It’s time for another episode of SFP-Now TV Reviews. This time Ian and I are joined by special guest, Jeff Burns. We discuss the newest episodes of The Last of Us, Star Trek: Picard, Quantum Leap, and more!
Welcome to another episode of our Television and Movie reviews show. This time Ian and Marx take a look at a few of the new shows that have been hitting Apple TV and Sky SciFi Channel.
After Ian spends the first five minutes of the show dissing his teammates on Rocket League. We straight onto TV and share in our views about CW making a spin-off show to The Librarians, which is a favorite show around these parts.
This week we hit the ground running and discuss the pilot episode of Silo, which was called 'Freedom Day'. We both agree that it's a series that has some potential and plan to watch more of it for future discussion. The question is. Are we safe to go outside? While chatting about other Apple TV shows. Marx and I agree that Invasion was boring.
Moving on from Apple shows. Ian waxes lyrical about the latest season of Star Wars: Visions and how he was particularly taken with the episode titled Sith, which seemed to take place inside a living painting. He chats about some of the episodes and adds that all nine stories are really cool.
From the fun and animation of Star Wars. We move on to the more serious Sky SciFi series The Swarm, which sees the world Sealife turning against the human population due to a change in the delicate interconnectedness between mankind and Earth. The show is truly international having segments of it set in Canada, France, and Norway to name just a few of the countries that are represented in the storyline. The first episode features a stunning sequence of Ora Whales attacking Canadian Tourists.
Having barely survived an Ora Whale attack. Ian and Marx move the conversation on to Citadel. In short, our concern is that the show could be spending a little too much time in the past as the narrative seems to have slowed down a little. Luckily the series finale, which we will discuss in the next episode does address some of our issues with the show.
Tune in for more as we discuss more TV stuff and also have an interesting side chat about A.I and how it might impact the industry.
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Hey there, Buffy fans! Are you ready to dive into Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s sixth season? If so, then join me and the other Buffy panelists on the Dragon Con Urban Fantasy Track YouTube channel, as we explore the iconic urban fantasy TV series.
We discuss this dark and thought provoking season and share our thoughts on the best character arcs, as well as our favorite and least favorite episodes. This season had many twists with a musical special, a wedding disaster, a trio of geeks turned villains, a magical addiction, a shocking death of a beloved character, and a hero that takes a dark turn.
And of course, we highlight some of the most unforgettable episodes of the season, including the musical episode “Once More, with Feeling,” the hilarious “Tabula Rasa,” the fast food flavored “Doublemeat Palace,” “Villians,” “Two to Go,” “Grave,” and more. We share our thoughts on these pivotal moments and what they meant for the show as a whole. Please give it watch and feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments.
In this episode, Ian & Marx give their initial thoughts on the new CW series Gotham, which is a show set in a universe where Batman has been killed. Our initial thoughts are that the show is kind of meh and has room for improvement. So tune in to hear exactly what we have to say.
Moving on. We also give our first thoughts on School Spirits and focus on the show’s pilot episode ‘My So-Called Death’, which introduces us to the tone and characters of the series. In this discussion, Marx compares this show to ‘Dead Like Me’ only with less sarcasm.
Staying on the theme of supernatural series. We also discuss Wolf Pack and zoom in on the penultimate episode titled ‘Lion’s Breath’ which has a few big plot reveals when it comes to Ramsay and her true nature. We also discuss how gorgeous the show’s cinematography is when it comes to one shot in particular.
Moving into the realm of science fiction and fantasy. We discuss the new season of The Mandalorian and recap events from ‘The Mines of Mandalore’ and ‘The Convert’. We also briefly discuss a few shows from Star Wars past as well as touch on the infamous Holiday Special via a discussion about a new documentary film about that. So set your lightsabers to maim as many Ewoks were sacrificed to make this episode.
We close out this month’s show with a recap of Star Trek: Picard’s fifth episode ‘Imposters’, which not only saw the return of Ro Laren from TNG. But also used her character as a means to link the A and B plots together as more is revealed about The Changeling Plot to undermine Starfleet and The Federation. We also speculate somewhat as to where this could go and discuss how Paramount Plus could use this season of Picard as a Springboard for other series that could reintroduce characters from TNG, DS9 & Voyager as well as continue the adventures of some of the new characters such as Captain Shaw and Ensign Sydney LaForge.
So please tune in for another packed reviews episode and feel free to comment about any of the shows we cover or even suggest shows and movies you’d like us to discuss.
Had a blast being a guest on the Super Geeked Up season finale. I had fun playing some geeky games and talking about the upcoming preorder for our anthology, Tales of Monstrosity: Monsters, Myths, and Myths.
“It’s our super-geeky Season Finale! And we have Marx Pyle on to discuss the new anthology we’re all part of: Tales of Monstrosity: Monsters, Myths, and Miscreants. He’ll announce the Pre-Order date on our show as well as chat what are the best monsters to have as friends and sidekicks. Plus we play geeky games Superhero Experts and Make an Awesome Movie Even Better. Join the super-geeky fun!”
Recently, I’ve had the pleasure of taking part in some exciting new online actual play tabletop role-playing games (TTRPGs), and one of my favorites has been Get Charlotte. This one is perfect for anyone who enjoys stories in the vein of Quentin Tarantino, or is curious about the innovative Everyday Heroes RPG that uses 5E. In Get Charlotte, I get to embody a tough ex-boxer who’s a Russian American (called The Hammer), wielding a sledgehammer to take on his enemies. If any of this sounds appealing, I recommend giving it a watch!
Episode Description: Beau Brownstone has a problem. His teenage daughter, Charlotte has been missing for three days, and a cryptic letter threatening his criminal empire has the whole family on edge. Beau scrambles to put together a Crew to Get Charlotte back. With no leads as to her whereabouts, Beau sends The Crew to an old friend, Nice Guy Eddie at an old junkyard called Monster Joe’s Truck and Tow to get the lowdown on what’s going on in the underbelly of LA’s underworld, hoping for a lead on what might have happened to Charlotte. When The Crew arrives, however, they stumble upon a robbery in progress. Will they win the day or make a mess of things? Find out in our premiere episode of our new ongoing campaign, Get Charlotte, set in the worlds of Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller!
It’s a brand-new Dreamslayer Studios campaign in a brand-new RPG format: Everyday Heroes RPG using the 5E Engine!
Get Charlotte is an Everyday Heroes RPG campaign set in the worlds of Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller. Beau Brownstone, a multi-national crime boss is desperately searching for his missing daughter, Charlotte. He quickly assembles a rag-tag Crew to find the missing teenager. Someone is threatening his family, and it could literally be anyone – Beau has made a lot of enemies in the decade he has been in charge of the Brownstone legacy. Follow the adventures of The Crew as they tear through the underbelly of the Los Angeles underworld in search of the heir to the Brownstone criminal empire. Featuring cameos from movies like Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs, Jackie Brown, Kill Bill, Desperado, Once Upon a Time in Mexico and a host of others with art inspired by Frank Miller’s Sin City.
Are you ready to dive into the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s fifth season? If so, then join me and other Buffy super fans on the Dragon Con Urban Fantasy Track YouTube channel, as we explore the iconic urban fantasy TV series.
We discuss the excellent season arc and share our thoughts on the best character arcs, as well as our favorite and least favorite episodes. We also chat about the surprising introduction of Dawn, Buffy’s little sister, and the arrival of the powerful Big Bad, Glory. From Glory’s deadly schemes to Buffy’s struggle to protect her family and friends, we cover it all.
And of course, we highlight some of the most unforgettable episodes of the season, including “Dracula vs. Buffy,” “The Replacement,” “Family,” “Fool for Love,” “The Body,” and “The Gift.”
I’m co-hosting another podcast! Every other week Ian and I review TV shows. More details on this episode below.
Welcome to SFP-NOW and our new TV reviews show that we’ll be looking to roll out every two weeks. For this series, Ian Cullen is joined by Marx Pyle of GenreTainment to discuss episodes of various genre television shows. We hope to bring in a third host to occasionally try and spice things up. But for now it will just be myself and Marx.
This First episode takes a look at episode three of The Last Of Us, which seemed to stir up mixed reviews from fans of the game versus those fans that have just tuned in for the series. Get our views on the Bob and Frank storyline.
Also, we have a look at the new Netflix Series Lockwood & Co, which is somewhat of a surprise package with its story of an alternate future in which ghosts are a very common occurrence, but can only be hunted down by teenagers.
Staying on the theme of supernatural series we also take a look at the new Paramount Plus series Wolf Pack, which is somewhat of a comeback for Buffy’s Sarah Michelle Geller who interestingly doesn’t have a huge role in the show’s pilot episode. But we’re pretty sure that her role will expand as the story grows.
Moving on from horror. We jump to some time travel for some fast and dirty comments on the new Quantum Leap series and the episode titled Leap. Die. Repeat. which kind of played out a little like Groundhog Day.
And Finally, Marx talks about his recent experience of being a panelist on a massive Buffy The Vampire Slayer Rewatch and talks a little about what he considers to be the best episodes of the show’s fourth season.
Join me and the other panelists (a.k.a. Buffy super fans) as we chat about season four of the iconic urban fantasy TV series, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, on the Dragon Con Urban Fantasy Track YouTube channel. We discuss the unusual season finale, best character arcs, and favorite/least favorite episodes. Tune in to hear our thoughts on the returns of Spike, Ethan Rayne, Faith, Anya, Jonathan, and Harmony, as well as Buffy’s dating choices with Parker & Riley. Plus, we dive into The Initiative and Adam’s impact on the season, and highlight classic episodes like “Hush”, “Beer Bad”, “Pangs”, “Fear, Itself”, and “Superstar”.
I had another great time being a panelist for Buffy Watch on the Dragon Con Urban Fantasy Track YouTube channel. This time we chatted about season 3 of this ground breaking TV series! What did we think of the season premiere and finale? Who had the best character arc this season? What were our most favorite and least favorite episodes? There were new characters (Anya, Faith), returning characters (Spike, Ethan Rayne), and memorable characters (The Mayor, Mr. Trick, Vampire Willow), and so much more. Many of the episodes were layered with powerful themes and topped with funny moments and fast-paced action. We had a great time discussing Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Fate: The Winx Saga was sadly canceled by Netflix after two seasons. On this online panel we reflected on what we loved and what we wished had been for the series. Was it like the original cartoon? How was the world-building? Who were our favorite characters? What do we wish season 3 could have been like? We discuss that and more.