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Torchwood continues to evolve and this episode feels like it could have been the start of a far more successful run for the series but it does fall foul of something Star Trek was doing years earlier by being afraid … 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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Star Trek: Dagger of the Mind

Today’s mission: drop off supplies to the Tantalus penal colony.  McCoy ironically states of the penal colony that “a cage is a cage”, which could be a reference to the prison kept by the Talosians in The Cage.  (That’s the … Continue reading

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Adam

This episode of Torchwood effectively does two things really well: it gives us backstory into Jack (pre-Doctor Who) and it gives us a really disturbing view of how memories define us.  Without them, we are not who we think we … Continue reading

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Fire Force

The Junkyard presents a review by Daz of the anime series Fire Force: Fire Force is set in a world where people spontaneously combust and turn into demon like creatures called “infernals”.  It’s not pleasant and seems totally at random. … Continue reading

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Nagato 2: Joy to the World

The junkyard presents two articles about the Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan episode Joy to the World. The view from 5930 miles away: This week we get to see the opening credits for the first time, which are a lot of … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Miri

What can you come away with from the episode Miri?  An important life lesson as taught by Jim Kirk himself: NO BLAH BLAH BLAH!  I could end the review there, but what would be the fun in that?  Kirk and … Continue reading

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Meat

Finally, an episode of Torchwood that doesn’t feel like a stand-alone story!  Yes, we had a 2-part story last season, but that’s not what I mean.  All the episodes seem to fall into a “view-in-any-order” style show.  Back when I … Continue reading

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