Star Trek Picard 2.0: Not Now, Not Ever

At age 79, Patrick Stewart reprises the role of captain Jean Luc Picard, former captain of the USS Enterprise. Big [viewing] mistake. Now or never? The answer is never, now that I’ve seen episode one. And no, Patrick Stewart is not to blame, nor is the rest of the cast. Run of the mill script […]

Lethal Weapon: Boredom Weaponized – Please Shoot Me

Clayne Crawford, who plays Martin Riggs on Lethal Weapon, the TV series, will be replaced for season three by Seann William Scott. Apparently Mr. Crawford did something silly (American silly that is) and got dumped. The surprise is not that the actor is being replaced, but that the show has made it into its third […]

Japan In 4 Minutes

A spectacular clip that shows exactly what makes Japan so special. Can you blame me for falling in love with the country? You won’t after you watch this clip. I visited the islands in 2013. You find my travel notes, in Dutch, here. In Japan – 2015 from Vincent Urban on Vimeo. This film is […]

It is good to be a deejay! Age is just a label

What happens when a seasoned deejay is faced with his most fiersome oponent every? How about a bunch of thirthy-something couples, with no lust for life, hell-bent on not having any fun at all. Despite the odds, the nightmare has a happy ending, thanks to skill and perseverity, but never again. A bit rusty these […]

Will the ancient city of Palmyra survive ISIS?

Palmyra has fallen to ISIS. The religious zealots now control about half of Syria. Sinnerman is passionate about travel and has visited quite a few odd places. Not only did he visit Iran – it was part of his 2004 three month Silk Roads tour – he also visited Afghanistan in the summer of 2014, […]

The Hunting of Billie Holiday Opening Pandora's Box

Institutional madness: how government agency fighting for survival singles out one woman, not because she is a drugs user, but because of the colour of her skin. A very painful story how horribly she was treated leading to her death. Today Politico magazine published an adapted excerpt from Johann Hari’s book: “Chasing The Scream: The […]

Sherlock lives. Who cares? Luther returns! A true detective is back

Idris Elba’s award-winning detective Luther, a near-genius murder detective whose brilliant mind can’t always save him from the dangerous violence of his passions is returning for two special episodes in 2015, the BBC has announced. Unlike all those people who do not watch television, I actually do. Big fan of Doctor Who, who like Sherlock, […]