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EPISODE REVIEW: Stargate Universe: “Twin Destinies” (Season 2, Episode 12)

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The Destiny is falling apart. Granted, she’s always been falling apart, but following the pasting they took in the mid-season two-parter, they’re much more aggressively falling apart. This is hampered by a lack of spare parts and also a basic lack of understanding of what the parts do in and of themselves. The ship is barely functional, and will not keep together for much longer at all. Reluctantly, Young decides to use Eli’s plan to gate everyone back to earth while they’re inside a star refueling (Yeah, that works now, apparently).

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EPISODE REVIEW: Generator Rex: “Robobobo” (Season 2, Episode 5)

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Sorry to be so terse, but my hands are killing me here: Bobo is acting nice, which is weird. Rex pries into it, and concludes that Bobo must be an imposter. They get into a fight and Rex knocks off Bobo’s head. Fortunately, he was right about that whole “Imposter” thing. Turns out Bobo sneaks away every now and again to visit sick kids in a hospital (Really) and leaves a robot in his place.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: “Girl Trouble” (Season 2, Episode 5)

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Team Ben is fighting alien robots from dimention 12 when it turns out their long-forgotten cousin Sunny is staying with them. This annoys Gwen to no end, and Sunny’s kind of a jerk. She hits on Kevin, who’t shut up about her boyfriend Antonio, and insists on coming with them on a mission to fight robots. Turns out she’s a fully-alien member of the same species Grandpa Max’s wife came from, and she’s good at killing robots.

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EPISODE REVIEW: GI Joe Renegades: “Brothers of Light” (Episode 13)

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Three hours of TV, six shows, four of which I have to review myself. I haven’t even gotten started and my fingers hurt, and I’m suffering the profound psycho emotional discord that comes from having foolishly attempted to watch “33 1/3rd Revolutions Per Monkee” today. We’ll see how this goes:

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EPISODE REVIEW: Sym-Bionic Titan: “Escape from Galaluna” (Episode 16)

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Best. Swordfight. Ever.

No, seriously, take every bit of light saber play from the Star Wars prequels, roll it all up into one fifteen-minute-long fight sequence, multiply it by any random Errol Flynn movie, and you *still* don’t have half the awesome in the swordfight here.

And on top of awesome, it’s cool, too. (Those are separate things when done improperly)

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EPISODE REVIEW: Stargate Universe: “Deliverance, Part 2” (Season 2, Episode 11)

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The deathwatch begins, each ping of the heart monitor bringing us closer to the last moments of this series. It returns to be burned off with an utter lack of fanfare, Syfy (“The Science Fiction Channel That Doesn’t Really Like Science Fiction”) has given it no promotion. In fact, if it hadn’t been for Scorpius mentioning it yesterday, I wouldn’t have known it was coming up at all. Thanks, Scorpy!

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EPISODE REVIEW: Generator Rex: “Alliance” (Season 2, Episode 4)

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Actually the best episode in quite a while

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Rex is fixing the force field that keeps “The Bug Jar” (Kiev) bottled up. Longtime viewers will recall that Kiev is full of the worst of all possible EVOs, and ruled by a Gollum-wannabe called “Noface.” While working of the field, Rex discovers…sigh…Van Kleis.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: “The Big Story” (Season 2, Episode 4)

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This is the first episode to air since Dwayne McDuffie’s tragic death http://www.republibot.com/content/obituary-dwayne-mcduffie
There wasn’t any mention of it insofar as I could tell. I didn’t see the standard “In loving memory of…” tag on the closing credits, though the credits are barely shown anymore, so it’s hard to tell. Still it made me sad.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Sym-Bionic Titan: “Disenfranchised” (Episode 15)

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I am amazed at how densely-written the story was tonight. I mean, a *LOT* of stuff happens, both plot and character development-driven, stuff was continually happening, there were a lot of quiet scenes, and an entire song. I figured the episode was almost done, then looked at the clock and we were barely halfway in. And yet none of it felt rushed. It felt like they dehydrated an hour-long story and packed it into this morsel of emotional ADD deliciousness, and it never felt forced.

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RETROSPECULATIVE TV: Babylon 5: “Soul Hunter” (Season 1, Episode 2)

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This episode is more linear than the previous one, and doesn’t feel quite as ‘in the middle of a busy world’ as the previous one did. It’s still pretty good, though the lack of a subplot makes it feel a bit more like “The entire world came to a stop while we were doing this” than they intended. Still, there’s some neat bits hid in the cracks, and some seeds that’ll germinate later on.

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