“Primeval” Series Three — A Slice of SciFi Review

Reviewed by: Michael Hickerson (Slice of SciFi Editor) Where: BBC America When: Saturday, May 16 at 9 p.m. EST Starring: Douglas Henshall, Juliet Aubrey, Jason Fleyming, Laila Rouass, Hannah Spearritt, Andrew Lee-Potts SoSF Rating = 4 out 5 Growing up a fan of “Doctor Who,” I vividly recall the agony of being an American fan […]

“Caprica” — A Slice of SciFi DVD Review


Actors: Eric Stoltz, Michelle Andrew, Roger R. Cross, Magda Apanowicz, Genevieve Buechner Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, DVD-Video, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Number of discs: 1 Rating: Unrated Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment DVD Release Date: April 21, 2009 Run Time: 93 minutes Slice of SciFi Rating: 4 out of 5 “Caprica” is available […]

Doctor Who: “Planet of the Dead” Review


The most enjoyable of the “Doctor Who” specials produced to date “Doctor Who” holiday specials are meant to be one thing–pure, simple fun. They’re meant to be a nice way to relax and spend some time with an old friend during the holiday season. So far, we’ve had four Christmas specials that have been all […]

Soap Operas and Other Things

I’ve been thinking just how much successful (or relatively successful) SciFi series resemble soap operas, if not in content, definitively in the fanaticism of their followers.  Most people who follow Heroes, BSG, and Lost (to name a few) might not characterize the shows as soap operas, but that’s what they seem to me.   [Read more…]

Shatner’s Raw Nerve — A Slice of SciFi Review


Where: The Biography Channel (in HD) When: Tuesday night 10/9C Host: William Shatner Guests: Jenna Jameson, Tim Allen, Valerie Bertinelli, Judge Judy, Scott Baio, Kelsey Grammer, Drew Carey, Jimmy Kimmel, Jon Voight, Fran Drescher, Wayne Brady, Leonard Nimoy, and more SoSF Rating = 4/5 “Shat is the perfect host, always steering the camera back to […]

“Cha$e” — A Slice of SciFi Review


Studio/Channel:NBC Universal/SCI FI Channel Premiere Date: November 11, 2008 Time: 10/9C Host: Trey Farley Length: 60 minutes SoSF Rating = 3 out of 5 stars “The concept is actually pretty cool and even without all the special effects that will be added when the show premieres, it still, to my surprise, held my attention” Just […]

“Kung Fu Killer” — A Slice of SciFi Review

David still has the flute, the soft-spoken voice, all the right moves; but this time he is carrying a very big stick and you don’t want to piss him off Beginning Sunday, August 17 at 10:00 PM – Midnight ET/PT SPIKE TV will show its two-part miniseries starring David Carradine and Daryl Hannah, reuniting for […]

Doctor Who “Journey’s End” Review


With “Journey’s End” Russell T. Davies attempts to bring a sense of closure to his tenure as the producer for Doctor Who.  I’ll give him credit for what he tried to do here, even if I found the episode’s execution a bit lacking.  It was an episode that was neither as brilliant as it wanted […]

Doctor Who “The Stolen Earth” Review


And so, here it is.  The episode whose title was kept under wraps for months because it was considered to be “too SPOILER filled.”  The episode that brought back the Daleks, yet again.  The episode that brought back an old enemy.  The episode that would bring together all of the Doctor’s companions (well, at least […]