Holden Carver is deep undercover. So deep, in fact, that he might never get out again…
Archive for January, 2003
You can tell that the first series of this was an award-winner after about two minutes of the first episode of series two. It practically screams, ‘BUDGET! THEY’VE GIVEN US A MUCH BIGGER BUDGET!’
This week: ‘Enterprise’ tries to lull viewers into a false sense of security with a good episode, but I urge you not to fall for this vile subterfuge!
It is entirely possible based on the contents of this issue of ‘The Ultimates’ that scribe Mark Millar has gone quite, quite mad.
….so there’s these chicks on motorbikes, yeah, and they’re like, going really fast and then these guys start chasing them and it’s all in split screen and then they start shooting, but the girls get away and the guys go to their boss…
Dilemma! BBC1 and ITV have pitted their big drama debuts of the new season against each other! Which to watch? Erm, how about neither?
…on the other hand, why don’t you just take it away again?
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A rather sparky little episode that nonetheless harks back to the rather hackneyed method of character development pioneered in the first season of isolating two characters in a stressful situation so that they can bond.
In which comedians Kim Noble and Stuart Silver accompany an old lady as she attempts to place a park bench at the North Pole to commemorate her dead husband. Some other things happened, too.
‘Civilisation’ is not exactly vintage Trek. Not a true turkey either, mind you, but certainly little to write home about. Captain Archer and co arrive above a planet which is populated by bumped…
Previously, on shinyshelf’s reviews of Enterprise, we encountered a wannabe gritty, primitive ancestor of ‘Star Trek’ attempting to couple high quality US SF of universal appeal with a fanboy’s in-joke fantasy.
Tongue in cheek, sword at the ready, main sail at stunsel! Aaaah, that’s the ticket.
More 80s genius from the king of giant robot stories, Simon Furman…
What do Marvel superheroes do when they’re not fighting evil? Lecture their kids, judging by this comic.
‘Nemesis’ is a distinctly under-whelming cinematic experience and one that, assuming the intention to make this the last ‘Next Generation’ film still holds, sadly stands no comparison with ‘The Undiscovered Country’ the last hurrah of Spock and co.
Last Christmas’ revival of ‘Only Fools and Horses’ must rank as the greatest crime a writer has ever visited upon his own creations. Fortunately this yuletide special is a touch better. Only a touch, mind…
Ron Howard is the new Steven Spielberg. Or maybe, he’s just who everyone thinks Steven Spielberg is. ‘A Beautiful Mind isn’t Howard’s Schindler’s List, it’s his Forrest Gump…
A rejected TV pilot written and directed by David Lynch which (thanks to French money) he was able to buy back, re-edit and re-shoot bits of.
From the moment the first scene begins, it’s immediately obvious that the man at the helm of this Enterprise voyage isn’t someone reared in a TV background. This is cinematic, big-budget Trek like we’ve never seen before..