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Star Trek: The Next Generation Episode Review: Power Play (1992)

Synopsis: The Enterprise receives a distress signal from a Federation ship that went missing 200 years earlier and is drawn to a planet that is inhabitable because of cosmic storms.
Following a failed mission to search the planet for the wreckage, Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis), Data (Brent Spiner) and Chief O'Brien (Colm Meaney) return to the Enterprise under the influence of disembodied entities claiming to be the ghosts from the lost ship and quickly take hostages in an attempt to force Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) to rescue the rest of the crew.
You can read my review here: https://wizzley.com/star-trek-the-next-generation-episode-review-power-play/

Thoughts From the Green Bay Packers at Washington Redskins (9/23/2018)

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Here are some of my thoughts from yesterday's game:

1. I used to watch a lot of pro wrestling when I was younger and I remember countless matches that ended with a seemingly clear-cut winner only to have the referee reveal the time limit expired, there was a disqualification, etc. I felt that way when Clay Matthews got his sack on Alex Smith only to have it overturned with yet another questionable roughing the passer penalty. The NFL needs to get that corrected sooner rather than later.

2. I think my biggest problem with the roughing the passer controversy (besides the fact they seem to be picking on Matthews) is I believe, at some point, the over enforcement will result in the opposite of what the league is trying to do. If accidentally landing on a quarterback is going to be treated the same as hitting them helmet-to-helmet or slamming them to the ground, there's really no incentive for a defender to avoid the latter. I think it's only a matter of time before defenders a…

Badger Honor Flight Day

After about a two year wait, my dad is going on the Badger Honor Flight today (a free flight/tour of Washington D.C. for Wisconsin veterans). My brother is flying with him.

So, tonight, we get to head down to Madison to welcome him and the other veterans home. It's going to be a late night but it sounds like a pretty big event with Bucky Badger, Uncle Sam and a live band. I plan on taking my camera with me to get photos.

Star Trek: The Next Generation Episode Review: The Masterpiece Society (1992)

Synopsis: While tracking a stellar core fragment, the Enterprise crew discovers the fragment will pass by and destroy a previously unknown colony of genetically engineered humans. When the colony's leaders refuse to evacuate, LaForge (LeVar Burton) works with the colony's top scientist (Dey Young) to save the day. However, the Enterprise's interaction with the colonists may result in the destruction of their perfect society anyway.

You can read my review here: https://wizzley.com/star-trek-the-next-generation-episode-review-the-masterpiece-society/

Star Trek: The Next Generation Episode Review: Conundrum (1992)

Synopsis: The Enterprise is scanned by an unknown alien ship and the entire crew is left with no memory of who they are or what their mission is. The computer also seems to be affected and the only information they can retrieve gives evidence they are in the middle of a decades-long war and on a mission that will bring the conflict to an end.

You can read the review here: https://wizzley.com/star-trek-the-next-generation-episode-review-conundrum/

Gene Roddenberry Was a Genius

I was just reading this morning astronomers discovered a "super-Earth" orbiting a star Gene Roddenberry referred to in his Star Trek creation.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/scientists-find-planet-vulcan-from-star-trek/ar-BBNxGv9?OCID=ansmsnnews11

I just thought it was intriguing that they found this planet in basically the same place he said the planet Vulcan was. So, either he was really lucky about that or he knew something we didn't know. Makes me wonder if maybe he was secretly a visitor from another world.

Three Reasons Why Lucha Underground Made Me a Pro Wrestling Fan Again

There was a time when I would watch professional wrestling religiously. However, by the late 90s, I grew bored with the "sport" and, other than an occasional match or two (when nothing else was on) had pretty much abandoned it. However, my wife and I recently discovered Lucha Underground on Netflix and, thanks to that, I am regaining my love for pro wrestling. Here are the three main reasons why.
Read the rest of the story here: https://wizzley.com/three-reasons-why-lucha-underground-made-me-a-pro-wrestling-fan-again/