Category: TV

  • What Took You So Long?

    Sooo… as it was getting near the end of S11E10 of #Futurama (All The Way Down), I thought… they’re not, are they? And, yep, they did. They copied one of the plot points from @gregeganSF@mathstodon.xyz #GregEgan’s #PermutationCity which came out in 1994. So, my theory that #ScienceFiction moves from hardcore to mainstream in around thirty…

  • Halt And Catch Fire, A Transrealist Triumph

    (I wrote what’s below in response to be very heartfelt post about HACF on Reddit. Obviously, I can’t repost someone else’s words. But it was lovely.) Your post is beautiful. I was born in ’66 so I thankfully grew up with no net, no social media on which to display my kid stupidity and have…

  • Tomorrow And Tomorrow And Tomorrow – Star Trek: Strange New Worlds S2E3

    I’ve been watching Star Trek for at least fifty years. From when there was just the one Trek, through The Animated Series, the films and then the various spin-offs. The only ones I’ve given up on were Picard and Lower Decks, not bad considering the sheer amount I’ve watched. I’ve just watched perhaps the best…

  • I NEEED MOOOREEEE TOWELS!!!

    TV Writer 1: We need something for the third act… something wild! TV Writer 2: Yeah, classy, real… Umm, alien invasion? Cabal of industrialists finances climate denial? TV Writer 1: No, dammit, more original! TV Writer 2: OOh, ooh, I know – PREGNANT WOMAN’S WATERS BREAK, she is having a BABY! TV Writer 1: Yes!…

  • Woofchester

    Why is Grantchester filmed with that filter that simulates dog vision? Or have I been a HUNGRY, HUNGRY LABRADOR ALL ALONG? omfg, this explains to much. My love of food, my constant need for head pats, the fact I just shat in your shoes.

  • Deadloch (2023)

    Why have I seen nothing about Deadloch on Mastodon? I’m halfway through the first ep and I’m hooked. Comedy-murder-mystery-detective shows have such a high likelihood of fucking up one of the elements horrendously. And yet, Deadloch does it all. I’m gripped by the actual crime but also the characters but also it’s hilarious. It’s also…

  • It’s A Small Broadchurch

    So, I’ve never watched Broadchurch before and in the first five minutes, there’s already 1 x Doctor Who1 x Who Companion I haven’t even seen David Tennant yet. Apparently, there’s a Torchwood alumni in it too but I dunno if that’s this first series I’m watching. The only other thing that can keep up with…

  • HACF Again

    This is a reply I made on this Reddit: I did a list of my fave ever telly programmes and it took me bloody ages. There was only one thing that could be number one: I feel that because of its ostensibly geeky focus, people sleep on HACF. I get sooo annoyed when I meet…

  • The End Of Carnival Row

    It’s hard to believe I first wrote about Carnival Row four years ago. A lot has happened in this human world since 2019. I mean, hoo boy, a lot. I’m a different person to the one who wrote that review. My health has been seemingly permanently impaired. Also my heart. So, I returned to the…

  • More Picard Madness

    I’m trying with Picard but it’s annoying me more and more. Now, apparently, medicine isn’t free in the future. *sigh* How is this possible in that energy is free (stars) and matter replication trivial? If you don’t like Roddenberry’s #FullLuxuryQueerSpaceCommunism, you should write stories that question its basis not just flout its reality.

  • Baby Way

    Because everyone needs to see how precious bebe Gerard Way is. <3

  • The Reluctant Hero Becomes The Galactic Emperor

    Re-watching Babylon5, I realised why Sheridan’s character development seemed familiar to me: he’s James Holden ! The way Bruce Boxleitner does subtle inflections of character after Sheridan is President is ~chef’s kiss~ And very, very Holden once he started believing his own hype.

  • Babylon 5 Bit Part

    SO, I bought all 100 eps of #Babylon5 (it was 25 quid, couldn’t resist) and as I’m watching, this actress appears… It’s a very young Constance Zimmer in a bit part, her second role ever, 1994. I thought, what have I seen her in? Turns out – everything. Look at this for a CV, my…

  • Gwendoline Christie

    #GwendolineChristie in #Wednesday is ohhhhhh myyyyy… She makes me absolutely melt! #Netflix

  • Fairchild Semiconductor Pitch

    Fairchild Semiconductor is a soundtrack album I wrote for a TV show that does not exist. Yet. We do not live in a universe where there’s a lavish TV series about Fairchild Semiconductor. But we should and I want to do my utmost to make that universe this one. When I first learned the Fairchild story, it…

  • Dennis Potter’s ‘Pennies From Heaven’

    … and the song he used that changed my life: Enjoy!

  • RIP David Warner (1941 – 2022)

    He made everything better. Even if it’s one voice or a passing bit, David Warner made it stick and made you think about it often years after. He felt like family.

  • Ms. Marvel And The South Asian Diaspora

    I am so happy that young South Asian girls have Ms. Marvel on their tellies, tablets and phones. I am so happy that young white kids watching Ms. Marvel will see views of Karachi and get an idea of Pakistan beyond the racist tropes peddled by the Western media. Beyond the murder porn of US…

  • Picard And 24th Century Mental Health

    It was bizarrely melodramatic *and* old-fashioned. And, obviously, potentially harmful. Also, like 90% of Picard The Series, it directly contradicts Roddenberry’s template of a future Earth that’s post-illness, post-scarcity, post-money. Like Rafi being poor and being “abandoned”, like *everyone* being an alcoholic or addict of some sort. No spoilers but where was the help for…

  • Heartstopper

    #Heartstopper is the show I needed when I was a kid. It would have made me feel so much less isolated and weird. I wouldn’t have felt so unloved and unlovable. Lost tracks at the number of times I’ve cried watching this series. I was like, ‘I’m an old man, I’ll find this cute but…