Author Archives: Roger Pocock

About Roger Pocock

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

The Strange World of Gurney Slade: Episode Two

“Took you long enough to get here, didn’t it?” We start with Gurney talking directly to the camera, but the best fourth wall break is actually a repeat of something that happened in the first episode, and I neglected to … Continue reading

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The Strange World of Gurney Slade: Episode One

Welcome to Gurney Slade day in the Junkyard! We are going to do something we don’t normally do here: a binge watch. With just six episodes, of a little over half an hour each, this series lends itself to that … Continue reading

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Elfen Lied Episode 12

“Taumeln (Quagmire)” The view from Igirisu: We pick up where we left off, with Number 35 attacking Nana, but she doesn’t want to kill her straight away. First she wants to play with her, to torture her, like a cat … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: In the Kingdom of the Blind

“In the valley of the blind, the one eyed man is king,” so the saying goes.  But which is the Kingdom of the Blind?  Byron’s people who are too blind to see that violence will not help their cause?  The … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Man Who Was Never Born

The horribly named “Starship 1” is traveling through space with a lone astronaut when it encounters a space warp.  Captain Gullible might have a ship with a desperately lame name, but it does have a feature that I was super … Continue reading

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Revolution of the Daleks

I have a question. Let’s suppose you own a company which has invented the most amazing 3D printers. These things are basically magical, capable of mass producing complex robots with a level of interaction that puts any other AI system … Continue reading

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11 Eyes

This is one of an endless number of anime series where the main character crosses over into a different world. What makes this one so creepy, at least initially, is that the other world is a distortion of the real … Continue reading

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October Moth

This British B movie from 1960 is melodramatic and tries to be Film Noir, neither of which are qualities I particularly look for in a film. I only ended up watching it because it’s an extra bonus feature on the … Continue reading

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Elfen Lied Episode 11

“Vermischung (Complication)” The view from Igirisu: The eleventh episode of Elfen Lied is all about contrasts. Nana and Lucy both survived their captivity and managed to integrate into family life with Kouta and Yuka, and they did that because they … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Day of the Dead

When Roger and I started our Babylon 5 Friday’s, we never planned where episodes of Season 5 were going to fall but we managed to land our holiday, New Year’s Day, on a Brakiri holiday, The Day of the Dead.  … Continue reading

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