Author Archives: aethelberga

Billionaire shaming

One of the most interesting TV shows this past few months is a mid season replacement called APB. The plot can basically be summed up as ‘Elon Musk buys a police station’. Literally, that’s it. Barely fictionalised billionaire spends his … Continue reading

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Enterprise Rewatch, Pt 2

One of the things I had forgotten in my years away from enterprise is how shabbily they treated the Vulcans. JJ may have nuked their whole planet, but Enterprise turned them into villains. For a species that prides itself on … Continue reading

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Enterprise Rewatch, Pt 1

I watched Enterprise back during it’s original run and it was definitely my least favourite of all the Treks. Setting it before TOS was always going to be problematic due to technology outstripping that of TOS, but I remember it … Continue reading

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2015/16 TV Retrospective, Pt 2

Lucifer Rating: A This show came out of nowhere. I only started watching it because the plot was so preposterous, but the subplot (or is it the main plot, who can tell) about Satanic existential angst is so thoughtful and … Continue reading

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2015/16 TV Retrospective, Pt 1

Now that the TV season is winding to a close, I am minded to post my ratings and reviews, in no particular order. (It should go without saying that spoilers follow). Gotham Rating: A The writing continues to be top … Continue reading

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The Colour of Money

To paraphrase the old axiom, ‘no one ever went broke trying to sell people’s childhoods back to them’. We are currently staggering under the weight of comic book movies, cosplay one-upmanship and adult Disney fandom. There’s even a word for … Continue reading

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The Internet has ruined April Fools’ Day.

I used to love April Fools Day. Pranks and japes, peanut butter on doorknobs, cling film on toilets; getting your friends good. Then came the Internet. Now the day is a minefield of “is it true or isn’t it” stories … Continue reading

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