nostalgia

Pass the Remote - Tessa on Television Shows

Pass the Remote - Tessa on Television Shows

I was raised on television, so after much debating and hemming and hawing, here are my top 5 favorite television shows of the past 5 years. I chose some based on the educational merit of the times and others on the taste of entertainment of our times.

Getting More Out of the Star Wars Universe

Getting More Out of the Star Wars Universe

At some point, people are going to get bored of the same old characters, the same old dynamics, and stop going.  But: the universe of STAR WARS is vast, deep and largely unexplored.   I hope the success of ROGUE ONE will soften Disney’s view of what can work as a STAR WARS property and allow for new and exciting stories to be told in that galaxy so long ago and so far, far away.

To "SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE" and Back Again: An Ode to Vintage STAR WARS Video Gaming

To "SHADOWS OF THE EMPIRE" and Back Again: An Ode to Vintage STAR WARS Video Gaming

I shake my fist in anger/fear at the kids today who will never understand renting a cartridge game from a video store after school on Fridays.  The pressure was on, as you had 48 hours to make as much progress as possible before it was time to return it and return to normalcy on Monday. And if you rented STAR WARS on the original NES, you didn’t make much progress at all.

Creating something new from the old: How Stranger Things shines in a world of remakes and sequels

Creating something new from the old:  How Stranger Things shines in a world of remakes and sequels

We're entering a new era of streamed content, and if STRANGER THINGS is any representation, I am looking forward to what comes next.

I'm Your Ice Cream Man in DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS

I'm Your Ice Cream Man in DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS

I wasn't exactly supposed to be watching such a scary movie, as I was still a bit young. But my mom and aunts were busy talking in the other room, so I watched from across the room as I played games with my cousins. The score built up the fear, while the sound that the Triffids made when they were on the move gave me goosebumps.