Episode 223: Marvelous Marvels of Marvel (Luke Cage, Deadpool)

October 26, 2016

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In this episode Jakob and Mandi chat about the marvelous marvels of the Marvel universe. Well, Luke Cage and Deadpool at least. They also discuss Star Trek: Enterprise Season 3 and Bones Season 11.


Episode 222: Breast Feeding

October 14, 2016

222

Mandi and Jakob had a baby. It’s been… an experience. From the terror and trauma of childbirth to the trials, tribulations and total hell that is breast feeding, it’s been a month-long journey on a hard road paved with scabs and slick with numerous bodily fluids. Parenthood is, apparently, a complete horror show.

On the plus side, they’ve watched a lot of the underrated Star Trek: Enterprise.


Episode 217: Mimico Insane Asylum (Doors Open Toronto)

June 9, 2016

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Jakob and Mandi take a trip to the tunnels underneath the former Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital (http://www.asylumbythelake.com)—aka Mimico Insane Asylum, aka Mimico Hospital for the Insane, aka The Police Academy, aka Humber College—during Doors Open Toronto.  They also talk about Poirot: Murder on the Orient Express, Midsomer Murders, London Spy and M:I Rogue Nation.

Mandi’s pictures from the tunnel tour:

 


Episode 216: Netflix Grab Bag

May 9, 2016

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Jakob and Mandi talk about a totally random assortment of things they’ve been watching on Netflix. Mainly Daredevil Season 2, Downton Abbey Season 5, House of Cards Season 4 (well, the first 3 episodes), most of Poirot, and the Ender’s Game movie.


Episode 200: Preview Reviews

December 19, 2014

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To celebrate their 200th episode, Jakob and Mandi return to the halcyon days of Jakob’s previous podcast (P)reviews where he’d review movies based on their trailers. This episode they take a look at the four big upcoming franchise reboot/sequels—Jurassic World; Terminator: Genisys; Mad Max: Fury Road; and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

As mentioned on the episode, fan art by Audrey (Whipstitch on French Girls)

by whipstitch

 

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Episode 174: SEASON of the BLACK DEATH

August 23, 2013

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Perhaps an unexpected pairs of  movies for us to pit against each other, we compare and contrast the cinematic masterpieces SEASON OF THE WITCH (Nicolas Cage, Ron Perlman) and BLACK DEATH (Sean Bean, a bunch of random unknowns).  Just don’t say we never scrape the bottom of the barrel.


Star trek Voyager Voyages: Season 7

September 21, 2012

As so we finally come to the end of our voyage through Star Trek: Voyager.

Episode 147: Unimatrix Zero, part 2

Please see our Season 6 post for a review of this episode.

Episode 148: Imperfection

When her cortical implant malfunctions, Seven of Nine needs a life-saving transplant.

Just after Mandi remarked, “I like the Borg kids. I like that they have them on the show,” 3/4 of them are immediately written out of the series. To be fair Mezoti was stepping on Naomi Wildman’s toes. There can only be one precocious, hyper-intelligent, slightly weird ten year old girl on board. Well, no more. Bye bye Borglings. Of course, Naomi Wildman has yet to show her face again as of episode 156, but I’m getting ahead of myself.

Anyway, Ichabod makes the cut and as far as teen males in Star Trek go, he’s really not that bad. And he provides a decent mirror for Seven’s journey to reclaim her Humanity, or in Iqbal’s case, his Brunality. Which, of course, really means Humanity since everyone in Star Trek wants to be human on some level. Even Geordie. And, in this episode, Ishmael.

How was the episode though? You can tell I’m stalling for time trying to remember what we thought of it, can’t you? Well, we watched this a while ago. I think we both cried at the end because Jeri Ryan has managed to evoke more emotional responses out of us than any other character on any other TV show.

Seven’s episodes invariably end in us getting misty. So they must be good.

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Star trek Voyager Voyages: Season 6

August 23, 2012

Star Trek: Voyager, Season 6. We’re almost at the end of our voyage home. Still waiting for the whales to show up.

Episode 121: Equinox, Part II

The crew of the USS Equinox attempt to elude the USS Voyager in order to exploit the nucleogenic lifeforms in a bid to return home.

Janeway goes Captain Ahab (or Picard in First Contact) on Captain Rudy Ransom’s ass. A little more crazypants than usual. A generally okay episode, but nothing more.

I liked the part where Chakotay prevents Janeway from water-boarding a crew member of the Equinox . You’d assume this would create some tension between them in the future. You assume that, but you’d be wrong. Or maybe Chakotay’s just used to her nonsense by now.

Episode 122: Survival Instinct

Three Borg from Seven’s past appear, and ask to be completely separated from the Collective.

In some sort of bizarre breach of protocol, Voyager throws an open house. And hey! Three more ex-Borg!

But these ones don’t have to wear skin-tight Lycra cat suits. Apparently the Doctor just likes to dress Seven this way. Or Janeway does, depending on what kind of slash you’re shipping.

Anyway, mostly what I took away from this episode is: Why does Seven wear the cat suits?

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Star Trek Voyager Voyages: Season 4

May 8, 2012

Season 4 of Star Trek: Voyager starts off on a good, although ridiculously high-heeled, foot.

Episode 69: Scorpion Part 2

Voyager must pass through Borg space, but the arrival of a new species causes problems. Janeway and Tuvok work with the Borg and meet Seven of Nine as they work on developing a weapon against Species 8472 in exchange for safe passage through Borg space.

Seven of nine as Borg

The Seaons 3 cliffhanger, “Scoprion, Part 1”, was all about the vaguely absurd Species 8472. “Part 2″ is all about Seven of Nine who hits the ball out of the park within two seconds of appearing on screen. Even if you can’t help but speculate that surely The Borg would have amputated those cumbersome bosoms. C’mon now, they’re just not efficient. Neither is that steel thong and camel-toe combination. But there’s just something riveting (pun intended) about the character, even before she begins the journey of regaining her humanity.

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Star Trek Voyager Voyages: Season 2

February 28, 2012

We’re at the end of Season 2 already. I think it took us a year to get this far in our TNG rewatch. Just sayin’.

Episode 17: The 37’s
A group of humans from the 1930s is found in stasis on an abandoned planet, including the lost Amelia Earhart.

And the fanfic writes itself. I guess they were tired of trying to insinuate some UST between Chakotay and Janeway so they decided to pull out the stops with some of the most palpable on-screen sexual chemistry on any Star Trek show. Janeway and Amelia Earhart never get it on—except with their eyes and hungry, quivering lips—but you can see their imaginations racing. Tackleberry from Police Academy guest stars and, not to speak ill of the dead, puts in a crap performance. The set up for this episode is pretty much the same as “Space Seed”. I think it starts with Janeway’s Turn of the Screw holodeck novel but I can’t remember because I think I’m willfully ignoring these bits.

Fun fact: This episode was meant to be the finale for Season One. It wasn’t for some reason I can’t be arsed to look up.

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