September 2012

XIII – The Key

by Alan Rapp on September 30, 2012

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  • Title: XIII – The Key
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XIII (Stuart Townsend) and Agent Jones (Aisha Tyler) return from Montana with the third watch, and the final piece of the mysterious code, but they’ll have to call in the help of their favorite computer hacker (Aaron Ashmore) to explain to them what exactly they’re sitting on. What he uncovers in a complex encryption and password protection hiding what he believes may be the legendary Internet Skeleton Key which would allow a user to hack any online system.

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Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow #17

by Alan Rapp on September 30, 2012

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snake-eyes-and-storm-shadow-17-coverCobra and the Arashikage Clan have declared war on each other and now the new Cobra Commander has loosed Serpentor and his private army known as the Coil to strike in the name of Cobra and eradicate the ninja.

The Coil successful capture the Soft Master (although the comic suggests they may have bitten off more than they can chew with the devious and deadly old man), but Snake Eyes and a group of Arashikage ninja are able to prevent the same fate from befalling the Hard Master and his latest student, even if it means letting the ninja know the old man still lives.

With the war between Cobra and the Arashikage heating up, the choices Snake Eyes makes further blur the lines between right and wrong. Next month turns up the flames as Snake Eyes’ old G.I. JOE teammates, realizing their pal is alive and has gone back to the ninja who trained him, get into the action as well as the crossover “Target: Snake Eyes” begins. Worth a look.

[IDW, $3.99]

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Elementary – Pilot

by Alan Rapp on September 30, 2012

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  • Title: Elementary – Pilot
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Taking a page from the success of Sherlock, BBC’s modern-day interpretation of Sherlock Holmes, CBS gives us Elementary which stars Jonny Lee Miller as the drug addicted, but brilliant, former Scotland Yard consultant recently relocated to the United States and Lucy Liu as Dr. Joan Watson, a personal live-in doctor hired by Sherlock’s father to help him transition from the rehabilitation center back to, as she puts it, “everyday life.” For Sherlock this means picking up where he left off by becoming a consulting detective in New York City.

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Scandal – White Hat’s Off

by Alan Rapp on September 29, 2012

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  • Title: Scandal – White Hat’s Off
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Last season’s mid-season replacement returns for a Second Season with the trial of Lindsey Dwyer, who until now we’ve only known as Olivia Pope & Associates’ newest hire Quinn Perkins (Katie Lowes). Quinn, or rather Lindsey, is accused of seven counts of murder in the bombing her former boyfriend and six other victims. Although all the evidence against Quinn is circumstantial, her account of events, and the fact that she ran and assumed a new identity (which was mysteriously provided), has even some of her own coworkers doubting her innocence.

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Person of Interest – The Contingency

by Alan Rapp on September 29, 2012

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  • Title: Person of Interest – The Contingency
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“You created an Intelligence. Life. And then you ripped out its voice, locked it in a cage, and handed it over to the most laughably corrupt people imaginable.”

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Outsmarted by Root (Amy Acker), the Second Season premiere finds Reese (Jim Caviezel) enlisting the help of Detective Carter (Taraji P. Henson) and Detective Fusco (Kevin Chapman) to search for Finch (Michael Emerson) who was kidnapped by the computer hacker in last year’s season finale. Meanwhile, Reese finds himself protecting the Machine’s latest number, a money launderer (Ken Leung) for the Aryan Nation, whose well-being may, or may not, be connected to that of Finch.

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