Review Issue 2 Star Wars Darth Vader (2020)

Last month I reviewed the first issue of the new Darth Vader comic series – Dark Heart of the Sith. My opinion of that issue was somewhat subdued. It is set in the aftermath of Vader’s duel with Luke. We see a Sith Lord trying to uncover how the birth of his son was kept […]

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 […]

Review of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman: The Doll’s House

Last month I wrote a review of the first volume of The Sandman comic written by Neil Gaiman. That volume covers the first 8 issues of the comic series which started in 1989. Volume 2 The Sandman: The Doll’s House covers issues 9 to 16, which I will be covering here. Volume 2 covers the […]

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 […]

Star Wars (2020) #3 Review The Destiny Path Part 3

With the third issue in the Path of Destiny comic series it feels we are finally venturing into unexplored territory. I enjoyed how the first two issues emulate the gritty feel of The Empire Strikes back, but I was not yet fully convinced by the story. With Star Wars (2020) #3 it feels writer Charles […]

Star Wars The High Republic announced

Last week news came that a new Star Wars movie is in the early stages of production. It is set to be directed by J.D. Dillard and written by Matt Owens (Luke Cage). Today came the news that Lucasfilm would create a multimedia sub-universe called The High Republic. It is basically a series of interconnected […]

Blade Runner 2019 # 6 Review – Voight-Kampff returns

It has been a while since the last issue of the Blade Runner 2019 comic series was released. It’s been since October that I have reviewed an issue, in that case it was issue # 4. That capped off book 1 and concluded the storyline of Blade Runner Aahna “Ash” Ashina attempting to undo the […]

Review of The Incal by Jodorowsky and Moebius

Before I started reading The Incal I had no idea what to expect. A legendary graphic novel from the early 80s made by a filmmaker who had once attempted to adapt Frank Herbert’s Dune. As I know a little bit about Alejandro Jodorowsky‘s attempt at Dune I gambled The Incal would be one crazy ride […]