Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of interviewing Kim Turney and Patty Jean Robinson about their IndieGoGo project: a time travel action/comedy web series called Pike and Trident. Well, I’m pleased to report that their tireless labor over the last few months has finally yielded fruit! Pike and Trident: Episode 1, “A Viking We Will Go,” premiered today on YouTube! And, I’m pleased to report that it’s everything they promised and more.
While “Into the Dalek” was by no means perfect, it was far better than the previous episode. In this episode, we got to see a bit more of what the Twelfth Doctor will be like, and we also got the addition of a new cast member.
Do not hold your breath for “Deep Breath.” Series 8 of Doctor Who has begun, and it is off to a mediocre start. Peter Capaldi deserved a better outing for his first full debut, and, more importantly, we, as the audience, did as well.
It can be difficult to replicate an actor's voice in a comic book, but writer Nick Abadzis has been doing a great job capturing David Tennant's frenetic and wordy cadence in Titan Comics' Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor.
This issue takes place between Series 5 and 6 of Doctor Who; however, it works as a great point for new Whovians to jump in.
Set shortly after “The Stolen Earth” and “Journey's End” during the David Tennant specials, this issue sees the Tenth Doctor visiting present-day New York City. While this is near the end of the Tenth Doctor's tenure, it still works as a starting point for those who are new to Doctor Who.
The anime series Ouran High School Host Club, based on a manga of the same name, debuted in Japan in 2006 and was released in the US in 2009. The show is currently licensed through Funimation, and all twenty-six episodes can be streamed through their site, as well as numerous streaming services. I had heard about it many years ago, but I simply had so many things I was trying to read and watch that I didn’t get around to it. What a loss! This comedic series is one of the most fun and unique shoujo (marketed to teenage girls) anime I have come across in a long time.
We’ll always have Santa Barbra . . .
My favorite show, Psych, ended its glorious, eight-year run in March. I had a funny feeling after Season 7 that they were getting ready for their final bow, but I didn’t want to admit it to myself. I’d almost pushed the thought out of my mind when I saw the announcement from stars James Roday and Dulé Hill, confirming my beliefs. I commend everyone involved for their decision, as much as it pains me to do. They didn’t let things drag out too long like a lot of series do. They felt it was time to move on.
"Oh, hello there, gentle viewers. You caught me catching up on an old favorite. It's wonderful to get lost in a story, isn't it? Adventure and heroics and discovery - don't they just take you away? Come with me now, if you will, gentle viewers. Join me on a new voyage of the mind. A little tale I like to call: Buffy, Slayer of the Vampyrs." - Andrew Wells
For those who are unaware, it is no secret that I am a major Buffy the Vampire Slayer addict and proud of it. The fact that both Buffy, and its spinoff Angel, have continued in comic book form is nothing less than my fanboy dream come true. That said, I could have never predicted that these new "seasons" would not only be considered official canon but would include the blessing and involvement of Buffy's creator, Joss Whedon!
If you enjoyed either the Buffy or Angel TV series in the past but haven't made the jump to Dark Horse's amazing comic series, then you are truly missing out on some of the greatest moments in these beloved characters’ histories. (Hell, Angel & Faith: Season 9 may be the best season of Angel yet!) That said, never fear, my lapsed Scoobies, for here is your chance to jump back on the Slayer train and join the Buffyverse fandom as we begin the journey of Buffy: Season 10!