Transient Spirit

Outlander, Starz

Romance/war period drama Outlander premiered ep.208 last night and Starz has hopped on the streaming bandwagon and is now available online here for a 7 day free trial period.

Outlander focuses on the Jacobite rebellion in Scotland in 1745 and is based on the novels written by Diana Gabaldon.

***SPOILERS AHEAD***


https://www.starz.com/series/outlander/episodes

Rottentomatoes : 95%

Metacritic : 73



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Autonomous Gentleman

Mr. Robot, USA Network

Culturally resonant hacker drama Mr. Robot dropped its season 2 trailer this week and will premiere Wednesday, July 13 at 10/9c on USA Network.

Rottentomatoes: 97%

Metacritic: 79%

IMDb: 8.8

Emmys:  2 wins 6 nominations


***Spoilers Ahead***

http://www.usanetwork.com/mrrobot


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Hard-Knock Ancestry

Ray Donovan, Showtime

Ray Donovan premieres its fourth season in a month and is available here.


Rottentomatoes: 77%

Metacritic: 71

Emmys : 2 nominations

*** SPOILERS AHEAD ***

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Raw Eloquence

Veep, HBO

Twelve-time Emmy Award winning HBO comedy series Veep airs the third episode of its 5th season tonight off the back of winning its first:

Outstanding Comedy Series – 2015

Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series – 2015

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series – 2015

*** Spoilers ahead *** *** Happy Mother’s Day!***


Rottentomatoes : 90%

Metacritic : 72

Emmys: 12 Wins 26 Nominations


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Transformation: Swimming Across the Universe

A corporation is a living organism; it has to continue to shed its skin. Methods have to change. Focus has to change. Values have to change. The sum total of those changes is transformation.”  — Andy Grove

In Memoriam: Andy Grove
2 September 1936 – 21 March 2016

Andy Grove was noted for making sure that important details were never missed.  Having a strategic vision helps in recognizing the important factors.

He had survived by getting things right in the long term and transforming himself.

“By the time I was twenty, I had lived through a Hungarian Fascist dictatorship, German military occupation, the Nazis’ “Final Solution,” the siege of Budapest by the Soviet Red Army, a period of chaotic democracy in the years immediately after the war, a variety of repressive Communist regimes, and a popular uprising that was put down at gunpoint. . . [where] many young people were killed; countless others were interned. Some two hundred thousand Hungarians escaped to the West. I was one of them.

Even though he arrived in the United States with little money and not knowing English, Grove retained a “passion for learning.”  He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the City College of New York in 1960, followed by a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley in 1963.

“Probably no one person has had a greater influence in shaping Intel, Silicon Valley, and all we think about today in the technology world than Andy Grove.” — Pat Gelsinger, CEO of VMware

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Quad Dragoons

x-men apocalypse

X-Men Apocalypse premieres in a month and will feature the titular character along with his ‘four horsemen’.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragoon


Bryan Singer will be relenting from the X-Men franchise for a short period as his next contractual project is an adaptation of Jules Verne‘s classic novel: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.


Apocalypse a.k.a. ‘En Sabah Nur’ is a ruthless incarnation of Darwinism, simply seeking to augment or enforce natural selection and remove those who are weak, unnecessary, or those who are slowly but surely destroying their own planet.

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

War (artisan?), Famine (guardian?), Pestilence (rational?), Death (idealist?)

x-men apocalypse four horsemen



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