Monthly Archives: October 2009

HYGOTS No. 55

In the very beginning, of course, there was only ‘Star Wars,’ which probably few identified as ‘A New Hope.’ Maybe some thought of it as Episode IV. Eventually, two more films, a handful of books, some cartoons, two Ewoks movies … Continue reading

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Battlestar Galactica: The Plan review

Back in 2003, it was a radical idea to reinvent ‘Battlestar Galactica.’ In 2009, where the new version has completed its run, not so much, because it’s become known as a critical success with a small but dedicated following, soon … Continue reading

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Review from the FuturePast – “Century City”

This isn’t going to be a regular column or anything, but I felt it would be of interest here at Lower Decks.  Originally airing on CBS in 2004, the show was your standard legal drama with a science fiction twist … Continue reading

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Heroes 4×6 “Strange Attractors” review

The following contains spoilers through “Strange Attractors,” originally broadcast 10/26/09. The fourth season of ‘Heroes’ is called Redemption, and although you wouldn’t know it by the ratings, the title is supposed to reflect both the arc for the characters and … Continue reading

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Smallville 9×5 – “Roulette”

The Oliver Queen Show moves on in “Roulette” – putting Oliver through a “game” to save himself and protect his fortune.  It’s a bit cliche, and there’s not a whole lot to 95% of the episode.  But in the hour’s … Continue reading

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FlashForward 1×5 – “Gimme Some Truth”

Like last week, this episode of FlashForward focuses on some characters that we haven’t seen much of.  Unlike last week, however, the episode also keeps us up to date with the Mosaic investigation.  Because of this, it all seems to … Continue reading

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HYGOTS No. 54

Another film marking its tenth anniversary certainly deserves its place in a column celebrating overlooked achievements. For my brother and me, ‘Wing Commander’ was a sci-fi experience every bit as memorable that summer as ‘The Matrix’ or ‘The Phantom Menace,’ … Continue reading

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Smallville 9×4 – “Echo”

For the second straight week, I’m going to ask that you ignore a part of the plot of a Smallville episode because you will have to look passed it to see the good parts.  This week, instead of zombies, it … Continue reading

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FlashForward 1×04 – “Black Swan”

FlashForward decided to take a week to take a deeper look at a couple of characters that haven’t been seen much previously (Nicole and Bryce), illustrating what’s happened to them since the first episode.  And while there’s a little movement … Continue reading

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HYGOTS No. 53

To be really appropriate with this column, it should have landed about eleven weeks ago (when I wrote about the X-Men back at the end of July). What number is associated with Douglas Adams’ Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy? 42, … Continue reading

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