Author Archives: Roger Pocock

About Roger Pocock

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

Star Trek: The Menagerie

How does one talk about The Menagerie after writing about The Cage and not feel redundant?  With difficulty.  Luckily we’ll be talking about The Cage on its own very soon, so I can bypass some redundancy. The Menagerie is the … Continue reading

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Squid Girl

Season One. I spotted the first season of Squid Girl in a second hand DVD shop, and it was cheap enough that I couldn’t turn it down, despite the title not exactly shouting out “quality entertainment”. Much to my surprise, I … Continue reading

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Red Dwarf: The End

We open with a shot of somebody, perhaps Lister, cleaning the outside of Red Dwarf. As the camera pans away we see the full scale of the ship, and it’s enormous. This is a utilitarian view of the future, with … Continue reading

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Nagato 4: Be My Valentine

The junkyard presents two articles about the Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan episode Be My Valentine. The view from 5930 miles away: Every romantic comedy anime I have ever watched has a Valentine’s Day episode. The tradition in Japan is for … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Epiphanies

The shadow war is over!  Babylon 5 is having a party to celebrate and the whole start of the episode might as well be the start of a new season.  It’s an interesting structure for a series, but life is … Continue reading

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Star Trek: The Corbomite Maneuver

I think of The Corbomite Maneuver as a slice of life episode for a member of the Enterprise crew.  The mission of the Enterprise is to explore strange new worlds and seek out new life and new civilizations.  What could … Continue reading

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Absolute Duo

This is one of those anime series that mix super powers with a school setting. They can be a lot of fun. In Absolute Duo the students of Koryo Academy are able to produce weapons from their bodies (don’t think … Continue reading

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Columbo: Murder by the Book

In lieu of any opening music, we being this episode of Columbo with the rhythmic sound of a man typing on a typewriter. He is writing a mystery story, and he’s clearly reached the point where the detective has caught … Continue reading

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Nagato 3: Haruhi Suzumiya!!

The junkyard presents two articles about the Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan episode Haruhi Suzumiya!!. The view from 5930 miles away: Well if anyone deserves a double exclamation mark in the episode title it’s Haruhi!! The carefully constructed group dynamic of … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Into the Fire

Last week John Sheridan said they were going into the heart of the fire.  We begin the aptly titled dawn of the third age of mankind with Into the Fire.  But not before we open the episode with another captains … Continue reading

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