Posts Tagged ‘sci-fi’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Toronto Film Festival Review: “The Martian”

  Ridley Scott’s THE MARTIAN is the jaunty sci-fi offspring of Apollo 13 and McGyver, Scott’s least self-important movie in years and not coincidentally his most enjoyable.  Drew Goddard’s expertly craft...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “Humans”

  HUMANS packed more punch than its compendium of post-Blade Runner tropes initially suggested, but those strengths weren’t altogether reflected in tonight’s season finale.  At its best, Humans told the story ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Premiere Review: “Extant”

  EXTANT:  Wednesday 10PM on CBS Although EXTANT survived to a second season (due at least in part to its lucrative Amazon streaming deal), no one involved fooled themselves that it was going very well, as critical respon...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Series Premiere Review: “Humans”

  HUMANS:  Sunday 9PM on AMC – If Nothing Else Is On… The sentient robot story gets another workout in HUMANS, AMC’s first import series.  It’s set in a barely futuristic England where “synt...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Season Finale Review: “The 100″”

  “There are no good guys,” titular Chancellor of post-apocalyptic Earth Abby Griffin (Paige Turco) told her teenage daughter Clarke (Eliza Taylor), who had supplanted her as de facto warrior queen of humanity,...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Falling Skies’

  It’s already been announced that next season will be the fifth and final one for TNT’s FALLING SKIES, and that seems best for all concerned.  The series, under new showrunner David Eick (probably best known ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “Extant”

  EXTANT:  Wednesday 9PM on CBS – If Nothing Else Is On… CBS’s EXTANT has been at the center of a Hollywood tentpole-sized marketing campaign for months, so it’s a bit disappointing to find that th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Series Premiere Review: “The Last Ship”

  THE LAST SHIP:  Sunday 9PM on TNT – If Nothing Else Is On… Post-apocalypses are a dime a dozen on television these days, so a new one had better be something special.  The one in TNT’s new THE LAST ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “The 100″”

  Season 1 of CW’s THE 100 worked better than logic suggested it should, considering that it was basically a thrift shop of plotlines and tropes from other, more ambitious fantasies, some aimed at teens (The Hunger G...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

NIELSENWAR 2014-15 Trailer Review: ABC’s “The Whispers”

  THE WHISPERS:  Midseason TBD on ABC THE FACTS:  Something is taking possession of American children and making them do very bad things–like “kill your parents” bad things.  They may be on their way t...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Season Finale Review: “Resurrection”

  As bad as it is for a network when it launches a new series and no one shows up, in a way it has to be worse when the series premiere has a huge start–and then viewers drop away in droves once they’ve given i...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED Pilot Review: “Star-Crossed”

  STAR-CROSSED:  Monday 8PM on CW – Change the Channel If aliens are in high school, we must be on CW.  The network’s midseason entry STAR-CROSSED plays as a clip reel of CW’s greatest hits, from the su...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED Midseason Finale Review: “Revolution”

  With the addition of Rockne S. O’Bannon to the REVOLUTION writing/producing team as co-showrunner, alongside series creator Eric Kripke, the first half (actually 9/22nds) of its second season has been more tightly ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED PILOT REVIEW: FOX’s “Almost Human”

  ALMOST HUMAN:  Monday 8PM on FOX (after a Sunday Nov 17 preview) – Worth A Look The ALMOST HUMAN pilot has a whole lot of concept.  The show was created by J. H. Wyman, a senior writer/producer on Fringe (the pil...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Ender’s Game”

  ENDER’S GAME:  Watch It At Home – Breaks The Rules, But Doesn’t Win the Game You don’t often see a $110M (plus marketing) YA adventure, intended to kick off a new movie franchise, as resolutely o...
by Mitch Salem