Doctor Who Review: S09E02 — The Witch’s Familiar

Episode 2 is even better than episode 1 (which I enjoyed a lot). I’m pretty sure a lot of the people who haven’t liked the direc­tion Who has gone in for the last few seasons still won’t like it though. The show isn’t offering method­ical, fill in all the gaps type of stories. It takes jumps and expects you … Continue reading Doctor Who Review: S09E02 — The Witch’s Familiar

Book Review — Star Wars: Aftermath

Chuck Wendig’s entry into the Star Wars mythos has garnered a lot of atten­tion and a lot of crit­i­cism. The first is not surprising given the he is essen­tially launching the “Journey to The Force Awakens”, the second seems dispro­por­tionate to any literary or fan crimes committed. Fast Paced Present Tense One of the biggest crit­i­cisms comes … Continue reading Book Review — Star Wars: After­math

TV Review: Minority Report — S01E01 — Pilot

If you want a one sentence review of Minority Report then here it is: Entirely adequate. In fact the pilot episode of Minority Report is exactly what you would expect from a broad­cast network tv show in 2015 and not one bit more than that. There are hints of an ongoing story-arc; there’s a pleas­antly racially diverse cast; there’s a “strong … Continue reading TV Review: Minority Report — S01E01 — Pilot

Doctor Who Review: S09E01 — The Magician’s Apprentice

Don’t spend too long thinking about the title, its signif­i­cance is likely not that great and besides you’ll need to concen­trate to catch every­thing that’s going on in this episode. Despite being the return of two-parters (some­thing I am terribly happy about)  there is no notice­able slowing of Doctor Who’s break-neck pace here. If anything Moffat goes … Continue reading Doctor Who Review: S09E01 — The Magician’s Appren­tice

Book Review: City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett

If you’re looking for some­thing a little different for your next fantasy read then you should check out City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett. It’s not epic fantasy in the tradi­tional sense nor is it the more modern grim­dark fantasy. It eschews the common pseudo middle-ages time frame and sort-of euro­pean setting. So What’s It … Continue reading Book Review: City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett

TV Review: Marvel’s Daredevil S01E09 through S01E13

This review is going to be a little different to my usual style. Normally I keep it pretty light on the spoilers and talk in gener­al­i­ties. In this case though I’m reviewing the last 5 episodes of Dare­devil season 1 and I’ve posted two previous reviews. You already know I like it and think you should watch it. Let’s talk specifics. … Continue reading TV Review: Marvel’s Dare­devil S01E09 through S01E13

Dragon Hoard Part 10: An Exercise of Will

This is post #10 of 11 in the series “Dragon Hoard” Unencum­bered by my body at its limited senses I was better able to grasp the scale of the threat against the casino. Then tension and anger growing throughout the building felt like a headache building deep inside my skull. I still wasn’t able to locate a defin­i­tive source though. … Continue reading Dragon Hoard Part 10: An Exer­cise of Will

TV Review: Marvel’s Daredevil S01E05 — S01E08

So in my initial review of Marvel’s Dare­devil (because all Marvel tv shows appar­ently must be called Marvel’s xxx) I think I made it pretty clear that I was really enjoying the show. If you’re looking for a synopsis of this review it would be: Still enjoying it! But the show is evolving and I think I have some addi­tional thoughts … Continue reading TV Review: Marvel’s Dare­devil S01E05 — S01E08

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