Month: January 2020

maps and legends

‘Maps And Legends’ Review

‘Maps and Legends’ is still setting the stage for what is to come in ‘Picard.’ We learn a fair amount, and yet not much happens. The episode acts as a guide to where the players stand. It could be a bit depressing, depending on your political views. Finding that Starfleet lacks the same moral compass our governments do is dishearting. If there is anyone can show us the right direction, though, it’s Jean-Luc Picard. We need to get him on his way soon, though

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Fugitive of the Judoon

Fugitive Of The Judoon

‘Fugitive of the Judoon’ packs a season’s worth of jaw-dropping moments into one of the tightest hours we’ve had in a while. Arcs in the world of the show can be dicey with the payoff not being as exciting as the clues. Hopefully, Chris Chibnall is up to the task. He’s given us a lot to work with so far. It’s sure to satisfy those still longing for the explosive moment to explosive moment of the David Tennant years. It also does what ‘Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror’ failed to do and trusts that character growth can make an interesting story.

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Star Trek Picard Remembrance

Star Trek: Picard – Remembrance Review

‘Picard’ picks up eighteen years since we last saw the good captain in ‘Nemesis.’ The history we’ve seen in the intervening years still holds in this new show, or at least for now. The Romulan supernova that happened in 2009’s ‘Star Trek’ is still in place, and it has affected Picard’s career. Data still gave his life to save Picard’s during ‘Nemesis.’ At least for now, the producers seem to be avoiding the problems that plagued ‘Discovery’ during its first season. The canon we know seems to be mostly untouched.

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Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror

Nikola Tesla’s Night Of Terror

‘Nikola Tesla’s Night Of Terror’ introduces the Doctor to Tesla and Thomas Edison. One of the hallmarks of ‘Doctor Who,’ besides a base under siege and running down corridors, is meeting historical characters. And really, you can’t do a show about time travel without bumping into some famous people from the past. This week it’s […]

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Orphan 55

Orphan 55 Review

After all of the surprises contained in ‘Spyfall,’ I expected that ‘Orphan 55’ might be a bit slower. Instead, ‘Orphan 55’ is non-stop action, just at the price of a coherent plot-line. It gets the ideas it wants to introduce across, but the elements never come together to form a good story. The addition of […]

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Short Treks Children of Mars

Short Treks: Children Of Mars Review

‘Short Treks: Children of Mars’ tells the story of Kima (Ilamaria Ebrahimtk) and Lil (Sadie Munroe). They suffer from the age-old problem of not liking each other. The reasons are unclear, but we’ve all been there and know how it feels. Both of their parents work in the Utopia Planitia Shipyards located on Mars. An […]

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Doctor Who - Spyfall

‘Doctor Who – Spyfall’ Review

I chose to wait for both episodes of ‘Doctor Who – Spyfall’ to air before reviewing them. I didn’t want to engage in the speculation that comes with a cliffhanger. Based on some of the guessing flying around the internet, I think I made the right choice. So what does the start of Jodie Whittaker’s […]

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