Star Wars Rebels – Season 4 Episode 8

“Crawler Commanders” Star Wars Rebels┬áreturns to a more traditional story for this show when the Lothal based team infiltrate a Mining Guild Crawler to get a message to Hera. What we have here is essentially another heist episode. As I’ve said before this is a common episode type for Star Wars Rebels probably because it…

Star Wars Rebels – Season 4 Episode 7

“Kindred” Star Wars Rebels continues to explore the mysteries of Lothal as the Empire closes in on the Ghost Crew. The previous episode set up that there was something of cosmic importance at play that connects the characters in some unknowable way. This kind of destiny fuelled storyline is something that Star Wars is well…

Star Wars Rebels – Season 4 Episode 6

“”Flight of the Defender” Star Wars Rebels continues the return to Lothal with an information gathering mission on an upgraded TIE Defender that doesn’t go as planned. Heist episodes are fairly common on this show. They work well enough because they allow the characters to have a defined role and play to their strengths in…

Star Wars Rebels – Season 4 Episode 5

“The Occupation” Star Wars Rebels returns to Lothal to let Ezra attempt to save his home and complete the arc started last season. Lothal has been an important part of this show since it began. It’s Ezra’s home, it served as a base of operations of sorts for the team and ultimately it’s the place…

Thor: Ragnarok

The God of Thunder goes on a cosmic adventure in an attempt to save Asgard from an Apocalyptic threat in Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok. There’s a recurring criticism that comes out when people talk about Marvel Movies. It is often said that the films all follow a slavish house style that doesn’t allow the individual…

Kneel Before Pod – Spectacular Spider-Man

In 2008 and animated Spider-Man TV series started by the name of Spectacular Spider-Man. It was a well developed and respectful adaptation of the iconic Marvel character. It made such an impression on Craig and Aaron that they just had to record their thoughts on the show overall. They cover everything from the characterisation of…

Star Wars Rebels – Season 3 Episode 10

“An Inside Man” Star Wars Rebels returns to Lothal so that the team can infiltrate an Imperial factory to steal plans for a new weapon. On the surface this plot feels like standard Star Wars stuff. There’s a Star Wars film coming out in a couple of weeks that has this exact premise but this…

Retro Review – Highlander

The Eighties were a long time ago. A long, long time ago. So, now that a 4K remastered print of Russel Mulcahy’s Highlander is available, and some of us had the chance to sample it at the Edinburgh International Film festival, will the past thirty years have taken the shine off this classic, in spite…

Round Table with Clancy Brown

Recently I had the opportunity to catch up with Clancy Brown in a round table scenario. He was attending the 70th Edinburgh International Film Festival to promote the 4K restoration of Highlander. He did a Q&A at the screening, attended a Ceilidh and generally enjoyed being back in Scotland after being away for so long….