Derek Edwards

Derek Edwards

Jan
30
I'm not a Midwesterner; No One Is

I'm not a Midwesterner; No One Is

The Midwest isn't a thing, not really. Moreover, the Midwesterner isn't a person. The term "Midwest" refers to land truly part of three different regions...
14 min read
Jan
30
Running Commentary 1/30/2023

Running Commentary 1/30/2023

BattleBots (S7E4), The Bad Batch (S2E5), At Home by Bill Bryson, Spaghetti Bruciati, White-winged Crossbill
11 min read
Jan
23
Running Commentary 1/23/2023

Running Commentary 1/23/2023

BattleBots (S2E3), The Bad Batch (S7E4), White-throated Mountain-gem
7 min read
Jan
21
Television Review | Andor (Season 1)

Television Review | Andor (Season 1)

I don't want every future Star Wars show to be like Andor, but I do want every future Star Wars show to have the same level of effort for excellence that Andor had. Andor is the present high water mark for Star Wars television, arguably for Star Wars generally, so I award the first season 10/10
16 min read
Jan
16
Running Commentary 1/16/2023

Running Commentary 1/16/2023

Site upgrades, BattleBots (S7E2), The Bad Batch (S2E3), Full Spectrum by Adam Rogers, Western Gull
11 min read
Jan
09
Running Commentary 1/9/2023

Running Commentary 1/9/2023

BattleBots (S7E1), The Bad Batch (S2E1,2), Common Green-magpie
8 min read
Jan
05
Television Review | Tales of the Jedi

Television Review | Tales of the Jedi

An enjoyable watch that will go over well with fans of The Clone Wars. Makes me want an entire Dooku series more than ever. The show itself is just okay, seeming like streaming catalog filler. 6/10
10 min read
Dec
05
Running Commentary 12/5/2022

Running Commentary 12/5/2022

Hiatus Announcement, The Peripheral (Season 1, Episodes 7 and 8), Warframe (”Lua’s Prey”), Himalayan Monal
5 min read
Nov
24
Running Commentary - Special Thanksgiving Edition 2022

Running Commentary - Special Thanksgiving Edition 2022

Andor (Season 1 finale), Wild Turkey
10 min read
Nov
21
Running Commentary 11/21/2022

Running Commentary 11/21/2022

Andor (Episode 11), The Peripheral (Episode 6), Around the World in 80 Birds, Painted Stork
8 min read
Nov
14
Running Commentary 11/14/2022

Running Commentary 11/14/2022

Andor (Episode 10), The Peripheral (Episodes 4 and 5), Golden-capped Parakeet
6 min read
Nov
07
Running Commentary 11/7/2022

Running Commentary 11/7/2022

Andor (Episode 9), Northern Parula
5 min read
Nov
01
Running Commentary 11/1/2022

Running Commentary 11/1/2022

Andor (Episode 8), The Peripheral (Episode 3), The Evolution of Useful Things, Warframe (DevStream 165), Turkey Vulture
9 min read
Oct
24
Running Commentary 10/24/2022

Running Commentary 10/24/2022

Andor (Episode 7), The Peripheral (Episodes 1 and 2), White-browed Woodswallow
7 min read
Oct
17
Running Commentary 10/17/2022

Running Commentary 10/17/2022

Andor (Episode 6), She-Hulk: Attorney at Law (Episodes 8 & 9), Malabar Whistling-Thrush
6 min read