• 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 […]

  • SciFi
    ON BASILISK STATION

      I mentioned in a previous post the Honor Harrington series of books by David Weber, but I don’t think I’ve ever actually spoken about them in any depth, so I thought I’d do so now. The first book in the Honorverse is called On Basilisk Station and it is available for free from the […]

  • Horror
    iZombie – Pilot

    I didn’t know what I was expecting when I came across this show … I hadn’t ever read the comic book, although I’d seen it on the shelves, so while I knew the main character was a female, that’s about all I knew about it … well that and the fact that it was on […]

  • Agents of Shield
    One of Us – Agents of Shield

    Confusion, concern and questions So is Skye’s dad (Cal – Kyle MacLachlan) the big bad of the latter half of the season or not?  We’re only two episodes in, but it seems that he’s been sent to the great big dumpster in the sky just like HYDRA was in the last episode. I guess if the […]

  • Fantasy
    THE WHEEL OF TIME – THE GATHERING STORM

      While I would be amongst the first to state that Jordan’s writing style is not the best (please note – when I state Jordan’s style is not the best, this primarily refers to his long windedness (I know, that’s not even a word!) and the way that he sometimes tends to repeat the story […]

  • Agents of Shield
    AGENTS OF SHIELD: THE WRITING ON THE WALL (S2E07)

    Opening: Well, last episode is a lot to follow, especially since the end tag promised that we’d get to know a lot more about the alien map.  But at this point I think I can trust the show to balance things off well with the likely manhunt for Ward.  Am I right?  Let’s take a […]

  • SciFi
    THE FOUNDATION SERIES by Isaac Asimov

    Probably one of the first “epic” series of science fiction books that I had the pleasure of reading.  The Foundation Series written by Isaac Asimov – a grandmaster of Science Fiction and along with Arthur C. Clarke & L.Ron Hubbard, one of the grandaddies of the genre – is a series of novels spanning a 500 year […]

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