• Jedi Ni’s?: The Mandalorian nearly goes the full Monty (Python)…

    The Mandalorian has his bounty and it’s not what he expected. But now he has to get it and himself off-planet. After making his way back to his ship, he unfortunately finds the vessel ransacked by a group of jawas who have stripped it for parts. If he wants...
  • Short Treks: ‘Ask Not…’ as Pike swaps Bridge for Brig…

    When the Enterprise and Starbase 28 come under a surprise attack from what appears to be the Tholians, a young cadet Thira Sidhu (Amrit Kauer) on assignment to the brig finds a high-profile prisoner placed under her watch. Apparently Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) has defied official orders and...
  • Knight Template: Does Disney+’s ‘Mandalorian’ deliver its bounty?

    For all that Disney+ is launching with the House of the Mouse’s impressive back-catalogue, even more Marvel content than expected and all several hours before the original mid-morning plan, all judgmental eyes seem to be on The Mandalorian, the Star Wars flagship spin-off that has been building expectations for...
  • APPLE-TV+: Moore presses Alt/Space for The Write Stuff…

    It’s the summer of ’69 and all across America, families gather to watch a truly historic event – the first man to step foot on the Moon. After some tense last-minute problems, the vessel lands and the first astronaut steps on to the distant, powdery surface, uttering the first...
  • APPLE-TV+: SEE. Saw, majorly flawed (but insightful?)…

    Centuries after a virus decimated the world’s population, the few survivors cling together in distant enclaves, trying to survive in a world that has left them alive but blind.¬† To even speak of the days when people could see is considered heresy and ‘witchfinders’ patrol, often leaving entire camps...
  • The hook of ‘Eli’ – Netflix bursts a horror bubble…

    Eli (All the Money in the World‘s Charlie Shotwell) dreams of open fields and happy family parties, bu his everyday life is less happy. He’s kept either in a bubbled enclosure, away from the germs and modern day afflictions that might harm him, or wrapped up in a walking...
  • ‘El Camino’: The Good, the ‘Bad’ and the extended epilogue… (SPOILERS)

    Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) is on the run. After escaping the brutal clutches of the White Supremacists who were holding and torturing him into making their Meth, his uneasy and fateful comradeship with ‘mentor’ Walter White (Bryan Cranston) gave him and out and as the police closed in on...
  • Short Treks: All about the base (Cabot base)… now Tribble?

    One of the most memorable and offbeat episodes of the original Star Trek was David Gerrold’s The Trouble with Tribbles in which the Enterprise of Kirk’s era encountered seemingly harmless balls of fluff that turned out to breed at such an exponential rate that they soon became a threat...
  • Short Treks: How ‘Q&A’ elevates two classic characters…

    The second season of Star Trek: Discovery got a mixed reaction from fans… the general opinion being that it veered between getting things very right in certain respects to getting other things… less so. One consistent comment was that the main story itself was stretched way too far. However,...