Get ready, because I’m getting ready to totally spoil everything that happens in the first five minutes of the series premiere of Colony, USA Network’s new alien-occupation dystopian series set in a near-future Los Angeles.
In the recent Batman-heavy years, darkness has done DC Comics good, especially on the big screen. From Nolan’s Batman films, to the dark and drab feel of Man of Steel, to the gritty and gothic Gotham TV series, DC has perfected this skill for the brooding and brutal so sharply that many fans even wondered aloud whether DC Comics had forgotten the fun and adventure that also existed within their characters and worlds. Well, no answer could dispute that notion more clearly than the brilliance and excitement that is The Flash TV series. DC Comics has just recently released The Flash: The Complete First Season on Blu-ray and if you haven’t yet had the pleasure of enjoying this amazing and addictive show, it is time to develop some super speed powers and catch up while you can!
I love zombies of all forms, slow, fast, sentient, drooling, and falling apart. And, I am an ever-loyal Marshmallow (Veronica Mars uber-fan). So, zombies written by Rob Thomas? Yes, please!!
There is a featurette on the Gotham: Season One DVD called “Fractured Villains of Gotham.” This word, “fractured,” turns out to be an accurate description of almost every aspect of the show, both in front of and behind the camera. It is this schizophrenic nature that informs both its strengths and its weaknesses.
"The Siege of Lothol"
Last week, I had the privilege of attending Star Wars Celebration for the first time. It was unlike any experience I'd ever had and such a joy to meet so many different fans from around the world. My last day there, Saturday, was a non-stop Star Wars Rebels fest for me, as I attended the Cast-and-Crew panel, where they debuted the Season 2 trailer and capped it off that evening with the big event: the Season 2 premiere! For this review, I'm going to keep it pretty much spoiler free and under the assumption that you've all watched the Season 2trailer (which is available after the break), because if you haven't seen it yet, you really should!
You know that friend who only has a few anecdotes and constantly keeps retelling the same stories over and over again? Steven Moffat has become that friend to Doctor Who, and no matter how great those stories were the first time, I am tired of them.
Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of interviewing Kim Turney and Patty Jean Robinson about their IndieGoGo project: a time travel action/comedy web series called Pike and Trident. Well, I’m pleased to report that their tireless labor over the last few months has finally yielded fruit! Pike and Trident: Episode 1, “A Viking We Will Go,” premiered today on YouTube! And, I’m pleased to report that it’s everything they promised and more.
While “Into the Dalek” was by no means perfect, it was far better than the previous episode. In this episode, we got to see a bit more of what the Twelfth Doctor will be like, and we also got the addition of a new cast member.
Do not hold your breath for “Deep Breath.” Series 8 of Doctor Who has begun, and it is off to a mediocre start. Peter Capaldi deserved a better outing for his first full debut, and, more importantly, we, as the audience, did as well.