Category Archives: Reviews

The Avengers: The Charmers

This episode sees Steed having to work with “the other side” when it seems there is a third party killing off both their organisations’ operatives. That puts Steed in a very interesting situation, and the ease with which he strolls … Continue reading

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Buck Rogers: Unchained Woman

I’m starting to think half the fun of these episodes is seeing who I’ll recognize.  The volume of celebs that were part of this series is really amazing me and I am enjoying seeing who turns up from my childhood.  … Continue reading

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Mrs Columbo: Word Games

To say this series has a bad reputation would be an understatement. As a Columbo fan, I have been aware of the existence of a spin-off show for many years, but have never seen a single episode. Everything I have … Continue reading

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Doppelgangland

Joss Whedon has a talent for figuring out which bits of previous episodes are worth bringing back again, and this week we have the return of two characters who debuted in The Wish: Anya and Vampire Willow. The former clearly … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: The Rip Van Winkle Caper

I’m glad I’m nearly done with season 2; I need a break soon.  I’ve been watching in a way I never had before.  When I was a kid, I watched with my family – mostly my cousins and my dad … Continue reading

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Love, Death and Robots: Suits

How can I best describe Suits?  When I saw the title, I thought of a totally different sort of story, but maybe that’s because members of my family have raved about a show called Suits.  No, this isn’t about businessmen.  … Continue reading

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The Avengers: The Outside-In Man

In 1959 a British agent turned traitor and defected to an enemy state. Now the countries are at peace, and Britain faces the very odd situation of having to negotiate with the traitor, now “General” Sharp, to broker an arms … Continue reading

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Buck Rogers: The Return of the Fighting 69th

This is an unexpected episode because I was surprised by the premise.  It features a group of aging fighters being called out of retirement to help with an attack on an enemy base.  I’m not really sure it makes sense … Continue reading

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Columbo: The Conspirators

Every generation of children has their worries. My parents had to survive through the war years. Before my time, many children were born into a world of fear, thinking that a nuclear attack could hit at any time. Nowadays climate … Continue reading

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Consequences

Actions have consequences, and the more serious the deed the bigger the consequences. Some can be dealt with easily. Others create lasting damage. Last time on Buffy the Vampire Slayer we saw Faith kill a human being, while Buffy failed … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: A Hundred Yards Over the Rim

I don’t recall ever seeing A Hundred Yards over the Rim before but I did predict what was happening within the first few minutes of the episode.  Normally, I’d roll my eyes, but not this time; I was sold completely.  … Continue reading

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Love, Death and Robots: The Witness

The Witness is a manic, fast paced episode that doesn’t let up from the moment it begins.  To give some example of what I mean, I keep a notepad with me when watching the shows we review here at The Junkyard, … Continue reading

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The Avengers: Build a Better Mousetrap

As Season Three has progressed, The Avengers has been moving more and more towards bizarre scenarios and unusual, eccentric characters. This episode seems to be something of a breakthrough for that approach, because it is a huge amount of fun. … Continue reading

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Buck Rogers: The Plot to Kill a City

I have to say I was genuinely surprised to find another two part story so close to the start of this series.  It’s not unheard of to do a longer pilot, so having the first story go on for 2 … Continue reading

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Columbo: How to Dial a Murder

Dogs are supposed to be man’s best friend, but they can also be deadly weapons in the wrong hands. In this episode of Columbo, the very inventive seventh season continues with the most unusual method of killing yet, but can … Continue reading

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Bad Girls

The obvious bombshell that gets dropped this episode is Faith killing a human being, but the episode is titled “Bad Girls” and not “Bad Girl” for a reason, so let’s start by looking at what happens to Buffy. Thanks to … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: Long Distance Call

[Trigger warning: suicide theme discussed.] Charles Beaumont and William Idelson give us Long Distance Call; a dark story that starts off so nicely.  Billy Mumy makes his first Twilight Zone appearance as Billy, a little boy who loves his grandma.  … Continue reading

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Love, Death and Robots: Sonnie’s Edge

We come now to the episode that caused a bit of contention between me and my fellow blogger, Roger.  I don’t blame him really but I had seen two episodes, which I thought were excellent, so I told Roger to … Continue reading

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The Avengers: Trojan Horse

This week writer Malcolm Hulke takes us into the world of horse racing and betting, but what are the odds on a good story set in that location? I’ve seen a few crime stories set at racetracks, and it seems … Continue reading

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Buck Rogers: Vegas in Space

When digital programmer Felina Redding is kidnapped, Buck and the Earth Defense Directorate get an offer from screen legend Cesar Romero: if they can find her and rescue her, he’ll turn himself in for crimes he’s committed and provide the … Continue reading

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