DOCTOR WHO: Series 12 – A Dedicated Whovian’s Final Take

“Graham, please stop saying ‘The Chase is on.’”

By completing her second season as The Doctor in Series 12 back in March, 2020, Jodie Whittaker secured her place in the annals of DOCTOR WHO in a way that neither Paul McGann nor Richard E. Grant were ever able. Now, following the eventful finale to Series 12, expectant Whovians wait with bated breath for… Continue reading DOCTOR WHO: Series 12 – A Dedicated Whovian’s Final Take

STAR TREK DISCOVERY S02E14: “Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2” – Time to Trek

“If Admiral April knew what I was doing to his ship, he’d be so pissed...”

The second season finale of STAR TREK DISCOVERY, “Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2,” aired on April 18th. Wrapping up a story-line is always good, especially because one narrative arc’s end signals another’s beginning. This was true in more ways than one in “Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2” since this episode not only promised a third… Continue reading STAR TREK DISCOVERY S02E14: “Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2” – Time to Trek

STAR TREK DISCOVERY S02E13: Reviewing “Such Sweet Sorrow” Part I

“I’m Chris Pike. Men want to be me. Green women want to be with me.”

Cycle up yer spore drives! STAR TREK DISCOVERY is amping up the action and anticipation in preparation for the ultimate episode of its second season. Part one of “Such Sweet Sorrow” laid the groundwork for its second part along with some groundwork for season 3. Lots of tearful goodbyes peppered this episode, and as with… Continue reading STAR TREK DISCOVERY S02E13: Reviewing “Such Sweet Sorrow” Part I

STAR TREK DISCOVERY S02E12: “Through the Valley of Shadows”

“Oh BLEEP!”

STAR TREK DISCOVERY continued its push to the end of its second season with serious nods to Trek shows that have come before. Laying some groundwork for the fan theory that DISCO’s “Control” is the progenitor of STAR TREK: THE NEXT GENERATION’s Borg species, “Through the Valley of Shadows” featured a corpse reanimated by nanites.… Continue reading STAR TREK DISCOVERY S02E12: “Through the Valley of Shadows”

STAR TREK DISCOVERY – S02E10: Reviewing “The Red Angel”

“I won’t miss that whirring noise she made all the time.”

STAR TREK DISCOVERY went heavy on the nostalgia in “If Memory Serves” and followed that up with the introduction of a new mystery in “Project Daedalus.” “Project Daedalus” served as an introduction and abrupt expulsion of Lieutenant Commander Airiam, the cybernetically augmented spore drive ops officer. Viewers learned a bit about Airiam’s personal history, and… Continue reading STAR TREK DISCOVERY – S02E10: Reviewing “The Red Angel”

STAR TREK DISCOVERY – S02E07: “Light and Shadows” – Nostalgia Time

“Captain! A nostalgia rift! Dead ahead!”

STAR TREK DISCOVERY served fans a big helping of nostalgia pie in “Light and Shadows” by introducing some familiar franchise faces. Most notably, the Spock block is finally over. After nearly two months of waiting, DISCOVERY finally introduced everyone’s favourite Vulcan logician — although some outliers may prefer STAR TREK: VOYAGER’s Lieutenant Tuvok — and… Continue reading STAR TREK DISCOVERY – S02E07: “Light and Shadows” – Nostalgia Time

STAR TREK DISCOVERY – Reviewing S02E06: “The Sound of Thunder”

“I bet I can crush my face into your face harder than you can crush your face into my face!!”

Instead of focusing on the story-line that STAR TREK DISCOVERY’s creative team have been promoting since the beginning of Season 2 — the connection between Spock and the “Red Angel” — in “The Sound of Thunder” viewers were treated to the conclusion of a story arc introduced during one of DISCOVERY’s SHORT TREKS, which aired in… Continue reading STAR TREK DISCOVERY – Reviewing S02E06: “The Sound of Thunder”

COUNTERPART Season 2 – Mutually Assured Destruction

“I’m seeing double, four Howards!”

WARNING: Spoilers Ahead! COUNTERPART viewers have come to the end of this unique show’s second, and potentially final, season. Proving that good things often come to an end too soon, STARZ announced shortly before COUNTERPART’s second season finale aired that the show had been canceled. This news came as a shock to fans of the… Continue reading COUNTERPART Season 2 – Mutually Assured Destruction

STAR TREK DISCOVERY – Reviewing S02E05: “Saints of Imperfection”

“Tilly! Stop shining your light in my face!!”

STAR TREK DISCOVERY featured the return of a couple familiar first-season faces and introduced someone who, it seems, will be a recurring presence. The new character viewers met in “Saints of Imperfection,” Captain Leland (Alan Van Sprang), seems to be an old friend — or maybe frenemy — of Captain Pike (Anson Mount). Much was… Continue reading STAR TREK DISCOVERY – Reviewing S02E05: “Saints of Imperfection”

STAR TREK DISCOVERY – S02E04: Reviewing “An Obol for Charon”

“No, I don’t think I sound like the computer.”

“An Obol for Charon” returned STAR TREK DISCOVERY to a familiar Trek theme. Unlike “Point of Light,” which attempted, unsuccessfully, to weave together ten story lines, this episode focused on three or four stories. Of primary concern was the virus attacking the Discovery. The virus, apparently related to an unfamiliar energy pulse, affects a variety… Continue reading STAR TREK DISCOVERY – S02E04: Reviewing “An Obol for Charon”

STAR TREK DISCOVERY – S02E03: Few Points for “Point of Light”

“Uh, your breath smells like blood wine.”

As you might expect from an episode featuring ten loosely related plot lines, STAR TREK DISCOVERY’s “Point of Light” was a bit unwieldy. I know: DISCO is getting geared up for its newest adventure, and intrigue needs time to percolate, but featuring ten plots while introducing and re-introducing viewers to a cast of characters is just… Continue reading STAR TREK DISCOVERY – S02E03: Few Points for “Point of Light”

OUTLANDER Season 4 in Review: Brought Together/Torn Apart

“I hate you so much Caitriona.”

OUTLANDER season 4 showed fans both hardships and heartwarming moments. Reunions between lovers, a first meeting between father and daughter, a rape, and several hard-fought battles dotted this season’s landscape. And, taking advantage of the time and place in which OUTLANDER is set, viewers also caught a glimpse of a very famous 18th-century colonist, George… Continue reading OUTLANDER Season 4 in Review: Brought Together/Torn Apart

STAR TREK DISCOVERY – S02E01: A Fraternal Return for “Brother”

“What the hell is this, some kind of tube?!”

STAR TREK DISCOVERY’s season 2 premiere, like many season premieres, made a lot of narrative promises. That this episode’s title is “Brother” is quite telling, and the writers wasted little time in addressing the green-blooded elephant in the room. If Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) is Sarek’s adopted daughter, then that makes her Spock’s adopted sister.… Continue reading STAR TREK DISCOVERY – S02E01: A Fraternal Return for “Brother”

STAR TREK DISCOVERY Season 2: This Ain’t No Short Trek

“Sneeze on me again and I’ll plug yer nose for you.”

Fans of STAR TREK DISCOVERY have waited for the premiere of the second season of the newest iteration of our favourite franchise. STAR TREK DISCOVERY season 2 promises to take fans of the popular franchise on another adventure. Only time will tell whether fans of the already popular franchise will enjoy this new adventure, but… Continue reading STAR TREK DISCOVERY Season 2: This Ain’t No Short Trek

OUTLANDER – S04E10: “The Deep Heart’s Core” – Let’s Be Honest

“God, I miss toilets and Led Zeppelin!”

“The Deep Heart’s Core” was an exciting and frustrating episode. In true OUTLANDER style, reunions are short lived, and emotional bonding is difficult and tenuous. But before getting to “The Deep Heart’s Core,” doing a brief review of the previous two episodes, “Wilmington” and “The Birds & The Bees,” is probably a good plan. OUTLANDER… Continue reading OUTLANDER – S04E10: “The Deep Heart’s Core” – Let’s Be Honest

OUTLANDER S04E07: “Down the Rabbit Hole” – The Daughter of a Witch

Ugh...the past is so mountainous.

“Down the Rabbit Hole” gave OUTLANDER viewers a break from the constant struggle that Jamie and Claire’s life has become since moving to North Carolina. Instead, viewers got a sense of the struggles that Brianna’s and Roger’s lives have become since coming through the time stones themselves. Jamie and Claire were noticeably absent in this… Continue reading OUTLANDER S04E07: “Down the Rabbit Hole” – The Daughter of a Witch

OUTLANDER – Reviewing “Savages” & “Blood of My Blood”

“For ignorance!”

The sixth episode of OUTLANDER’s fourth season aired on STARZ on Sunday. “Blood of My Blood” continued the show’s exploration of the tensions between European colonists and the Indigenous population in North Carolina. Last week, “Savages” highlighted how tentative and delicate any kind of peace was between these two communities. Fear leads to misunderstanding, and… Continue reading OUTLANDER – Reviewing “Savages” & “Blood of My Blood”

OUTLANDER S04E04: “Common Ground” – Crazy Like A Bear

“I think it’s going to be smooth sailing from here on.”

Realizing the futility in taking over Jocasta’s plantation during last week’s episode, Jamie and Claire decide to take Governor Tryon up on his offer of a parcel of land. The Frasers’ pioneering spirit is eventually rewarded, but, as usual, they have to deal with a violent threat first. “Common Ground” showed Jamie, Claire, and Ian… Continue reading OUTLANDER S04E04: “Common Ground” – Crazy Like A Bear