• Dark Matter
    Dark Matter Episode 8 Review

      Slowly the first season of Syfy’s Dark Matter is developing to be the space opera that can actually replace Firefly and Stargate. After watching 8 episodes, most of the six characters as well as the Android have a backstory that is interesting and meaningful while none of them have their memories from before they were wiped. So far […]

  • Dark Matter
    Dark Matter #4 … another dark day in space

    If you wanted to present a depressing look at the future, well this show and this episode specifically is the one you want to see.  While other shows (Star Trek for example) have medical suites and robotic attendants along with cortical simulators and tricorders, Dark Matter gives us a waiting room.  One that’s no different […]

  • Dark Matter
    Dark matter episode Three

    The team is definitely jelling more and there is quite a bit of good humor present in this episode.  Right from the start with the Android continually providing updates about the ships’ arrival at the space station and they are even discussing plans for what will happen afterwards. When number Three wants to sell the […]

  • Dark Matter
    Dark Matter – #2 – The Mikkei Corporation & more familiar faces

    Continuing on from the previous episode we find that while our characters have some idea of their past, they almost all immediately dispute them choosing not to believe the negative allegations.  However they quickly turn around as the proof is somewhat incontrovertible … it is somewhat strange that they don’t make a point of pointing […]

  • Dark Matter
    Dark Matter – Ep1S1

    This show while cool is also somewhat depressing right off the bat (but for purely personal reasons) that I’ll get into later.  The premise of the show is that 6 strangers wake up on a nameless ship with no memory of who they are or what they are doing there.  While they are able to […]

  • Television
    Hanna Episode 1

    Amazon Prime’s Hanna: reintroduces the visitor to the story-line of the original film in direct style, foregoing the flash-backs used in the source material. Though this story-telling choice alleviates the episode, not every narrative and editorial-choice works similarly. The method Erik Heller (Joel Kinnaman) infiltrates the modern infant baby room in Woodland is suspicious i.e. […]

  • Books
    Battletech – Bloodname

    Unlike the previous installment this story has much more action.  Aiden has assumed the identity of a Freeborn warrior, named Jorge. Freeborn warriors, unlike the genetically engineered Trueborn, are born naturally from loving parents, instead of being born from an artificial womb. The book opens on the planet Glory with Base Commander Kael Pershaw in […]

  • Doctor Who
    The Doctors … Past, Present and Future?

    Let’s be honest, everyone has their own “favorite” Doctor and favorite episode for that matter so I’m sure that my list will be different to many others! However as a fan for decades, I definitely have a preference so lets countdown my favorite Doctors over the years! 13. Second Doctor-PATRICK TROUGHTON (1966-1969): The Second Doctor […]

  • Agents of Shield
    Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (Season 5) – Orientation (parts 1 & 2)

    After a successful fourth season, the heroes of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. return once again for their fifth season, this time promising a stark departure from the antics of the hellfire cyclist Ghost Rider and the demented artificial intelligence Aida. In the last season, the team dealt with their own inner demons in the “Matrix-like” program […]

  • Comics
    DC Comics: The Best One Shot Single Issue Stories

    Today we examine the beauty of the single issue, but for DC comics. If you enjoyed my last article exploring some of Marvel’s best one shots, then I hope you stick around for this entry. DC has no shortage of excellent one shots as well. Much like Marvel, I’m sure I forgot to add, or […]

  • Comics
    Marvel Comics: The Best One Shot Single Issue Stories

    The single issue comic book is almost a lost art. These days, it’s far more common to have long story arcs and often times this can allow for several crossovers between other books. While I love long form storytelling, I appreciate the art of telling a succinct and compelling story with just one issue. Sometimes […]