Devs episode 7 Review

During the sixth episode of Devs Lily learned from Katie that everything is perfectly deterministic. If you use enough computing power, or in this case a quantum computer of sorts, you can obtain a clear vision of the future, and of our pasts. You can go back in time 30.000 years to observe pre-historic humans […]

Discussing Westworld S03E03 The Absence of Field

Another week has passed and episode 3 of Westworld’s third season has just released. And with it a pattern is starting to emerge. The episodes featuring Dolores, Caleb and the Charlotte host will be alternated with those featuring Maeve and Bernard. Until the stories merge, as they assuredly will. This episode continuous the story of […]

Star Trek Picard S01E10 “Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2” Review

After 10 weeks the season ends with Star Trek Picard S01E10 “Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2”. This unlikely series starring Patrick Stewart got of to a rough start, but its intriguing premise ensured viewers stuck with it as it slowly increased in scope and speed. In fact, the scope increased so much that I […]

Picard Episode 9 Review – the endgame is near

After 8 episodes the story of Star Trek Picard has finally reached its climax. In this week’s episode (the 9th) – Et in Arcadia Ego Part 1 – we see Picard, Soji and party arrive at their destination of Capalius. Its the planet were Dr. Bruce Maddox created Soji and her twin sister Dahj. Once […]

Westworld Season 3 Episode 1 Review

After two years Westworld is finally back with its third season. Set mostly outside of the park – as we knew it – the season 3 premiere feels like something new. The show’s creators Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy have always sought to stretch the bounds of the imagination, but now they attempt to do […]

Devs episode 3 Review

The first two episodes of Alex Garlan‘s new series Devs felt like a self-contained story. Episode 3 had the promise to broaden the depth of the show, to develop characters and situation beyond their introduction. Yet, Devs episode 3 surprises by twisting the narrative. Instead of depicting a cat-and-mouse game between Lilly and the leadership […]

Devs Episode 1 and 2 Review

Alex Garland established with movies such as Ex Machina and Annihilation a reputation for ‘brainy’ science fiction. The consequences of scientific advancement have real emotional impact, driving character development. With Devs – a series produced for Hulu – the director transfers his skills to the small screen with longform drama. The result is a show […]

Star Trek Picard S01E07 “Nepenthe” Review

Star Trek Picard S01E07 “Nepenthe” starts as it should. Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) and Soji travel to Nepenthe through the Borg beaming projector operated by Hugh. There they arrive at the home of the William T. Riker (Jonathan Frakes), Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis) and their daughter Kestra. For nearly half of the episode we see […]

Altered Carbon Season 2 Review

Two years a go I gave high-praise to the first season of Netflix‘s Altered Carbon. The series is as a faithful adaptation of the source novels by author by Richard K. Morgan. Faithful in spirit more than the actual written word. Show creator Laeta Kalogridis managed to devise an entirely new high-concept series that had […]

Star Trek Picard S01E06 Review – Picard returns to the Collective

The Picard series started as a slow burn, but with each passing episode the pacing and the stakes increase. Star Trek does not traditionally focus on just the story arc. Instead it intersperses episodes that are more formulaic. But with Picard the creators Akiva Goldsman, Michael Chabon, Kirsten Beyer and Alex Kurtzman proof Star Trek […]