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Dollhouse Season 2 Episode 8 – Alpha is back December 13, 2009

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It’s such a shame that Dollhouse has been canceled – this week’s double episode – 7 and 8 – were among the best this show has ever had.

Episode seven we see a new type of doll – one that can change personalities on the fly to suit the need. Call her – Echo Supreme. Wasn’t that awesome?

Then the tour de force that was Episode 8 –A Love Supreme Part 2 – finally alpha is back – (where the frak did he go after the end of Season 1)??

He’s a wonderful nutbag of a character that we all love to hate.

And in a brilliant stroke of drama – Ballard is now brain dead but his imprint with Alpha – WOW.

There are so many loose ends and lots more drama to come as the final 4 episode of Dollhouse wind down this awesome show, once and for all.

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Fringe 1×05 Power Hungry October 16, 2008

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This episode was interesting in some ways and lame in others.

The electrified dude that can generate power was a neat idea….

Getting the carrier pidgeons to find the dude based on his EMF signal also a neat idea…but wouldn’t it have just been easier to us a spy satellite or some other kind of radio antenna to identify where the sign could be?

The reappearance of Olivia’s beau, Agent John Scott (Mark Valley)is kind of neat. Is he just an echo in her mind?

I dunno…how did she find his secret lab?

Fringe 1×04 The Arrival- Is The Pattern All About Aliens? October 1, 2008

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So four episodes into Fringe and we see a key actor in the Pattern – the bald headed jalepno eating man – (not to be confused with X-Files smoking man).  The bald man saved both Dr. Baldwin and his son as well as bee the “observer” the watches for the arrival of the cylindar and other pattern related objects.

The dude was writing in an alien language clearly and likely isn’t of the Earth.

So…back to X-Files ..  a neat show about paranormal events that all eventually led to alien DNA – will Fringe degenerate into the same nonsense?

Don’t get me wrong – so far this is a great show – i just hope that the answer to what is the pattern? isn’t just a – oh it’s aliens – answer.

Jericho Sucks and now its Cancelled Too – Good Riddance March 22, 2008

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I never cared for peanuts or Jericho.

Sure lots of ppl do and that’s great ..but apparently not enough for a network TV show..and so it’s dead — again.

“The March 25th episode of Jericho will be the series finale,” CBS said in a statement. “Without question, there are passionate viewers watching this program; we simply wish there were more. We thank an engaged and spirited fan base for keeping the show alive this long, and an outstanding team of producers, cast and crew that went through creative hoops to deliver a compelling, high quality second season. We have no regrets bringing the show back for a second try. We listened to our viewers, gave the series an opportunity to grow, and the producers put a great story on the screen. We’re proud of everyone’s efforts.”

Bottom line here is network TV is no longer for niche show that are mostly sucky like Jericho.

Battlestar Galactica Season 4 Preview Footage and Interviews January 10, 2008

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Lots of activity lately in Battlestar Galactica promo land…one of the most interesting by far is one we just came across on Canada’s Space Network (sort of like SciFi only lamer usually).

They’ve got a SciFi media show call Hypaspace and they did a really great insider look at the upcoming Season 4 with some really solid cast interviews.

Katee Sackhoff declares that she’s not a cylon (though we all know she is) and apparently a whole lot of ppl die this season…

Check it out..

Sarah Connor Chronicles -Pilot Episode Online on Jan 4th! January 3, 2008

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Who says that good things come to those who wait? Terminator spinoff TV series Sarah Connor Chronicles isn’t on broadcast TV until Jan 13th but you – YES YOU can watch it tomorrow Friday Jan 4th online – for free.

Fox will post the pilot episode of Terminator: The Sarah Connor ChroniclesYahoo! for 24 hours beginning Jan. 4 at 9 p.m. PT/12 a.m. ET. The commercial-free premiere will also feature an exclusive introduction by star Lena Headey (Sarah Connor).

Is this an indication that Yahoo! actually is Skynet? HA! I sure hope that Yahoo! has provisioned enough bandwidth for this event…i’d also suspect that bootleggers and pirates will find their way to swipe it off Yahoo! once available and you’ll see Sarah Conner Chronicles all over BitTorrent too. Hopefully it doesn’t detract from the official broadcast launch on Fox. WE NEED THIS SHOW. The SciFi genre Needs This to be successful…too many SciFi TV shows have died…let’s hope this one has a longer life span.

Star Wars Lightsaber TV Remote January 2, 2008

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Don’t be too quick to swing this lightsaber too close to your screen…

It’s a neat idea though it’s basic in construction. What you get is On/off and basic channel flipping capabilities. Then again this is a novelty item so do you really care that it can’t control your entire home entertainment system??

Check it out for yourself.

New Knight Rider is a Mustang November 30, 2007

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The first Knight Rider car (KITT) was of course a Pontiac Firebird …you remember the early 80’s one with the pop up lights!

The new Knight Rider for the re-imagined series?

Well it’s not a Firebird (they don’t make them anymore)

It’s not one of the new Camaro’s (that actually debuted in Transformers)

It’s actually the Firebird/Camaro’s mortal enemy

Yup it’s a MUSTANG.

Last Episode of Journeyman on Tonight? November 26, 2007

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When we first heard about Journeyman it sounded like a decent concept..a time travelling dude trying to fix wrongs.

It sounded a bit like Quantum Leap…problem is ..that it wasn’t Quantam Leap. The show just never had legs and just didn’t make sense. Sure speculative fiction can take leaps but if you’re audience isn’t clued in..what’s the point?

Word is now that Journeyman is set to be canceled with its 12th episode.

“Episode 12 is the end of our order,” Falls told the Premium Hollywood Website . “And let’s not kid ourselves. It’s a long shot that we would get a back nine, given the strike and our questionable numbers.”

The final episode could well finally solve the big question that Journeyman revolves around though..that is..why is he travelling in the first place and what does his ex-wife have to do with it?

Oh and Journeyman airs tonight Monday November 26th…there is yet another rumor out there that suggests that the show might not even get aired past tonight…we’ll see.

Bionic Woman 1×7 Trust Issues. Time To Quit This Show. November 15, 2007

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That’s it. ShowMeSciFi.com is now officially done with Bionic Woman. This week’s episode ‘Trust Issues’ was yet another weakly plotted story that was poorly acted and directed.

It’s great that Jamie has a love interest – it’s dumb the cliched lines/scenarios they are put into. The death of Antonio in the mirror version of the plot is such a weak plot tool…it’s enough to think that this episode was written by scabs and not a member of the WGA.

The show started out with high hopes but it just hasn’t shaped up. Jamie’s use of Bionic’s isn’t properly played up with proper special fx or sounds, plots are weak and there isn’t proper overall large plot issues to make anyone want to really watch this show week to week.

Michelle Ryan is great – it’s unfortunate that the writers and the producers of this show have failed her – and her fans – so very miserably.

Adieu Bionic Woman – it was fun for a bit but now you’re just lame.

Bionic Woman 1×6 The List November 8, 2007

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With Jamie’s new love interest..i was beginning to worry that this show would really lame out.
That wasn’t the case.

Another solid (though predictable) episode where the Bionic Woman gets her man.

What this show is lacking is a greater depth in plot and much better visual effects for her bionic strength attributes. If the producer could beef the show a bit it would be enough to put it over the top.

Bionic Woman 1×3 Lifespan October 17, 2007

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5 years…..that’s it and then Michelle Ryan is toast….who’s to say that the show will last that long or not though…

Lifespan was easily the best episode yet – now we’ve got lots of overlapping plot elements which makes this a very deep and rich show from a story point of view…

That said – the new ‘Oscar’ is a MAJOR weak link in this show…he just sucks. The fact that we don’t have an entire army of evil fembots (yet) also is something i’d like to see..

overall though…good stuff. Jamie is really coming into her own…

I Don’t Get Journeyman October 16, 2007

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I finally got around to watching an episode of Journeyman last night…and I was somewhat underwhelmed.

The basic premise is that the dude travels back and forth in time to ‘fix’ things.

It sounds alot like Quantum Leap – but it’s not even close. The time transitions are awkward and confusing – which i understand they should be..but it makes it difficult as a viewer to follow along.

Also there is no ‘catch’ no real rationale behind the jumps other than to – set things right.

It’s a concept that Quantum Leap did much better.

Bionic Woman 1×3 Sisterhood October 10, 2007

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With so much of the Sarah Corbis (Katee Sackhoff) fembot in this episode ..the show could easily have been called Bionic Women.

An o.k episode with some nice character development and a wee bit of action.  But the premise and the basic plot complications are starting to get thin. It sure would be neat if there was a whole army of fembots just like in the original show…and we here at ShowMeSciFi love Katee Sackhoff…but she should have some accomplices too.

SciFi Takes Over Fall TV Schedules September 24, 2007

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“Geeks are the new cool,” said Teri Weinberg, NBC Entertainment’s executive vice president. “We are all gravitating towards the underdog.”

According to a story over on Wired, so called ‘Geek’ shows make up roughly 20 percent of the major networks’ new prime-time programming for the 2007-08 season .

Among the big shows are:The Big Bang Theory, The Sarah Connor Chronicles and a retooled Bionic Woman. Then of course there is ‘Heroes’ (premiering tonight), Journeyman (also on tonight) and all shlock on SciFi channel including Battlestar Galactica, Flash Gordon, Stargate Atlantis and others..

The Wired article calls it a coming of age for Geek culture – I disagree.

First of all Geek doesn’t necessarily equal SciFi (though it often does) and if the big tired brains at Wired think that every show that has a computer in it is a ‘Geek’ show then woohoo welcome to the new millennium.

The failure of Battlestar Galactica (arguably the best SciFi show out there today) to get a proper timeslot is proof positive that the major networks especially NBC Universal really haven’t got a clue at all.

If ‘Geek’ SciFi culture were truly to take over we should see BSG in the prime time NBC lineup, we’d see Stargate Atlantis there too and Stargate SG-1 would never have been cancelled (though we are looking forward to the movies and Amanda Tapping in season 4 of Atlantis).

‘Geek’ SciFi culture hasn’t truly commanded mainstream TV since the glory days when Star Trek The Next Generation and Deep Space 9 were both on at the same time.

Where is FOX now? Sure they’ve got Sarah Conner Chronicles coming – and we all have high hopes for that – but let’s now forget that FOX is the network that killed Firefly.

(check out the full wire article on Wired.com)