Category Archives: Television

The Outer Limits: O.B.I.T.

One of my favorite things to see in science fiction is a good allegory.  It gives us a chance to look at ourselves through a critical lens.  If we don’t like doing that, we can just enjoy a story for … Continue reading

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The Strange World of Gurney Slade: Episode Six

There have been fourth wall breaks throughout this series, but this is the ultimate fourth wall break, because it lasts the entire episode. We start with some people taking a tour of a studio where The Strange World of Gurney … Continue reading

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The Strange World of Gurney Slade: Episode Five

If I had to name my favourite novel, I would probably have to say Wuthering Heights. There are many reasons for this, but one of them is the ingenuity with which we move deeper and deeper into the narrative, with … Continue reading

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The Strange World of Gurney Slade: Episode Four

“I did a television show recently and they didn’t think it was very funny. I’m being charged with having no sense of humour.” You could swear that writers Sid Green and Dick Hills knew this show wasn’t going to be … Continue reading

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The Strange World of Gurney Slade: Episode Three

This is a very philosophical series. Sometimes you have to squint a bit to see the point that is being made, but there’s always an idea at the heart of each episode. This week it’s about the working life that … Continue reading

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The Strange World of Gurney Slade: Episode Two

“Took you long enough to get here, didn’t it?” We start with Gurney talking directly to the camera, but the best fourth wall break is actually a repeat of something that happened in the first episode, and I neglected to … Continue reading

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The Strange World of Gurney Slade: Episode One

Welcome to Gurney Slade day in the Junkyard! We are going to do something we don’t normally do here: a binge watch. With just six episodes, of a little over half an hour each, this series lends itself to that … Continue reading

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Elfen Lied Episode 12

“Taumeln (Quagmire)” The view from Igirisu: We pick up where we left off, with Number 35 attacking Nana, but she doesn’t want to kill her straight away. First she wants to play with her, to torture her, like a cat … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: In the Kingdom of the Blind

“In the valley of the blind, the one eyed man is king,” so the saying goes.  But which is the Kingdom of the Blind?  Byron’s people who are too blind to see that violence will not help their cause?  The … Continue reading

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The Outer Limits: The Man Who Was Never Born

The horribly named “Starship 1” is traveling through space with a lone astronaut when it encounters a space warp.  Captain Gullible might have a ship with a desperately lame name, but it does have a feature that I was super … Continue reading

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