Star Wars Rebels – Idiot’s Array

by Alan Rapp on January 21, 2015

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Star Wars Rebels - Idiot's Array

“Idiot’s Array” reintroduces a fan favorite to the show with Billy Dee Williams reprising his role as a younger, but no less suave, Lando Calrissian. Winning the Ghost‘s astromech droid Chopper in a game of Sabaac with Zeb (Steve Blum), the scoundrel hires the crew for a job that gets Hera (Vanessa Marshall) temporarily sold into slavery, the Ghost shot at by an Imperial blockade, and introduces a cute but annoyingly expanding Puffer Pig that causes all kinds of chaos once Zeb and Ezra (Taylor Gray) let it out of its cage.

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Castle – Private Eye Caramba!

by Alan Rapp on January 21, 2015

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Castle - Private Eye Caramba!

The misadventures of Richard Castle (Nathan Fillion) Private Investigator continue in the latest episode. So bored by his lack of interesting cases our writer has begun narrating to an empty office when fate, with the help of his wife, sends an assignment his way. While investigating the homicide of telenovela star, Beckett (Stana Katic) decides to send a friend (Daya Vaidya) of the victim to Castle who might be able to help the actress locate the $500,000 borrowed purse the victim had in her possession prior to her death.

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Scorpion – Charades

by Alan Rapp on January 20, 2015

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Scorpion - Charades

Searching for a mole inside the local Los Angeles offices of the CIA, Walter (Elyes Gabel) and his team uncover a lovelorn computer nerd who has unwittingly agreed to hand over a series of chemicals to a woman not realizing that together they can be weaponized to create poison gas. To retrieve the chemicals Walter will have to stand-in for a CIA agent with access to the final ingredient and stall the attractive, but very deadly, seductress (Nazneen Contractor) giving Happy (Jadyn Wong) and Toby (Eddie Kaye Thomas) time to find the stolen chemicals.

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  • Title: The Librarians – And the Loom of Fate
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The Librarians - And the Loom of Fate

Ending the season with the return of both Flynn Carson (Noah Wyle) and The Library, “And the Loom of Fate” ties together the recovered artifacts from several of the show’s previous nine episodes for a showdown with the villainous Dulaque (Matt Frewer) and a look at various other realities where Flynn never became The Librarian. The show has certainly improved over the second-half of its First Season and the season finale wraps up most of the loose ends allowing for both a strong final episode (should TNT choose not to renew the show) while also opening the door for several new opportunities in a potential Second Season.

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Galavant – Dungeons and Dragon Lady

by Alan Rapp on January 20, 2015

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  • Title: Galavant – Dungeons and Dragon Lady
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Galavant - Dungeons and Dragon Lady

Rescued from the hangman’s noose from by his former lover our brave, if dimwitted, hero is only further confused by the kind of love Madalena (Mallory Jansen) is prepared to offer. Dimly realizing that the love of his life isn’t quite who he envisioned her to be, Galavant (Joshua Sasse) is returned to the dungeon while the Queen prepares her own surprise for King Richard (Timothy Omundson) in the form of inviting his elder brother (Rutger Hauer) to return and reclaim his rightful throne.

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  • Title: The Librarians – And the City of Light
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“I will absolutely sell out the human race to our new alien overlords.”

The Librarians - And the City of Light

Despite the disbelief of both Jenkins (John Larroquette) and the other Librarians-in-Training, Ezekiel (John Kim) convinces the group to head to a small town where a UFO expert disappears and strange lights have been reported. As Jake (Christian Kane) and Cassandra (Lindy Booth) investigate the history of the town with the help of the town’s archivist/notary/volunteer fire chief/chancellor of the exchequer (Haley Webb), Ezekiel and Eve (Rebecca Romijn) take a closer look at the area where the UFO nut was exploring before he disappeared only to have Eve disappear right in front of Ezekiel’s eyes.

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Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #6

by Alan Rapp on January 19, 2015

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Usagi Yojimbo: Senso #6Usagi Yojimbo: Senso comes to a close with the future version of Usagi Yojimbo leading the fight against the remaining alien tripod with Usagi Gundam. While properly framing the entire episode as a story told from the far, far future (leaving some of the specific details in doubt), Usagi creator Stan Sakai gives his creation one last epic battle before our hero falls (but not before once again saving the day).

Is this the “last” Usagi story? Is this how our hero is meant to meet his end? Perhaps, but given how far in the future the six-issue mini-series takes place I think we have plenty of adventures to look forward to concerning the rabbit ronin before this dark day ever comes to pass.

And thankfully we don’t have to wait very long as Sakai and Dark Horse return to the current adventures of everyone’s favorite rabbit ronin later this year picking up the ongoing series where it left off. Usagi may not live forever, but hopefully we’ll get more of his amazing adventures for years and years to come. Must-read.

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Galavant – Completely Mad… Alena

by Alan Rapp on January 19, 2015

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  • Title: Galavant – Completely Mad… Alena
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“Can’t we just have a normal adventure?”

Galavant - Completely Mad... Alena

Delivered to Valencia by the pirates, Galavant (Joshua Sasse), Sid (Luke Youngblood), and Isabella (Karen David) continue their quest as the princess continues to doubt her decision to betray the hero she has come to care for. Stopping for a time in a monastery of singing monks (led by “Weird Al” Yankovic), the heroes take a final rest before making it to the palace where Isabella’s treachery is revealed, promptly at 9:00.

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  • Title: The Musketeers – Keep Your Friends Close
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The Musketeers - Keep Your Friends Close

Season Two of The Musketeers begins with some big changes to the show. Due to Peter Capaldi now traveling through space and time on a different BBC TV-show, “Keep Your Friends Close” begins with the funeral of Cardinal Richelieu and the introduction of a new villain in the Comte de Rochefort (Marc Warren), a former agent of the Cardinal in Spain who escapes prison to enlist the help of Athos (Tom Burke), Aramis (Santiago Cabrera), Porthos (Howard Charles), and D’Artagnan (Luke Pasqualino) to rescue an imprisoned French general (Dominic Mafham). Hiding his true motives as a Spanish spy, Rochefort manages to betray everyone he comes into contact with turning each situation to his own personal advantage.

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Barbara Palvin - Elle Brazil (January 2015)

Hungarian model Barbara Palvin is the cover model for the January issue of Elle Brasil. You can find the pics from her cover shoot inside.

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