Category Archives: Science Fiction

The Twilight Zone: Escape Clause

It’s an interesting thing that my memory of The Twilight Zone was about a series of stories where bad things befall people.  I mean, if I’m being fair to myself, it was years upon years since my cousin and I … Continue reading

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Star Trek: The Enterprise Incident

I’ve said on many occasions that Classic Trek is my favorite Trek, but that’s not to say I dislike any of the others.  Well… maybe Voyager…  But the funny thing about classic Star Trek is that I’ve also said many … Continue reading

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Scaredy Cat

Well, I finally arrived at the last of the original CD’s that I had bought from the Big Finish line of Doctor Who stories.  Everything I have from here on out is digital.  I had hoped to wrap the year … Continue reading

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Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou

It has been over a decade since the three original anime series of Higurashi When They Cry were produced by Studio Deen, and in 2020 a new version from Passione premiered, a studio that hadn’t even been founded when the … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: Walking Distance

You know when you’re really hungry and you’re eating everything in sight, and you accidentally eat a grenade, and as it’s going down, the pin snags on a tooth and comes out so that the grenade is now live, and … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Spock’s Brain

It’s hard to imagine now but back in the late 60’s, Star Trek wasn’t well received.  The fandom simply wasn’t there.  So you’ve got to wonder what they were thinking for the start of season 3.  Was it, “maybe we … Continue reading

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Live 34

This just in with the new year…  We interrupt your regularly scheduled blog post to bring you the latest from Junkyard 17.  Big Finish, creators of the popular range of Doctor Who audios, have done it again.  They’ve told a … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: The Sixteen-Millimeter Shrine

The Twilight Zone is proving to be a more interesting place than I expected.  I have seen a good deal of the episodes in the past, but this is the first time I’m tackling them in order and all the … Continue reading

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All-Consuming Fire

We’ve been following Big Finish for some time now and it’s almost time to put that on the back-burner again, having gone through the first 75 adventures, but this week is a special week and today is January 6th so … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Assignment: Earth

To think, this was supposed to be the start of spinoff series like Torchwood would eventually become in Doctor Who’s future.  Rather apt, because I decided to do the same as Jim Kirk.  Using “the lightspeed breakaway factor” (which everyone … Continue reading

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Eve of the Daleks

By the opening credits both the new characters introduced for this episode are dead, as are the Doctor and her two companions. Oh, and Nick Briggs got to say the line “I am not Nick” in a Dalek voice. It’s … Continue reading

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Clockwork Planet

Have you ever heard of the term “clockpunk”? No, me neither, but it’s a subgenre of steampunk with clockwork mechanisms providing the aesthetic pleasure instead of steam engineering. This is the playground in which Clockwork Planet plays, and I could … Continue reading

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Endings and New Beginnings

2021 was another roller coaster of a year.  So much so that Netflix has a series called Death to 2021, so I don’t think I’m going too far out on a limb in saying people are happy to see the … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Bread and Circuses

I have this idea that Season Two started with a discussion in the writers’ room.  Roddenberry must have been like: “we need more good ideas; help take this to the next level!”  The other writers said something like, “what do … Continue reading

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Thicker than Water

If I’m being fair to myself, 2005 was a long time ago!  The fact that I’d forgotten some of the nuances to the audio stories shouldn’t really bother me that much.  But I am bothered!  I’m bothered because there are … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: One for the Angels

It amazed me to see One for the Angels because, for the life of me, I don’t think I’d ever seen it before.  Besides it being new to my memory, it also was a loud and clear statement of what … Continue reading

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Star Trek: The Ultimate Computer

Unlike that abhorrent mess that was The Omega Glory, The Ultimate Computer may be one of the more important episodes of classic Star Trek.  It’s not that I find it a great episode and it’s far from a favorite of … Continue reading

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Terror Firma

The last season of Paul McGann’s main range of Doctor Who stories had him, C’Rizz and Charley escape the divergent universe.  They find themselves in a dark corridor before walking out into… Daleks!  Terror Firma seems to be one of … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: Where is Everybody?

The Twilight Zone was a groundbreaking television show that premiered in the late 50s.  While the show has been rebooted repeatedly, the series impact was in its newness and that is a feature that can never be reclaimed.  Once an … Continue reading

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The Importance of Character II

Call this an editorial if you will.  It’s one of 2 that I’ll be attempting.  Back in October of 2017, having seen the movie Blade Runner 2049, I felt the need to share my view of how important it is … Continue reading

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