Author Archives: Roger Pocock

About Roger Pocock

Author of windowsintohistory.wordpress.com Co-writer on junkyard.blog Editor of frontiersmenhistorian.info

Elfen Lied Episode 7

“Zufaellige Begegnung (Confrontation)” The view from Igirisu: After Mayu’s confrontation with Bando last week it’s time to see how Nana fares. Despite Bando’s special gun and choice of location, with nothing to grab as a weapon, he is clearly still … Continue reading

Posted in Anime, Entertainment, Reviews, Television | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Babylon 5: Learning Curve

I do miss the momentum of seasons 3 and 4, but if there is one thing I do enjoy, it’s watching someone kick the stuffing out of a bully.  Learning Curve attempts the standard two plot format but really just … Continue reading

Posted in Babylon 5, Reviews, Science Fiction, Television | Tagged | 3 Comments

Abroad for Christmas

American Quaker William Savery (1750-1804) was a notable abolitionist who travelled through Europe between 1796 and 1799.  His journal of travels was published posthumously, as A Journal of the Life, Travels, and Religious Labors of William Savery.  He spent one … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas, History | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

The Outer Limits: The Galaxy Being

“There are powers in the universe beyond anything you know!”  Quite right too!  That’s the awe and mystery of the universe and it’s rather aptly spoken by the titular Galaxy Being.  The first episode of The Outer Limits is a … Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment, Reviews, Science Fiction, Television, The Outer Limits | Tagged | 5 Comments

And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online?

This ponderously titled anime covers the same ground as many other series: the nerd gets the girl. Fortunately it does that with a good amount of originality. The nerd in question is Hideki Nishimura, who spends his spare time doing … Continue reading

Posted in Anime, Entertainment, Reviews, Television | Tagged , | 1 Comment

The Edgar Wallace Mysteries: Marriage of Convenience

The first Edgar Wallace Mystery featured Wilfred Bramble, and now it’s the turn of the other Steptoe, Harry H. Corbett, this time in the lead role as Inspector Bruce, a detective on the trail of an escaped convict. We start … Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment, Movies, Reviews | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Elfen Lied Episode 6

“Herzenswaerme (Innermost Feelings)” The view from Igirisu: After the trauma of the last couple of episodes, which were a barrage of abuse and dismemberment, this is the closest Elfen Lied gets to a breather episode. We even get time for … Continue reading

Posted in Anime, Entertainment, Reviews, Television | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Babylon 5: A View from the Gallery

“Seems like every week something goes wrong around here…  Wonder what this one’s about!” Straczynski has been writing a continual run of episodes since somewhere in the middle of season 2.  It’s an impressive feat.  With the Shadow War, then … Continue reading

Posted in Babylon 5, Reviews, Science Fiction, Television | Tagged | 1 Comment

Star Trek: Operation: Annihilate!

The first season of Star Trek comes to an end with Operation: Annihilate.  A curious title for a show so often focusing on hope.  I mean here’s the deal: Starfleet says, “Jimmers, there’s an outbreak of mass insanity around your … Continue reading

Posted in Entertainment, Reviews, Science Fiction, Star Trek, Television | Tagged , | 5 Comments

When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace

Jurai Ando has a major case of chunibyo. Most readers of this blog will probably know what that means, but for the benefit of newcomers to anime, he is obsessed with fantasy-based fiction and anime, and pretends to have superpowers … Continue reading

Posted in Anime, Entertainment, Reviews, Television | Tagged , , | 1 Comment