Kneel Before Pod – Krypton – Alien Salt Lamps

A new Superman prequel TV show has started in the form of Krypton; the story of Superman’s grandfather and how he brings his family name from disgrace into the honoured position in society fans of the lore will be familiar with. Our discussion covers nods to other works, how successful the series is at presenting…

Thunderbirds Are Go – Season 2 Episode 12

“Fight or Flight” Thunderbirds Are Go provides another ticking clock when a Zeppelin starts to plummet towards the ground uncontrollably. This episode gets extra points because the people in danger aren’t insufferable idiots. They’re just people who are stuck in an unfortunate situation who need rescuing. As such I found the whole scenario far less…

Thunderbirds Are Go – Season 2 Episode 11

“Weather or Not” Thunderbirds Are Go continues to show how much of a liability Fischler is when more of his plans put people in mortal danger. His bright idea this time is a fleet of weather drones that go awry seconds after deployment and create an uncontrollable storm that threatens the lives of everyone nearby….

Thunderbirds Are Go – Season 2 Episode 10

“High Strung” Thunderbirds Are Go moves away from the oceans and outer space when a ship attached to a balloon finds itself heading towards disaster. This was a fairly typical episode for this show and it was really well executed for the most part. I rolled my eyes slightly when Lumiere was mentioned but thankfully…

Thunderbirds Are Go – Season 2 Episode 9

“Impact” Thunderbirds Are Go takes some inspiration from Armageddon when a wayward comet threatens all life on Earth. The similarities to Armageddon are thankfully few and far between but the plan to drill to the core and plant a bomb is exactly the same. I don’t really have any insightful comments on the comparison but…

Thunderbirds Are Go – Season 2 Episode 8

“Lost Kingdom” Thunderbirds Are Go sends Thunderbird 4 to the lost city of Atlantis when a wayward explorer puts himself in danger. This season really has had a lot of Thunderbird 4 and that is definitely a positive thing for purely selfish reasons. I’ve mentioned many times that Thunderbird 4 is my personal favourite so…

Thunderbirds Are Go – Season 2 Episode 7

“Up From the Depths Part 2” Thunderbirds Are Go picks up from last week with the TV-21 in the possession of the Mechanic and International Rescue picking up the pieces from their losses in the previous episode. This episode enjoys a really fast pace and is very action heavy after the previous episode set up…

Thunderbirds Are Go – Season 2 Episode 6

“Up from the Depths Part 1” Thunderbirds Are Go brings back the Mechanic who goes after a crashed prototype Thunderbird piloted by none other than Jeff Tracy himself. It’s funny how I was saying just last week that I’d like to see the show start to explore the past and give more insight into the…

Thunderbirds Are Go – Season 2 Episode 5

“Colony” Thunderbirds Are Go heads back into space to rescue a transport ship full colonists looking to set up a home on Mars. This episode is almost entirely focused on the rescue at hand and maintains a really quick pace as a result. It takes almost no time before Thunderbird 3 is deployed and the…

Thunderbirds Are Go – Season 2 Episode 4

“City Under the Sea” Thunderbirds Are Go sends the team to a rescue in a sunken city while the Mechanic searches for plans that could help him free the Hood. Two uses of Thunderbird 4 in the space of two weeks! Imagine my delight! Seriously though, using Thunderbird 4 wouldn’t forgive a bad episode in…