Star Trek: Discovery – Season 1 Episode 2

Discovery

“Battle at the Binary Stars” Star Trek: Discovery follows on from an impressive opening episode with an all out engagement between Starfleet and the Klingons. The crew of the Shenzhou were left in a very difficult position at the end of the previous episode. They are alone against a fleet of Klingon ships and are…

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 1 Episode 1

Discovery

“The Vulcan Hello” After a 12 year hiatus from television; Star Trek returns to TV with an updated look and a new crew in Star Trek: Discovery. Those who read the site frequently or listen to the podcasts will know that I love Star Trek; many of the contributors to this site do and I…

Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams – Season 1 Episode 2

The Hood Maker

“Impossible Planet” Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams continues with an interstellar pleasure cruise and the promise of visiting a mythical planet called Earth. First of all; I know that I promised that the reviews would be anthologised which doesn’t seem true so far since I also reviewed the previous episode but I promise that the…

Outlander – Season 3 Episode 3

Outlander

“All Debts Paid” Outlander continues with the binary stories with Jamie imprisoned and the continued deterioration of Claire’s relationship with Frank. As I’ve mentioned in the past I find the Claire and Frank scenes problematic because Claire isn’t portrayed in the best light. Her characterisation is consistent so it’s clearly deliberate but she is consistently…

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Kingsman

Matthew Vaughn delivers a follow up dose of comedic spy action that ups the stakes and expands the mythology in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. The first film was a lot of fun but lacked an obvious jumping on point for a sequel since the character arc for Eggsy (Taron Egerton) appeared to be complete so…

Logan Lucky

For those, like me, that saw the trailer for this strange looking slice of Americana and thought, “Wow, that looks weird, and wait, was that Daniel Craig?!?!”, I headed along to see if my worst fears were going to come to pass. With that in mind, I can safely say that Logan Lucky is one…

Marvel’s Spider-Man – Season 1 Episode 8

Spider-Man

“Stark Expo” Marvel’s Spider-Man introduces the titular hero to a larger world when he meets Iron Man (Mick Wingert) at the Stark Expo. There have been mentions here and there of the wider Marvel universe such as Stark’s name being mentioned more than once and a name drop of the African Nation of Wakanda but…

Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams – Season 1 Episode 1

The Hood Maker

“The Hood Maker” What can we say about Philip K. Dick? He’s one of the most influential science fiction writers of all time. His short stories inspired massive films like Blade Runner, Total Recall and Minority Report as well as other films such as Next and The Adjustment Bureau. There are many others that would…

Outlander – Season 3 Episode 2

Outlander

“Surrender” Outlander deals with Jamie’s return to Lallybroch as Claire continues to adjust to motherhood while living with Frank in 1949. I’ll say one thing for Outlander this season, it’s brave. Jamie and Claire’s relationship has been the core of this show since it began thanks in large part to the excellent chemistry between Sam…