Author Archives: Roger Pocock

About Roger Pocock

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

The Sacred Blacksmith

This was another impulse buy at a reasonable price in a second hand DVD shop. It’s not the kind of anime I normally watch very much, as swords and sorcery isn’t really my thing, but I sometimes get these in … Continue reading

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The A-Team: Mexican Slayride

On 16th March 1984, “my” Doctor regenerated. He collapsed in the TARDIS, and a new man sat up in his place. I didn’t like him. After another four episodes that ended the season, I really didn’t like him. He was … Continue reading

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Nagato 6: Over the Obento

The junkyard presents two articles about the Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan episode Over the Obento. The view from 5930 miles away: The title of this episode is Over the Obento, and for anyone who doesn’t realise what that means an … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Atonement

This is one of those weird episodes that are all about backstory for a storyline that feels like it was wrapped up long ago but when looked at carefully, that may not be the case.  The only B-plot going on … Continue reading

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Star Trek: The Cage

You know what I realized a full day after watching the Star Trek pilot episode, The Cage?  No one died.  I mean, no one.  The closest we get to an death is Bobby Barbarian who gets a sword to the … Continue reading

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Shomin Sample

The premise for Shomin Sample is relatively simple and completely ridiculous. That might sound like a criticism but it isn’t really. Realism has never been anywhere near the top of my list when it comes to entertainment. That’s what we … Continue reading

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The Fanservice Debate: We Without Wings Episode 1

Can fanservice ever be justified in anime or is it a disturbing and unnecessary aspect of the genre? In this occasional series we look at the rights and wrongs of fanservice and other questionable content in anime. A warning: this … Continue reading

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Planet of the Apes

There are a few gaps in my sci-fi knowledge, and it’s about time I filled them. OK, I’ve been browbeaten by some friends into filling them, but either way I felt it was time to finally take the plunge and … Continue reading

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Nagato 5: Her Melancholy

The junkyard presents two articles about the Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan episode Her Melancholy. The view from 5930 miles away: Misunderstandings are the meat and drink of romantic comedies, but it is rare to see one resolved so quickly. It … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: The Illusion of Truth

For reasons that will become obvious, we break with tradition and present here first… The view from across the pond: Once again Babylon 5 takes one step forward and two steps back. We have had a great run of high … Continue reading

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