Category «TELEVISION»

What I’m Watching (January 2023)

Cassette: A Documentary Mixtape (2016) – An alternatively exuberant and depressing documentary about the history of the cassette tape (invented in 1963) and its democratizing effect on music culture. Includes interviews with celebs like Henry Rollins, enthusiastic collectors, and the near-monosyllabic Dutch inventor who acts like he’d rather talk about anything else. Little Children (2006) …

The Severance Vostok

If you haven’t been watching Apple TV+’s new drama series Severance, you’re really missing out on an unsettling, thoughtful, and rewarding sci-fi mystery. Severance centers around Mark S (Adam Scott), an employee of Lumon, an enigmatic technology corporation. Lumon offers select employees the option to “sever” their work selves from their off-duty selves via a computer chip implanted …

To Boldly Go Where No Trek Has Gone Before

Now that Star Trek: Voyager is wrapping up its sixth season, speculations are at a fever pitch over what direction the Trek franchise will take. If Paramount sticks to tradition, Voyager will end with Season Seven, and for the first time in many years television will be without a Federation presence.   Hard-core fans are lobbying for a series starring George Takei …

Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?

B5‘s Jerry Doyle Makes a Run for Congress! Babylon 5, after five seasons and five telefilms, has gone into retirement. But Jerry Doyle (who played Security Chief Michael Garibaldi on the show) isn’t sitting still. He’s running for the U.S. House of Representatives in California’s 24th Congressional District. As a Republican. We contacted Jerry (“Call …

TV Review: Flowers for Algernon

First aired on CBS on 20 February 2000 Starring Matthew Modine and Kelli Williams No spaceships. No aliens. No phasers. No mysterious plagues. No super-villains bent on world domination. Flowers for Algernon is perfect science fiction. It ought to be: it’s based on Daniel Keyes’ 1959 Hugo Award-winning short story (and 1966 Nebula Award-winning novel-length version). …