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  • Title: Super Dinosaur – The Floor Door Shuffle
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Super Dinosaur - The Floor Door Shuffle television review

The night after returning from a mission with Derek (Valin Shinyei), Super Dinosaur (Mac Heywood) disappears. Waking up in one of the locations of their previous missions, SD then finds himself pulled through another floor door and then another, each taking him back to a location in the system’s memory. While Derek hits the field to help with the trouble SD finds in each location, Dexter (Alessandro Juliani) and Erica (Shannon Chan-Kent) work on a solution before the stored locations run out and the malfunctioning floor door has nowhere left to send their friend. Although it doesn’t offer clips from previous episodes, SD returning to various locations acts not unlike a clip show reminding viewers of previous episodes. The episode is also notable for allowing SD’s stuffed animal Mr. Swimington to tag along for the ride and return to the running theme that penguins are jerks.

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Danger Man – The Nurse

by Alan Rapp on October 15, 2020

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  • Title: Danger Man – The Nurse
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Danger Man - The Nurse television review

Throwback Thursday takes us back into the Cold War spycraft of Danger Man. John Drake (Patrick McGoohan) rescues two British citizens from an unnamed Arab nation facing a revolution. Choosing to remain when he hears of another English woman nearby, and knowing she won’t be safe from the rebel troops, Drake seeks out nurse Mary MacPherson (Eileen Moore) only to discover she has in her possession a small baby and the last living member of the deposed royal family. Unable to reach the helicopter, Drake and MacPherson must try to make their way on their own, a journey that leads them across an unscrupulous innkeeper (Eric Pohlmann) and a greedy local leader (Harold Kasket) looking to use the child to increase his own power.

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  • Title: Carmen Sandiego – The Day of the Dead Caper
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Carmen Sandiego - The Day of the Dead Caper television review

Carmen‘s (Gina Rodriguez) search for mother is put on pause when she runs across a promising young thief named Sonia (Jeannie Tirado) in Mexico City on the Day of the Dead who has caught the eye of a V.I.L.E. recruiter (Sylvia Villagran). Although Sonia is at first uninterested in traveling to any sort of school, both Carmen’s abilities and her attempts to convince Sonia not to enlist have the opposite effect she intended. The Carmen/Sonia dynamic is fun for an episode, and Sonia is one character who I wouldn’t mind seeing more of in the future. Eventually Sonia proves to be as much like Carmen as she hoped, both helping Carmen escape V.I.L.E. capture and choose a path of her own inspired by the woman in the red coat and fedora.

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Locke & Key – Crown of Shadows

by Alan Rapp on October 13, 2020

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  • Title: Locke & Key – Crown of Shadows
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Locke & Key - Crown of Shadows television review

I hadn’t read the comic series Locke & Key was based on, and had no real epectations about the series going in. What I found was one of the most solid seasons of any Netflix original show and a welcome surprise that turned out to be far smarter than I would have guessed. The final episode of Locke & Key‘s First Season offers a glimpse behind the mysterious Black Door as Tyler (Connor Jessup), Kinsey (Emilia Jones), and their friends fight to defeat Dodge (Laysla De Oliveira) who has the Crown of Shadows. The episode makes good use of misdirection here before providing even more surprises in its final moments as that attempt to throw Dodge into the portal has unintended consequences none of the Lockes will become aware of until Season Two.

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Darkwing Duck – Apes of Wrath

by Alan Rapp on October 13, 2020

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  • Title: Darkwing Duck – Apes of Wrath
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Darkwing Duck - Apes of Wrath television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to crime-ridden streets of St. Canard and a hero who flaps in the night. When anthropologist Beatrice Bruté (Victoria Carroll) disappears, SHUSH sends Darkwing Duck (Jim Cummings), Launchpad (Terence McGovern), and Gosalyn (Christine Cavanaugh) to Africa. Attacked by gorillas, who Goaslyn gets kidnapped by when one of her many gorilla traps backfire (the others all lead to a large amount of head trauma Darkwing suffers in this episode), Darkwing eventually finds Bruté. The scientist wasn’t kidnapped, instead she chose to live with the gorillas and fight weapon smuggler Major Trenchrot (Charlie Adler) who wants to create a vacation spot for criminal under the guise of a banana plantation.

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