Series Retrospective: ALIAS – ‘A Missing Link’ (3×04 – Review)

In 2018, we began a deep-dive TV review series looking at J.J. Abrams’ Alias, which ran from 2001-2006. Over the next year, we’ll be looking at Season Three’s 22-episode run in detail… Having established the base foundation of Season Three, Alias is free to begin assembling the building blocks in A Missing Link, the first episodeContinue reading “Series Retrospective: ALIAS – ‘A Missing Link’ (3×04 – Review)”

Spider-Men… Spider-Men: The Tangled Web of the Multiverse

Craig McKenzie discusses the concept of the ‘Multiverse’ in comic book entertainment and how it might develop in the near future… Multiverses are swiftly becoming all the rage in genre film and TV. For those who aren’t immediately clear on what constitutes a multiverse, it can best be summed up as when a property holdsContinue reading “Spider-Men… Spider-Men: The Tangled Web of the Multiverse”

Bill, Ted & the Dark Fate of the Legacyquel

With the arrival of Bill & Ted Face the Music, we find ourselves facing down the latest example of what has become known as the ‘legacyquel’. First coined in late 2015 by Matt Singer in a piece for ScreenCrush, in advance of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the legacyquel operates from different principles than aContinue reading “Bill, Ted & the Dark Fate of the Legacyquel”

Let’s give X-FILES: ALBUQUERQUE the benefit of the Truth

Fox threw fans of legendary 1990s pop-culture phenomenon The X-Files a curve ball last week by announcing the development of a brand new, spin-off series. X-Files: Albuquerque, which is currently being worked up for the network (and by extension their overlords, Disney), is planned to be an animated comedy revolving around a collection of “misfitContinue reading “Let’s give X-FILES: ALBUQUERQUE the benefit of the Truth”

Scene by Scene: STAR TREK: NEMESIS Pt I – ‘A Generation’s Final Journey Begins’

As Star Trek: Picard begins, with the return of The Next Generation era, I’m going to take a scene by scene look back in the next couple of months about the tenth Star Trek film, Stuart Baird’s Nemesis, from 2002… ‘A Generation’s Final Journey Begins…’ That was the uniquely ominous strap line for Star Trek: Nemesis at the end of 2002. The promise ofContinue reading “Scene by Scene: STAR TREK: NEMESIS Pt I – ‘A Generation’s Final Journey Begins’”

New Guest Article: STAR TREK: PICARD – ‘Countdown #2’ (Review)

Every now and then I contribute to other websites writing about film, TV, media and sometimes comics, as in this piece for Pop Culture & Comics. In this piece, I look at the second issue of Star Trek: Picard – Countdown, the new IDW Publishing tie-in comic which directly leads into the upcoming, much anticipatedContinue reading “New Guest Article: STAR TREK: PICARD – ‘Countdown #2’ (Review)”

Scene By Scene: STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN – Pt X – ‘Sauce for the Goose’

As voted for on Twitter by followers, I will be analysing Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan scene by scene in this multi-part exploration of Nicholas Meyer’s 1982 sequel… What is the sequence in The Wrath of Khan that you most remember? Kirk’s bellow of KHAAAAAAANNNN!!!! in frustrated rage. The surprise attack on theContinue reading “Scene By Scene: STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN – Pt X – ‘Sauce for the Goose’”

New Podcast Guest Appearance: Trek FM’s Primitive Culture #67 – ‘Everyone’s a Captain’

Hosted by author Duncan Barrett, Primitive Culture is a Star Trek history and culture podcast we co-created in 2017 on the Trek FM networking, looking at the 50+ year old franchise through the lens of our world today. In this episode, Duncan and I discuss the difference between revivals and reboots on television, particularly inContinue reading “New Podcast Guest Appearance: Trek FM’s Primitive Culture #67 – ‘Everyone’s a Captain’”

Scene By Scene: STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN – Pt I – ‘A No-Win Scenario’

As voted for on Twitter by followers, I will be analysing Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan scene by scene in this multi-part exploration of Nicholas Meyer’s 1982 sequel… In many senses, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan was the second coming of the Star Trek franchise. While 1979 had given us TheContinue reading “Scene By Scene: STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN – Pt I – ‘A No-Win Scenario’”

The Trask at Hand: X-Men – Days of Future Past (2014)

With X-Men: Dark Phoenix on the horizon, a film predicted to signal the end of the original iteration of the X-Men franchise, I’ve decided to go back and revisit this highly influential collection of comic-book movies. We continue with Bryan Singer’s 2014 epic, X-Men: Days of Future Past… Though ostensibly designed as a new beginningContinue reading “The Trask at Hand: X-Men – Days of Future Past (2014)”