TV Review: Marvel’s Jessica Jones S01E01 — S01E03

While DC comics basi­cally owns network tv adap­ta­tions of comic book char­ac­ters, Marvel Comics has been setting out to do some­thing radi­cally different with its Netflix series. Dare­devil set a very high bar giving is a dark explo­ration of  a street level vigi­lante. Marvel’s Jessica Jones  is even darker and quite possibly better. I say that having only watched the first … Continue reading TV Review: Marvel’s Jessica Jones S01E01 — S01E03

Lost Boy

So now you know what we are, and now you know what you are. You’ll never grow old Michael and you’ll never die… But you must feed. Great bit of ink work by Daniel Govar here. Really captured the atti­tude of the char­acter I think. Source: DeviantArt  

LEGO Lord of the Rings — Then King of the Golden Hall

LEGO builder Cameron Wilson has constructed this lovely version of Edoras (King Theoden’s capital in Rohan) from The Lord of the Rings and it’s a wonderful bit of work. I strongly recom­mend you click through to Wilson’s post where he has a bunch more detail photos (including inside the hall where Gandalf faces down Worm­tongue) and a surprising easter … Continue reading LEGO Lord of the Rings — Then King of the Golden Hall

Marvel Comics Cosplay — SpiderGwen

I’ll be honest, I don’t entirely get the internet’s sudden fasci­na­tion with SpiderGwen. She’s an entirely deriv­a­tive char­acter (even more so than the orig­inal Ms. Marvel or She-Hulk were. She worked well as part of the Spider-verse story where the idea as to have a million vari­a­tions on Spider-Man, but she’s not really a compelling char­acter in her … Continue reading Marvel Comics Cosplay — SpiderGwen

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

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