Category Archives: Entertainment

The Avengers: The Removal Men

Venus is back, and I’m starting to appreciate the approach of alternating between associates for Steed. It certainly keeps things fresh. This time Venus has found herself a job as a singer in a French nightclub, where there is a … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: Wolf 359

I’m betting most of you know the story of Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.  At least, you’ve either read the Illustrated Classic as a kid, or you’ve seen the Disney movie, or you just know the story … Continue reading

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What Remains of Edith Finch

It’s been a while, but we’re back with some games that I got into while we were on a Twilight Zone kick! Some time ago, I picked up a game called Gone Home which one might call a walking simulator, in … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Wolf in the Fold

Star Trek decides to boldly go into some unusual places and for this episode, we are going to the planet Argelius II … or Whitechapel, circa 1888.  You know who we’re about to meet already, don’t you? It’s always fun … Continue reading

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Caerdroia

I’d be lying if I said I liked the name of this episode, but it’s not one of those weirdly spelled alien names as you might expect, but rather it’s a Welsh word for, essentially, a maze.  That might not … Continue reading

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Domestic Girlfriend (Anime Review)

Natsuo is in love with his young, beautiful teacher, Hina. When he is invited to a mixer by a couple of friends his heart isn’t really in it, but he goes along and meets a girl his own age, Rui. … Continue reading

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The Avengers: Mission to Montreal

The bizarre rotating door of associates for Steed continues with the introduction of Dr Martin King. I always insist on watching any series for the first time in the original broadcast order, but I am really beginning to understand the … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Invisible Enemy

Holy Rosetta Stone, Batman! One of my oldest friends often questions me on where it all began.  He tries to figure out if my love of science fiction influenced who I became or if I was on this path and … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: You Might Also Like

When I watched Try, Try, I was disappointed and made the comment that out of 20 episodes, there were only 4 really great ones.  I neglected Blurryman when I said that, which would have brought us up to 5.  With … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Obsession

Well if there’s an episode that goes heavy on redshirt deaths, its Obsession!  If I counted correctly, we lose at least 5, but some don’t die immediately, get brought back to the ship then die offscreen later, so I’m not … Continue reading

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The Last

Not for nothing, but you have to give Big Finish massive kudos for some of their stories.  The advantage of being in a different universe means they have the freedom of playing with the logic of the land.  Add to … Continue reading

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Little Busters! (Season One Review)

I bought this anime series expecting a bit of fun about a group of friends putting together a baseball team. I wasn’t disappointed, but I also got an emotional roller-coaster into the bargain. After a few episodes I checked online … Continue reading

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The Avengers: Bullseye

There are three separate strands to the mystery in this episode, and the tricky bit is figuring out how those strands are connected: (1) weapons from a British gun maker are turning up illegally in Africa; (2) the company’s shareholders … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: Cry of Silence

The first time I’d watched The Outer Limits, I was not yet familiar with the works of H.P. Lovecraft.  Anyone who’s read The Color out of Space has experienced the terror and the dread of that remote farmhouse and the … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: Try, Try

Well, I can’t say I’m disappointed that the series is coming to an end.  We had a number of great episodes in a row, but for the penultimate one, Try Try, we’re back to heavy handed messages about the hostility … Continue reading

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Star Trek: The Deadly Years

Talk about depressing!  I mean, here’s the thing: Trek often tackles some big ideas and often that’s about slavery or racism or pets that reproduce so quickly they eat you out of house and home (…ok, fine, we’re not there … Continue reading

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Cells at Work!! (Season 2 Review)

The second season of Cells at Work is just eight episodes long, so you would think the writers would have wanted to pack as much as they could into such a short run. Oddly, we get three individual episodes, and … Continue reading

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The Avengers: The Decapod

Presumably as a result of the messed up episode order, Cathy has disappeared without explanation, and Steed instead enlists the help of a club singer called Venus Smith, played by Julie Stevens. She’s a great singer too, and the episode … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: Demon with a Glass Hand

In 2018, before Roger and I decided to dive into The Outer Limits as a weekly review, I’d flagged one episode for special notice.  Today, it still stands out as one of the very best the series had to offer.  … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: A Small Town

I had mentioned during Downtime, that it felt like the programmers of the game that we call life had a reason for preventing me from watching season 2 of The Twilight Zone until after Eric Molinsky released his Imaginary Worlds … Continue reading

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