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…

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…

Marvel’s Spider-Man – Season 1 Episode 7

Spider-Man

“Symbiotic Relationship” Marvel’s Spider-Man moves the background Venom symbiote story to the front and explores Peter’s relationship with the alien creature. Peter’s time wearing the black suit has been explored a number of ways. Spider-Man 3 told this story, the 90s Spider-Man cartoon had its own version of it, Spectacular Spider-Man dealt with it in…

Marvel’s Spider-Man – Season 1 Episode 6

Spider-Man

“Sandman” Marvel’s Spider-Man introduces classic Spidey villain Flint Marko aka Sandman (Travis Willingham) and takes a step forward setting up the ongoing Venom storyline. Sandman is a fairly well know Spider-Man villain thanks to his appearance in the divisive Spider-Man 3 so it makes sense that any adaptation would eventually do its own version of…

Outlander – Season 3 Episode 1

Outlander

“The Battle Joined” Outlander returns from a very long break to reveal the fate of Jamie after the Battle of Culloden and show Claire attempting to settle into life with Frank in 1948. The mythology of this show continues to grow and develop in ways that I find surprising. It’s a very difficult show to…