Monthly Archives: November 2009

HYGOTS No. 59

With the imminent release (um, finally) of ‘The Road,’ based on the acclaimed Cormac McCarthy book, now’s a great time to revisit post-apocalyptic material. Earlier columns covered my experiences with Stephen King’s ‘The Stand.’ Next month I’ll be covering Oni’s … Continue reading

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Smallville 9×9 – “Pandora”

It’s nightmare time on Smallville, as Lois wakes up in a dark future where everything looks pretty bad for all of our favorite characters.  Clark is powerless and alone, Chloe is ruthless, Oliver is broken, and the Earth is under … Continue reading

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V 1×04 – “It’s Only The Beginning”

“It’s Only The Beginning” is an odd title because this episode is actually the end of the 2009 run of the V reboot.  And, in it, we get to see the human resistance’s first strike against the Visitors.  But, by … Continue reading

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Heroes 4×10 “Thanksgiving” review

The following contains spoilers through the episode “Thanksgiving,” originally broadcast 11/23/09. Back during the first half of ‘Lost’s’ second season, even Terry O’Quinn was getting antsy. He didn’t understand why Locke had reverted to the angry individual flashbacks showed him … Continue reading

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HYGOTS No. 58

The recent release of ‘The Fourth Kind’ was a box office failure, and it might have been as much about the film itself as the fact that it seemed to casually reference another movie from thirty years earlier, Steven Spielberg’s … Continue reading

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Fringe reminder

I won’t be able to review tonight’s episode, “August,” but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth checking out. In fact, other than finally learning about Olivia Dunham’s conversation with William Bell (Leonard Nimoy) and the final fate of Charlie Francis, … Continue reading

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Heroes 4×9 “Brother’s Keeper” review

The following contains spoilers through the episode “Brother’s Keeper,” originally broadcast 11/16/09. Whether you love it or haven’t been convinced, the ‘Redemption’ arc reached a high point this week. At this point, the season is no longer accepting new viewers, … Continue reading

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Smallville 9×8 – “Idol”

Another Smallville, another DC crossover.  This time, it’s the Wonder Twins that show up to meet Clark.  But just like what happened with Speedy a couple of episodes, it’s the Lois and Clark show that takes over.  And, in the … Continue reading

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V 1×3 – “A Brand New Day”

The Visitors, now freely able to move around American cities, continue their “friendly” invasion of the Earth.  Meanwhile, the resistance against the Visitors actually makes some progress as main characters meet each other.  Throw in an appearance by the Fifth … Continue reading

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HYGOTS No. 57

There’s another anniversary to celebrate before 2009 is through. This one’s a little more obscure, unless you happen to have been a fan. ‘Dark Angel,’ which ran from 2000-2002, was one of those classic Fox genre series cancelled too soon, … Continue reading

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