Here are some of the comments left on this blog, which I thought I could respond to here.
Rod Samonte: “I just finished the whole 1st season of Rome. Wow, this is a terrific series. They’ve already advertised a 2nd season, but it will be short. What else is there after the death of Caesar? Now, I’m into that period of the Roman empire. I’m watching another made for TV show by TNT titled Caesar. I’ll soon be watching The 300 in the theaters soon and in IMAX.”
I’m sure there will be lots more story to tell after the first season of Rome. Julius Cesear, who dies at the end of Season 1, is only the beginning. The young boy in the series, Octavian, will eventually become the first Emperor of Rome, and there’s of course the story of Marc Antony and Cleopatra along the way. The first thing I did after watching the entirety of Season 1 was to look up the history of the Roman empire, hungry to know what happens next, and there’s still a lot. I can’t wait to see how all that unfolds in Season 2 and beyond. Season 2, as far as I know, has already begun airing in the US. It’s amazing how HBO comes up with these things. They’ve put out some of my favorite television shows in recent years: The Wire, Deadwood, and of course Rome.
300 is turning into a huge monster hit. Last I heard it already made 52 million in the US in the first 2 days alone. I have a review of it here.
Gio Paredes: “And I also liked Enterprise, despite other critics says that it was just a recycled stories from the other Star Trek that had come before it. I also agree with you, that it was a mistake to kill Trip. He is one of my favorite characters.”
Same here. Killing off Trip felt downright wrong. I guess the writers wanted to go out with a bang, but oh man, this was probably one of the wrongest bangs I’ve ever seen. Reading the book “The Good That Men Do“, came a long way into lessening the frustration, even for a little bit. The story the writers told about how Trip went on living was very plausible. I spent the entire night last night and well into the morning just finishing it. It felt like I was watching a terrific 2-part episode of the show, and it would have made a far better ending to the series than “These Are The Voyages.”
I recently began a Star Trek DVD marathon, playing every episode of Star Trek I had beginning with the original series to accompany me as I drew and worked. I went through the entire Original Series including all the movies and features, then proceeded with The Next Generation. I’m still in the process of playing episodes from that one.
It’s revenge for being so deprived of it when I was very young. I was a Star Trek fan even then. I remember watching the “Balance of Terror” episode in black and white, and it’s probably the only episode I remember watching from that time. The show was on at 8:00pm and my dad would put his foot down and tell me to go sleep just before the show came on. I remember being very frustrated, crying until I fell asleep.