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A Sleep Walker's Sorrow

Last night’s new episode of The Expanse was called “The Weeping Somnambulist”. Certainly an intriguing title, I’m not exactly sure what it means beyond referencing the ship Holden’s crew hitch a ride on. It’s not quite of the Eros crashing into Venus level of plain use of name or title to convey a message. I’m still…

Team Naorummer or Druomi

Am I the only one who wants Naomi and Drummer to ditch Holden and Fred and start their own faction on The Expanse? Drummer (Cara Gee) in particular, in “Pye”, last night’s new episode, is turning out to be a lot more fun than one of the two blandest leading men she’s stuck with on the show. It was a good episode,…

No Safe Place

You might expect to find a secret society of murderous sci-fi racists in the American south but, in 2017's Get Out, a young black man finds he can’t even trust his white girlfriend’s wealthy liberal family in an unnamed part of New England. Directed by comedian Jordan Peele, the film at times feels more like a parody…

Ways of Walking

Easily the best episode of the season so far, “Bury Me Here”, last night’s new episode of The Walking Dead, worked by effectively summoning ghosts of the show’s past and bringing the relationship between the Kingdom and the Saviours down from corny heights into the realm of something more like real human reaction.…

The Hera Chronicles

Hera (Vanessa Marshall) unquestionably owned last night’s new episode of Star Wars Rebels, “Double Agent Droid”. It also featured some nice focus on the droid characters and a starring role for Wedge, who’s more prominent in the episode than Ezra, which is how it fucking should be.

Nobody Shouldn't Know Better

Some stories have very clever plots but have no depth, some stories have depth without especially clever plots. A Death in the Family, the October 2010 Seventh Doctor Doctor Who audio play, is one of those rare stories that excels on both counts. It’s not only one of the best Doctor Who audio plays, it’s one of the…

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The Rick and Michonne Show

Last night’s new Walking Dead, “Say Yes”, was another welcome respite from the Negan plot in which the show reverted to playing what might be called one of its greatest hits; a few people figuring out how to fight zombies and get supplies in clever ways in response to zombie threats that manifest in continually…