REVIEW: The Orville – Season 2, Episode 6 “A Happy Refrain”

One of the strengths of science fiction is that it can encompass virtually any other genre. Star Wars, for example, incorporates classic fantasy elements in its galaxy far, far away; Blade Runner is a hardboiled detective noir involving androids; Alien is a horror movie in space. The Orville, like Star Trek before it, uses its… Continue reading REVIEW: The Orville – Season 2, Episode 6 “A Happy Refrain”

REVIEW: The Orville – Season 2, Episode 5 “All the World is Birthday Cake”

After its first few slower episodes, The Orville is back in the zone, following up last week’s excellent “Nothing Left on Earth Excepting Fishes” with “All the World is Birthday Cake,” another Trekian morality play that stretches the Union edict to respect all cultures to its limits. The conflict feels new and interesting, and a… Continue reading REVIEW: The Orville – Season 2, Episode 5 “All the World is Birthday Cake”

REVIEW: Star Wars Resistance – Episodes 12 and 13 “Bibo” and “Dangerous Business”

*Spoilers* In “Bibo,” Synara brings in a scavenged ship. On it, they find an aquatic creature that Neeku decides to adopt and name Bibo. Within the Colossus, Bibo soon begins trying to eat everything, as well as stinking the place up. Synara asks Kaz to go on a salvaging run with her; there, she probes… Continue reading REVIEW: Star Wars Resistance – Episodes 12 and 13 “Bibo” and “Dangerous Business”

REVIEW: The Orville – Season 2, Episode 4 “Nothing Left on Earth Excepting Fishes”

Things picked up considerably on The Orville this week, and “Nothing Left on Earth Excepting Fishes” is the best episode of the sci-fi show’s sophomore season so far. The Krill make their return, Ed is confronted with the shortcomings of his humanity, and Gordon gets some lofty aspirations. All this and Billy Joel! Ed and… Continue reading REVIEW: The Orville – Season 2, Episode 4 “Nothing Left on Earth Excepting Fishes”

Men in Black: International Trailer Flashes Online

Earth’s last line of defense is back, as Sony has unveiled the first trailer for Men in Black: International. This is the fourth entry in the sci-fi comedy series that began with 1997’s Men in Black, starring Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. While the first three films were directed by Barry Sonnenfeld (who is… Continue reading Men in Black: International Trailer Flashes Online

REVIEW: Lost in Space, Season 1, Episode 8 “Trajectory”

“I don’t want your chicken.” “And I don’t want to hurl through space, but here we are.” *Spoilers* In “Trajectory,” John and Maureen see the Darrs embarking to leave planet. John climbs aboard, sabotages their Jupiter and summons the other families. The Robinsons inform everyone that the planet is dying and they need to go,… Continue reading REVIEW: Lost in Space, Season 1, Episode 8 “Trajectory”