Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Stargate Universe - "Hope"

Chloe (Elyse Levesque) undergoes a bit of a personality problem (again), while Eli (David Blue) and Matthew (Brian J. Smith) helplessly watch.
Photo Credit: Syfy
Review by Paul Steven Brown

'Stargate Universe'
Season 2 - Episode 14

I've found most of the 'Stargate Universe' episodes that have aired after the mid-season hiatus a bit underwhelming. This is opposite of how I viewed first season, when I thought series really started to click during that season's back half. That being said, "Hope" is probably my favorite episode since the second season winter break.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Fringe - "Bloodline"

Walternate (John Noble), Charlie (Kirk Acevedo), and Lincoln (Seth Gabel) have a whispered discussion, which is made more thrilling by its location: a stairwell!
Photo Credit: FOX
Review by Paul Steven Brown

Season 3 - Episode 18

If anything, "Bloodline" was an interesting way of speeding through Fauxlivia's pregnancy and the birth of Peter Bishop's son. If played out in realtime, this event would have had to wait until sometime next season. As it stands, Faux will be in fighting form sooner and with a nice little bundle of plot complication in tow.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Cultural Wormhole Presents: The Merc Report Episode 6

Spinning out of X-Nation, The Merc Report is your monthly review of the many Deadpool comic books published by Marvel Comics. This episode Corwin Crowl takes us through the Month in Merc for February 2011.

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Reviewed this episode: Deadpool #33, Deadpool Team-Up #884 & 885, Deadpool Corps #11, Deadpool and Cable #26 and Deadpool MAX #5.

Music by Jenki "Girls of Los Angeles"

Stargate Universe - "Alliances"

Col. Young (Louis Ferreira) aboard the Destiny.
Photo Credit: Syfy
Review by Paul Steven Brown

'Stargate Universe'
Season 2 - Episode 13

Wray and Greer have bumped heads on more than one occasion since the start of 'Stargate Universe'. While their differences have never escalated into a physical altercation, as with Young and Rush (twice), There has always been a notion that their situation would eventually come to a head. While Young and Rush have had problems seeing eye to eye as far as the how the mission was to be handled, Wray and Greer's conflict has always been about personality differences.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Fringe - "Stowaway"

Lincoln Lee (Seth Gabel) of the Fringe Prime universe makes his television debut.
Photo Credit: FOX
Review by Paul Steven Brown

Season 3 - Episode 17

Oh, 'Fringe'! So cute and clever with its multi-leveled episode titles. See "Stowaway" refers to William Bell sneaking into Olivia Dunham's mind as well as poor Dana Gray, who can't die, but is trying to hitch a ride to the afterlife with the souls of suicide victims. What? You already figured that one out? Oh, nevermind.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Stargate Universe - "Twin Destinies"

Eli (David Blue) is hit with a strange form of guilt that temporal mechanics could only provide.
Review by Paul Steven Brown

'Stargate Universe'
Season 2 - Episode 12
"Twin Destinies"

In "Visionary", one of my favorite 'Star Trek: Deep Space Nine' episodes from that show's third season, everyman Miles O'Brien gets bounced in and out of the short term future, gathering clues to prevent the destruction of the space station. The cool twist in that story is that Miles from a few hours in the future ends up replacing the one that we've been tracking entire hour (if not the series up the this point). "Twin Destinies" has a similar prophet of doom from the future sort of plot.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Fringe - "Os"

Lance Reddick, Anna Torv, John Noble, and Joshua Jackson looking to see if those Friday ratings are going up.
Photo Credit: FOX
Review by Paul Steven Brown

Season 3 - Episode 16

"Os" flows pretty nicely out of the events and thoughts of "6B", but both episodes were separated by a trip back to '80s 'Fringe' and a week off due the NAACP awards. As much as I enjoyed  "Subject 13" did interrupt the flow of the show's regular narrative. That being said, this was probably one of the strongest episodes of this season's middle chapter. And like "The Firefly" which kicked off the second arc of season three, "Os" includes a guest appearance by a great '80s icon.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Stargate Universe - "Deliverance"

Camile (Ming-Na) pays Chloe a visit.
Photo Credit: Syfy
Review by Paul Steven Brown

'Stargate Universe'
Season 2 - Episode 11

After a three month hiatus, 'Stargate Universe' is back. Unfortunately, during the break Syfy announced that they were cancelling program, which has been part of a long running science fiction franchise that had benefited the network for the better part of a the last decade. Luckily, 'SGU' isn't getting its remaining episodes burned off in a single day like 'Caprica'. I guess Syfy feels they can still make a little money off the show.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Cultural Wormhole Presents: X-Nation Episode 14

In this installment of X-Nation we discuss six more classic issues in Days of X-Men Past.

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Days of X-Men Past: X-Treme X-Men #10, X-Treme X-Men #11, Uncanny X-Men #403, Uncanny X-Men #404, New X-Men #123, New X-Men #124.