“Eureka: Jack of All Trades” — A Slice of SciFi Review


It’s been a while since a Eureka episode has made me laugh out loud for part of the episode, but episode 5 did exactly this.

“Eureka: The Real Thing, Force Quit, Friendly Fire” — A Slice of SciFi Review


I missed a couple of weeks of Eureka and ended up mainlining three weeks worth of Eureka. This has both its pluses and minuses. Plus, because it’s three weeks of Eureka and you don’t have to wait a week to see what happens next. Minuses, because you have three weeks of the show you’re invested in and realize that, dang, you have to wait another week to see what happens next.

“Game of Thrones: Game of Bones” — A Slice of SciFi Review


Reviewed by Michael Hickerson (Slice of SciFi Editor) If you can’t show every single battle on the show due to time constraints and budget limitations, at least you can make the lack of screen battles interesting.*  That’s how “Garden of Bones” starts out this week, showing us the lead-up to and the aftermath of Robb […]

“Eureka: Lost” — A Slice of SciFi Review


When SyFy (back then Sci Fi channel) started this quirky series five years ago called Eureka, I tuned in thinking it was odd enough for me to watch. And I really don’t think I had anything else to watch at that time…well, other than Smallville. I was introduced to Jack Carter: U.S. Marshall who ended up taking over a Sheriff of this odd little town that looked like a piece of small town Americana. The look on his face when Global Dynamics is first introduced to him is what hooked me onto this show. Sheriff Jack Carter was the everyman and we were watching this crazy little town of geniuses through his eyes.

Game of Thrones: What Is Dead May Never Die — A Slice of SciFi Review


As we saw last week, Tyrion clearly realizes that not everyone at King’s Landing who claims loyalty to the Hand of the King is going to follow through and actually be loyal. He replaced the head of the Night’s Watch last week and this week he finds out which of his trusted advisers has loose lips.

“Game of Thrones: The Night Lands” — A Slice of SciFi Review


Another week, another king laying claim to power in the kingdom of Westeros. As Cersei points out, that makes at least five people trying to claim power in the kingdom. And that doesn’t even take into account Dany with her dragons across the sea.

“Game of Thrones: The North Remembers” — A Slice of SciFi Review


The first season of Game of Thrones was about introducing viewers to the rich fantasy world created by George R.R. Martin, creating a level of comfort to the universe of Westerios. And then taking that rug and pulling it firmly out from under the viewers.

As season two gets underway, we’re familiar with most of the players in the game, but there are new rules and new faces coming into the power struggle going on all across Westerios.

“Game of Thrones” — A Hollywood Reporter Review


The Hollywood Reporter has weighed in on the return of Game of Thrones.

“The River” Season 1 — A Slice of SciFi Reader Review


On the last couple of listener feedback shows, we’ve asked for reaction, thoughts and feedback on ABC’s The River.

Slice listener and reader Heather from St. Louis has seen the series, including the recently aired season finale. She took the time to review the first season and offer some thoughts on it. We’re including it here on the Slice web site to help spark the conversation about this series.

“Awake” — A Slice of SciFi TV Review


As a single hour of television, Awake is fascinating, compelling television.  As a long-term series, there are questions about if and how the show can sustain its premise over the course of a season or seasons.   But if you haven’t seen the pilot yet via various on demand services or streaming from NBC’s web site, this is one that’s worth tuning in for when it finally airs tonight at 10 p.m. EST.

Grimm & Once Upon A Time – A Slice of SciFi Comparative Review


When “Grimm” and “Once Upon A Time”, two new fairytale television series were announced for the fall schedule there was much attended buzz from the entertainment media.

“Doctor Who: The Wedding of River Song” — A Slice of SciFi Review


As Doctor Who closes in on its fiftieth anniversary, it’s nice to know that while the future is bright, this new chapter and celebration appears it will be built on paying homage to long, rich history that has come before it. No where was that more evident than in Saturday evening’s cliffhanger that once again tries to inject the “Who?” back into Doctor Who.

“Terra Nova” — A Hollywood Reporter Review


Terra Nova makes its debut Monday night at 8 p.m. EST on Fox. Is the show worth tuning in for?

“Doctor Who: Night Terrors” — A Slice of SciFi Review


While I enjoy much of what the new series of Doctor Who has to offer, it’s still nice every once in a while to have a story like “Night Terrors” that feels like it could easily slip into just about any season of the classic run without too much difficulty.

“Doctor Who:” Let’s Kill Hitler — A Slice of SciFi Review


Reviewed by Michael Hickerson (Slice of SciFi Editor) One of the chief criticisms lobbed at Doctor Who in the 80s was that it became too insular with certain stories being so stepped in what’s come before that novice fans would have a difficult if not an impossible time not just figuring out what was going […]