Monthly Archives: April 2010

HYGOTS No. 81

The big challenge for any show, once it’s completed one season, regardless of how popular it has been that first year, is the second season. Having already demonstrated the ability to put one year together, it must now duplicate the … Continue reading

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Fringe 2×20 “Brown Betty” review

The following contains spoilers through the episode “Brown Betty,” originally broadcast 4/29/10. Well, for those keeping score, the second season will officially be longer than the first season of ‘Fringe.’ This same episode count was the complete set last year, … Continue reading

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Fringe 2×19 “The Man From the Other Side” review

The following contains spoilers through the episode “The Man From the Other Side,” originally broadcast 4/22/10. As important episodes go, this one was pretty inevitable, and is probably best considered for how it works with the rest of the season, … Continue reading

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HYGOTS No. 80

As we draw ever closer to the conclusion of ‘Lost,’ I’ve reached a series of columns that will reflect back on the journey as I have experienced it, with a focus on the individual seasons and what they accomplished along … Continue reading

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LOST 6×13 – “The Last Recruit”

If you don’t know yet, Losties, this is it.  “The Last Recruit” feels like the final calm before the storm, and with only three regular episodes to go, you have to know that things are about to kick into gear.  … Continue reading

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Fringe 2×18 “White Tulip” review

The following contains spoilers through the episode “White Tulip,” originally broadcast 4/15/10. Here’s another big difference between ‘Fringe’ and other J.J. Abrams shows like ‘Alias’ and ‘Lost.’ Where the others eventually lost interest in continuing any particular character drama and … Continue reading

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HYGOTS No. 79

Time to take this column in a more personal direction, at least for one week. Regulars at Lower Decks’ Observation Lounge will know that I’ve been writing Star Trek fiction for the past decade, mostly about my own set of … Continue reading

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FlashForward – a review of the book by Robert Sawyer

With the final season of ‘Lost’ in full swing, ‘Entertainment Weekly’ wrote about the failure of subsequent attempts to replicate that experience on TV (including ‘Day Break,’ which I would wager was a wild if short-lived success, and the origin … Continue reading

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LOST 6×12 – “Everybody Loves Hugo”

Hurley-centric episodes are supposed to be fun.  For the most part, Hurley is on the show for comic relief, and that’s why it’s a pretty big treat whenever he gets to do anything meaningful.  Because the title is correct – … Continue reading

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Fringe 2×17 “Olivia. In the Lab. With the Revolver” review

The following contains spoilers through the episode “Olivia. In the Lab. With the Revolver,” originally broadcast 4/8/10. Before I get to this week’s episode, I remembered tonight what I forgot to include in last week’s review, namely the retro opening … Continue reading

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