Doctor Who: “Planet of the Dead” Review

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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.

Shatner’s Raw Nerve — A Slice of SciFi Review

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Doctor Who “Turn Left” Review

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Last week we got the Donna-lite episode of series four, so this week it’s time for the Doctor-lite installment of the season. While having the Doctor in a reduced role is certainly nothing new if you’ve watched any of the stories from the early days of the show, watching  the new series work with have […]

“The Middleman” — A Slice of SciFi Review

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Reviewed by: Samuel K. Sloan (FarPoint Media Executive News Director) The new dramedy series “The Middleman” from the ABC Family Network premiered this week on Monday and turned out to be a thoroughly enjoyable 1-hr romp into a fast-paced, satiric-laced dialogue reminiscent of the old Mel Brooks days with “Get Smart,” only with sharper wit. […]