Posts Tagged ‘scifi’
 

 

THE SKED Series Finale Review: “Revolution”

  REVOLUTION was sort of a sad story.  The lights-are-out sci-fi adventure was NBC’s top priority in Fall 2012, promoted like crazy and given the network’s prized post-The Voice timeslot.  At first the show l...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY FILM REVIEW: “The Purge”

  THE PURGE:  Watch It At Home – Dopey, Violent Allegory Nevertheless Packs a Punch THE PURGE is heavy-handed, borderline reprehensible nonsense–but that’s not to say it doesn’t work.  James DeMon...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Orphan Black”

  Every so often, a show comes along that makes you want to run up to random people in the street and yell “Why aren’t you watching this?”  right in their uncomprehending faces.  ORPHAN BLACK probably w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Nikita”

  With its endless governmental and quasi-governmental conspiracies and its sci-fi technology, NIKITA has always flirted with sheer silliness, and in its Season 3 finale the show went all the way.  Its ratings have also f...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Alphas”

  Like its central hero, Dr. Lee Rosen (David Strathairn), ALPHAS spent most of its Season 2 finale staggering about in a daze, apparently bleeding to death.  And–SPOILER ALERT— also like Rosen, as well as eve...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

PREMIERING TONIGHT–THE SKED’S FALL PILOT REPORT: ABC’s “Last Resort”

  LAST RESORT: Thursday 8PM on ABC – Potential DVR Alert The strangest new show on any network this season may be LAST RESORT, created and written by the man behind The Shield, Shawn Ryan, with Karl Gajdusek. The pro...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Falling Skies”

    Since FALLING SKIES wants to be on the air for years to come (it’s already been renewed for a 3rd season), its story can’t ever end, unless it reaches an official final valedictory year.  So in the ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Total Recall”

  TOTAL RECALL:  Watch It At Home – Unmemorable TOTAL RECALL isn’t the worst picture of the summer, and probably won’t be the biggest flop, but it may be the most unnecessary waste of everyone’s ti...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “The Watch”

THE WATCH:  Not At Any Price – Do the Stars a Favor:  Don’t Watch Some terrible movies surprise and disappoint, but you could see THE WATCH coming for weeks.  The increasingly desperate marketing campaign told th...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED SERIES FINALE REVIEW: “Eureka”

  EUREKA, while never a breakout hit, was a sturdy performer for 5 years on Syfy–and one of the increasingly small number of shows on its air that was actually science-fiction, as opposed to superhero fantasy, horror...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Men In Black 3”

MEN IN BLACK 3:  Watch It At Home – $250M Worth of “OK”   After years of development, a famously troubled production, untold rewrites and a budget that even Sony admits is around $250M (meaning $400M+ wi...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Battleship”

      BATTLESHIP:  Not Even For Free – Watch a Transformers DVD Instead   For about half an hour, BATTLESHIP could fool you into thinking it’s not the movie you were expecting it to be.  It beg...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED SEASON FINALE REVIEW: “Alcatraz”

> ALCATRAZ was a show–pardon the use of past tense:  the series still has a pulse, but recent ratings make it an increasing longshot for a repeat sentence–that just never found its groove.  Convoluted but ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SKED: “Terra Nova” Becomes Extinct

> FOX did what it had to do today, shutting the time-travel portal on TERRA NOVA.  The show (which, because of its CG postproduction, would have needed an early renewal to be ready for air in Fall 2012) was enormously expe...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

THE SKED PREMIERING TONIGHT: ABC’s “The River”

> Disclaimer:  Network pilots now in circulation are not necessarily in the form that will air in the Fall.  Pilots are often reedited and rescored, and in some cases even recast or reshot.  So these critiques sh...
by Mitch Salem