It’s a rather long list this week, mostly due to library titles.
February 1, 2019
Who you gonna call? Sporebusters!
Beyond spore drives, improved effects, and occasional swearing, Discovery distinguishes itself from previous Treks by its serial storytelling. Nevertheless, the first two episodes of Season Two featured something resembling contained stories. With the third episode, we’re clearly in chapter mode, with several segments of story arcs.
The postwar Klingons have started growing their hair, but they still sport prosthetic make-up that makes their facial expressions less human and readable.
January 28, 2019
This week, Supergirl makes a big deal to introduce the world’s first transgender superhero on television, Arrow keeps recreating Suicide Squad, Flash’s daughter’s secrets get revealed, Black Lightning doesn’t give us a synopsis, and The Gifted takes the week off. Riverdale continues to feel purely like a soap opera. What are you watching, anything keeping your interest?
January 27, 2019
There are definitely some worthwhile titles this week.
January 25, 2019
“Initiating donut maneuver.”
As far as produced Trek goes, Christopher Pike was Kirk 1.0, but in this episode, which very much hearkens to the classic series, we see a critical difference.
Pike actually follows the Prime Directive which, apparently, applies even to star-lost Terrans who have sent a distress signal.
Head now to Eden
January 22, 2019
The 2018 Academy Awards nominees are out and, for the first time ever, a superhero movie has made it into the Best Picture Category. Black Panther probably won’t win, but it’s a nice nod to the genre that has certainly matured in the last decade.
What films are pleased to see on the list? Which one are you not? And which films do you think got snubbed?
January 22, 2019
The latest episode of the X-Files Retrospective podcast, covering Millennium (7×04), is now available here for your listening pleasure. Intro and outro music attribution is below. You can also follow the show from its own feed (RSS, iTunes, Stitcher) or through the Bureau 42 Master Audio Feed (RSS, iTunes, Stitcher).
January 21, 2019
January is screeching past us as the third week of the year is already over. As we stride into the end of the month, the comics start seriously returning to television. Supergirl fights to keep the name Carol Danvers from being popular, The Flash gets angry, Arrow tries to chill out, and the Legends and Black Lightning are without a synopsis. The Gifted gets sleepy. Riverdale prepares for their college prep tests, because those kids are actually high-schoolers, surprise! The Punisher has released Season 2 for Netflix, and as of this posting has not been cancelled yet. While not technically a comic, out in space the Discovery and the Orville also share a nigh of television which really highlights the differences between the two shows.
January 19, 2019
A few anime releases this week and a bunch of back catalog stuff.