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EPISODE REVIEW: Sanctuary: “Acolyte” (Season 4; Episode 10)

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Sanctuary is back on Friday night and Kate Freelander is back on Sanctuary.

Declan and Will are racing through the jungle trying to find Helen Magnus. They leave the jeep and race on foot towards a hotel. They try to raise Helen on the radio. As they try in vain to contact her, the building explodes.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Sanctuary: “Chimera” (Season 4, Episode 9)

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It is a special episode of Sanctuary. Because it aired on Tuesday? Partly, but it also included the return of Nikola Tesla and Adam Worth.

A spider like bot is wandering around the halls of the Sanctuary. It enters Helen Magnus’ room. Just as it is about to attack, Helen awakens and grabs the bot. She wakes Henry Foss and they go to the computer lab to review security footage. The bot entered Will’s and Henry’s room before it was captured by Magnus. The bot ‘bites’ the victim in the back of the neck and downloads the person’s memories. Both Will and Henry are fine.

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Sanctuary: “Fugue” (Season 4, Episode 8)

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Is it Glee? No. Is it American Idol? No. It is Sanctuary: The Musical!

Sanctuary, a Syfy channel series, follows Helen Magnus and her team as they track and try to protect Abnormals, things not human or animal.

The show opens with Helen, Will, and Declan as they try to subdue an abnormal. Having no luck with normal stun guns, Helen goes for the Big Gun. The abnormal is stunned unconscious and turns into Abby Corrigan, FBI agent and Will’s girlfriend.

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NEWSFLASH- Booster Gold, the series?

Booster Gold may get a series nod on SyFy according to this story on the Hollywood Reporter. It will be a one hour drama produced by Greg Berlianti (No Ordinary Family, Green Lantern).

Booster Gold (as any faithful 'bot knows...) is a washed up football player from the future who steals some gear to come back in time and become a superhero... and make a few bucks while doing so.

We last saw Booster on Smallville. So, what do you guys think? Will this be worth our valuable time, or will it be yet another slam on capitalism?

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Harriet Tubman is Better Than You.

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ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON 10/02/09

Let me say this in no uncertain terms: Harriet Tubman is better than you. Harriet Tubman is better than me. She represents what's best about America: She was born in to an utterly terrible life, with all the cards stacked against her, and she made it better for herself, and then, not content to rest at that, she went back and made things better for threescore other people directly, and hundreds more indirectly. Harriet Tubman represents not only our shame, but our glory, and our amazing (if intermitent) ability to synthesize the two.

The idea that this goony show [Warehouse 13] would diminish her accomplishments by attributing them to a magical geegaw, thereby saying "Oh, yeah, there was no personal risk to her whatsoever, aside from maybe stubbed toes" was demeaning. Things like that should be off-limits to a show like this, out of common decency.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Alphas: "Original Sin" (Episode 11, Season Finale)

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In his novel The Boat of a Million Years, Poul Anderson explored the idea of select humans in history being born with natural immortality. Unlike the Highlanders of movies and television, Poul Anderson's immortals were people who simply did not get old and die; they were as prone to death by lethal accident or violence as the rest of us. Therefore, death for an immortal is a strict Poisson process, and if 2% of an immortal population dies each year due to accident or violence, then less than 2% of that population will live longer than 200 years.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Alphas: "The Unusual Suspects" (Episode 10)

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On the day that I write this review, it has been 10 years and 9 days since September 11, 2001. In that period of time, we have seen airline passengers viewed by their government as common criminals and terrorists. Because a Muslim terrorist can, theoretically, look like anyone, all passengers are screened with X-rays or patted down like inmates. This type of paranoia was explored in this episode by featuring a shape-shifter Alpha who impersonated Dr. Rosen for most of the episode and even impersonated Gary for a short time.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Eureka: "One Giant Leap" (Season 4, Episode 20) Season Finale

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I tried to guess how the season is going to end, knowing the Eureka writers’ penchant for cliffhangers, and boy, my guesses are nowhere near the mark and what a hanger this cliff turned out to be.

Or maybe not so much, since within minutes of the episode’s ending, we get a sneak preview of next season that kind of kills off some of the suspense of who will be back or not. (I hate you, SyFy!)

To summarize the season-ender:

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EPISODE REVIEW: Eureka: "One Small Step" (Season 4, Episode 19)

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A freak accident with the FTL drive causes Deputy Andy to be stranded on Titan, and the Eureka folks race to get him back before the extreme environmental conditions do permanent damage on him. Meanwhile, Taggart is back, and when Taggart is around, some crazy scheme that may involve pretty much anything is bound to go out of control. In this case, it’s genetically-manipulated bats that literally crap acid. Of course, the bats cause this week’s mayhem in GD.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Alphas: "Blind Spot" (Episode 9)

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Before I start the actual review of this episode, I would like to note that this episode featured Brent Spiner as a guest star. Brent Spiner (Data on Star Trek: The Next Generation) was, by far, the best actor on TNG, and I would like to see him more often in movies and television.

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