Category Archives: Television

Babylon 5: Confessions and Lamentations

I love it when a writer is skilled at world building.  I wish Doctor Who did a better job with that, but the nature of that show is different to a cohesive universe like Babylon 5.  When Straczynski puts proverbial … Continue reading

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The Empty Planet

After the tour de force that was Death of the Doctor, I was not ready to get back to average episodes, but Gareth Roberts must have planned for that contingency by giving us a classic idea with a Doctor Who twist.  … Continue reading

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The Ascended Astrid

Companion Tropes Extra 8 Doctor Who tends to shy away from religion. It’s probably a subject that’s a bit too emotionally charged on a personal level for a family series, and whatever it did would upset somebody. But that’s not … Continue reading

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Sound! Euphonium

The premise of Sound! Euphonium is just the sort of slice-of-life story that might baffle those who are not familiar with the world of anime. In the Western world in particular, we are used to our tidy little genres that … Continue reading

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The Day of Sagittarius

The junkyard presents two articles about the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya episode The Day of Sagittarius. The view from 5930 miles away: The computer club guys are after revenge. How foolish of them. Bringing a challenge to Haruhi is like … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Knives

I mentioned in last weeks post that Knives was supposed to come before In the Shadow of Z’Ha’Dum, so technically, we should have been in a run of JMS episodes that would last almost until the end of the series.  … Continue reading

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The Chickified Sarah Jane

Companion Tropes 41 Often when the Doctor regenerates there is an attempt to provide a contrast with the previous incarnation. The same thing applies, perhaps to an even greater extent, with the companions. In particular, we seem to veer back … Continue reading

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