Y, El Último Hombre

This week's episode of Lost – '316' – features a gratuitously self-referential shot of Hurley reading Y, El Último Hombre, the Spanish language edition of Y: The Last Man, written in 2004 by one of Lost's current principal writers, Brian K. Vaughn… Nothing's ever a coincidence in the Lostiverse. Hurley is reading the fourth volume, […]

Star Trek

I should be depressed. I should be indignant. I should be angry. Alongside Bruce Wayne, James Tiberius Kirk was my fictional childhood hero, how can anyone, anyone but The Shat play Kirk?? Oddly, though Batman has been played by countless brilliant, middling and appalling actors, my fanboy-ity for Batman has remained undiminished. But Kirk is […]


‘…we finally really did it. You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!‘

Colonel Saul Tigh

Complicit in fixing an election, organising a campaign of suicide-bombing in response to a military occupation, the extra-judicial execution of collaborators and the imposition of martial law following a military coup, Saul Tigh is one of the most badass, unlikeable and yet tragically, deeply and heroically flawed characters on television today. In spite of this, […]

He That Believeth In Me

John 11:25-26 –  "I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?" Battlestar Galactica‘s story arcs have always drawn dark and uncomfortable parallels with the War on Terror – themes of […]

Best Two Minutes Of TV This Week…

Wow, just when it looked like BSG’s Razor minisodes were gonna be as dull as last year’s Resistance ‘webisodes’, we get a cracking dogfight… Best part? The chilling radio-borne screams of the Columbia‘s dying crew… { The soundtrack for season three was released today – Violence & Variations  is my standout piece }

Star Wars: The Clone Wars | Tales Of The New Republic

I should like it, but I don’t want to 🙁 Lucasfilm previewed the new Clone Wars TV series at this weekend’s 30th anniversary of Star Wars. It looks great, but why remake Genndy Tartovsky‘s sublimely dark and kinetic better-than-the-movies interpretation? We’ll find out in Summer 2008 🙂 In the meantime, here’s a newly minted fan-made […]

Musharrafadama – Separated At Birth?

It’s not just the moustache and glasses, President Pervez Musharraf and Admiral William Adama have quite a few things in common… — Both led coup attempts against their civilian governments. Both men arrested and imprisoned their presidents, later granting them amnesty. Each has an uneasy alliance with an perceived enemy. Both are sceptical of religious […]

Battlestar Craptacular

Yesterday, SciFi channel debuted Battlestar Galactica: The Resistance, a series of ten ‘webisodes’ due to run twice weekly throughout September, prior to the premiere of BSG’s third season in October. I’m a huge fan of this show – the only SF show qualitatively on a par with the likes of The Sopranos and Six Feet […]