Battlestar Galactica – Season 4 Episodes 11 – 20 Review

BSG S4 P2

All things must come to an end, and while I still have “The Plan” to review, this is the end of the Battlestar Galactica series reviews (unless I get round to the prequel spin-offs one day, I guess), as the final season reaches its, sadly still disappointing, end. Before the finale comes a set of really solid episodes, and some properly great scenes. So, let’s have a look at this final batch of 10 (well, episode 20 is double length and called “Daybreak Parts 2 and 3”, but it still aired as a single episode, so I count it as just episode 20, your mileage may vary)

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DW: Ghost Walk Review

DW Ghost Walk

Sadly after a really strong run of stories for this TARDIS team, we finally hit a story that I just didn’t care for. It wasn’t awful, but it was certainly dull, and did little to nothing with the companions… A shame, but you can’t win them all! Let’s take a closer look…

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Diamonds Are Forever Review

Diamonds are Forever

Diamonds Are Forever is one of my least favourite Bond films, it has to be said. It has a lot of the silly humour that would later define the Roger Moore era of the franchise, but given it has (an admittedly older, tubbier and un-arsed) Sean Connery it just doesn’t seem to work. It also has a really unsatisfactory ending and two of the most annoying “henchmen” ever… So yeah, this isn’t going to be a pretty review!

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DW: Bloodsport and Be Forgot Review

DW Bloodsport and Be Forgot

Continuing my look through the Doctor Who Magazine “Doorway to Hell” graphic novel we get the next two stories, Bloodsport and Be Forgot, before we get to the “main event”, so to speak. Bloodsport is a perfectly fine little tale with a rather bluntly delivered message, and Be Forgot is a rather harrowingly realistic portrayal of a man suffering from mental health issues… which is nice to see portrayed now and again, and so well too. Let’s take a look at them!

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Battlestar Galactica – Season 4 Episodes 1 – 10 Review

BSG S4 P1

Despite over-exposure to the religious themes that had up to this point been well handled, the first half of the fourth and final Season of Battlestar Galactica is a great ride, full of fun twists and dramatic battles. It’s a little bittersweet the second time round knowing how some of these interesting plots don’t really get resolved, but hey-ho, it’s still great telly!

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Battlestar Galactica – Season 3 Episodes 11 – 20 Review

BSG S3 P2

The second half of Season 3 suffers from a pacing issue. Episodes 11 and 12 are good enough, and there some great scenes in the two-part finale, but a lot of the episodes are pointless “filler”, which is normal for most of these long-running sci-fi shows, but something about Battlestar Galactica’s over-arching plot style of storytelling makes these episodes a chore to watch, impatiently tapping your feet, waiting for the next bit of the Cylon-Earth plot. So, with that being said, let’s take a look!

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DW: The Pestilent Heart & Moving In Review

DW TPH and MI

After getting it as a Christmas present, I’m finally actually reading the latest Doctor Who Magazine collected comic release, “Doorway to Hell”, starting with these two stories! The Pestilent Heart is a good little story, and sets up a new and fun status quo going into at least the next few stories. Moving In? … Erm. Yeah. Not so good. Still, let’s take a look!

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Blade Runner 2049 Review

Blade Runner 2049

A sequel to Blade Runner was always a good example of a sequel that doesn’t need to happen, or that straight up shouldn’t happen. Well, it happened, and it was… good! It doesn’t quite match up to the original in a lot of ways, being more a good sci-fi story than a neo-noir story that’ll make you think, but it’s a damn fine near-three hours of storytelling. Let’s take a closer look at Blade Runner 2049!

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Blade Runner Review

Blade Runner

Much like when I start to look at the Star Wars films and I pondered “how do I review the original Star Wars?”, I have to repeat that process by saying “How do I review Blade Runner?” I wanted to review the sequel, 2049, so I thought I’d do them together, but what is there left to say about the original? It has to be among the most looked at films, the most often broken down into its component parts, the most examined both from a visual and a storytelling viewpoint. I guess the only thing to do is just do it! Say what I like, and if you want something super in-depth I’m sure a quick google search will grant you a look at the film from every possible perspective. So, without further ado: Blade Runner! (the “Final Cut” version, for the record…)

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