The X-Files (1997) – Redux II, and Unusual Suspects

The conspiracy works to protect itself in this episode, the third part of the season finale/opener that rocked many of us on our heels. Written by series creator Chris Carter, Redux II first aired on 9 November, 1997. While Scully’s (Gillian Anderson) cancer begins to appear to be terminal (or is it?), Mulder’s (David Duchovny)…

Star Wars: Rebels (2017) – Twin Suns, and Zero Hour Parts 1 & 2

The Maul (Sam Witwer) story thread is finally tied off in Twin Suns, which first aired on 18 March, 2017. Written by Dave Filoni and Henry Gilroy, this episode sees the return of Obi-Wan Kenobi (James Arnold Taylor and Stephen Stanton) and the end of the former dark sith, Maul. Maul uses the holocron to…

The X-Files (1994) – Roland, and The Erlenmeyer Flask

The penultimate episode of the first season of The X-Files was written by Chris Ruppenthal and first debuted on 6 May, 1994. Agents Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) get called in on a murder investigation at a classified research centre that is specialising on developing a new jet engine. The investigation leads them…

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1996) – Body Parts, and Broken Link

Station log: stardate 49930.3 Avery Brooks directs the penultimate episode of the season, which was written by Hans Beimler from a story by Louis P. DeSantis and Robert J. Boliver. It had its premiere on 10 June, 1996. Quark (Armin Shimerman) learns he is (apparently) going to die soon he and Rom (Max Grodenchik) decide…

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1995) – Facets, and The Adversary

Station log: stardate unknown Rene Echevarria pens the penultimate episode of season three, which aired on 12 June, 1995, that gives us a Dax (Terry Farrell) story. The science officer approaches each of her friends amongst the crew and asks them to join her in the Zhian’tara ritual, which will allow her former hosts to…

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1994) – Tribunal, and The Jem’Hadar

Station log: stardate 47944.2 Avery Brooks directs this episode from a story by Bill Dial that sees O’Brien (Colm Meaney) stuck in a Kafka-esque nightmare when he seized and arrested by the Cardassians, purportedly for working with The Maquis. Charged with an unknown crime, all we know from past experience is that Cardassians courts, are…

Quantum Leap (1991) – Shock Theater, and The Leap Back

Season 3 of Quantum Leap comes to an end this week with the stellar episode, Shock Theater. Written by Deborah Pratt (surprise, surprise, seeing how good it is), the season finale aired 22 May, 1991. And oh, boy… is it good. It’s 3 October, 1954 and Sam (Scott Bakula) finds himself in the body of…

Defiance S01E11 – Past is Prologue

  Wow. Just wow. This week’s ep of Defiance seemed to pull out all the stops, as the mayoral race heats up and we find out how devious the Tarr household actually is! Datak (Tony Curran) is intent on running against Amanda Rosewater (Julie Benz) and isn’t afraid of using deceit and misinformation to do…

Orphan Black S01E10 – Endless Forms Most Beautiful

Wow. SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And just like that the first season of Orphan Black has come to a close, and 2 of the clones have made a deal with the devil, I mean Leekie (Matt Frewer). There are hints about secrets and revelations aplenty in this episode, but only a couple are completely revealed by episode’s end,…