Last night was the second Sunday episode of The Orville before it moves to its regular time slot on Thursdays after Gotham. This episode features a “junior officer ends up in charge and has to figure things out” story and shows that The Orville is a better show when Seth MacFarlane isn’t on screen.
I’m not a big Seth MacFarlane fan but I still decided to give the first episode of The Orville a watch. As has been pointed out on many places online the show is a bit all over the place but I liked the pilot enough to watch the next episode.
I’m a little surprised no one has posted anything by now about The Tick. Amazon put out the first half of the season Friday and if I could get watch the six episodes at my pace others should have by now.
The Season 12 finale of Face Off is upon us. The three finalists and their teams have their opportunity to fine tune their creations for Glenn’s haunted house experience and deal with the new twist thrown at them. Who will be crowned winner of Season 12? Results ahead.
I theorized about this back before Jessica Jones premiered on Netflix. While watching The Defenders I had a thought that changed my theory. Before I thought that Jessica Jones was Chloe’s alter-ego but it makes much more sense that Chloe is an alternate personality of Jessica Jones.
On this week’s Face Off we have the first half of the 12th season finale. The three finalists must create characters for a haunted house experience. Since this is Part One no one will be eliminated. Instead this week is a rehearsal/test run for next week’s final product. Results ahead.
On this week’s Face Off the five remaining contestants must create aliens inspired by actual recordings from space. Who will catch the rocket to the finale and who will be eating space dust? Results ahead (and they weren’t quite what I expected).
On this week’s Face Off the two contestant effects shops must create zombie-like victims of a fungal infection. Who will have all the gifts and who will be consumed by their fungus? Results ahead.
I recently watched the two-part Voyager episode “Equinox.” While “Equinox” started with a decent premise the execution left me frustrated. After finding out about the Ronald D. Moore connection to that episode I saw how he addressed his similar frustrations with Voyager on Battlestar Galactica.
On this week’s Face Off the two contestant effects shops must create characters possessed by objects. Which of the seven remaining contestants will master their possession and which one will be repossessed? Results ahead.
Annalee Newitz (some of you may remember her) has a new book, Autonomous, hitting stores in September. But there is already a music video inspired by the book. The future still has country music.
On this week’s Face Off the two contestant effects shops must create the four seasons for a dance performance. Since one shop is starting the week with five members and the other with only three you know what’s going to happen first. Who will be the lords and ladies of the dance? Results ahead.
Those two characters may never meet onscreen but Jodie Whittaker and Christopher Eccleston have performed together in a modern adaptation of Antigone. If nothing else this shows that Whittaker can bring the Doctor’s righteous fire and passion in case you had any doubts.
While the first release from Neill Blomkamp’s Oats Studios, Rakka, was a set of scenes telling bits of a story, Zygote tells a story in its 22 minute run time. Starring Dakota Fanning, Zygote borrows heavily from Alien and The Thing among other sources.
After taking off last week Face Off returns this week and the two contestant effects shops must create horned demons for Dante’s Circles of Hell. Which shop will reign and who will be cast out? Results ahead.
At this point I’m much more interested in the post-apocalyptic Western of Fear the Walking Dead than Rick’s struggle with Negan on The Walking Dead. This week’s midseason finale brings back a familiar face who plays an important role in the showdown over the Broke Jaw Ranch.
An email I recently received from Amazon helpfully subdivided the broad category of science fiction into subgroups that fall in line with my browsing and purchasing history. I’m not sure I really need to separate out the ground-pounders from the space jockeys though.
Jeremiah Otto is flawed but he does drop some quotable lines. This week’s episode of Fear the Walking Dead is about the reactions to the events of last week. We also learn that after TEOTWAWKI a lawyer can still be a dangerous adversary.
On this week’s episode of Face Off balance is restored then the two contestant effects shops must create occupants for fairy tale houses. Which shop has the dream house and which one has a nightmare house? Results ahead.
On this week’s Fear the Walking Dead we have two road trips. One is a return to a place I wasn’t expecting to see again and the other is a reminder that TEOTWAWKI is a good time to settle old scores. Also Nick, Luciana, and Alicia try to figure out their places in their new circumstances.