GEEK OUT!!! STRANGER THINGS 2 [SPOILERS]

It was a little instructional to binge watch this 2nd season to Netflix’s 80s scifi homage Stranger Things after catching the risible Thor: Ragnarok. If nothing else, Stranger Things 2 demonstrated that the golden age of scifi movies was definitely the 80s.

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GEEK OUT!!! THE GIFTED – “eXit strategy” [SPOILERS]

The reason why Fox’s The Gifted is resonating with us while CW’s slate of DC superhero shows continue to bore and annoy is simple – the stakes seem real and urgent for the mutant characters.

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GEEK OUT!!! STAR TREK : DISCOVERY – “LETHE” [SPOILERS]

Six episodes in, Star Trek: Discovery takes time out to explore and examine two relationships key to our main protagonists – that between Michael Burnham and her adoptive Vulcan father Sarek and between Captain Gabriel Lorca and Admiral Kat Cornwall (Jayne Brook).

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GEEK OUT!!! THE GIFTED – eXodus [SPOILERS]

It’s time to stop being surprised about how good The Gifted is! Episode 3 “eXodus” continued the standard of excellence thus far experienced with this well-written mutant series.

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GEEK OUT!!! PHILIP K DICK’S ELECTRIC DREAMS – “REAL LIFE” [SPOILERS]

Chances are if you are expecting Electric Dreams to be on the level of Black Mirror, then you will be upset and disappointed.

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GEEK OUT!!! STAR TREK : DISCOVERY – “CHOOSE YOUR PAIN” [SPOILERS]

Another riveting episode that builds up both plot and character as the series moves forward impressively!

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GEEK OUT!!! THE GIFTED – “rX” [SPOILERS]

With The Gifted, there are now three Marvel-based TV series – the other two being Agents of SHIELD and Legion – that have surpassed the entire slate of CW DC Comics-based series.

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GEEK OUT!!! STAR TREK: DISCOVERY – THE BUTCHER’S KNIFE CARES NOT FOR THE LAMB’S CRY [SPOILERS]

Star Trek: Discovery has been a revelation so far – succeeding at combining classic Trek tropes with a more post-modern sensibility. As good as the previous episodes have been, “The Butcher’s Knife Cares Not For the Lamb’s Cry” may be the best instalment so far.

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GEEK OUT!!! PHILIP K DICK’S ELECTRIC DREAMS – CRAZY DIAMOND [SPOILERS]

Oh we truly believe that the producers cheated with this episode of Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams.

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GEEK OUT! THE GIFTED – AN ACTION PACKED PILOT FOR THE NEW MUTANT SERIES

Expectations were predictably low for The Gifted, the latest Fox mutant TV series. Based on the synopsis, it appeared similar to Heroes and the first season of Agents of SHIELD. Thankfully, it exceeded our expectations!

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GEEK OUT!!! PHILIP K DICK’S ELECTRIC DREAMS – THE COMMUTER [SPOILERS]

As we have mentioned before, the problem with Electric Dreams is that it has issues adapting the original Philip K Dick short stories.

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GEEK OUT!!! STAR TREK DISCOVERY : “CONTEXT IS FOR KINGS” [SPOILERS]

Well, we knew that our protagonist Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) would end up on the USS Discovery after the events of the pilot episode/s.

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GEEK OUT! PHILIP K DICK’S ELECTRIC DREAMS – “THE IMPOSSIBLE PLANET” [SPOILERS]

The whole point of an adaptation is, not to slavishly follow the source material, but to utilise the changed medium to say something different but remaining true to the core of the original.

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REEL TO REAL | CRIME TV DRAMA : NARCOS SEASON 3

The first two seasons of the Netflix Crime drama Narcos centred around the infamous Columbian drug lord Pablo Escobar and his powerful Medellin cartel, told through the perspective of US DEA agent Steve Murphy (Boyd Holbrook).

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GEEK OUT!!! GAME OF THRONES SEASON 7 [SPOILERS]

What else can one say about Game of Thrones?

The medieval fantasy series has captured global imagination to become one of the biggest TV series ever. It has actually surpassed the Lord of the Rings movie adaptations in reach and influence over the last seven years of its run. It has made stars out of previously unknown actors and has made HBO millions. A cultural phenomenon.

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GEEK OUT! AMERICAN GODS SEASON ONE

Neil Gaiman is a critically acclaimed award-winning writer who started his career with comic books – notably on the fan favourite Sandman – and novels (viz. American Gods, Coraline, Stardust and The Graveyard Book).

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GEEK OUT! THE HANDMAID’S TALE SEASON ONE

Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale reminded us of Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle. Both are TV adaptations of award-winning critically acclaimed scifi novels that involve a dystopian reality, whether set in the past or the future.

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