Month: February 2020

The Impossible Box

“The Impossible Box” Star Trek: Picard Episode 6 Review

And then, that was it for the plot this week. Hugh manages to get Picard and Soji safely off the Borg Cube. While it was nice to feel some tension as XB’s (ex Borg) and Romulans closing in on Picard and company, the excitement levels never really get all that high. Next week seems as though it will return to a slower-paced plotline as we arrive at Will Riker (Jonathan Frakes) and Deanna Troi’s (Marina Sirtis) home. With only four episodes to go, I’m left wondering where the show is trying to go. Hopefully, Riker will be able to set a more specific course for the remaining episodes.

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ascension of the cybermen

“Ascension Of The Cybermen” – “Doctor Who” Finale Review Part One

‘Ascension of the Cybermen’ really feels like it isn’t leaving enough room for the final episode to settle everything up. At least, not in a satisfactory way. The question of who Brendon is has too many possibilities. To solve it seems like it will take too much time away from The Doctor and The Master. Unless it’s all intertwined somehow, which really could change everything as the Master has promised. I’m interested in watching what “The Timeless Children” will bring. I’m ready for the too quick wrap-up that has plagued so many Doctor Who finales as well.

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stardust city rag

‘Stardust City Rag’ – ‘Star Trek: Picard’ Review

Everyone has something to hide in ‘Star Trek: Picard’ it would seem. ‘Stardust City Rag’ finally starts twisting the plot and gets us off the exposition of the previous episodes. And boy, what turns. Now, if we can get everyone on the Artifact, aka the Romulan Borg Cube, and get this mystery solved. But then, that is wishing for the end of the season, and I don’t want that either.

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the haunting of villa diodati

“Doctor Who – The Haunting Of Villa Diodati” Review

“Doctor Who” in recent years has tried to tackle horror to mixed results. “The Haunting Of Villa Diodati” gets right down to the creation of horror stories, introducing us to the night Mary Shelley was inspired to create “Frankenstein.” Throw in a classic “Doctor Who” villain that was inspired by Shelley’s creation, and you have […]

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absolute candor

“Absolute Candor” Review Of The Latest “Star Trek: Picard”

We have the understanding we need to realize where Picard is now and how the rest of the universe might feel about him. We also have, for better or worse, his team together. Some might find the challenging of the almost god-like status of Jean-Luc Picard troubling, but the progression of the character makes sense. He took a stand, and it didn’t go as planned.

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can you hear me

“Doctor Who: Can You Hear Me?” Review

For a season that is promising big revelations, we haven’t had a lot to go on. You almost wonder if some of the discoveries will wait for another series. Hopefully, the next episode won’t be as forgettable as this. It would be nice to see some of the points make their return before the 2 part finale.

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Birds of Prey

Birds of Prey Brings The Action Without The Character

“Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)” doesn’t offer any real surprises. That’s not a bad thing considering DC’s rocky film past. The film doesn’t break new ground as last year’s “Joker” tried to do. Nor does it try to cram too much in leaving the plot in disarray like it’s […]

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the end is the beginning

‘The End Is The Beginning’ Review

The most tantalizing question and the one that we’ve moved nowhere on is why. But, in the feel-good moment of the episode, we finally have Picard on a starship, asking his crew to ‘engage.’ Hopefully, next week the plot will too.

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Praxeus

‘Praxeus’ Review

‘Praxeus’ is an ok episode, but it could have been better. It’s an episode overpacked with characters and locations that will leave you feeling a bit empty. This late in the season, there are a lot of threads floating without too many answers. Hopefully, the development of the relationship between the Doctor and her companions won’t continue to suffer. Otherwise, it might work better to have the Doctor traveling alone. At least that way, it would leave more space for character development.

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