason, I was watching “Scorpions” live and they broke in with the news of the grand jury decision Ferguson, which was tense, scary and sad.
  2. Then the show came back on and the team of geniuses hung out with Navy SEALS on a rescue mission in Bosnia where landmines can be disabled with some tinsnips and the whole things ends in a music video about how all the characters are in love.
  3. TV is very stupid.

Morning Mixtape: “The Black Sea Devil” by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

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Today’s mixtape is a brief science video from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in Moss Landing, Calif. I stumbled across this video on Facebook and was just fascinated by the creature. If a creature like this turned up in science fiction, you might think, well, this is silly. But here it is in reality. The whole of creation is awe inspiring. Enjoy.

On TV: What happened to all the reviews?


I got a new job at work. It’s fun. But it is taking up more time, so my shows are backlogged. I’ll catch up soon. Or I won’t and the blog will become something else. Until then, enjoy the Morning Mixtapes and Snapshots.

Morning Mixtape: ‘Tom Baker’ By The Human League

Daniel P. Finney:

morning mixtape logoToday’s Morning Mixtape is a rerun from Sept. 26. 2013.

Originally posted on General Tso's Revenge:

I discovered this terrific track several years ago when reading about Tom Baker, the actor best known for playing the fourth incarnation of the Doctor in the classic sci-fi adventure series “Doctor Who.” “Tom Baker” is an homage to the wonderful work of Ron Grainer and the BBC Radiophonics Workshop, which created the signature theme for “Doctor Who” nearly 50 years ago. The instrumental, off the group’s 1980 album “Travelogue,” incorporates the driving base notes similar to the “Doctor Who” theme and also stirs in the creepy noises that often felt like a theremin run amok and usually signaled a creepy monster or nefarious act onscreen. The song is probably best enjoyed by “Doctor Who” fans, but I’ve gotten good response sneaking it onto mix CDs for non-Whovian pals who appreciate the occasional unusual sound.

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