Category Archives: Science Fiction

Babylon 5: A Call to Arms

It’s funny how the brain works.  I remember hating River of Souls and loving A Call to Arms.  I can’t say my feelings have flipped, but I can say that one was better than I remember it and the other … Continue reading

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Starflight 2: Trade Routes of the Cloud Nebula

“Grandpa, this picture looks really old?  And who are these people?” “Why that’s me and the crew of the Skywalker!  That’s Uncle Luke right there.  He was always tinkering with the engines.  Your great granddad said he followed his father’s … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: Second Chance

Now I know where the Daleks get their plans!  Empyria, the planet of bird brains.  Or… bird people.  Whatever.  I thought only Doctor Who’s Daleks would come up with a scheme this nutty!  Nope, I was wrong.  I can see … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Series 6 (2011)

Smith’s first season as the Doctor had some strong episodes, but only one or two genuinely memorable ones.  That didn’t stop me from heading out to NYC to the Ziegfield theater with a young friend who was allowed to miss … Continue reading

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Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl (Review)

Makoto Niwa has to go and live with his aunt when his parents go abroad. When he gets there, he seems to have stepped into a madhouse. His aunt Meme Towa behaves in a very inappropriate way, but anime fans … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: The River of Souls

Of all the movies in the Babylon 5 archives, I found River of Souls about as exciting as watching a sloth sleep.  At least, that was what I remembered so I was dreading watching it again for the Junkyard.  And … Continue reading

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Starflight

Oh, you want me to tell you about the glory days?  Well sit on down John me’ boy and I’ll tell you how me and my crew saved the universe.  When we heard about the stars going nova, we knew … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: Specimen: Unknown

That’s the trouble with rummaging through the Junkyard; sometimes we find things in the wrong order.  For instance, The Outer Limits aired several years before Star Trek even started, but Star Trek’s This Side of Paradise may have been influenced … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Series 5 (2010)

With David Tennant gone and no established companion for a new series, the future of Doctor Who was in as mysterious a place as any TARDIS landing.  But Stephen Moffat was taking over as showrunner so there was hope.  Smith … Continue reading

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Voices of a Distant Star (Review)

Bundled on the DVD set with The Place Promised in Our Early Days is this, Makoto Shinkai’s earliest work of any significance. It’s a half hour short film, and it’s worth bearing in mind when watching this that he basically … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Thirdspace

When Babylon 5 is good, it can be really good.  When Babylon 5 decides to bring in Lovecraftian nightmares, well… Thirdspace had a lot of potential.  As you might expect from JMS, we have some amazing concepts presented to us.  … Continue reading

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Kingdoms of Amalur Re-Reckoning

Baldur’s Gate and my recent foray into Pathfinder hasn’t quite scratched my itch for a good RPG.  I mentioned this to an old and dear friend of mine and he said he quite enjoyed Kingdoms of Amalur Re-Reckoning.  So why not, … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Children of Spider County

When I was about halfway through this episode, I thought to myself: this is such a weird show.  I used to love it as a kid, but boy is it “talky”.  But then it hit me.  It was like those … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: The Specials (2009)

Donna is gone.  David Tennant’s Doctor is coming to the end of his run.  2009 was a heartbreaking year for fans and we didn’t know what was to come next.  Join us in revisiting the last 4 stories of the … Continue reading

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The Place Promised in Our Early Days (Anime Review)

Like many anime fans, I have ended up watching the films of Makoto Shinkai in something approaching reverse order, investigating his earlier work after his more recent triumphs. This is not an ideal way to experience a body of work. … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: In the Beginning

What is there to say about In the Beginning that hasn’t been said already?  That makes this probably the strangest of the B5 movies.  Not to mention, it’s also a strange movie placement-wise because you can’t watch this at the … Continue reading

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Mail Order Monsters and other giant memories

This is a weird situation. I typically reserve Thursday for a single video game review but this past weekend I watched Godzilla vs. Kong and it made me reminisce for some older games.  Mostly this is because I wanted to … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Bellero Shield

With each episode of The Outer Limits, I find myself asking: will this start with a prequel or a preview.  Disappointingly, it’s another preview – a quality that started as a lure to get viewers interested.  I prefer a prequel; … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Series 4 (2008)

Oh lord, that nails-on-chalkboard companion was coming back!  Would we be able to stomach a whole season of Donna Noble after that performance as a one-off companion in The Runaway Bride?  And how could this companion compare to Martha Jones, who … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Sleeping in Light

Sleeping in Light.  The words appear on the screen in the opening but there are no opening credits.  20 years have gone by since the last episode and Michael Garibaldi says that this is the day they all dreaded.  John … Continue reading

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