• Television
    SGU – SERIES 1 RECAP

    Stargate … at one point, it seemed to be on all the time with reruns of SG1 and live episodes of Atlantis appearing regularly on TV it seemed to be the logical inheritor of the Star Trek mantle and it did it with flair (by the way have I mentioned that there seems to be […]

  • Once Upon A Time
    Once Upon a Time – S1E04 – The Price of Gold

    It’s been a while since I’ve had the opportunity of visiting our friends in Storybrooke, but I’ll try to catch you all quickly over the coming months so that we’re reasonably up to date by the next season.  If you’ve never seen this show before, allow me to give you a (very brief) recap of […]

  • Doctor Who
    DOCTOR WHO: IN THE FOREST OF THE NIGHT (S8E10)

    The world has been covered with forest overnight. In London, Clara and Danny are babysitting a Coal Hill ‘Gifted and Talented’ student sleepover at The Zoological Museum. One of the students, Maebh, gets separated from the group and finds her way to the TARDIS parked in a leafy Trafalgar Square. The Doctor and Clara talk […]

  • 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 […]