Category Archives: Reviews

Class: The Metaphysical Engine, or What Quill Did

One of the advantages of being a science fiction fan is that we tend to develop active imaginations.  I imagine the call between Patrick Ness and the “governors” of the BBC when this show was being produced. BBC: Pat, sorry … Continue reading

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Penguin Highway

What connects penguins that are appearing in a Japanese town, and seem to be manifested out of random objects by a mysterious beautiful lady, and a strange sphere of liquid floating in mid air? That’s the question facing young boy … Continue reading

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Columbo: Blueprint for Murder

How do you hide a body so that nobody will ever be able to find it? Architect Elliott Markham thinks he has found the answer to that question, but Lieutenant Columbo might have other ideas… The Motive Elliott Markham is … Continue reading

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Brynhildr in the Darkness Episode 4

“Lost Memories“ The view from Igirisu: “Turn back time now, or you’re gonna die.” We are moving swiftly towards a harem anime here, and they are not generally known for featuring main characters with a lot of personality, but one … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Darkness Ascending

You can feel the shift in storytelling with Darkness Ascending.  The spoo has hit the fan and everything is coming together as we move into the final eight episodes of the series.  We are given an opening of Garibaldi having … Continue reading

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Beat Saber

This year we started to look at video games to try to understand why some people attribute violence in the real world with the games we play.  What I’ve noticed is that there are seldom games that really warrant the … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Borderland

What does Star Trek’s Hikaru Sulu have in common with Torchwood’s Ianto Jones?  The both love a good countdown and my guess is The Outer Limit’s might have inspired them both.  “Oh my!”  Does this episode have a litany of … Continue reading

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Class: Detained

It looks like episode 6 might be another unofficial two part story.  Detained separates Ms. Quill from the rest of the class but based on the final scene of this story, it looks like episode 7 will reveal what she … Continue reading

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New Game!!

New Game! gains a second exclamation mark for the second season, but that doesn’t really indicate that it is more amazing or zany or exciting or anything like that. This is very much more of the same, but that’s fine, … Continue reading

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Columbo: Short Fuse

You’ve got to watch those people called Roger. They can be tricky folks to deal with. Roger Stanford is quite the practical joker and nobody likes one of those. They think they are funny, but they tend to end up … Continue reading

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