Signs and Portents

Synopsis: In which a mysterious stranger asks each ambassador a special question, we learn more about the machinations of the Centauri court, and the all that raider nonsense finally pays off.

Ah, here we go. Halfway through season 1 and the series mythology has just kicked into high gear with the introduction of Mr. Morden.

Ed Wasser’s CV:


Lynn “Red” Wiliams, aka American Gladiator’s Sabre (on the left)



1986’s Chopping Mall, is the favorite horror movie of Mack from Agents of SHIELD.

The KISS movie was, of course, KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park ( In my defense, in my defense I was very very young in the 70s and my mother never let me listen to KISS. Paul Williams was, and remains, much more in my wheelhouse.

Paul Williams’ Phantom of the Paradise, directed by Brian de Palma. Wow, we went off on a super tangent here. Buckle in.

The Apple: Writer/Dirtector Menahem Golan was also the producer of such classics as Sylvester Stallone’s arm-wrestling master work Over the Top and Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, which pretty much singlehandedly killed superhero movies for 20 years.


Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Can’t Stop the Music


The “E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial” video game on the Atari 2600 has a special notoriety as one of the worst video games of all time. If there is a hell, and if I end up there, this will be what I see for all eternity:


The Goodfellas Minute podcast:  

My friends Mike and Jenny did a great minute-by-minute podcast on the fantastic film Velvet Goldmine. If you didn’t skip over our musical movie tangent it may well be your kind of thing:

Jon tried to slip a Dead or Alive reference past me, but this isn’t my first rodeo.

Q and Guinan face off. I somehow remembered it looking more badass. From the season 2 episode “Q Who,” which introduced the Borg.


The Raider jumpship. A very nice, practical design when you need to drop a boatload of fighters very quickly.