Author Archives: Roger Pocock

About Roger Pocock

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

Babylon 5: Phoenix Rising

The bloodhounds have arrived to wrap up the Byron story.  Phoenix Rising is the second half of the story that began last week and it seems like there was precedent for splitting it between two episodes: there was just too … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Human Factor

Stardate 1312.4, Gary Mitchell, long term friend to Captain James “R” Kirk, and Dr. Elizabeth Dahner have an incident at the edge of galactic space.  Dahner and Mitchell both develop heightened ESP and telekinetic powers.  What we didn’t know is … Continue reading

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Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun

I’ll start this article with a question for anyone who hasn’t seen this show. What do you think would be the genders of the following characters: (1) Mikoto Mikoshiba, popular but shy, gets carried away with the popularity and sometimes … Continue reading

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Columbo: Death Lends a Hand

In this, the second episode of the first season of Columbo, the brilliant Robert Culp stars as Carl Brimmer, an incredibly wealthy and successful private investigator. It seems that Columbo’s adversaries are going to follow a pattern of wealthy, powerful … Continue reading

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Elfen Lied Episode 13

“Erleuchtung (No Return)” The view from Igirisu: In the final episode of Elfen Lied there are some big encounters that have been held off for a long time. One of them is a non-event. As tough as Bando thinks he … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: A Tragedy of Telepaths

A Tragedy of Telepaths opens like a season 4 episode, with one of those Captain’s logs.  Maybe it’s a needed buffer because this episode feels like only half a story.  I’m glad the story contains so much of Centauri Prime … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: O.B.I.T.

One of my favorite things to see in science fiction is a good allegory.  It gives us a chance to look at ourselves through a critical lens.  If we don’t like doing that, we can just enjoy a story for … Continue reading

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I Want to Eat Your Pancreas

The title of this film seems to have been chosen to make people buying a cinema ticket or asking for the Blu-ray in a shop feel a bit self-conscious, but it does make sense and no, it’s not actually a … Continue reading

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The Strange World of Gurney Slade: Episode Six

There have been fourth wall breaks throughout this series, but this is the ultimate fourth wall break, because it lasts the entire episode. We start with some people taking a tour of a studio where The Strange World of Gurney … Continue reading

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The Strange World of Gurney Slade: Episode Five

If I had to name my favourite novel, I would probably have to say Wuthering Heights. There are many reasons for this, but one of them is the ingenuity with which we move deeper and deeper into the narrative, with … Continue reading

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