Remembering 2012 on the Blog, and Looking Ahead to 2013...


Well, 2012 ends today.  Thankfully, the Mayan Calendar worries proved to be as big a catastrophe as Y2K...meaning none at all.

Here on the blog, Reflections registered its biggest year yet in terms of readership and by a considerable margin too.   There were also more posts here, as I hope you noticed. 

Last year: 383 posts. This year: over 1090.  

In terms of specifics, we had Saturdays with Sinbad and a retrospective of the Jurassic Park films to start things out.  I also reviewed the Star Wars Original Trilogy, and the first four Superman films.

In 2012, we also celebrated Breakaway Day, Buck Rogers Day, and Star Trek: The Next Generation Day for its 25th anniversary.  We also had many Savage Cinema Fridays and celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of James Bond at the movies.

We also remembered the Films of 1982, and began a survey of the Films of 1983, which will continue in 2013.  I initiated the new feature “Ask JKM a Question” and to my delight we had more than fifty-nine questions from readers.  I love answering these terrific questions, and still have several more in the queue that I'm working through.   

We also went through a handful of cult-TV series together, including The Fantastic Journey (1977), Otherworld (1985), Ark II (1976), Ghost Story/Circle of Fear (1973 – 1974), Land of the Lost Season Two (1975) and Season Three, Jason of Star Command (1979), and Brimstone (1998 – 1999).  We're currently in the thick of The Starlost (1973-1974).

For Thanksgiving, we had a monster-thon with King Kong and Godzilla, and my most widely-read, quoted, and talked about review of 2012 was, by far, for Ridley Scott's Prometheus.

I plan to have as active and exciting a year on the blog in 2013, so I hope you’ll all be back for more "reflections" on film and television too. 

Two things definitely in the cards: We’ll be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Chris Carter’s The X-Files (1993 – 2002), and I hope to review at least one-episode-a-week, picking my fifty favorite episodes or thereabouts.   Similarly, 2013 is the fiftieth anniversary of the original Doctor Who, so I'll also be looking back at some my favorite serials there.  Plus, we'll see the release of Star Trek: Into Darkness and The Man of Steel.

As I always like to say at the end of each year, the best is yet to come.  

Thank you for your readership in 2012, and for your continued support.  This place would be nothing without your energy and commentary.

Comments

  1. Looking forward to those X-Files episode reviews! The first five seasons are to me just about the pinnacle of television, along with maybe the middle seasons of M*A*S*H and the whole of Six Feet Under.

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  2. Happiest of New Years, John.

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  3. I too am looking forward to Star Trek: Into Darkness and The Man of Steel. At the top of my most anticipated genre movie releases for 2013 are: Pacific Rim, Iron Man 3, Ender's Game, Elysium, Riddick, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Thor: The Dark World, World War Z, Oblivion, I, Frankenstein, and though technically not a SF, Fantasy or Horror film - Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. It looks like 2013 is shaping up to be another quantity year for the genre big three and here’s hoping that it will be a quality year as well.

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  4. Only your favorite fifty? Slacker. Rank 'em all! Okay, perhaps not Agua Mala. Happy New Year!

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  5. I really enjoyed Savage Friday's. I was waiting on the chance that you might review a obscure film that I have not seen or even heard of yet. No luck yet, but that is a segment I hope returns.

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