Category Archives: Science Fiction

Babylon 5: Movements of Fire and Shadow

It’s almost impossible to believe that so much happens here and it’s still just a regular length episode.  How can that be?  Delenn is sent on a mission to ask for a new ship.  Londo and G’Kar are knocked out … Continue reading

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The Mountains of Madness (Blue Fox Comics edition)

I’m often told I’m a little weird.  Once upon a long time ago, I might have found that offensive but not any more.  When Craig asked the Doctor in the Doctor Who episode The Lodger if anyone ever told him … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Zanti Misfits

I think The Zanti Misfits is one of the stronger Outer Limits episodes and doesn’t even spoil the big punch like so many other episodes by giving us a glimpse of the alien in the pre-credit sequence.  In fact, what … Continue reading

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Class: The Lost

Perhaps it makes sense but all the episodes seem to lead very smoothly to this moment.  The relationships had to go through the first few episodes to establish their bonds, the last few have focused on the paranoia and insecurities … Continue reading

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Mirai (Anime Review)

Kun’s life is turned upside down when his little sister is born. At first he is enchanted by this new, amazing thing that has become a part of his family, but soon he realises that all the attention has been … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: And All My Dreams, Torn Asunder

Last week we heard that the war with Centauri Prime was likely to begin by morning.  Things are bad and they will only escalate from here.  From a story perspective, this is a great episode.  But taking B5 as a … Continue reading

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Empyrion: Galactic Survival

It’s very disappointing when you are craving more of a game but there’s just one of the title on the market.  Steam offers you a chance to look up similar games in the same way that Amazon gives us the … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: Tourist Attraction

Weirdly, right after giving us The Borderland, a strangely Lovecraftian glimpse into a land of “non-Euclidean geometry”, The Outer Limits surprises us with what might have been one of Cthulhu’s cousins with Tourist Attraction.   The thing is, there is a … Continue reading

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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 (Review)

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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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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Babylon 5: Meditations on the Abyss

Meditations on the Abyss is a weirdly structured episode.  We get three plots, none of which are particularly deep, but they all have a place: G’Kar and his teachings, the Centauri and the attacks on the Alliance ships, and Lennier … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: It Crawled Out of the Woodwork

The Outer Limits is a series that really runs the gamut from very strong episodes to very mediocre ones.  Ironically, this one follows in the path of the other weak one, The Man with the Power.  The two stories shares … Continue reading

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Class: Brave-ish Heart

Episode 5 picks up where 4 left off creating the first unofficial two-parter of the series.   I say unofficial because it’s not considered a two-part story, but that doesn’t change the basic premise that this episode is directly connected to … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: The Corps is Mother, the Corps is Father

I feel like it was just a week ago that I was saying how happy I was to finally be in the main story of Season Five without any more distractions.  Oh, wait… it was just a week ago I … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: Nightmare

Years before Star Trek gained popularity with its international crew, The Outer Limits gave us Nightmare; a story about an international crew going to war with the planet Ebon.  There, the group is tortured for information about what they know … Continue reading

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Class: Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart

Episode 4 of Class looks like we’re going to be getting to know April a bit better.  April is conflicted; her heart is in two places.  I mean that literally.  The Shadow King and April share a heart.  But that’s not … Continue reading

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