Category Archives: Science Fiction

Babylon 5: Learning Curve

I do miss the momentum of seasons 3 and 4, but if there is one thing I do enjoy, it’s watching someone kick the stuffing out of a bully.  Learning Curve attempts the standard two plot format but really just … Continue reading

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Mass Effect

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been taking part in what I call “comfort gaming”; replaying those oldies but goodies during a year woefully devoid of the joy and excitement we typically have in our lives.  I don’t know about … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Galaxy Being

“There are powers in the universe beyond anything you know!”  Quite right too!  That’s the awe and mystery of the universe and it’s rather aptly spoken by the titular Galaxy Being.  The first episode of The Outer Limits is a … Continue reading

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Torchwood: End of the Road

After the ridiculousness that was the 7th episode with Nana Visitor showing up to bring Jack to the one man who could tell him what was going on, we are re-introduced to Angelo, the one man who can’t say a … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: A View from the Gallery

“Seems like every week something goes wrong around here…  Wonder what this one’s about!” Straczynski has been writing a continual run of episodes since somewhere in the middle of season 2.  It’s an impressive feat.  With the Shadow War, then … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Operation: Annihilate!

The first season of Star Trek comes to an end with Operation: Annihilate.  A curious title for a show so often focusing on hope.  I mean here’s the deal: Starfleet says, “Jimmers, there’s an outbreak of mass insanity around your … Continue reading

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Torchwood: Immortal Sins

A lifetime ago, 2014 was a year without a pandemic. On January 1st of that year, my son and I started a Doctor Who marathon with William Hartnell’s An Unearthly Child.  It ran right up until this year, 2020 with … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: The Paragon of Animals

I wasn’t fond of the Fifth Season stories surrounding Byron because I find him a cold character.  He strikes me as creepy, hiding out in hallways waiting for the right moment to “walk by”, gathering data where he can, even … Continue reading

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Quake II: Extremities

I’ve been discussing the idea of “comfort gaming” and took a trip back in time to some classics from the 90’s which invariably means I’d want to look at my favorite FPS game, Quake II.  What happened nearly a year … Continue reading

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Star Trek: The City on the Edge of Forever

Here’s a tough subject to cover: The City on the Edge of Forever.  It’s one of the consistent contenders for the #1 spot in any Trekkie’s top ten list.  It’s well written, thought provoking and frequently funny, with just a … Continue reading

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