Category Archives: Science Fiction

The Outer Limits: The Chameleon

Just at a point where I was feeling The Outer Limits was getting a bit repetitive, The Chameleon comes along.  Weirdly, I had vague memories of this episode and they were not positive ones.  Yet watching it now, as an … Continue reading

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Tardisodes

Roger and I recently completed the Top of the Docs review of all the televised Doctor Who episodes, but did you know that during the early years of the Doctor’s return, there were a number of special releases to fan … Continue reading

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Crusade: Ruling from the Tomb

Ruling from the Tomb was the first really solid Crusade episode for me.  It’s not that it’s a great story, but it’s played for fun for so much of the episode, you have to appreciate it.  Actually, story-wise, it’s sort … Continue reading

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Jumpman

Jupiter Station, sometime in the future.  Terrorists have planted bombs throughout a complex and there’s only one man for the job.  Creator Randy Glover and Epyx introduced the world to that man as the perfectly named Jumpman.  To give some … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: Production and Decay of Strange Particles

When I was collecting The Outer Limits on VHS way back in the early days of mankind, they were being released roughly 6 at a time.  When the batch came out with The Production and Decay of Strange Particles, the … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Series Averages

We’ve come to the end of the line with these articles.  Eventually there will be new episodes to review, but for now, Roger and I have given a rating to every episode televised.  Since my real life is all about … Continue reading

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Crusade: Patterns of the Soul

Patterns of the Soul poses a serious question in a post Covid world: is there any justification for suppressing information about the potential spread of a virus?  The story has Gideon and the crew of the Excalibur sent on another … Continue reading

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Superhot (VR)

What’s black and white and red all over?  A mauled penguin?  A nun having fallen out a window?  A newspaper?  A Grendel graphic novel?  Damn these puzzles are tricky.  OH, what about Superhot Team’s Superhot?  Yes, that is the name … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: A Feasibility Study

Magnificent recovery!  For a few episodes, I had been wondering why I loved this series as a kid.  There were simply too many in a row that we predictable and dated.  A Feasibility Study brings back the awe and mystery … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Series 12 (2020)

Jodie’s first season was not exactly what I’d call a resounding success.  In fact, for the first time in my life, having watched the show for nearly 4 decades, I wasn’t particularly excited to see it return.  Could it bring … Continue reading

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Crusade: The Path of Sorrows

I think I figured out the bizarre placement of these episodes.  The Path of Sorrows is listed as 109, meaning 1st season, 9th episode, but it aired at number 4.  So I started thinking: was this to get all the … Continue reading

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Horizon: Zero Dawn

There’s a game that kept popping up on Steam that I would look at and think: why?!?  The game, Horizon: Zero Dawn, appears to be about prehistoric people fighting against robotic dinosaurs.  Huh?!  Every time I’d look at it, because … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Special One

I nearly fell off the couch when I realized this episode didn’t have a preview of what’s to come. Just one episode ago, I skipped the spoiling effect without checking. Now I wonder if that was a mistake. (I checked; … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Series 11 (2018)

Capaldi’s last season ended on such a high note, I couldn’t have been happier.  There was some trepidation about how the new showrunner, Chris Chibnall, was going to work out but, like a certain ant, I had high hopes.  Was … Continue reading

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Patema Inverted (Anime Review)

It might not be fashionable to criticise scientists at the moment, but I’ve long held the view that eventually they will go one step too far with their messing around with things and do some real damage to the world … Continue reading

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Crusade: The Well of Forever

The Well of Forever gives us the second story in a row focusing on Galen and it’s a second story that I’m not impressed with.  I can feel something bubbling beneath the surface: potential.  It’s there, but it seems to … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been discussing adventure games and one of the things I’ve noticed is the lack of violence in most of them.  This thought popped into my head and was almost immediately disproved by the other … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: Fun and Games

Visitors to the Junkyard may recall September of 2020 when we reviewed Star Trek’s Arena where I mentioned that it was based on an idea from The Outer Limits.  “You will meet in the Arena!”  Yep, this is that episode.  … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Series 10 (2017)

Peter Capaldi’s final season saw both characterization and story come together to give us one of my favorite seasons of Doctor Who since the classic era, rising Capaldi to one of my all time favorite Doctors.  It’s not perfect, but … Continue reading

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Crusade: The Long Road

You know what happens on the long road?  Crashes.  Whenever you’re driving for a while, the risk increases.  The longer the road, the higher the risk.  Alas, we’re only two episodes into Crusade, but The Long Road is a traffic … Continue reading

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