The Expanse (2017) – The Seventh Man, and Pyre

While Mars and Earth teeter on the brink of war, Anderson Dawes (Jared Harris) reminds the OPA that it’s the best place for the Belters to keep them. At the same time, Draper (Frankie Adams) begins to recall what really happened during the attack on Ganymede, remembering that the UN forces weren’t firing on her…

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) – Guy Ritchie

Guy Ritchie’s follow-up to his take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s iconic creation, Sherlock Holmes, brought to life entertainingly by Robert Downey Jr., plays with some familiar elements, characters and story moments. It gives us a rousing second film that builds on the first and makes things personal for Holmes in his pursuit of Professor Moriarty…

The Expanse (2016) – Critical Mass, and Levithan Wakes

The final two episodes of the first season of The Expanse aired together on 2 February, 2016. The first part, Critical Mass was written by Robin Veith, Dan Nowak, and Naren Shankar. Leviathan Wakes, which was the title of the first novel in the series, was penned by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby. We go…

Lincoln (2012) – Steven Spielberg

Daniel Day-Lewis takes the titular role in Spielberg’s masterful film about the iconic president and his struggle to pass the 13th Amendment in support of his Emancipation Proclamation, even as the Civil War continues to tear the country apart. Filled with themes and ideas that are still sad, and frighteningly relevant, this looks at a…

Fringe (2012) – Brave New Worlds: Part 1 and Part 2

The final two episodes of season four are a one two punch, a two-part episode that brought a number of things to a close and set up things for the final season. Brave New Worlds: Part 1 first aired on 4 May, 2012 and was written by Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Wyman and J.H. Pinkner. The…

The Expanse (2016) – Back to the Butcher, and Rock Bottom

Dan Nowak pens Back to the Butcher. First airing on 5 January, 2016 the story this week moves back and forth in time a bit, taking us to an event that happened at Anderson Station when some of the workers (including the wonderful Billy MacLellan) staged a protest because the corporation that owned the station…

Fringe (2012) – Letters of Transit, and Worlds Apart

We leap forward to 2036 after being given a rather Blade Runner-like opening crawl that tells us that in 2015 the Observers finally got tired of observing and took over the planet. Everyone else became known as Natives, those who were loyal to the Observers were called Loyalists, and of course, there was a resistance…

Fringe (2012) – Everything in Its Right Place, and The Consultant

Lincoln (Seth Gabel) gets a look at who he could be when he crosses over to the other side to help his counterpart and Fauxlivia (Anna Torv) solve a case, and give them a better understanding of the motivations of David Robert Jones (Jared Harris) in Everything in Its Right Place. Written by David Fury…

The Expanse (2015) – Remember the Cant, and CQB

Things are escalating on Ceres, even as Mars and Earth seem to be working to avoid a conflict. Remember the Cant was written by Robin Veith and first aired on 16 December, 2015. Holden (Steven Strait), Naomi (Dominque Tipper), Alex (Cas Anvar), Amos (Wes Chatham) and Shed (Paulo Costanzo) are being held aboard the Mars…

Fringe (2012) – A Short Story About Love, and Nothing As It Seems

J.H. Wyman and Graham Roland deliver A Short Story About Love which first aired on 23 March, 2012. While Olivia (Anna Torv) and Lincoln (Seth Gabel) investigate a case that sees a killer attempting to re-experience a moment of love by dehydrating husbands and using their pheromones to seduce their wives before killing them, Peter…