Category Archives: television

Hard Sun, Hard Violence

As I’ve encountered streaming series on hulu and amazon, I notice there’s a lot of boundaries pushed beyond what’s been aired on cable networks. Some of those boundaries are plusses–telling a story over a period of twelve hours, give or … Continue reading

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Kingdom of Plants 3D

As my family and I consider cutting the cable cord, we enjoyed viewing Kingdom of Plants 3D on an alternate streaming source. We have a significant stash of David Attenborough nature documentaries on our living room shelves. None surpass this … Continue reading

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So, Star Trek

CBS has weathered a lot of obstacles, mostly self-inflicted, to bring the latest iteration of Star Trek to the small screen. There was one huge positive in last night’s episode. The visuals were at least as good as the recent … Continue reading

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Nice Ship

Before reading the reviews, my wife and I viewed the new sf show from Fox/Seth MacFarlane. Then I read the reviews. I had never experienced the series star before, so I have no point of reference to the criticisms of … Continue reading

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Of Sharks And Spectacle

I noticed that the Discovery Channel doubles down on its Michael Phelps vs Great White Shark race. All the promotion, interviews and the program itself made clear that the challenge wasn’t a side-by-side race. In Phelps vs. Shark, we enlisted … Continue reading

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The Paper of Timeless

This is something like the Golden Age of Geek Television. Science fiction, fantasy, and even a Big Bang. It’s all cool in a way that it wasn’t when I was growing up. I’ve reviewed some 21st century series here that … Continue reading

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A Science Fiction High Castle

Last year I wrote favorably about the pilot episode of the small screen adaptation of Philip Dick’s The Man In The High Castle. I’m a few episodes into season two now. My verdict is still favorable. But this is one … Continue reading

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