Category Archives: Entertainment

Wizard of Wor

When I went back for a bit of retro gaming, I was delighted with Jumpman and his son, Jumpman Jr.  It reminded me of some of the great games that came before the modern era of computer gaming, when the … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Forms of Things Unknown

I came into the final episode of season one of The Outer Limits with fond memories but find these days, that preview scene really works against the episodes.  In this preview, David McCullum takes Barbara Rush down a creepy hallway … Continue reading

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Pond Life

Continuing on from last week’s examination of Doctor Who extras (in the form of Tardisodes during David Tennant’s run), we have to jump over to Matt Smith’s era for another appetizer with Pond Life.  Released over a 5 day span … Continue reading

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My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax (Review)

The aptly-titled third season of My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU, also known as Oregairu, does manage to bring the story of Hachiman, Yukino and Yui to some sort of a climax, something that is actually surprisingly unusual for love triangle … Continue reading

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The Edgar Wallace Mysteries: Candidate for Murder

This entry in the Edgar Wallace Mysteries series of B movies isn’t really a mystery at all, and barely even features the police, but there are plenty of twists and turns along the way. Donald Edwards is a sad, twisted … Continue reading

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Girls’ Last Tour Episode 9 (Review)

Technology / Aquarium / Life The view from Igirisu: Although this episode has three titles as usual, the three chapters add up to one continuous story. In fact, it feels like watching a short film, without the usual opening and … Continue reading

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Jumpman Jr.

I figure it went down like this: Jumpman saved the day in the first game and (having now seen that he gets picked up and flown off-world) met a nice girl on the ride back to Earth.  Maybe he tells … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Chameleon

Just at a point where I was feeling The Outer Limits was getting a bit repetitive, The Chameleon comes along.  Weirdly, I had vague memories of this episode and they were not positive ones.  Yet watching it now, as an … Continue reading

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Tardisodes

Roger and I recently completed the Top of the Docs review of all the televised Doctor Who episodes, but did you know that during the early years of the Doctor’s return, there were a number of special releases to fan … Continue reading

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Cells at Work! (Anime Review)

For most television series or films we can usually see similarities with other ones, or at least recognise the genre into which they fit. As time goes on, it’s more and more difficult for writers to come up with an … Continue reading

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Girls’ Last Tour Episode 8 (Review)

Memory / Spiral / Moonlight The view from Igirisu: “All these useless and practically worthless things are stored away as if they were important. I wonder why.” Chi and Yuu have found a graveyard, and a very impressive one, with … Continue reading

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Jumpman

Jupiter Station, sometime in the future.  Terrorists have planted bombs throughout a complex and there’s only one man for the job.  Creator Randy Glover and Epyx introduced the world to that man as the perfectly named Jumpman.  To give some … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: Production and Decay of Strange Particles

When I was collecting The Outer Limits on VHS way back in the early days of mankind, they were being released roughly 6 at a time.  When the batch came out with The Production and Decay of Strange Particles, the … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Series Averages

We’ve come to the end of the line with these articles.  Eventually there will be new episodes to review, but for now, Roger and I have given a rating to every episode televised.  Since my real life is all about … Continue reading

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Love Live! School Idol Project (Review)

Love Live! is a hugely popular series, which has spawned multiple spin-offs. With its blend of happy music and cute girls, it’s not hard to see why this would easily develop a large fan base. The story concerns a group … Continue reading

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Girls’ Last Tour Episode 7 (Review)

Labyrinth / Cooking The view from Igirisu: This is probably the most slice-of-life episode so far, but that doesn’t mean it’s devoid of jeopardy. Chi and Yuu are travelling through a maze of pipes, and in the opening sequence the … Continue reading

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Superhot (VR)

What’s black and white and red all over?  A mauled penguin?  A nun having fallen out a window?  A newspaper?  A Grendel graphic novel?  Damn these puzzles are tricky.  OH, what about Superhot Team’s Superhot?  Yes, that is the name … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: A Feasibility Study

Magnificent recovery!  For a few episodes, I had been wondering why I loved this series as a kid.  There were simply too many in a row that we predictable and dated.  A Feasibility Study brings back the awe and mystery … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Series 12 (2020)

Jodie’s first season was not exactly what I’d call a resounding success.  In fact, for the first time in my life, having watched the show for nearly 4 decades, I wasn’t particularly excited to see it return.  Could it bring … Continue reading

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Yu-Sibu (Anime Review)

Yu-Sibu, also known as Yu-Shibu, or to give it its absurdly long full title I Couldn’t Become a Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided to Get a Job, is an anime series set in a fantasy world, with some entertaining similarities … Continue reading

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