October 5th, 2009

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Supernatural Season 3 Ep 11 Review

Mystery Spot

Dean dies over and over again as Sam is stuck in a time loop. This was bad taste comedy as Dean dies repeatedly and Sam slowly goes nuts. Though in retrospect of season 4 it’s less funny and more ominous foreshadowing. Who is behind it all? The Trickster who shows up to gloat and annoy. This was okay.
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Supernatural Quotes

Think Hannibal Lecter and his half wit little brother.”

“Sorry Dean, truth is your daddy brainwashed you with all that devil talk and no doubt touched you in a bad place.”
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Book Review: Passage

The Sharing Knife Volume Three: Passage by Lois McMaster Bujold

Fawn and Dag leave behind their old lives to travel as there is no place for them. The couple hope to find a way to overcome the differences and prejudices between farmers and Lakewalkers. As they travel, new companions join them and this motley bunch are about to encounter a hazard both human and uncanny.

Now farmers and Lakewalkers have to work together and Dag discovers yet more levels to his magic. This is a good involving read. Bujold has created a fascinating world populated by interesting people. This series is a delight to read and I intend to read the fourth and final book in the series when it comes out in paperback.
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Trailers!

Doctor Who: The End of Time’ trailer
Oh please let this be good. All the previous past Christmas specials have been let downs.

Flashforward’ Ep 1 clip
Suspect Zero is weird looking but I’m still not interested.

‘Alice’ trailer
From the makers of ‘Tin Man’ comes this mini series that reworks ‘Alice in Wonderland’. Anyone else recall ‘The 10th Kingdom’? This looks bizarre, I’ll check it out.

‘Sanctuary’ trailer
I want to see this show despite Amanda Tapping’s rather odd accent.
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Fringe Season 2 Ep 1 Review

A New Day In The Old Town

Peter bonds with Walter, his usual smart comments along the line of ‘Why won’t my bipolar dad stop being weird?’ are not present. They’re getting close again. I wonder how long that will last? Olivia returns from the other universe in a manner both spectacular and painful. Broyles has to save the Fringe division from being shut down. A new agent named Jessup shows up. Nina Sharp kisses Broyles. A shape shifter (Luke Goss of ‘Hellboy 2’, ‘Blade 2’ and former boy band stardom) stalks Olivia and communicates with the other universe through mirror typing. Peter says Fringe should stop reacting and start being pro-active. As for poor Charlie, well remember the monster pregnancy? Well something far, far worse happens to him this time. All in all this was a solid if somewhat mediocre ep. This was nothing special, shame to say.

How did Olivia recover from massive brain damage? What about all the evidence the Fringe division accumulated over season 1, how did that not count? What is Jessup’s agenda and what is with her comparing Fringe cases to the Bible? How does the mirror typing work? What is hidden? What did Bell tell Olivia? Why was Olivia’s return so violent? Why has the phrase ‘dark matter’ vanished from the opening credits?

Best Lines:
“We’d sit around and wait for somebody to die of some grisly macabre death or for the entire fabric of the universe to come shredding apart.”

“He also likes to check and make sure I’m still breathing when he thinks that I’m asleep. Which is a little creepy.”

“When the threat is unimaginable. That is when we are at your door.”

"Do you think it's a bad sign that I can say that out loud and neither of us thinks I'm crazy?"