Star Trek Beyond: A better sneak peak

The second trailer for Star Trek Beyond has premiered, and it’s a much better look at the film than the first one, which seemed indistinguishable from any number of bland, overdone action franchises.

This one adds a few hints of an actual story into the mix, though vague, as is expected. It’s still filled to the brim with action (this is a big-budget franchise tentpole, after all), but the new trailer seems to show there will be a little more than that.

And this time, no Beastie Boys.

Take a look:

You can read a very good breakdown of the trailer from The Guardian here.

Ear weirdness

Ear weirdness: Without warning Friday afternoon I started to have trouble hearing out of my left ear. I’m a little dizzy, and there’s a feeling of pressure, almost like when you have a bad cold and your ear gets clogged, but I can’t clear it. I can still hear out of it, but it sounds muffled like someone poured a lot of fluid in it. I called the doctor and he prescribed steroids (?) for the weekend, and then he’ll see me Monday morning. It hit suddenly this afternoon.

It’s the same side where they want to do an operation to fix a hole in my skull over my inner ear, but the doctor isn’t sure the two are related.

By the way, the name of my new band will be Ear Weirdness.