Category Archives: Television

Torchwood: End of the Road

After the ridiculousness that was the 7th episode with Nana Visitor showing up to bring Jack to the one man who could tell him what was going on, we are re-introduced to Angelo, the one man who can’t say a … Continue reading

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And You Thought There is Never a Girl Online?

This ponderously titled anime covers the same ground as many other series: the nerd gets the girl. Fortunately it does that with a good amount of originality. The nerd in question is Hideki Nishimura, who spends his spare time doing … Continue reading

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Elfen Lied Episode 6

“Herzenswaerme (Innermost Feelings)” The view from Igirisu: After the trauma of the last couple of episodes, which were a barrage of abuse and dismemberment, this is the closest Elfen Lied gets to a breather episode. We even get time for … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: A View from the Gallery

“Seems like every week something goes wrong around here…  Wonder what this one’s about!” Straczynski has been writing a continual run of episodes since somewhere in the middle of season 2.  It’s an impressive feat.  With the Shadow War, then … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Operation: Annihilate!

The first season of Star Trek comes to an end with Operation: Annihilate.  A curious title for a show so often focusing on hope.  I mean here’s the deal: Starfleet says, “Jimmers, there’s an outbreak of mass insanity around your … Continue reading

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Torchwood: Immortal Sins

A lifetime ago, 2014 was a year without a pandemic. On January 1st of that year, my son and I started a Doctor Who marathon with William Hartnell’s An Unearthly Child.  It ran right up until this year, 2020 with … Continue reading

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When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace

Jurai Ando has a major case of chunibyo. Most readers of this blog will probably know what that means, but for the benefit of newcomers to anime, he is obsessed with fantasy-based fiction and anime, and pretends to have superpowers … Continue reading

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Elfen Lied Episode 5

“Empfang (Receipt)” The view from Igirisu: Did I say last week’s episode was the hardest one to watch? I was wrong. It just got worse. We finally learn the full truth about Mayu’s background, and it’s exactly what we might … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: The Paragon of Animals

I wasn’t fond of the Fifth Season stories surrounding Byron because I find him a cold character.  He strikes me as creepy, hiding out in hallways waiting for the right moment to “walk by”, gathering data where he can, even … Continue reading

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Star Trek: The City on the Edge of Forever

Here’s a tough subject to cover: The City on the Edge of Forever.  It’s one of the consistent contenders for the #1 spot in any Trekkie’s top ten list.  It’s well written, thought provoking and frequently funny, with just a … Continue reading

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