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When Stark’s Toys Go Missing

I love the original Captain America film. It hits all the grand period piece pulp awesome buttons. The whole thing is realised brilliantly. One of those elements is Agent Peggy Carter. I have no idea whether they intended the character to be that strong a part of the film, but …

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The Wonder of The Flash

Way back in 1997 (to 2003) there was a TV show called Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It aired in a decade when TV had just started to get great. It was a brilliant show. It was great because it was incredibly well written as well as being witty and clever …

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Alas, Doctor Who, I am Done!

I’ve made a decision. Not a big, consequential, life changing decision, but one that does represent the end of a personal TV era. I am done with Doctor Who. Don’t get me wrong, due to the pop culture nature of the show, the make-up of my Twitter feed, etc, it’s …

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Re-Engaging With Star Trek

It’s been a while since I watched any Star Trek. This is to be expected as Star Trek: The Next Generation aired 1987 – 1994, Deep Space Nine 1993 – 1999 and Star Trek: Voyager 1995 – 2001, though I never consistently watched Voyager, but despite this I seem to …

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Almost Human, Almost Great

Almost Human was a show I wasn’t aware of at all. I had no idea it was in development. The first I heard of it was when people started commenting on the pilot episode on Twitter. A near future cop show in the mould of late eighties and early nineties …

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Small Town USA Western

It was probably to be expected that someone would eventually realise that a Jack Reacher TV series might be a good idea. A badass with issues walks into town and rights wrongs often through being capable of extreme voilence with his own sense of justice. You’d have to tweak the …

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The Serenity Experience

I’m not someone who takes great pleasure in always liking something that the majority of people don’t know exists, or decided it wasn’t for them. You know the sort? The people who always listen to obscure bands, and like obscure movies, claiming they are the best thing ever, and the …

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Firefly Redux

Five days ago I called Firefly mediocre, I just want to take a moment to say I was wrong. Every so often a TV show is a slow burner, and at some point an episode comes along that either defines the series or just makes it work. A number of …

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Firefly

I got the Firefly DVD set yesterday, and I’ve watched the first four episodes, it’s certainly a series that takes some mental adjustment. I’ve always known that Firefly was called a ‘western in space’, but then Star Wars has been called that as well, the difference with Firefly is they …

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Sweeps Week Gaming

‘Sweeps Week’ a time when the US TV Networks go crazy, as it’s when ratings samples are taken to decide the ‘worth’ of advertising slots. It’s a time of great competition, high drama, and fear tactics and, on occasion, downright sleaze, anything to get the viewers watching their networks. Obviously, …

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