Aug 19th, 2016 by faetalists
In a departure from previous episodes, the team investigates a missing person's case that turns out to be science related, not magic. With Colonel Baird out of the picture for most of the story, Cassandra, Ezekiel, and Jacob must process the scene and make some of the most difficult choices they've yet faced. Stone's protective wall begins to come down as he falls for one of the locals in a town whose residents have been trapped for 100 years after a Nicolas Tesla experiment went awry.
Episode Grade: Dave A- Wayne B+
Aug 12th, 2016 by faetalists
Someone has woken the dragons and the earthquakes plaguing the world have sent the Librarians into overdrive as they research who or what might be behind this non-magic event. Flynn returns and takes Stone, Cassandra, and Eve with him to Rome to search for a stolen pearl while Jones stays behind at the Annex with Jenkins patiently waiting for his pizza with extra cheese. Needless to say, the theft is only a diversion, and the Apple of Discord provides a window into the worst side of each individual. Except one.
Episode Grade: A
Aug 5th, 2016 by faetalists
Arguably one of the finest Christmas episodes to ever air, Cassandra's favorite holiday gets temporarily cancelled when Dulaque (Matt Frewer) kidnaps Santa (Bruce Campbell) in order to steal a year's worth of goodwill. Despite her best efforts, Eve's attitude changes and the others have their Christmas wishes fulfilled.
Episode Grade: Dave A+ Wayne A+
Jul 29th, 2016 by faetalists
Colonel Baird, Stone, and Jones encounter a girl with blood on her clothes wandering down a country lane, but this episode really belongs to Cassandra Cillian who faces her fears head on and ends the day a new woman. In a take off of the House on Haunted Hill story, the House of Refuge never considered that it would be forced to defer to a family of serial killers.
Episode Grade: Dave A Wayne A-
Jul 23rd, 2016 by faetalists
For a variety of reasons, TNT aired the episodes out of John Rogers' intended order, so though it actually aired as the sixth episode of season 1, "And the Fables of Doom" was meant to air fourth. Employing the plot device of "weaponized fairy tales," writer Kate Rorick takes viewers on a playful romp as recognizable stories turn dark, and the librarians' personalities become affected providing a look into another side of each. Check out John Rogers' blog for some fascinating insight into each episode. Wayne also talks some Mr. Robot, and Dave runs down some of the show panels at 2016 SDCC.
Episode Grade: Dave A- Wayne A
Jul 15th, 2016 by faetalists
On their own for the first time, the new Librarians find themselves trapped in the Labyrinth which is now being used by the CEO of an agra company to grow the firm's profits. Guest star Tricia Helfer appears as Karen Willis, the CEO, who provides 14 cultic sacrifices each year to appease the minotaur who is still trapped in the maze.
Episode Grade: A
Jul 9th, 2016 by faetalists
We all know that magic exists, but who bears the responsibility for watching over it, keeping it out of the hands of those who look to use it for nefarious means? The Librarians of course. Based on the three TNT movies centered on Noah Wyle's character Flynn Carsen, the new television series adds a guardian and three new librarians that allow Carsen to roam the world in search of the library which has lost its tether. Renewed for a third season, the show is expect to return this winter.
Jul 1st, 2016 by faetalists
One of only three genre shows to produce ten or more seasons, Stargate SG-1 debuted in 1997 on Showtime where it aired for five season before moving to SyFy. Starring Richard Dean Anderson, Amanda Tapping, Michael Shanks, and Christopher Judge, the show explored the notion that intelligent life in the universe stretches much farther than just Earth and Abydos. We also discuss the season 6 finale of Game of Thrones, the Saturn Award winners, and the YA novel The Age of Miracles.
Episode Grade: A
Jun 24th, 2016 by faetalists
Juggling graduate school with international espionage, Sydney Bristow has her world turned upside down when she learns that she doesn't actually work for the CIA, but instead its enemy, a covert organization SD-6. Jennifer Garner stars as a talented field agent who's gone undercover as a double agent to bring down this rogue organization. Bradley Cooper plays Sydney's best friend Will, Michael Vartan her CIA handler, and Legends of Tomorrow's Victor Garber (Professor Stein) appears as her father. Alias aired five seasons from 2001-2005 and was created by J.J. Abrams.
Episode Grade: Dave A+ Wayne A
Jun 17th, 2016 by faetalists
The series opens as Detective Sam Tyler works a serial killer case, but when his estranged detective girlfriend follows a hunch of her own, he's drawn into a surreal world and experience. Hit by a car, we follow Sam as he finds himself in 1973 still working as a detective as he struggles for answers about his current state. Did he time travel? Is he dreaming? We don't know in a show that lasted two seasons of eight episodes each.
Episode Grade: Dave B Wayne A