Archive for July, 2014

Babylon 5 – Signs and Portents

July 27, 2014

If we dismiss Firefly, for the obvious reasons, then there’s only one real contender for the crown of best Sci-Fi show ever as far as I’m concerned – the epic Babylon 5.

The problem is, I’ve had very few people to discuss it with, because nobody will give it the chance it deserves, which is something I understand only too well, as I was that guy once. The frustration of telling people “I was the same as you – and I was wrong too” year after year has taken its toll, but I’ll never stop trying, because if any show both needs and deserves champions, it is this one.

My co-host Simon is as big a Babylon 5 cynic as they come, even going as far as having watched and disliked Season 1 once before, so I can barely contain my excitement that after 12 years’ worth of almost-constant harassment from me, he’s finally (FINALLY!) giving it another chance…

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PS. Derek, I feel you man.

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Bullet Points

July 20, 2014

Terrence and Phillip “Let’s read Bullet Points!” he said.

“JMS is awesome!” he said.

“I’ve heard it’s a really awesome twist on the Marvel Universe!” he said.

The boys take a look at Bullet Points, the Marvel miniseries with the slightly-more-complicated-than-it-should-be high concept of: “What would happen if Captain America never existed and for some reason Ben Parker was also killed”.

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Serenity: Leaves on the Wind

July 1, 2014

The Thwipping Boys have never made a secret of their love for the works of Joss Whedon and Firefly in particular holds a very special place in their hearts.

So the first canon post-Serenity story, written by *cough* Whedon no less, should be a thing of beauty, right? Right?


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PS. Before you Browncoats get all shirty (or…coat-y?) Jon realised as soon as we’d recorded that Mal’s line in Serenity is “No more running” rather than “We’re not running”.