Author Archives: Roger Pocock

About Roger Pocock

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

The First Trick or Treat

The origins of “trick or treating” are debatable, but can probably be dated back to one of various festivals and traditions from the middle ages in Britain. However, something strikingly similar and almost certainly unconnected can be found in the … Continue reading

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Nagato Yuki-Chan OVA

The junkyard presents two articles about the Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan OVA episode I Cannot Let the Summer Break End… The view from 5930 miles away: “Kyon-Kun denwa!” I doubt many Haruhi fans would have ever expected to be sitting … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Endgame

The most interesting thing happens in this, the 20th episode of season 4 of Babylon 5.  The battle to take back Earth is resolved. This is another edge-of-the-seat episode.  Marcus is on the White Star, mourning the inevitable loss of … Continue reading

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Star Trek: A Taste of Armageddon

Do you have any idea how much I hated this episode when I was a kid?  It’s SO TALKY!  Nothing really happens and even the dangerous situations are handled casually.  Let’s be honest, as a kid, we want action and … Continue reading

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Eden of the East: Paradise Lost

We pick up where the last film left off, with Akira and Saki on the plane back to Japan. As per the previous film, you won’t have a clue what’s going on if you haven’t watched what came before. This … Continue reading

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The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin Episode 1

I first watched The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin as a child (not on first broadcast – I wasn’t born), and found it absolutely hilarious. It appealed to me on one particular level, mainly thanks to the farting chairs … Continue reading

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Nagato 16: Fireworks

The junkyard presents two articles about the Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan episode Fireworks… The view from 5930 miles away: “Hey Kyon, your phone’s ringing!” …or for the sub viewers, the absolutely infamous: “Kyon-Kun denwa!” This was a moment to induce … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Between the Darkness and the Light

I love the title of this episode almost as much as what happens in it.  The line is a part of the Minbari mantra from the Grey Council.  They stand between the darkness and the light.  Like so much else … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Space Seed

In terms of the lore of Star Trek, Space Seed may be the single most important episode of the original 79.  We are introduced to Khan.  While I’m guessing that most visitors of the Junkyard will know, I won’t go … Continue reading

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Eden of the East: The King of Eden

This feels like stating the obvious, but you have to watch the Eden of the East television series before you watch the two films that follow it. I shouldn’t really need to say that, but bizarrely just about every review … Continue reading

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