Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (2002) – George Lucas

  The Star Wars films continue as I delve further into George Lucas’ films thanks to the Sci-Fi Chronicles. This time it is the second instalment in the Prequel Trilogy. And while a considerable step-up from The Phantom Menace, this one is still too clunky and too digital. Jonathan Hale helps Lucas out on the…

Orphan Black S03E04 – Newer Elements of Our Defense

  Orphan Black is everywhere – they were picked up for their fourth season this week, issue 3 of the comic book from IDW is on the stands (and it is canon after all), the amazing Funko figures (which I still need to pick up) so I was giddy sitting down to watch what happens this…

Orphan Black S03E03 – Formalized, Complex and Costly

  Orphan Black continues to wow, as episode 3 roared across screens last night on Space. The series continues to be filled with amazing character beats, that continue to layer them, expand them, and plunge them into new directions. Art (Kevin Hanchard) is still haunted by Beth’s (Tatiana Maslany) death, and his inability to do…

Orphan Black S03E01 – The Weight of this Combination

  Get ready Clone Club, Sarah, Helena, Cosima, Rachel and Alison (all Tatiana Maslany) are back tonight on Space! And just like last season, neither writers nor actors are willing to rest on their much-deserved laurels. Graeme Manson starts the season off by plunging us into an all new nightmare, and I didn’t realize until I…

Orphan Black S02E01 – Nature Under Constraint And Vexed

Black is back! Tonight! On Space!! Thank goodness, because that wait seemed interminable. And it leaps right back into things in this episode penned by Graeme Manson. Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) is desperate to find Kira (Skyler Wexler) and take on whomever abducted her little girl. Fleeing Mrs. S’s (Maria Doyle Kennedy) home, it’s not long before trouble…

Battlestar Galactica (1978) – The Gun On Ice Planet Zero

This week’s installment of my look back at Battlestar Galactica features the two-parter, The Gun On Ice Planet Zero written by Bellisario, Michael Sloan and Leslie Stevens, from a story idea by John Ireland, Jr. The first episode aired on October 22, 1978, with its conclusion airing the following week on the 29th. The fleet appears to be in trouble as…

Almost Human S01E05 – Blood Brothers

This week we take on the ideas of murder, cloning and a medium psychic (though on a good day, she’s a petite psychic)… Captain Maldonado (Lili Taylor) is in court monitoring the trial of a murderer named Avery (Graham Miller), and awaiting the testimony of two sequestered and protected witnesses. When one of the witness…