Category Archives: Science Fiction

Crusade: Racing the Night

Racing the Night bears many of the hallmarks of a pilot with a dream sequence opening that fills in a lot of background.  There’s a simple reason for that: this was meant to air first.  That decision might not have … Continue reading

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Subnautica: Below Zero

As readers of the Junkyard know, I loved Subnautica.  UnknownWorlds released a survival game that kept me completely immersed without needing to create an action-packed battle game.  Instead, it’s a game that keeps your toes curling as you dive deep into the … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Amok Time

Amok Time is the first episode of season 2 and it’s a wonderful opening giving us a clue about Spock, his culture, and why we grew up with a song we all loved call Heart and Soul by T’Pau.  Well… … Continue reading

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Doctor Who at the Proms

Continuing still further on from our recent examination of Doctor Who extras, I have to take us through David Tennant and Matt Smith’s eras to some very special events: Doctor Who at the Proms.  There were three times the Doctor … Continue reading

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Crusade: Appearances and Other Deceits

How many times have we said that if you’re going to copy something, copy the greats.  It’s like those silly days in school when you copied someone’s homework: you want to copy the kid who gets it right!  JMS offered … Continue reading

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Wizard of Wor

When I went back for a bit of retro gaming, I was delighted with Jumpman and his son, Jumpman Jr.  It reminded me of some of the great games that came before the modern era of computer gaming, when the … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Forms of Things Unknown

I came into the final episode of season one of The Outer Limits with fond memories but find these days, that preview scene really works against the episodes.  In this preview, David McCullum takes Barbara Rush down a creepy hallway … Continue reading

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Computer, end program!

There is nothing wrong with your computer. Do not attempt to adjust the screen resolution. We are controlling your browser. For the next one thousand words, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and… erm… see. We … Continue reading

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Pond Life

Continuing on from last week’s examination of Doctor Who extras (in the form of Tardisodes during David Tennant’s run), we have to jump over to Matt Smith’s era for another appetizer with Pond Life.  Released over a 5 day span … Continue reading

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Crusade: The Rules of the Game

Our search for a cure continues with The Rules of the Game, this time with a visit to Babylon 5.  I guess after the visit to Mars, Lochley must have invited Gideon back to her place, so to speak!  Is … Continue reading

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Jumpman Jr.

I figure it went down like this: Jumpman saved the day in the first game and (having now seen that he gets picked up and flown off-world) met a nice girl on the ride back to Earth.  Maybe he tells … Continue reading

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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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