November 26th, 2008

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Star Trek Mirror Images #5 Review

Captain Pike decides to get rid of Kirk. But Kirk has decided to get rid of Pike. They have lovingly drawn old-fashioned TOS style fisticuffs. Kirk wins and becomes captain and revels in how his great conspiracy involving Spock, McCoy, Scott and various redshirts has won the day. Then as he assumes command he's haunted by Pike's last words: "Enjoy your moment of victory, Kirk. It's the last bit of happiness you'll have in that damned chair."  This was a good issue. One should note the cameo by Nurse Chapel.

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Survivors 1x02 Reviewed

The world has been devastated by the vast killer plague. Civilisation is destroyed and great cities decimated. Yet somehow the survivors instead of being embattled or desperately seeking safety, are treating it like a great party time. Abby and co have somehow found a mansion to shack up at while they go on foraging missions. They are confronted by an armed gang and food hoarders and yet this was a boring episode. The show is not bleak enough. The intrusive musical score does not help as it sounds like Abby and co have an orchestra following them around. A new member joins Abby's gang, Sarah.

Meanwhile an unlucky scavenger stumbles into the parking lot belonging to the bunker scientists. Why the poor sod didn't wonder why the parking lot was full of cars remains unanswered. This show is a letdown, it is not helped by the fact that the mystery of the bunker scientists is more interesting than Abby and co.
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Prison Break 4x12 Review

Selfless

Michael and co are caught by the General. Only it turns out that they have caught him. Getting caught was all part of Michael's latest byzantine plan. T-Bag and Gretchen take GATE hostage and shoot the place up. T-Bag is annoyed as he was enjoying life as Cole, respectable member of the community. Sara takes Lisa hostage, she turns out to be the General's other daughter.

The General gloats that Aldo lied to his kids about what he did for the Company. He was an assassin, just like the late unlamented Wyatt. But Lincoln and co are gloating because they have Scylla. They seem to overlook the General's hints that Scylla is not what they think it is.

However as they wait and wait for their new lives to begin it very slowly dawns on them, that they're just part of someone else's byzantine long con plan. Self has played them. He has Scylla, he's killed Trishanne, betrayed his bosses and left the gang with nothing. Oh Self, what have you done? I'm looking forward to seeing what he does next seeing as season 4 is the last season 'Prison Break'.

Self's a bad, bad man and Michael did not see this coming. But what is Self's motive for this long con? What are his plans now? Won't Michael and co as well as his bosses be after him for this?