Category Archives: Reviews

Spice and Wolf (Season Two Review)

We kick off the second season of Spice and Wolf with an OVA episode, which feels like a holdover from the first season. It’s a lot of fun, with Lawrence tending to an unwell Holo, who ends up exaggerating her … Continue reading

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Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror

Welcome to Halloween in the Junkyard! We are going to start with one of the great classics of silent cinema from 1922, the unauthorised adaptation of Dracula, which only survives to this day thanks to the survival of a handful … Continue reading

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The Avengers: The Mauritius Penny

I have had a lot of fun so far with The Avengers, spotting actors who are familiar to Doctor Who fans, but never mind the actors, look who wrote this episode: Malcolm Hulke and Terrance Dicks! This is quite a … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: I, Robot

I, Robot is a unique episode for me because the first draft of my writeup was done as a story; a sort of continuation of the events depicted in the actual episode.  After careful consideration, however, I realized that it … Continue reading

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Star Trek: The Trouble with Tribbles

One of the all-time highest rated Star Trek episodes is The Trouble with Tribbles, often vying for the #1 position against Mirror, Mirror.   I know which I prefer because you could say that I had a little trouble with Tribbles … Continue reading

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The Next Life

There was a big change at my job the week I started to listen to this in July of 2021.  On the Monday in question, my “right hand” or “partner in crime”, as they say, was starting in another department; … Continue reading

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Girls Beyond the Wasteland (Review)

The “wasteland” in the title of this anime series is a metaphor for the adult world, which Sayuki Kuroda sees as a place where people often have to do work that doesn’t interest them in order to make a living. … Continue reading

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Columbo: A Friend in Deed (Review)

It’s the season finale of Columbo, so what’s the perfect way to end the third series? By pitting Columbo against his own boss. This is going to be a tricky one… The First Murder In terms of the first murder, … Continue reading

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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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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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Columbo: Swan Song (Review)

Hats off to Johnny Cash. Not only did he take on an acting role, and do an amazing job of it, the character he played here was a distorted version of himself. Tommy Brown is a big star in the … 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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