TV REVIEW: Babylon 5

Starring: Mira Furlan, Richard Biggs, Stephen Furst, Andreas Katsulas, Peter Jurasik, Jerry Doyle, Bill Mumy, Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jeff Conaway,  Patricia Tallman, Andrea Thompson,  Jason Carter, Michael O’Hare, Julia Caitlin Brown, Tobert Rusler, Mary Kay Adams, Tracy Scoggins Episodes: 111 (+6 spin off-films and a 13-part spin-off series Crusade) Genre: Space Opera Broadcaster: PTEN/TNTContinue reading “TV REVIEW: Babylon 5”

AUDIO REVIEW: Dooku: Jedi Lost, by Cavan Scott

-This review contains some spoilers. Proceed with caution- Genre: Space Opera/Science Fantasy Publisher: Penguin Runtime: 6hrs 21m Release Date: 30/04/2019 Cast: Orlagh Cassidy,  Euan Morton, Pete Bradbury, Jonathan Davies, Neil Hellegers, Sean Kenin, January LaVoy, Saskia Maarleveld, Carol Monda, Robert Petkoff, Rebecca Soler, Marc Thompson Verdict: 4/5 Dooku. Once a Jedi Master, now Count ofContinue reading “AUDIO REVIEW: Dooku: Jedi Lost, by Cavan Scott”

BOOK REVIEW: The Last Emperox, by John Scalzi

–spoilers for The Collapsing Empire and The Consuming Fire- Publisher: Tor Series: The Interdependency (#3) Genre: Space Opera Pages 313 Publication Date: 14/04/2020 Verdict: 5/5 The Interdependency is doomed. With the Flow collapsing, interstellar travel will soon become a thing of the past. Emperox Grayland II stagess a last desperate bid to save as manyContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Last Emperox, by John Scalzi”

BOOK REVIEW: A Rising Thunder, by David Weber

-Major spoilers abound for all previous books in the Honorverse. Click here for a full index of reviews- Publisher: Baen Series: Honor Harrington (#13) Genre: Military SF/Space Opera Pages: 626 Publication Date: 2012 Verdict: 4/5 War is coming. Though they have made peace with their ancient foes in Haven, the Star Empire of Manticore nowContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: A Rising Thunder, by David Weber”

BOOK REVIEW: Mission of Honor, by David Weber

–Major spoilers abound for all previous books in the Honorverse. Click here for a full index of reviews– Publisher: Baen Series: Honor Harrington (#12) Genre: Military SF/Space Opera Pages: 832 Publication Date: 2010 Verdict: 4/5 Manticore and Haven have fought each other to a bloody stalemate. With both nations devestated by decades of war, theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Mission of Honor, by David Weber”

TV REVIEW: Star Trek: Picard, Season 1

-minor spoilers- Starring: Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Isa Briones, Michelle Hurd, Santiago Cabrera, Harry Treadaway, Evan Evagora, Peyton List, Jeri Ryan, Brent Spiner Episodes: 10 Genre: Social SF, Space Opera Broadcaster: Amazon Prime (UK) First Aired: 23/01/2020 Verdict: 5/5 Star Trek: Picard set itself an almost impossible task right from the start. Take one ofContinue reading “TV REVIEW: Star Trek: Picard, Season 1”

BOOK REVIEW: At All Costs, by David Weber

-Major spoilers for all previous books in the Honorverse. Click here for a full index of reviews- Publisher: Baen Series: Honor Harrington (#11) Genre: Military SF/Space Opera Pages: 852 Publication Date: 2005 Verdict: 4/5 The war with the republic of Haven has resumed, and the tide has turned against Manticore. Fighting a losing battle againstContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: At All Costs, by David Weber”

BOOK REVIEW: The Lesser Devil, by Christopher Ruocchio

-minor spoilers for Empire of Silence– Publisher: Self Published Genre: Space Opera Pages: 171 Publication Date: 25/02/2020 Verdict: 5/5 Hadrian Marlowe, the Sun Eater, is famous throughout the Sollan Empire and beyond. But what of his family? What of the brother he left behind? When Crispin Marlowe is the target of an assassination attempt, heContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Lesser Devil, by Christopher Ruocchio”

FILM REVIEW: Serenity

Starring: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Adam Baldwin, Summer Glau, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Ron Glass, Morena Baccarin, Chiwetel Ejiofor Length: 1hr 58mins Genre: Space Opera Released: 2005 Verdict: 4/5 When Firefly was cancelled, it left a lot of stories unexplored. Even though there was no overarching storyline left unresolved, as happens with so many axedContinue reading “FILM REVIEW: Serenity”

TV REVIEW: Firefly

Starring: Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Adam Baldwin, Summer Glau, Jewel Staite, Sean Maher, Ron Glass, Morena Baccarin, Episodes: 14 Genre: Space Opera Broadcaster: Fox First Aired: 2002-2003 Verdict: 5/5 A long time ago, there was a little show that couldn’t. Though beloved by fans, a falling out between producers and broadcasters led toContinue reading “TV REVIEW: Firefly”