Media Intake For December

Media Intake For December

Lot’s of new things out I want to watch, read and listen to, so better get going for December..

Watching

Tv/Movies

Foundation

Season 1

The epic sci-fi show, based on Isaac Asimov’s centuries-spanning series of novels, has grown far beyond its quasi-magic space math from the initial episodes, spinning out different storylines ranging from drama in the Foundation’s newfound home of Terminus to the byzantine imperial politics of Trantor.

Raised By Wolves

Season 1

After Earth is torn apart by religious differences and the human race teeters on the edge of extinction, an atheistic android architect sends two creations – Mother and Father – to start a peaceful, godless colony on the planet Kepler-22b. From executive producer Ridley Scott, Raised by Wolves follows Mother and Father as they attempt to raise human children in this mysterious virgin land – a treacherous and difficult task that’s jeopardized by the arrival of the Mithraic, a deeply devout religious order of surviving humans. As the androids make contact with this zealous and dangerous people, they struggle to control the beliefs of their fiercely self-determining children.

The Beatles: Get Back

Season 1

The Beatles: Get Back is a three-part documentary series directed and produced by Peter Jackson. It covers the making of the Beatles ‘ 1970 album Let It Be, which had the working title of Get Back, and draws from material originally captured for director Michael Lindsay-Hogg ‘s 1970 documentary of the album.

Westworld

Season 3

The third season takes place three months after the events of the second season, with Dolores having escaped Westworld along with a few processing cores (“pearls”), including Bernard’s. Taking residence in neo-Los Angeles in 2053, Dolores develops a relationship with Caleb and comes to learn how artificial beings and lower-class humans are treated in the real world. Meanwhile, Maeve finds herself in another part of the Delos park, one based on Fascist Italy during World War II. William, who also left Westworld at the end of the second season, is now haunted by visions of his daughter, Emily, and Dolores.

The Man In The High Castle

Seasons 1,2,3 and 4

The story of The Man in the High Castle is an alternative US history wherein Giuseppe Zangara ’s assassination of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in 1933, allowed the continuation of the Great Depression and the continuation of the policies of United States non-interventionism at the start of the Second World War in 1939.

Reading

Windswept & Interesting My Autobiography by Connolly Billy

For the very first time, Billy Connolly shares intimate details of his life, in his very own words in a full-length autobiography. Windswept and Interesting is inspired by a friend who he describes as ‘exotic himself’ that had just returned from Kashmir and said to Billy (who was wearing electric blue flairs and sporting long hair and a beard) “Look at you – all windswept and interesting”.

Billy was born in Glasgow in 1942. He was sadly orphaned by the age of 4 and went on to suffer terrible abuse at the hands of his family. Billy’s first job and escape was as an apprentice welder in the shipyards of the River Clyde.

Later he discovered a real talent for playing the banjo and became a rambling man. What set him apart however was his comedic talent – his ability to hold an audience, tell jokes and stories that set him on the path to fame and fortune. He was outspoken and unfiltered – calling out hypocrisy at every turn. His stand-up was warm and silly and audiences fell in love with witty charm. His wardrobe was as famous as his joke-telling with leotards, scissor suits, and banana boots adding to his allure.

Billy catapulted to fame after an appearance on Michael Parkinson and he soon became a National star. Documentaries, Hollywood films, and TV shows were aplenty as well countless stand-up appearances, but following a Parkinson’s and cancer diagnosis the much-loved comic’s live performances were to come to an end.

Windswept and Interesting is cheerfully funny and lighthearted. A truly unforgettable story of a comic legend, packed full of hilarious tales and wisdom.

Prelude to Foundation

Isaac Asimov

Prelude to Foundation is set in the year 12,020 G.E. (Galactic Era), during the rocky reign of the Emperor Cleon I. It starts with Seldon’s presentation of a paper at a mathematics convention detailing how psychohistory might theoretically make it possible to predict the future.


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