Author Archives: Roger Pocock

About Roger Pocock

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

Star Trek: The Return of the Archons

As classic Trek episodes go, this one is reasonably awful but it gets redeemed by something as simple as an expression on someone’s face.  Just look at McCoy!  Kirk and Spock conspire against “the body” of Landrau and McCoy is … Continue reading

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Eden of the East

Saki Morimi is a young lady who has just graduated from university, and is taking a trip to the USA. In Washington she accidentally gets in trouble with the police, but they are distracted by Akira Takizawa, who is naked … Continue reading

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The Quatermass Experiment 1

Contact Has Been Established In 1953 British television changed forever. The Quatermass Experiment was far from being the first sci-fi show the BBC had attempted, but it was the first to be specially written for television, for an adult audience. … Continue reading

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Nagato 14: Her Confusion

The junkyard presents two articles about the Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan episode Her Confusion… The view from 5930 miles away: One element of this spin-off that has been a whole lot of fun for fans of Haruhi has been watching … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: The Face of the Enemy

It’s strange how all these years later and after all the times I’ve watched this show, it’s never felt more relevant than now.  Again, I will leave a lot of that up to the educated viewer and the interpretation of … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Court Martial

So… funny thing about space.  It’s big.  You may have heard this before, but it’s really big.  And Time!  Time can be wibbly and wobbly.  But let me put Court Martial into perspective for you in terms of space and … Continue reading

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Matoi the Sacred Slayer

The idea of girls gaining magical powers is a fairly popular subgenre of anime, but until now I’ve never really dipped my toes into those waters. The superhero genre isn’t really my thing, but I was pleasantly surprised with Matoi … Continue reading

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The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan III

The junkyard presents two articles about the Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan episode The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan III… The view from 5930 miles away: The previous couple of episodes in this arc tried my patience a little on second viewing, … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Exercise of Vital Powers

Watching season 4 of Babylon 5 in binge-mode is fantastic.  Watching it in episodic format is a bit more challenging.  It’s not that Exercise of Vital Powers is a bad episode; it’s not!  It’s actually good but after coming off … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Tomorrow is Yesterday

The Enterprise is en route to Starbase 9 for resupply when things go wonky and they find themselves back in the late 1960s just before the “moon shot” in Tomorrow is Yesterday.  Now, before we get into the episode, let … Continue reading

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