@ludolphus I use a "Notes" file for thoughts. Sometimes rather copious. I find it a useful way to think things through (the act of typing slows down my brain just enough). I rarely re-read the notes, though.
@thedadams You can rent the Star Trek movies from Amazon (and probably others, like Google and Apple). Star Wars Despecialized is only available via bittorrent. The "new versions" of Star Wars are probably available for rent as well from various sources.
@thedadams For Star Wars, I'd recommend the "despecialized" version. After watching the original trilogy that way, you can do prequel (but don't waste time on the first). For Star Trek, I'd probably skip 1 and 5 but watch the rest. They're on Netflix.