Category Archives: Reviews

Torchwood: End of the Road

After the ridiculousness that was the 7th episode with Nana Visitor showing up to bring Jack to the one man who could tell him what was going on, we are re-introduced to Angelo, the one man who can’t say a … Continue reading

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And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online?

This ponderously titled anime covers the same ground as many other series: the nerd gets the girl. Fortunately it does that with a good amount of originality. The nerd in question is Hideki Nishimura, who spends his spare time doing … Continue reading

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The Edgar Wallace Mysteries: Marriage of Convenience

The first Edgar Wallace Mystery featured Wilfred Bramble, and now it’s the turn of the other Steptoe, Harry H. Corbett, this time in the lead role as Inspector Bruce, a detective on the trail of an escaped convict. We start … Continue reading

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Elfen Lied Episode 6

“Herzenswaerme (Innermost Feelings)” The view from Igirisu: After the trauma of the last couple of episodes, which were a barrage of abuse and dismemberment, this is the closest Elfen Lied gets to a breather episode. We even get time for … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: A View from the Gallery

“Seems like every week something goes wrong around here…  Wonder what this one’s about!” Straczynski has been writing a continual run of episodes since somewhere in the middle of season 2.  It’s an impressive feat.  With the Shadow War, then … Continue reading

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Gone Home

In the Summer of 2015, I picked  up Gone Home, a game that was getting a lot of good reviews.  It still retails for $15, so my $2.40 purchase was a steal. (Thanks Steam!)   Today, Covid-19 has caused governments and … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Operation: Annihilate!

The first season of Star Trek comes to an end with Operation: Annihilate.  A curious title for a show so often focusing on hope.  I mean here’s the deal: Starfleet says, “Jimmers, there’s an outbreak of mass insanity around your … Continue reading

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Torchwood: Immortal Sins

A lifetime ago, 2014 was a year without a pandemic. On January 1st of that year, my son and I started a Doctor Who marathon with William Hartnell’s An Unearthly Child.  It ran right up until this year, 2020 with … Continue reading

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When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace

Jurai Ando has a major case of chunibyo. Most readers of this blog will probably know what that means, but for the benefit of newcomers to anime, he is obsessed with fantasy-based fiction and anime, and pretends to have superpowers … Continue reading

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The Edgar Wallace Mysteries: Clue of the Twisted Candle

This is the first film from the Edgar Wallace Mysteries series that is actually based on an Edgar Wallace book, and it’s certainly very different to Urge to Kill, which we looked at a couple of weeks ago. This is … Continue reading

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