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EPISODE REVIEW: Thundercats: "Journey to the Tower of Omens"

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The Cats are watching as Lion-o repeatedly tries using sigh beyond sight to discover clues to the whereabouts of the Book of Omens. Unfortunately he is unsuccessful and his frustration is evident as the rest of the group questions how to proceed as their search has hit a standstill.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Thundercats: "Old Friends" (Episode 5)

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RECAP

The episode opens with Lion-o, Tygra and Cheetara talking about their expectations of Panthro as he works on the Thundertank. After Lion-o offers help and gets turned down Panthro explains that the tank is out of Thundrillium, a type of crystal that fuels tech, and must gather more from a mine in a nearby mountain. Unfortunately the mine is controlled and guarded by the lizard army and their commander Grune.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Thundercats: "Song of the Petalars" (Episode 4)

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Since I’m kinda jumping into the reviews of Thundercats I want to say a few things before I review episode 4. One, I was VERY impressed with the opening two-parter of this new series. In fact I was surprised at how enjoyable it was. The animation is a complete standout as mentioned by R3 along with the music. It brings to mind shows like Avatar: the Last Airbender. Lately it gets easy to take these things for granted but after watching another redone 80’s classic, Voltron Force on Nickleodeon, I can not reiterate enough just how much I appreciate the quality of the art and sound.

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SATURDAY MORNING B-MOVIE CRAP FEST: “Moon Zero-Two” (1969)

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I almost feel like I’m violating the unwritten rules of the Saturday Morning B-Movie Crap Fest, which have been passed down to us by the elders since time immemorial, nearly three months ago.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Alphas: "Catch and Release" (Episode 7)

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According to Wikipedia, "Anarchism has been variously defined by sources. Most often, the term describes the political philosophy which considers the state undesirable, unnecessary, and harmful, and instead promotes a stateless society, or anarchy, while others have defined it as opposing authority in the conduct of human relations." During this episode, two guest actors played roles where the second definition of anarchism was operative in either the characters' speech, as by the non-Alpha welder, or in the character's actions, the genius Alpha played by Summer Glau (River Tam on Firefly).

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MOVIE REVIEW: Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

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Allow me to begin by saying that I never saw any of the previous Spy Kids flicks. When the first one came out I was 21 and when the third one came out, I was 23, single and still very much childless. I am not the target audience. As an indie filmmaker myself (currently in pre-production of my first feature film submission for Sundance), I am, of course, a fan of Robert Rodriguez. His story, I hope, may someday be mine. A man with no money but vision and determination who forces the big Hollywood machine to shut up and take notice. Now, having said that, I must now say this: Robert Rodriguez has very much pimped himself out to the Hollywood beaurocracy he once scoffed at. Robert, if you're reading this, please hand in your indie card and allow El Mariachi to go out of print, because you ain't that dude any more.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Eureka: "Clash of the Titans" (Season 4, Episode 17)

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So we are four episodes out to the end of Season 4 (4.5?) and the Astraeus mission is getting close to crunch time. But not without a minor hitch or two. The return of Tiny from her Titan prep mission and her rapid demise soon after she reaches Earth starts a series of investigations that culminate in a massive red cloud of doom hovering over the town and threatening to kill everyone. But even worse, a government bureaucrat descends on Eureka to assess the "intimate alliance" of two of Eureka's top personnel. Oh, noes!

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MOVIE REVIEW: "LaMB" (2009)

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Review LaMB

It being summer and all the teachers being out of the high school I work at I’ve had the opportunity catch up on my movies and find new things while I’m working.  LaMB is one of the new things I’ve discovered (Hulu seems to be a veritable treasure trove for interesting independent scifi offerings), and it has an interesting premise.  Apparently humanity has trashed the Earth and has had to head out into space to find a new place to live, rather like Firefly and several other scifi movies, shows, stories.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Torchwood Miracle Day: "Immortal Sin" (Season 4, episode 7)

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A trip to Jack’s past to see the beginnings of the “miracle”.

Flashback to last week where someone tells Gwen, through the contact lenses, that they have her family and to bring them Jack.

It is 1927, at the immigration center on Ellis Island, Jack Harkness is called. A man comes running but it is not the Jack we know. Our Captain Jack comes from behind screaming stop that man. Jack shows papers to prove he is the real Jack Harkness and the man is arrested.

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