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  • Twilight Zone: Point of Origin misses its Point…

    When the pristine Eve (Ginnifer Goodwin) agrees to let her maid use the address to help her grandson get an education placement, she thinks she’s merely bending the rules a little. But when she’s briskly ‘summoned’ to appear before the authorities, she presumes there’s either been a mistake or...
  • NETWORKING: CBS eyes new/existing hits for 2019-20 season…

    It’s the time of year where the major US television networks start illuminating their intentions for the next season schedules – cancelling some under-performers, giving the greenlight to some news shows and confirming returns for their existing hits. CBS appears to have confidence in a lot of existing shows....
  • Mars Deflects: Twilight Zone’s shuttle diplomacy falters…

    A manned mission to Mars, the first in an ongoing project to find a home beyond the cramped, polluted Earth is minutes away from take-off. But as the countdown begins, news comes of a nuclear-launch from North Korea. The crew of the ‘ Bradbury Heavy’ have literally seconds to...
  • Duped Ex Machina: Discovery’s resource code gets highlighted…

    Discovery is now a fugitive ship, but Captain Cornwell (Jayne Brook) is invited on board to finally analyse Spock’s story and the claims he was framed. It seems that – surprise! – Spock (Ethan Peck) is telling the truth and the footage has been altered but if elements of...
  • Star Trek: Discovery – ‘Point of Light’ is more ‘Game of Klingons’…

    The repercussions of decisions made by Tyler (Shazad Latif) come home to roost as turbulent power-grabs remain the order of the day in the heart of the Klingon empire. But can even L’Rell (Mary Chieffo) protect him when the ‘Mother of Klingons’ has a pertinent secret of her own?...
  • ‘Stand’ and be delivered – to CBS All Access…

    Back in 1994 America’s ABC network ran a four-episode limited series, on consecutive nights, based on the acclaimed Stephen King story, The Stand  featuring the likes of Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald and and Rob Lowe in key roles. King’s story deals with an post-apocalyptic take between the possible personfications of good...
  • Short Treks continue to shine ‘Brightest’…

    On the planet Kalimar, the Kelpien society live quiet lives, working the land and coastline. Their existence is controlled by the unseen Ba’ul, a race from beyond their skies who come at regular intervals to ‘harvest’ the Kelpiens who sacrifice themselves willingly in a ritual ceremony, in the belief...
  • NYCC: ‘Discovery’ S2 treks to January (no UK ‘Shorts’?)

    The first season of Star Trek: Discovery divided audiences even before it was shown, with a troubled and belated development and a controversial decision to place the stories just before the original series’ missions. The result was also divisive though after a few initial speed-bumps and a marmite redesign...
  • Magnum: No moustache, but plenty of lip-service…

    Reboots are awkward creatures – stay too close to the original material and you’re coasting on a half-tank of nostalgia that will likely run out…. stray too far from the source and there’s a case for opportunistically using a name or brand you haven’t earned.  Such a delicate balance...