September 2014

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten #7

by Alan Rapp on September 29, 2014

in Comics

Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Ten #7After taking a month off, Nicholas Brendon returns to co-write the latest issue of Buffy Season Ten which continues the fresh start for the comic’s core characters and new living accommodations for roomies Spike and Xander. Continuing the theme of temptation, the latest issue sets Spike and Xander at the mercy of Sirens who nearly devour the pair if not for the timely intervention of ghost Anya screaming some sense into her ex-fiance.

With new digs the Scoobies are back together. Across from hall from Spike and Xander there’s Buffy, Willow, and Dawn leading to a Friends-style set-up so obvious one character even comments on it. The Siren escapade is a mix of bizarre and humorous (pillow fights? do Sirens really enjoy seeing half-naked men having pillow fights?) tempered by the loneliness of both Spike and Xander.

Xander’s situation with Dawn is far from settled and the ongoing temptation to use the new Vampyr tome continues to affect all those who hold onto it foreshadowing an error in judgement looming just beyond the horizon. Worth a look.

[Dark Horse, $3.50]

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Doctor Who – The Caretaker

by Alan Rapp on September 29, 2014

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Doctor Who – The Caretaker
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“Didn’t they teach you anything at Stupid School?”

Doctor Who - The Caretaker

Clara‘s (Jenna Coleman) worlds collide when The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) shows up as her school’s new caretaker forcing Clara to apologize and make excuses to and for both men in her life. While not dealing with the deadly killing machine known as a Skovox Blitzer, The Doctor spends most of the episode insulting Danny Pink (Samuel Anderson) who he cannot see as anything more than a soldier (which Danny hasn’t been for some time) and P.E. teacher (something he’s never been).

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  • Title: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – The Invasion
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - The Invasion

The Second Season finale of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is rather bleak for our heroes in a half-shell. Perfecting the Mutagen, agreeing to a partnership with the Shredder (Kevin Michael Richardson) and his Foot Clan, and using Irma (Kate Micucci) to discover the secret location of the Turtles’ home deep inside the New York sewers, the Kraang‘s invasion of the city begins as the aliens start transforming New York into another Dimension X.

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Franklin & Bash – Dance the Night Away

by Alan Rapp on September 28, 2014

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Franklin & Bash – Dance the Night Away
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Franklin & Bash - Dance the Night Away

Franklin (Breckin Meyer) and Bash (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) bring puppets and strippers together for the best episode of the new season. Hired by an exotic dancer (Diora Baird) who is facing unemployment and medical bills after being injured on the job, Franklin and Bash are dealt swift defeat in court by Damien (Reed Diamond) but are able to turn things around by unionizing the exotic dancers who join a local group of puppeteers in order to be recognized as a legitimate union under the law.

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  • Title: Hawaii Five-0 – A’ohe kahi e pe’e ai
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Hawaii Five-0 - A'ohe kahi e pe'e ai

Returning for its Fifth Season, the season premiere of Hawaii Five-0 sends the team after a weaponized domestic drone hijacked and used for a series of brutal attacks on the main island. Calling on the services of Jerry Ortega (Jorge Garcia), McGarrett (Alex O’Loughlin) and Danny (Scott Caan) track down the company who was hired by the U.S. Government to build the drone but has now lost it to a group whose attacks on civilians have a hidden second purpose behind the terrorist attacks.

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