Monthly Archives: September 2009

Review – Surrogates

Imagine a world where you have no fear of getting hurt or sick, while still being able to fully participate in your daily life?  Where a machine, called a surrogate, can do all of the heavy lifting while you command … Continue reading

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Smallville 9×1 – “Savior”

“Savior” represents the start of the ninth season of Smallville.  It’s hard to believe that the show has been on that long, but one look at the opening credits will show that, indeed, a lot of time has passed.  Tom … Continue reading

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Fringe 2×2 “Night of Desirable Objects” review

The following contains spoilers through the episode “Night of Desirable Objects,” originally broadcast 9/24/09. The second episode of the new season proves to be either the one new fans were waiting for, or old ones. Last season I wrote a … Continue reading

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FlashForward 1×1 – “No More Good Days”

FlashForward is one of ABC’s biggest new shows.  Loosely based on the novel by Robert J. Sawyer, it tells the story of a world where everyone, at the same time, blacks out for exactly 137 seconds.  In that time, virtually … Continue reading

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HYGOTS No. 50

At the start of the year I wrote about the state of Star Trek before the release of ‘Star Trek.’ Now that we all know how spectacularly successful the relaunch was at the box office, it’s a good time to … Continue reading

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Fringe 2×1 “A New Day in the Old Town” review

The following contains spoilers through the episode “A New Day in the Old Town,” originally broadcast 9/17/09. Something that’s developed in recent years, which is ironic because everyone and everything seems to be going digital these days, is the annual … Continue reading

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HYGOTS No. 49

I don’t know, you tell me: Is this the greatest time to be a fan of J.R.R. Tolkien or not? The reason I ask is, his son Christopher has recently released a second volume of recovered work, Peter Jackson finally … Continue reading

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Defying Gravity 1×8 “Love, Honor, Obey” review

The following contains spoilers through the episode “Love, Honor, Obey,” originally broadcast 9/13/09. Just over a month later, ABC might have just aired its final episode of “Defying Gravity.” It’s a little confusing, in some respects, because the season was … Continue reading

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HYGOTS No. 48

I just spent about the last month reading three different books from Neil Gaiman. It helped that during that span, I was on vacation for two weeks of it, but it also helped that I was reading, well, Neil Gaiman. … Continue reading

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Defying Gravity 1×7 “Fear” review

The following contains spoilers through “Fear,” originally broadcast 9/6/09. There’s something kind of privileged about watching an unheralded, underrated series, especially when there’s a good chance that you won’t be watching it for long. ‘Defying Gravity,’ along with ‘Merlin,’ hasn’t … Continue reading

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