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terminal provocations

There’s Nothing Provocative About “Terminal Provocations”

That can be a problem that “Star Trek: Lower Decks” faces. It wants to send up the ideas that we’ve seen repeatedly in “Star Trek” history. To do so successfully, though, there needs to be something unique about the satire.

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Agents Of SHIELD – Leap Review

Ok, I know it’s my own fault.  I often watch ‘Agents of SHIELD’ and promptly forget the details of each episode, not to mention entire seasons.  That is part of what makes watching things like ‘Doctor Who’ fun – I’m not really hung up on the continuity, so when things don’t line up it doesn’t bother me […]

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Good Omens – Saturday Morning Funtime Review

Armaggedon finally begins to rear its ugly head in ‘Saturday Morning Funtime’, and it’s not a moment too soon.  While the first three episodes of the series have been entertaining to watch, the march toward the end seemed to be taking a back seat to the antics of Crowley and Aziraphale.  It’s hard to call that […]

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Good Omens – Hard Times Review

If episode three of ‘Good Omens’ proves anything, it’s that the relationship between Crowley and Aziraphale and more importantly David Tennant and Michael Sheen is what makes this adaptation worth watching.  The other elements, while entertaining, cannot hold the whole thing together the way these two do.  Yes, that is the nature of these characters from […]

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Collision Course Part Two Closes Out The First Half of Agents of SHIELD But Leaves More Intriguing Questions

I’ve said it before with this show and it shines through again in ‘Collision Course Part Two’: SHIELD works best when the whole team is together.  Separate them off across the universe and something just feels off.  So when the team does reunite by the midseason conclusion (well, this episode would have served that purpose if […]

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The Agents Are On A Collision Course As The Shrike Storyline Comes Together

Reviewing part one of a two-part episode always feels a bit empty.  Questions that are raised will undoubtedly be answered in part two, and the reactions you have might be unjustified by then.  And of course, while the episode is probably action packed – you do have to get viewers back for part two – […]

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‘Toldja’ Reveals The Threat Of This Season Of SHIELD

Sarge, the Phil Coulson look-alike who is all cold and hard and killy, further revealed himself not to be the threat of this season of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’ in ‘Toldja’.  One might question why he couldn’t help the team with their Shrike problem earlier, but he does help rescue May and Yo-Yo who were trapped on the […]

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Memory Is Inescapable In The Latest Agents Of SHIELD

For as much as they’ve been extra kept apart this season we definitely deserved a good FitzSimmons reunion.  After all, keeping these two characters apart has been a cornerstone of the series, particularly in the last few years.  Although ‘Inescapable’ is only the sixth episode of the season, it feels like Simmons has been searching for […]

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‘Code Yellow’ And ‘The Other Thing’ Move Agents Of SHIELD Right To The Point

If my previous reviews of season 6 have seemed a little impatient with ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’, then the review of these two episodes should make up for that.  This show has always had a pattern of introducing a big idea and then not really giving viewers any breadcrumbs to find their way to what is going […]

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Fear And Loathing On The Planet Of Kitson Elevates SHIELD To A New High

I said it a lot last season and this episode holds the idea up even further; ‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ works best the more the team is tied together.  That isn’t to say the first few episodes of the season haven’t worked.  In comparison to ‘Fear and Loathing on the Planet of Kitson’, they do move along a little […]

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