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The best science fiction television from every decade.

Review of Twin Peaks: The Return 1.1-2

Paul Levinson
in Entertainment

Twin Peaks was back -- hence also known as Twin Peaks: The Return -- Sunday night with the two first episodes of some new seasons on Showtime. I enjoyed it. But -- well, it's a strange and tough narra...

Review of 12 Monkeys 3.8-10

Paul Levinson
in Entertainment

The concluding three episodes of the penultimate season 3 of 12 Monkeys on the SyFy Channel last night -- soon to be rebranded in all caps -- was as good as the first seven, which is to say, superb in...

Rewatching... Doctor Who: The Evil Of The Daleks - Part 1

Nick Brown
in Entertainment

Saturday 20 May 1967 "The Doctor is notoriously unpunctual." ​I love this episode. I like most episode ones in fact. I like the way they draw you in, especially if there's a good mystery to start the ...

Review of 12 Monkeys 3.5-7

Paul Levinson
in Entertainment

A superb, punching, philosophic triad of episodes 3.5-7 of 12 Monkeys last night, with Jennifer's most memorable line coming in 1953, "a thing for Asimov". This has almost nothing to do with the story...

Review of 12 Monkeys 3.1-4

Paul Levinson
in Entertainment

12 Monkeys returned Friday night with the first four episodes of its third season, and they were superb indeed -- in fact, I'd say the best episodes in the series so far. As usual, Jennifer has the be...

Review of Frequency Epilogue

Paul Levinson
in Entertainment

Frequency -- the CW time-travel series, based on one of the best time-travel movies of all time -- was unceremoniously cancelled a few weeks ago. Truthfully, the series had a lot of flaws, and probabl...

Rewatching... Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones - Part 6

Nick Brown
in Entertainment

Saturday 13 May 1967 There was an article in the paper yesterday describing how a man had written to Gatwick airport because he was worried about flying in case he got miniaturised. Perhaps it was ton...

Richard Hatch Turned One Season of 'Battlestar Galactica' into a Lifetime

Rich Monetti
in Entertainment

In 1978, Battlestar Galactica ran one season and 26 episodes. While quickly fading into oblivion off all the publicity it received as a Star Wars rip off, core fans never forgot it, and the show’s sta...

Who Are the Steely-Eyed Men of Sci-Fi?

David Latchman
in Entertainment

The term steely-eyed missile man is a complementary term rooted in NASA's Apollo history when flight controller John Aaron's quick thinking saved the Apollo 12 mission from disaster. It refers to an e...

Review of Oasis

Paul Levinson
in Entertainment

I caught the pilot for Oasis last month on Amazon Prime. It definitely has possibilities. The set-up is something we've seen and read many times before -- an Earth in bad shape just a few decades into...

The Seventh Obsession

corey turner
in Fiction

Love has no face.

Star Trek Was Dead In the Water Until JJ Abrams Saved the Franchise

Rich Monetti
in Entertainment

This the third article I’ve written in defense of JJ Abrams Star Trek, it’s really becoming quite a quest with me. I can’t seem to help it. I just hope Star Trek 4 is better than the last one. So let’...

Rewatching... Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones - Part 5

Nick Brown
in Entertainment

Saturday 6 May 1967 ​ Ok that's three weeks now without Ben and Polly so I'm getting worried. I'm losing confidence in the Doctor; I'm going to buy a Chameleon Tours ticket and look for them myself. A...

Review of Travelers

Paul Levinson
in Entertainment

The premise of Travelers -- people from the future coming back to save our world from devastation, by changing the past, and traveling via insertion of their minds into the 2016 bodies of people who a...

Review of Sense8 2.9-11

Paul Levinson
in Entertainment

Sense8 season 2 came to a cliff-hanging, mid-scene conclusion, with a smart turning-of-the-tables on the sense8 strategy in their battles against sapiens and sense8s. That strategy, deployed throughou...

Review of Sense8 2.6-8

Paul Levinson
in Entertainment

Every action movie, every police drama, every thriller needs a shootout. Since Sense8 is all three and much more, it gets a one-of-a-kind, multi-valent shoutout in 2.6, and it's a thing of violent bea...