Author Archives: Roger Pocock

About Roger Pocock

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

Elfen Lied

I’m not keen on violence in television and film so I never expected to enjoy a series like this, packed full of dismemberments and bodies being sliced and diced in any way possible. If you can’t stomach blood and gore … Continue reading

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The Haunting of Villa Diodati

Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, Mary Shelley (well, she will be), John Polidori. All great writers, and fascinating human beings. It’s a job to get a sense of that from this episode, which just packs so much in. It’s difficult enough … Continue reading

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Glass Mask

The Junkyard presents a review by Daz of the anime series Glass Mask.  Contains some spoilers:  Recently I felt that I was doing myself wrong by overlooking the longer shows. Some of these shows have been on my watch list … Continue reading

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Erased Episode 7

“Out of Control” The view from Igirisu: “Go back! Go back! Just once more… please!” Whether it’s sheer willpower that takes him back, or heightened emotions, or his prayers being answered, Satoru returns to 1988 and his date with Kayo … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Dust to Dust

If there’s one thing we’ve learned at this point, It’s that G’Kar is an outstanding character.  Actually, that wasn’t what I was going to say. I was going to say, it’s that Straczynski thinks big with his story telling.  But … Continue reading

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The Prisoner: Many Happy Returns

The Prisoner is at this point fast becoming a series that is enormously enjoyable to watch, as long as you switch off your brain before you start each episode. This one is nothing more than an extended escape and recapture, … Continue reading

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The Quintessential Quintuplets

Futaro Uesugi is an academically brilliant but friendless student whose family are living in poverty. When his little sister tells him that a tutoring job has been lined up for him that will pay good money, he is delighted that … Continue reading

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