• Fantasy
    Warbreaker

    I’ve read most everything that Brandon Sanderson has published now including the two newest Wheel of Time books (reviews here & here), his Mistborn series (reviewed here), his newest Magnum Opus – The Way of Kings (reviewed here) and finally most recently Warbreaker. Eventually I will get to the Elantris series also and will post […]

  • Agents of Shield
    I Need Your Pain: Melinda (S2E17) – Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D

    The long awaited … wait a second, that’s actually not really true is it?  I know that there was some mystery about why May has/was (been) called the CAVALRY, but in reality it didn’t really matter (at least not in my opinion).  While some mysteries NEED to be answered, others can stay as mysteries as […]

  • Action/Adventure
    I know what I’m doing at Christmas! STAR WARS is back!!

    Fortunately for the Geeky among you Christmas has been a great time for Movie viewing.  Over the past couple of years the focus has obviously been on the Fantasy front with the following films getting some major screen time. 2014 – The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies 2013 – The Hobbit: The Desolation […]

  • Once Upon A Time
    ONCE UPON A TIME: PILOT (S1E01)

    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away … oops, sorry … I’m getting my genres all mixed up!  Let’s try that again shall we?! Once upon a time in a fairy tale land, a wicked witch casts an epic curse and the land is encased in darkness.  The only way that the good […]

  • Doctor Who
    Doctor Who – THE HUNGRY EARTH (S5E08)

    This is the 2nd two-parter of the Matt Smith era of the new Doctor and just like the Angels episode it delivers! This set of episodes is all about the Silurians (see below) and also serves to advance the overall season arc further forward although only incrementally. The Tardis materializes 10 years in Amy and […]

  • SciFi
    RALLY CRY

    The First novel in the Lost Regiment Series – Rally Cry details the initial travel and subsequent arrival of the 35th Maine from Earth to the Planet Valennia. Transported by a “tunnel of light” the 35th Maine arrive on Valennia and discover many local human civilizations from different periods of Earth’s history are all jumbled […]

  • Doctor Who
    DOCTOR WHO: DARK WATER (S8E11)

    Danny dies in a road accident while on the phone to Clara. Struggling with her grief, Clara blackmails The Doctor by drugging him and threatening to throw his 7 remaining TARDIS keys into an active volcano unless he brings Danny back to life. However, The Doctor switches the drugs and allows Clara to hallucinate throwing […]

  • Books
    THE SHIVA OPTION

    Hopefully you have had the joyous pleasure of playing the old PC based space strategy game – Master of Orion and its successors … otherwise known as MOO I – MOO III?  If not you are really missing out on something really enjoyable and in a similar fashion to Civilization (and its successors) a game […]

  • Horror
    “Brother, Can You Spare a Brain?” – iZombie

    This show continues to surprise and delight me.  It’s a bit quirky and cute and while its underlying storyline is about a brain eating zombie ex-doctor, turned morgue technician and assistant police detective (see what I mean about quirky?) it’s really well done.  The characters are ones that you can really care about and get […]

  • Agents of Shield
    One Door Closes – AOS

    This one was a bit of a mixed bag for me to be honest.  While I was watching the episode and immediately afterwards I was extremely happy and almost jumping up and down on my seat in excitement, but after sober reflection – well I’m a bit sadder to be honest.  I’m sure if you’ve stuck […]

  • Doctor Who
    DOCTOR WHO: DEATH IN HEAVEN (S8E12)

    OK where to start with this one?  There was goodness a-plenty here but at the same time, some jarring elements that just didn’t fit.  Overall however this was a fitting if somewhat depressing end to the season.  While the future of Clara is somewhat up in the air, Peter Capaldi’s Doctor has definitely cemented him […]

  • Fantasy
    FURIES OF CALDERON

    Another series I didn’t start until I knew that all the books were complete.  Unfortunately Robert Jordan‘s death during the course of writing the Wheel of Time has permanently scarred me and I am frightened to start a new series without knowing that it will eventually conclude! The Furies of Calderon is the first in […]

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