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EPISODE REVIEW: Outcasts: “Episode 2” (Episode 2)

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Whups! Totally forgot about this show, and missed reviewing it “Live” last night. Sorry. My bad. Watched it on a friends’ DVR today, however, so I’m loaded for bear and ready to go.

You know what would be nice? Notice how this episode was entitled “Episode 2” and it is, in fact, the second episode? They did this with “Survivors” as well. Dull. Wouldn’t it be nice if “Episode 2” was in fact the third episode, or “Episode 5” was actually the eighth? Yeah, I know that’s stupid, but I got to thinking about that while I wasn’t being engaged by the story.

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RETROSPECULATIVE TV: Max Headroom: "Security Systems" (Episode 4)

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Max Headroom cognoscenti will remember "Security Systems" as The Filthy Episode. Even though it's not the show's best entry, everybody who ever saw it still remembers it. This is mainly because "Security Systems" features a mind-boggingly bizarre sequence where Max seduces a female computer program. It must have been quite a coup to get this early Cybersex scene past ABC's Standards and Practices department in 1987.

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RETROSPECULATIVE TV: Babylon 5:: “The War Prayer” (Season 1, Episode 6)

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Grrr. The average is ebbing down again. Not terrible, and there’s some more world building here that is worth watching, but that doesn’t disguise the overwhelming feeling of “Meh” that pervades this episode.

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EPISODE REVIEW: GI Joe Renegades: “The Anomaly” (Episode 21)

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After a surprisingly long hiatus, GI Joe returns with a mild surprise: Ripcord is back in the opening credits! And he’s on the team. Yeah, I know he left with the team when they rescued him in the previous episode, but so did Shipwreck a while back, you know? So they’re open to expanding the core team, rather than just endlessly lining up allies and enemies. That’s a nice touch.

Oh, yeah, the episode: Meh. Good meh, but still basically meh.

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Episode Review: Doctor Who: "The Almost People" (Season 6 Episode 5)

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When last we left our intrepid TARDIS crew, we were left with a Doctor made of silly putty and more doppelgangers banging on the door.

A bad spot, no? Lets' see if they get out of it!
(spoilers follow, even though we're way behind the Brits now…)

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RETROSPECULATIVE TV: Babylon 5: “Mind War” (Season 1, Episode 6)

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After last week’s high water mark for the series thus far, we once again find the tide is going out. But it doesn’t go out all the way, and it’s not so low that we can see the mud. Between the coda of this episode, and the coda of the previous one, the show is showing a sudden and impressive penchant for the whole “sense of wonder and awe” thing that Star Trek had lost all interest in by this point.

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RETROSPECULATIVE TV: Battlestar Galactica: “The Hand of God” (Story 17, Series Finale)

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I’m tired. I’m a worn out kind of tired. I’m not sure why. The rest of these Galactica reviews were done months ago, but the wind went out of my sails after “Experiment in Terra.” That was a good enough episode, so we can’t blame it on that. “Take the Celestra” should have been a good episode, but coming on the big conclusion to the ’Terra’ arc, it felt like the train had lost an axle, you know? And here we are with the surprisingly glum, slow, and lifeless season/series finale.

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