A vaguely interesting concept becomes a true mess
by JOHN VINCENT
Plus, Browncoats unite for a 10-year reunion
Rejoice! Jonathan Frakes directs this week’s MUST SEE episode where your attendance at Supernova Con is required during Nathan Fillion's voyage to the final frontier. Can "Castle" fans spot all the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Easter eggs? If you aim to misbehave, tune in on Sunday for the "Firefly 10th Anniver ...Read More
Cable channel capitalizing on success of 2011 re-air of series
For a show that no one supposedly watched more than a decade ago leading to an abbreviated half season, it's amazing that "Firefly" is getting so much attention. Science Channel recognizes that, and has planned a new "Firefly" special featuring the cast and crew of the series called "Firefly: Bro ...Read More
Invisibility cloaks and miniture robots with lasers!
After her encounter with Quinn (Angus Macfadyen) at the end of the previous week’s episode of "Chuck," Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) is reset back to her original super-spy state. Quinn has convinced her that she is a CIA spy, he is her handler, that Chuck (Zachary Levi) has killed her old team, a ...Read More
Fake death and big bad guys lead to an exciting finish
"Chuck Versus the Bullet Train" picks up where last week’s episode left off. Quinn (Angus Macfadyen) has captured Chuck (Zachary Levi) and asks him to fix the Intersect, which is "en route to his base." Quinn also informs Chuck that Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski) and Casey (Adam Baldwin) are dead. ...Read More
Secrets kept, secrets revealed, new secrets ...
This review may contain spoilers. There seem to be two strategies in television regarding the approaching ratings sweeps. One is to throw reruns on until the counting begins and the other is to ramp up the action so the viewer is anxious to find out how things will work out for his favorite chara ...Read More
Ratings are slipping but actors still believe a renewal is coming
During its first few seasons, "Chuck" always teetered on the verge of cancellation. But just when its future looked grim, the series would receive a pick-up order, securing it a place on the airwaves for another year. However, thanks to steady ratings and fan campaigns involving Subway sandwiches ...Read More
In the lastest series of comics, what would have happened if Tony Stark was Dr. Doom?
I have always enjoyed Marvel's What If stories. Taking the established characters and continuity and turning things upside down and on their ear often leads to great storytelling. This week's release, "Iron Man: Demon in an Armor," is certainly no exception. The premise, stated on the first page ...Read More
A fantastic start to a two-part episode
This article may contain spoilers. This is a two part episode, so we cant pass final judgment on the story yet but the first part has us wanting more and thats a good endorsement. While the situation Chuck finds himself in is quite serious and life threatening, we get the humor and human touc ...Read More
Sometimes celebs make me smile and proud, other times, they make me sad
In case you didn't know, Adam Baldwin -- a very good actor from "Firefly" and "Chuck" fame -- is as right-wing as they come. It's no secret. If you are one of his 45,000 followers on Twitter like I am, you know it. It's about the only thing he talks about. But you know what? Despite some peop ...Read More