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The best science fiction television from every decade.

Nick Brown12 days ago
Rewatching... Doctor Who: Tomb Of The Cybermen - Episode 1
"Look at him. 'Archaeologist' written all over him." Saturday 2 September 1967 ​Can it really be less than a year since Patrick Troughton took over as Doctor Who? He seems so established, and Hartnell...
Paul Levinsona month ago
Review of Somewhere Between 1.5
Well, we finally get see what's really going on with old Tom in Somewhere Between 1.5: he's having an affair. This (presumably) accounts for all his secretive activities, including destruction of poli...
Rich Monettia month ago
Best Second Tier 'Star Trek' Episodes from The Original Series
Yeah, we know. "Space Seed", "City on the Edge of Forever" and "The Trouble" are among the classic Star Trek episodes that get all the accolades. And well they should, but how about a look at some of ...
Paul Levinsona month ago
Review of Twin Peaks: The Return 1.14
Hey, it's tough to make progress when your adversary is from/in another dimension and an evil one at that, and one with the power to snap up good people and return them with an evil twin. Not to menti...
Paul Levinsona month ago
Review of Somewhere Between 1.4
So how is it that the killer is killed before he kills Laura's daughter Serena on Somewhere Between 1.4 last night, but there's still a harrowing story to be told? Because the killed killer is not the...
Rich Monettia month ago
Star Trek: The Denouement Makes All the Difference
For as much as science fiction anchors Star Trek, its signature endings have also played a part in making The Original Series endure. They can even make a bad episode worth watching. These are five en...
Paul Levinsona month ago
Review of Twin Peaks: The Return 1.13
Twin Peaks may not always be comprehensible or comprehendible (well, almost never), but it's always good for a laugh, with a variety of visual, acoustic, and linguistic punchlines, and just some good ...
Rich Monetti2 months ago
Recurring Characters Give Star Trek: The Next Generation A Leg Up
One of the many area in which Star Trek: The Next Generation was superior to the Original Series was the introduction of recurring characters. They provided a welcome change up from the typical infall...
Paul Levinson2 months ago
Review of Somewhere Between 1.3
The most significant development in Somewhere Between 1.3 last night was Laura's husband Tom, and his collection of evidence pertinent to the murders — collection apparently out of the legal process, ...
Paul Levinson2 months ago
Review of Twin Peaks: The Return 1.12
A slightly subdued Twin Peaks: The Return 1.12 last night, with no song at the end. I mean, there was a three-piece band on the stage at the end, as the credits eventually rolled, and they were playin...
Paul Levinson2 months ago
Review of Westworld 1.9
Another episode of Westworld -- 1.9 -- just breathtaking in its philosophical insight and daring. The series, brilliant from the outset, just keeps getting better. The agenda is set in this ninth epis...
Paul Levinson2 months ago
Review of Somewhere 1.2
A strong second episode of Somewhere Between last night, which answers some questions and sets out some ground rules for this story. First, Nico saved Laura from drowning and both went back in time — ...
Paul Levinson2 months ago
Review of Westworld 1.8
Much revealed in this excellent episode 1.8 of Westworld. Probably the most important: there are two kinds of programs afoot in Westworld, two kinds of stories (or two kinds of kinds of stories, to be...
Kelly Hawks2 months ago
Top 10 Sci-Fi Television Series
Sci-fi brings us elements like imagined futures, space travel, advanced technologies and life on faraway planets. A sci-fi television series allows us to see that there’s much more to the story. Week ...
Paul Levinson2 months ago
Review of Westworld 1.7
"I don't wanna be in a story," Dolores says to William, who later provides the best possible Westworld answer, telling Dolores the life he's been living outside is a lie, and the most truth he's ever ...
Paul Levinson2 months ago
Review of Westworld 1.6
An outstanding Westworld 1.6 -- the series gets better and better, Isaac Asimov (author of the three later four laws of robotics would've loved it) -- and in this episode jumps into some of the real p...
Paul Levinson2 months ago
Review of Westworld 1.5
An altogether excellent Westworld 1.5, with real progress in our understanding of what's going, mostly from Delores, and a little from the Man in Black. In both cases, conversations with Ford elicit s...
Paul Levinson2 months ago
Review of Westworld 1.4
"Vacation" — it was the name of a Connie Francis song in the early 1960s (Wikipedia says 1962, and that it was Connie's last big hit, and I remember hearing and singing it in high school), and it was ...