Weirdness in Westview – Review of “Now In Color”, “WandaVision” Episode 3

Three episodes in to the “WandaVision” miniseries and I’m still as deeply intrigued by this show as I was last week. I’ve never been a big fan of sitcoms, mainly because they tend to focus on what I find to be the worst kind of comedy: awkward interactions, absurd situations populated by absurd people, and … Continue reading Weirdness in Westview – Review of “Now In Color”, “WandaVision” Episode 3

Something Strange in the Neighborhood – “WandaVision” Episodes 1 & 2

Poster art for "WandaVision". Source With the first two episodes of the new miniseries WandaVision dropping on Disney+, the Marvel Cinematic Universe gets started on its first slate of stories set after the events of Avengers Endgame and Spider-Man: Far from Home. Using the tropes and storylines common to sitcoms over the eras, WandaVision explores … Continue reading Something Strange in the Neighborhood – “WandaVision” Episodes 1 & 2

Retrospective on “Babylon 5” Season Two “The Coming of Shadows” (Part 3)

Fan Art for Season Two of “Babylon 5”. Source In the final part of Season Two of Babylon 5, the series enters arguable it’s darkest moments (up to this point). Throughout the season, we’ve seen the descent of Londo Mollari in the darkness of his own ambitions, regardless of the consequences. We’ve seen EarthGov slipping further … Continue reading Retrospective on “Babylon 5” Season Two “The Coming of Shadows” (Part 3)

Retrospective of “Babylon 5” Season Two “The Coming of Shadows” (Part 2)

Fan Art for Season Two of "Babylon 5". Source The larger ideals cannot exist if the smaller ones are destroyed in the process. If there is one thread that exists throughout the second half of Season Two for Babylon 5, the paraphrased quote from the episode “There All the Honor Lies” sums it up well. … Continue reading Retrospective of “Babylon 5” Season Two “The Coming of Shadows” (Part 2)

Retrospective on “Babylon 5” Season Two “The Coming of Shadows” (Part 1)

Fan Art for Season Two of "Babylon 5". Source The Babylon Project was our last, best hope for peace. A self-contained world five miles long, located in neutral territory. A place of commerce and diplomacy for a quarter of a million humans and aliens. A shining beacon in space, all alone in the night. It … Continue reading Retrospective on “Babylon 5” Season Two “The Coming of Shadows” (Part 1)

A Retrospective on “Babylon 5” Season 1 “Signs and Portents” (Part 2)

Box Cover Art for Season One of "Babylon 5". Source In the first article in this series, I covered the first half of Season 1 for Babylon 5. The subtitle for the entire first season is Signs and Portents. This is significant because the first season lays the groundwork for storylines and character arcs that … Continue reading A Retrospective on “Babylon 5” Season 1 “Signs and Portents” (Part 2)

A Retrospective on “Babylon 5” Season 1 “Signs and Portents” (Part 1)

Box Art for Season 1 of "Babylon 5". Source "It was the dawn of the Third Age of Mankind, ten years after the Earth-Minbari War. The Babylon Project was a dream given form. Its goal: to prevent another war by creating a place where Humans and aliens could work out their differences peacefully. It's a port of call – home away … Continue reading A Retrospective on “Babylon 5” Season 1 “Signs and Portents” (Part 1)

Reality Bends – A Review of Philip K. Dick’s “A Scanner Darkly”

First Edition Cover for "A Scanner Darkly". Source      When one reads any story written by Philip K. Dick, one expects certain themes and situations to appear. An example would be the question: What constitutes reality? In A Scanner Darkly, Dick uses drug culture and the often-debilitating effects of drug abuse to take the reader … Continue reading Reality Bends – A Review of Philip K. Dick’s “A Scanner Darkly”

Wish in One Hand – Review of “Wonder Woman 1984”

Poster Art for "Wonder Woman 1984". Source What price are you willing to pay to have your greatest wish granted? Is that price too high to pay? And what are the unintended consequences of your wish coming true? These are the central questions of “Wonder Woman 1984”, out now on HBO Max for the next … Continue reading Wish in One Hand – Review of “Wonder Woman 1984”

The End and a New Beginning – A Review of “The Rescue”, season 2 finale of “The Mandalorian”

The final episode of “The Mandalorian” Season 2 has aired and what a way to end the season. As the title of this essay implies, this is an ending but also a new beginning for the show. Major spoilers are ahead because I’m going to be doing a deep dive into this season finale. You’ve … Continue reading The End and a New Beginning – A Review of “The Rescue”, season 2 finale of “The Mandalorian”