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Created to Fill a Shipping Deficit - and Feels Like It 0

Pointless story featuring a non-mutant Wolverine in Japan, apes the style of Frank Miller, but lacks the substance At first I wondered who this comic was for. Surely not Wolverine fans, as it totally trashes the character; his claws are wrist-mounted attachments, he's in the wrong decade, and instead of being the ninja he is, he's instead the opposite of a ninja - a samurai.The art looks pretty good, though it's an obvious attempt to clone the Frank Miller style most closely associated with Wolv...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

Kirk At His Most Resolute 1

Kirk leads and Ensign Garrovick attempt to destroy a sentient gaseous cloud that is a threat to human life everywhere'Obsession' is one of the best of the second season Star Trek episodes.In the episode, a landing party from the Enterprise search a planet for tritanium. When Captain Kirk detects a familiar smell he becomes alarmed and orders a scan for dichronium and gives a standing order to shoot anything resembling a gaseous cloud on sight.After two of the party are killed by just such a clou...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Another Standard Western 0

Col. Francesco Vasquez taunts a Sheriff's posse from the Mexican side of the border. 'The Night of the Deadly Trap' was the fourth episode to be filmed, but it was the fifteenth to finally be aired - on Christmas eve 1965 - probably because, once again it's a pretty standard western. There is a single instance of West using a vial of some kind of knock-out gas he had hidden in the heel of his boot - but that's it.Overall, though, for a western, it isn't bad - and there are a few flashes of humor...

2 out of 2 found this review helpful.

Not So Wild 0

Arte and Jim get the drop on the bad guy... or do they?'Night of the Casual Killer' was the third episode of The Wild Wild West to be produced, though the fifth to air, once again probably because of the lack of 'wild' elements.Once again we have a pretty straightforward Western. Jim and Arte are sent to retrieve John Maxwell Avery, a corrupt politician who was set to appear before a Senate committee, but who fled to the remote West with a cadre of hired guards. A military attempt to retrieve hi...

1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

A Straightforward Western, But a Pretty Good One 0

West and his old commanding officer debate how to deal with the slaughter of railroad workersAlthough it was the second episode to be made, 'The Night of the Double-Edged Knife' was the ninth episode to air; probably because it's a straight-up western without any genre-crossing, and the series was wanted to establish itself as 'not just another Western'.Though it's a straight-up Western, Stephen Kandel's script is as sharp as the knife of the title. That combined with some heavyweight talent gue...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

One of the Greatest TV Series of the 1960s 2

Jim West trying to bribe Juan ManoloThe Wild Wild West was one of the greatest TV shows of the 1960s, perhaps second only to Star Trek (a series it shared a lot in common with, including heroes named 'James T.' something, and some of the same sets). It's easy to see why, the concept, which was an attempt to appeal to two different generations of viewers, Western-meets-Spy story still sounds great today.If anyone thought the two genres wouldn't mix well, their fears were dispelled with the serie...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

You've Already Seen It; You Know It's Good 3

Kirk, in deep tribble. Look, I'm not going to do a long review of this one - it's the one episode of Star Trek that nearly everyone has seen.Although the previous episodes with Harry Mudd ('Mudd's Women' and 'I, Mudd') had bits of humor, it wasn't until this episode that the world was shown that sci-fi and humor could mix, and consequently it became one of the most accessible episodes to the public at large, and in many cases the 'gateway' episode to the series.Overall it still holds up pretty w...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

In the Middle of the Middle Season Comes a Mid-level Episode. 2

The arena of Triskelion The episode begins when during a transporter beaming, Kirk, Chekov, and Uhura are 'hijacked' and taken prisoner by 'The Providers', a trio of entities that kidnap sentient beings and force them to engage in games of galdiatorial combat for their amusement. Meanwhile, Spock assumes command of The Enterprise and attempts to track them down.The episode is pretty straightforward - not a lot of plot twists here, though how exactly Kirk is going to effect an escape is a bit que...

4 out of 4 found this review helpful.

One of the Highlights of Season 2 0

'Halloween' was one of the first episodes that gave an indication of just how incredible this series was going to become. It's the first truly outstanding episode of the second season - on a par with, or perhaps exceeding the first season episodes 'The Pack', 'Angel' and 'The Puppet Show'.The episode opens with an awesomely choreographed fight scene between Buffy and a vampire in a pumpkin patch. Then after the first break time moves forward two nights to Halloween and we learn that it's normal...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Average Plot But Lots of Character Development 1

I don't believe any episode of 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' actually displays the episode title. Nevertheless, choosing to name this episode 'Reptile Boy' does a great injustice to all those who first experience it after the initial run. You see, going in there are no indications that anything reptilian is about. It's really not until the final minutes of the episode that the monster is revealed to be a reptile-demon.Anyway, there's a lot to like about this episode - there's a cautionary tale abou...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

One of the Best Episodes of the Original Star Trek Series 0

Kirk revisits an old friend on a primitive world 'A Private Little War' is one of the best episodes of the original Star Trek series. In it, the starship Enterprise returns to a colony that Kirk investigated on his first mission, only to find that in the short span of years since his last visit, the planet has moved from the dawn of the iron age to gunpowder and flintlocks something that took 12 centuries on earth. Mr. Scott takes command of the ship when Kirk is wounded in an animal attack and ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Zero new ideas - and yet still quite entertaining 2

Milla Jovovich is back (and no she isn't carrying two uzis in the film) So here we go with another Resident Evil film. Again, Paul W. S. Anderson writes, though he doesn't direct.This time Alice is on the run from the Umbrella Corporation who believe she is the key to stopping the T-virus plague that has turned most of the world's population into ravenous zombies. She meets up with a group of nomads who travel from town to town in a convoy of vehicles trying to eke out a life by scavenging what ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

'Teacher's Pet' All Over Again 2

'Inca Mummy Girl' is a throwback to a first season style of show - basically random supernatural creature shows up and Buffy & Co. have to figure out how to stop it. In fact, 'Inca Mummy Girl is this season's 'Teacher's Pet' with Xander falling for a beautiful female who's really a monster and Buffy having to save him from being its next victim. This similarity isn't lost on the creators of the show who actually have Xander say, "You aren't a praying mantis are you?"O.K., again there are som...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.

Enter Spike and Dru 2

Guess who?Let's face it, 'School Hard' would just be another "Buffy fights the new vampires in town" type episode if it weren't for the fact that the new vampires in town are none other than Spike and Drusilla! Aside from Angel, all vampires seemed kind of the same, little more than 'slayer-fodder' for Buffy; but with the introduction of these two characters we finally see that vampires are going to be just as interesting as the good guys.Spike tells the Annointed One (who he refers to as 'The A...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

The Bride of Frankenstein Adapted to BTVS 1

'Some Assembly Required' (Season 2, Episode 2 of BTVS), is a pretty standard Buffy & the gang fight supernatural creature sort of episode; this time lifted pretty much straight from The Bride of Frankenstein. After slaying a new vampire in the graveyard, Buffy (literally) stumbles across an open empty grave. Some research reveals it's a recently deceased cheerleader from a neighboring school. She died in an auto accident with two friends, both of whom are also discovered missing from their ...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

A Good End to Season 1 2

In a fairly fitting end to season 1, Buffy finally has a showdown with The Master. It's prophesized that she will die at his hands (ergo the title of the episode) and Buffy, in a moment of vulnerability blurts out "Giles, I'm sixteen years old. I don't want to die!"The first season of any show is like a warmup, usually half as long as a normal season. So it is with 'Buffy'. There really isn't much of a cliffhanger here - which is a good thing - just a solid end to the first season which was pri...

6 out of 6 found this review helpful.

First Superman Movie is Dull, But Introduces Good Small Screen Cast 2

The First Superman Feature FilmPrior to 1951 Superman had appeared on the silver screen many times - in the form of short 10-15 minute serials that appeared before feature films in Superman and Atom Man vs. Superman, but Superman and the Mole Men was the first feature film (a short feature at an hour run time, but a feature nonetheless) version of Superman.This time there's no Perry White or Jimmy Olsen - Lois Lane is the only member of the supporting cast present. The story involves Clark Kent ...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.