The X-Files (1998) – The Pine Bluff Variant, and Folie a Deux

The Pine Bluff Variant, the first of the two episodes this week, is more of a conspiracy thriller, and gives us an X-Files episode without any supernatural or paranormal leanings. Written by John Shiban, the episode first hit the airwaves on 3 May, 1998. Scully (Gillian Anderson) is suspicious of Mulder’s (David Duchovny) behaviour, especially…

Millennium (1997) – Wide Open, and The Wild and The Innocent

Frank Black (Lance Henriksen) steps back into the darkness this week as Charles D. Holland pens Wide Open, which first aired on 3 January, 1997. Frank is called in to assist on a case that seems to defy logic, a series of murders taking place in homes with top of the line security systems. Cathy…

The X-Files (1996) – Apocrypha, and Pusher

Series creator Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz continue the mythology arc story they began in Piper Maru with Apocrypha, which first aired on 16 February, 1996. While Scully (Gillian Anderson) runs down leads on the man who killed her sister, something that has caused AD Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) to end up in the hospital with…

The X-Files (1995) – Fresh Bones, and Colony

Howard Gordon brings Mulder (David Duchony) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) into the world of voodoo with Fresh Bones, which features some very relevant subject matter. First airing on 3 February, 1995, Fresh Bones finds the agents travelling to North Carolina at the behest of a marine’s wife, when they refuse to further investigate his death,…

The X-Files (1994) – E.B.E., and Miracle Man

This week’s entry into exploration of The X-Files brings me one of my favourite episodes, E.B.E. written by Glen Morgan and James Wong. This episode truly lays the groundwork for the alien conspiracy arc that would play such a large part in the show’s mythology. Filled with lies, disinformation, shreds of truth, and the stark…

Star Trek: Enterprise (2003) – Extinction, and Rajiin

Captain’s log: date unknown LeVar Burton directs this episode that was written by Andre Bormanis. And despite Bormanis’ previous efforts, this one isn’t his strongest. First airing on 24 September, 2003, the story sees Archer (Scott Bakula) Reed (Dominic Keating) and Sato (Linda Park) slowly transforming into alien creatures after arriving on a planet. The…

The Mind Reels at the CBC Winter Media Day

Winter Media Day at the CBC always tends to be a good time, as we get to catch up with friends new and old both in front of the camera and behind it, as we pal around with fellow bloggers, writers and talent. As the CBC got ready to roll out the new and returning…

The Dark Matter S01e02 РPilot II

  The crew of the Raza are back tonight on Space, and after last week’s reveal, this Friday couldn’t get quick enough!! Each of the crew, in their own way, seems to be trying to deal with the possible revelation about who they actually are, and what that means for their current assignment. Do they…

Dark Matter S01E01 – Pilot

  Two of the driving minds behind the Stargate television series, Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, and Lost Girl executive producer Jay Firestone unveil their latest project on Space this evening. They show itself is wrapped in a mystery, with only the barest of plot details being revealed. And the show reflects that as well,…

Orphan Black S04E04 – Governed As It Were By Chance

Tonight on Space, Sarah (Tatiana Maslany)¬†decides to take the fight to Rachel. And who can blame her after the way the last episode ended with the car she and Daniel (Matthew Bennett) are in got totalled?! This week picks up right from that moment, and doesn’t let up for the entire run of the episode….

Continuum S02E07 – Second Degree

  This week it’s politics, legal wrangling and lies as Julian (Richard Harmon), Alec’s (Erik Knudsen) step-brother comes up for trial for his actions last season, including the shooting of Carlos (Victor Webster). And before I go any further, since I’ve mentioned Carlos lets talk about how he’s handling the fact that he’s now learned…

Continuum S02E04 – Second Skin

  In what could have been a goofy and silly episode – geeky civilian gets hold of a CPS suit, this week’s ep ended up being poignant, thrilling, and continued to move the Liber8 splinter groups agenda forward. In the future segment, we get to see Kiera (Rachel Nichols)on a simulation that sees her freezing…