Category Archives: Television

Brynhildr in the Darkness Episode 11 (Review)

“A Sudden Reunion“ The view from Igirisu: The story is moving along rapidly now. With the threat of the Valkyria hanging over the witches, a new ally is introduced to help them in their fight: Hatsuna. Her power is another … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Sleeping in Light

Sleeping in Light.  The words appear on the screen in the opening but there are no opening credits.  20 years have gone by since the last episode and Michael Garibaldi says that this is the day they all dreaded.  John … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Invisibles

Does it bother me that I feel like I already covered this with the Babylon 5 episode Exogenesis?  Obviously, I feel this is a weak episode.  Now that I think of it, I even made the comment back when we … Continue reading

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A Lull in the Sea (Review)

The premise of this series requires some suspension of disbelief. The idea is that humans originally lived below the sea, until some decided to live on the surface instead. This has created a divided human race. The ones below the … Continue reading

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Brynhildr in the Darkness Episode 10 (Review)

“Proof She’s Alive“ The view from Igirisu: What’s the point of changing the opening title sequence at this stage in the series? Having more than one opening or closing sequence per season is a phenomenon peculiar to anime, but starting … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Objects at Rest

“This place kinda grows on ya!” Well, leave it to the great JMS to surprise me.  Last week we saw some friends leave the station and I thought it would be a bleak affair without them but G’Kar and Garibaldi … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: ZZZZZ

Well, if nothing more, I have to credit the writers of the Outer Limits for creativity; maybe not in their titles, but in their ideas.  It’s not that ZZZZZ is that great an episode, but the idea is certainly unique.  … Continue reading

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The Legend of Black Heaven

The Junkyard presents a review by Daz of the anime series The Legend of Black Heaven:  With only one of the seasonal shows being watched, I’ve had plenty of space to give my attention to other anime. There’s no better … Continue reading

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Brynhildr in the Darkness Episode 9 (Review)

“Fake Memories“ The view from Igirisu: “The outside world really is wonderful.” Nanami might look innocent, but it’s pretty clear that we have met the most powerful witch so far. Her telepathic powers give her the ability to control anyone … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Objects in Motion

In 1985, there was a movie called St. Elmo’s Fire.  My cousin loved the soundtrack and back then, we were together a lot, so I heard it often.  One song had a line in it that disturbed me; a simple … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: Don’t Open Till Doomsday

I think the most impressive thing about this strange episode is that it tells a story in a somewhat out of order fashion, in a way that was fairly uncommon for the time.  Barring that, it doesn’t have much going … Continue reading

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Brynhildr in the Darkness Episode 8

“The Clue Left Behind“ The view from Igirisu: The focus on Kazumi continues this week. Although she originally seemed like just one fairly minor part of an ensemble, her prominence has increased every week to the point where she is … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: The Wheel of Fire

It’s hard not to see what’s happening here.  The series is wrapping up and threads are getting tied together.  We’ve been leading here for a while but with the Centauri conflict resolved, we really start to feel the loose ends … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: Controlled Experiment

A show like The Outer Limits typically stays in the realm of science fiction, horror, or periodically fantasy.  Rarely does one expect a genre show to take on comedy.  Yet that is exactly what we see here.  Controlled Experiment isn’t … Continue reading

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Amagami SS+ Plus

A quick recap to start with: Amagami SS is an anime based on a game, allowing the player to follow different routes to establish a relationship with any one of several different girls. For the anime, this was adapted very … Continue reading

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Brynhildr in the Darkness Episode 7

“Fragments of Hope“ The view from Igirisu: There is a rollercoaster of hope and despair this week, with the possibility that the pills the witches need to save their lives could be replicated, and then the revelation that it’s going … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: The Fall of Centauri Prime

You know this is a big episode when it gets an opening monologue with “previously on Babylon 5….”  The Fall of Centauri Prime is in many ways an ending.  It’s pretty clear that we are cleaning up and ending the … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Mice

I found The Mice interesting for the wrong reasons: I felt like we were prepped for this one over the last two stories.  Tourist Attractions also features Henry Silva, and The Zanti Misfits posits what to do with the criminals … Continue reading

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Amagami SS

Amagami is Japanese for a gentle or playful bite, the sort of thing a kitten or puppy would do to a sibling or parent. If you want to know the reason for that, you will need to keep watching right … Continue reading

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Columbo: Ransom for a Dead Man

We start with a woman using letters cut out from newspapers to create a ransom letter, while a reel-to-reel tape player sits on the desk beside her. It looks like something from a different world now, but in 1971 this … Continue reading

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