Review: Torchwood: Miracle Day – The New World

Warning: spoilers below the cut! The New World [Episode 1 (Torchwood 4.01)]   A joint production between the BBC and Starz, Torchwood: Miracle Day feels like a natural extension of the Torchwood series and not an Americanized version of the show. For that I am grateful. While Torchwood has been somewhat questionable at times with their stories and plots (particularly series 1’s more puerile and/or soap opera moments) so far Miracle Day is maintaining the level quality established in Children of Earth. Granted this is only the first episode, but so far I’m pleased with what I’ve seen.   Plot...

Haven Season 2 Episode List

I was working on my putting up my small Haven fan site but then the service providers put the server into maintenance mode so couldn't finish for now. (I seem to be having all sorts of bad luck with the internet the past couple days. :-/) So I was curious to see what episode names have been released for Haven's second season and went searching about the web.What I've found so far:2.01: A Tale of Two Audreys2.02: Fear & Loathing2.03: Love Machine 2.05: RootsNote that yes, there was no title listed for episode 2.04 that I could find.Sources: IMDB, The...

TV Review: Haven 1.03 “Harmony”

Warning: Spoilers under the cut! Haven 1.03 “Harmony” Summary Ray McBreen is visiting with his wife, Lilly, at the local psychiatric hospital while the Doctor and Nurses work with other patients. While preparing lunch for the patients the nurses hear a disturbance and go to investigate only to find the doctor has spilled his medicine and general pandemonium breaks out. Meanwhile, Nathan and Audrey are discussing Audrey’s adjustment to small town cop duties, including an apparently amusing incident involving a cat lady, when they get called out the psychiatric facility (known locally as the Freddy). After arriving they find Doctor...

Eureka 4.02 “A New World”

Warning: Spoilers under the cut!Eureka 4.02 “A New World”Plot: Carter and Co adjusts to the changes to the world around them while trying to figure out how to undo the changes they made.Commentary Points:• Okay. Bit of a discontinuity from the end of episode 1. Didn’t she offer him a drink, not lunch?*• Cheeseburger. Extra bacon. So Carter.• Anything related to GD called “Tiny” is going to be trouble.• Kevin stealing Jack’s burger. Heh. Nice to see that apparently Kevin and Jack hit it off in this reality as much as the original reality.• Wow. Jo’s life is looking sucky.•...

Wil Wheaton guesting on Eureka

From (Source: E! Online): Eureka: Geekgasm! BBT fave Wil Wheaton is guesting on the July 23 ep as the "brilliant Dr. Isaac Parrish." The Syfy hit series makes its fourth-season return Friday, July 9. Sweet! And the Legend of the Seeker spoilers (via the E! Online link)  sound interesting, too.  😉 (Read at your own peril! Or not.)

Reading, Writing, and Rambling Oddities

The Law of Nines Hmm. I'm debating whether to buy The Law of Nines (basically a sequel to the Sword of Truth series but still separate from it as I understand it) that came out last year. Part of me says yes given I liked the SoT series, but... I don't know. I think I might. Fanfic Writing *shakes fist* I will finish you! Basically my LotS fic "Blood in the Bones" is going to be around 18-20 chapters. At least that's what I've outlined out. Some might get cut if they turn out to extraneous to the story. I...

Stargate Universe “Darkness”

Warning: Spoilers Below the Cut! Stargate Universe Ep 4 “Darkness” Plot Summary: The Destiny’s power reserves become dangerously low. Viewing Commentary: Rush seems a bit jumpy. Probably need to go decaf or something.Yum, powdered food paste.Mathboy ad he upbeat morning meeting.Me thinks Rush is headed for a breakdown.Eli does vlogs (aka meet the characters)*sigh* More old scifi references. Look, as a sci-fi aficionado I like old science fiction shows, movies, books, etc. That doesn’t mean I go spouting randomly about them.Ah the first meeting of the “We Hate Rush Club”. Nice. Colonel passes on Rush’s warning not to turn things...

Stargate Universe “Air, Pt 3”

Warning; Spoilers Under the Cut! Stargate Universe Ep 3 “Air, Part 3” Plot Summary: The refugees have 12 hours to find the means to their survival on a barren desert world. Viewing Commentary: Kino over the dune.I like the newly designed Stargates. The CGI is certainly excellent and somewhat improved over the original.Science lesson lady. Hee. I’m having flashbacks to the days when a show was considered “educational” by the FCC if they spewed out a few minutes of science.I still say Lt. Scott is an idiot for wearing black. Bet he’ll end up as red as a lobster by...

Stargate Universe “Air, Pt 1″and “Air, Pt 2”

Warning: Spoilers under the cut! Stargate Universe Ep 1.01 and Ep 1.02 Air Plot Summary: A group of scientists, dignitaries, and military personnel are forced to evacuate from planet on which resides a Stargate capable of employing the eighth chevron when the SGC facility there is attacked. Viewing Commentary: Nice space scene to open the story with.That ship looks familiar somehow. I swear I’ve seen it before. Eh, maybe just the commercials or something.Ouch! Hard landing. Watch that first step.Wow. Being tossed through a Stargate like a rag doll somehow sounds more fun than it probably is.Eli Wallace, unemployed game...