Archive for the ‘TELEVISION & CABLE’ Category

BACK TO THE FUTURE Appears in Yet Another Commercial (and it’s pretty cool!)

As we approach 2015, there doesn’t seem to be any waning in the interest and callbacks to the Back to the Future franchise. Every six months or so, a reference shows up in commercials on TV, online, or in the movies – from hocking Nike shoes, using fake Hoverboards in joke videos, to a cameo in […]

Kirk, Spock and Bones: Teaching My Son The Essential (STAR TREK) Stuff That Matters

My one-year-old son will be asking me many difficult questions all too soon. Ones like: “Where do babies come from?” “Is Santa Claus real?” and most certainly: “Why is my middle name Tiberius?” As a Star Trek fan, I look forward to answering only one of these questions. I think that Star Trek has a […]

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1 (Summer Hiatus Review)

It’s been two weeks since Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. aired its season 1 finale. Two weeks since Coulson and the gang last grappled with the fall of S.H.I.E.L.D., Ward’s betrayal, and various super-powered shenanigans in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fortunately the series was renewed for a second season. Unfortunately that season doesn’t begin for three full months. […]

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 22: Beginning of the End (season finale review)

As is the norm with Joss Whedon shows, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. started slow and ended big. And we’re only talking about the season finale, not the series finale. If you hung on during the lackluster early episodes, then your reward is here. Having said that, this isn’t the best episode. Beginning of the End is […]

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Ep 21: Ragtag (T.V. review)

I always aim for these reviews to be around 600 to 800 words long, but they more than frequently end up being over 1,000. There’s so much packed into the average episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. that it’s hard to critique it all without straining Microsoft Word’s Word Count tool. Take this week’s episode, for […]

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 20: Nothing Personal (T.V. review — redacted)

Due to recent “game changing” events within the global peace-keeping organization known as S.H.I.E.L.D., this week’s regularly scheduled review has been deemed “blasphemous propaganda” by the Supreme Hydra and replaced with Hydra’s own unbiased critique.  Enjoy. Tweet

ONCE UPON A TIME – Season 3, Ep.19 (TV Review)

Previously on  Once Upon a Time, the history on why Zelena was given away by Cora came to the fore front. Unfortunately for Snow White, it just so happens that Snow’s mother Eva was the one responsible for having given Zelena away. Back in present day Storybrooke, Regina, Snow, Charming, and Hook bring Cora back […]

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Ep 19: The Only Light in the Darkness (T.V. review)

Question: Can subtext exist without text? Question: Is The Only Light in the Darkness a Springsteen album or an Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode? Important questions.  Let’s see what the answers are. Tweet

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 18: Providence (T.V. review)

After some incredibly tense twists and turns in recent episodes of Agents of Hydra S.H.I.E.L.D., it’s nice to have a lighter tone reappear with this week’s adventure.  I’m not talking about the juvenile antics of Skye and Fitz-Simmons that alienated viewers (myself included) in early episodes.  Thankfully the spy kids have grown up.  The lighter […]

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Ep 17: Turn, Turn, Turn (T.V. review)

T.V. network marketing tosses around the term “game changer” as if it’s a rag doll.  “Tune in to this week’s exciting ______ .   It’s a game changer!” “Don’t miss tonight’s game changing episode of _____ !!”  “After the final game changing moments of the new _______ , nothing will ever.  Be the same.  Again!!!” Seldom […]

ONCE UPON A TIME – Season 3 Ep.16 (TV Review)

Previously on “Once Upon a Time”, Zelena, aka the Wicked Witch of the West, follow through on arguably the most heinous act of the entire series, she killed Neal, Emma’s lover and Rumpelstiltskin’s father. Furthermore, Rumpel’s weakness to Zelena is revealed, as she touts her control over him. With him in her back pocket, she […]

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 16: End of The Beginning (T.V. review)

After featuring ancillary agents Blake, Garrett, Sitwell and Victoria Hand in solo episodes, we now have their Avengers-like team-up in the latest installment of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  The quartet joins Coulson & Co. in stopping the Clairvoyant once and for all, a goal complicated by the presence of Mike Peterson, A.K.A. Deathlok the Demolisher, which […]

ONCE UPON A TIME Season 3 Ep.14 (TV Review)

Previously on Once Upon a Time many cataclysmic revelations were revealed both in the past and in the present. First and foremost that Rumpelstiltskin is in fact alive and being held captive by the Wicked Witch in Storybrooke. Not only is he alive, he’s being held captive by the Wicked Witch on the outskirts of […]

ONCE UPON A TIME – Season 3 Ep.13 (TV Review)

Previously on “Once Upon a Time” Emma was reunited with her parents after Captain Hook helped give Emma her memory back, In doing so it gives her the power to remember what happened to her family and the rest of the fairytale characters. In the present day, Emma has found out that she soon will be a […]

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Ep 15: Yes Men (T.V. review)

The name of this week’s episode, Yes Men, is thankfully not a reference to the underwhelming Jim Carrey film of nearly the same name (Yes Man).  Nor is it a Jeopardy answer, as in: ALEX TREBEK: “What fanboys call the confidantes who read George Lucas’ Star Wars prequel scripts, knew they were bad, and did […]

“ONCE UPON A TIME” Season 3 Ep.12 (TV Review)

Previously on “Once Upon a Time”… Peter Pan’s curse to reset the characters of Storybrooke was fully realized as Henry and Emma were sent to New York without an iota of them being aware of what had happened since the curse had come to pass by the Evil Queen Regina. The rest of the principal […]

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 14: T.A.H.I.T.I. (T.V. review — redacted)

  For the sake of national security, this week’s critique of the new S.H.I.E.L.D. episode has had certain information-sensitive passages redacted by agent Maria Hill, under orders from Director Fury himself. Should you choose to read any further, all knowledge of your involvement will be disavowed.  Should you choose not to read further, all enjoyment […]

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 13: T.R.A.C.K.S. (T.V. review — redacted)

What follows is a classified document critical of this week’s new S.H.I.E.L.D. episode.  For reasons of national security, several information-sensitive passages have been redacted at the request of Director Fury. Rumors that this was a cover-up perpetrated by the reviewer in order to “get out of” having to write a full, cohesive review cannot be […]

Lindalee’s Doctor Who FAN ART Review – Ep.11

On this latest Fan Art segment, our resident 5 1/2 year old Whovian; Lindalee receives a mysterious package and an unexpected call from an old friend from across the miles. Plus we reveal the winner of the Tom Richmond autographed limited edition art-work. If you like Doctor Who and Puppets, you may want to stick […]

Holy Bat News! The Batman TV Series is Coming to DVD and my Inner Child is Going Crazy!

 ANNOUNCER:  Midnight in Gotham City…the very dead of night.   Executives from Fox and Warner, outside the studio?  Something must be very much amiss inside the studio for them to be discussing Batman and Robin.   A Mexican stand off?  A plot?  A deal?  Oh, what tangled webs we weave.   Then in the rosy-fingered […]

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