It all started with a train. Actually, it was 3 young women in the suburbs who realized they were identical. It was a mysterious Ukrainian murder with a specific M.O. A father who couldn’t face ever seeing his daughter pass away.
No matter how it began, Orphan Black finished its final season last weekend. After five seasons and many casualties, the LEDA sisters – Sarah, Helena, Allison, and Cosima – have finally taken down the threat of the Neolutionists and are living happy, healthy lives with their families. Continue reading
If you’re a fan of Doctor Who (aka a Whovian) or simply savvy in pop culture, you already know that the identity of the 13th Doctor has been revealed. (For those not into Doctor Who, the character is a Time Lord who regenerates instead of dying… you know what? Go watch Doctor Who!) It’s an exciting time for Whovians and there’s always love and hate over the choice. But this time around there’s even more being said because, for the first time in the show’s almost 55-year history, the Doctor will be female. Continue reading
This past weekend, Orphan Black began it’s fifth and final season. It’s a planned exit, which means the stories will be wrapped up in the way the creators intended, which is always a good thing. Of course, like most fans, I’m not happy to see the show leave. I’ve been hooked from the start – great premise, fantastic writing, good twists… and you never know when another clone will show up. Continue reading
At the end of last year, a trade collecting a miniseries covering an important piece of history in the Battlestar Galactica universe was released. Battlestar Galactica: Six is the story of Number Six, the human-like Cylon, before we meet her in the main BSG series. Continue reading
Who is in charge of cleaning up all the time issues created as a result of Doc Brown and Marty’s shenanigans? Sure, Marty destroyed the DeLorean upon returning to 1985, but the Brown family had that extraordinary time traveling locomotive. Bringing Marty’s parents together and giving his father confidence did more than help give birth to 3 successful children. It made his father an author and made Biff a servant. This wasn’t supposed to happen though. These are all time paradoxes, also known as anomalies.
And Teddy takes care of these anomalies. Continue reading
Over the past week I was finally able to find some time to watch The OA. (I’ve heard so much talk about it!) For those not familiar, this is a Netflix series about a young woman, Prairie Johnson, who was missing for seven years and returns home. Seems like a straightforward sort of drama, right? Well, there’s more than one twist to the story, the first of which is the fact that when Prairie went missing she was blind and when she returns her sight has been restored. But that’s just the beginning. Continue reading
Ok, before you roll your eyes too hard, Power Rangers is not really a kids’ movie. Even the wife said, “ I like it. Had it not been titled Power Rangers, I would have taken it for a sci-fi action movie. And Rita was scary!” Yes, that is a direct quote. This is a reboot, I guess, of the original series and the original rangers are all here, Jason Scott, Trini Kwan, Kimberly Hart, Zack Taylor and Billy Cranston. They are all in Angel Grove, too. Along with a few other bits, all of the basic components are present, but that is where the similarities stop. Continue reading
I have always been a fan of stories featuring unreliable narrators. To Kill a Mockingbird. “Jose Chung’s from Outer Space” from the X-files. And now, Mr. Robot.
So who is Mr. Robot? I won’t say (spoilers!). I will say it could be Elliot (Rami Malek), a socially awkward, clinically depressed computer hacker. It could be the strange man in a computer shop jacket (Christian Slater) who confronts Elliot on the subway about his plan to destroy E(vil) Corp. It could be any one of the “fsociety” hackers who start a spiral of attacks on Evil Corp and every person’s account in debt to the company. Mr. Robot could be anybody we meet in the first season of Mr. Robot. Continue reading
Imagine living life as a teenager, being an A+ student in science, and your whole life is ahead. Now imagine that stopping completely at age 13, only to start back up again at 25, with no clue about what’s happened. Continue reading
Aside from maybe 4, the Eighth Doctor, Paul McGann, is my favorite regeneration of the Doctor. While he was not seen for long in the TV movie, his character has lived on in Big Finish’s audio dramas, proving that he should have been the first Doctor to return when the series was rebooted. Unfortunately, he did not come back to television (other than the short 50th anniversary clip), but along with the audio dramas, Titan Comics has published a volume of comics encompassing his short run in comic form as well. Continue reading