How to Watch Babylon 5

It was announced on May 16, 2018 that the old Sci-Fi classic Babylon 5 will be coming to Amazon Prime. This is very good. It is an excellent show, one that compelled both Lynn and myself. Lynn cries at TV all the time. I, however, do not. The final episode of this show really got to me. However, to get to that point, you have to watch all that came before it – was the slow burn of the characters, everything they went through. It isn’t just watch one episode and your bawling – this isn’t “This Is Us”. [Continue reading]

Operation: Mindcrime Turns 30

You know how you have those desert island albums - the ones that you would take with you if you couldn't listen to anything else?  Well, that's Operation: Mindcrime by Queensryche.  In fact, I'd go further than that, it is my favorite album by any b … [Continue reading]

Why I prefer Youtube TV

Back in 2010, I lost my job, and was unemployed for longer than I cared to be.  During the belt tightening that always happens during times like that, I canceled Cable TV.  I wrote about that elsewhere on this blog, so I won't get into that in this p … [Continue reading]

Happy 25th to Monster Bash

In the earlier years of 3D Realms, when we were known simply as Apogee Software, we were known for many popular games in the scroller genre.  Duke Nukem, Bio Menace, Hocus Pocus, Commander Keen, and many others.  But today we're here to shed a little … [Continue reading]

The Final Cut is 35

I'm going to write a little about an album that turns 35 years old today (Mar 21, 2018).  Originally came out when I was still in High School (!!) - Mar 21, 1983.  I'm speaking of "The Final Cut" by Pink Floyd.  It was the final Floyd album with Ro … [Continue reading]

Happy 40th, Blake’s 7

Forty years ago today (Jan 2, 1978) the original episode of Blake's 7 was released. 40 years. Where the heck has time gone. This is a show that was the definition of "low budget". It didn't get much more low budget than B7. However, if you could … [Continue reading]

Saturday Night Live & Lorne

I've been a Saturday Night Live fan since it started.   I was 10 years old when it started in 1975, and I actually started watching it back then. Now, you can't blame my parents for that.  My parents divorced around this time, and my mom was wiped a … [Continue reading]

Shadow Warrior Turns 20

One of the last old school Apogee/3D Realms games was released 20 years ago today.  On May 13, 1997, 3D Realms released the original Shadow Warrior to the world.  The very anticipated next game from the makers of Duke Nukem 3D, Shadow Warrior f … [Continue reading]

Wolfenstein 3D Turns 25!

May 5, 1992.  That was a date that forever changed the landscape of PC gaming.  That was the day that id/Apogee released Wolfenstein 3D v1.0 - a full quarter century ago.   In 2017, not many people need a history lesson on Wolf3D, but it was the 3D sh … [Continue reading]

New Domain Name

This is a short, admin type message.  I've moved my blog.  It's been on joe.siegler.net for ages, but I went and registered one of the new domain name extensions for it.   If you are seeing this, it is on its new home: http://joesiegler.blog.  The con … [Continue reading]