Series Re-Watch: Columbo Season 4

This season was shorter with only 6 episodes, compared to the usual 8/9 of the previous seasons (I’m  counting season 1 with the pilot episodes, as that’s also how the DVDs are distributed). There are some highlights in terms of location in this season, with one episode taking place on a cruise ship and another…

Series Re-Watch: Columbo Season 3

The season continues on strong after the second one. The cases are very varied in terms of perpetrators and themes. During this season, Columbo takes a more active role in convicting the culprit, laying out a trap in multiple episodes (he did trick the perpetrators in one episode of the previous season – “Dagger of…

Series Re-Watch: Columbo Season 2

This season gives Columbo a lot more character. His dog makes its first appearance in the first episode and is seen again in the seventh. Most of the scenes used for Columbo are done in a humorous way, like showing him stumbling down the roadside or the way he tries to find a name for…

Series Re-Watch: Columbo Season 1

Columbo is one of those series that I love to re-watch every few years or so, I just don’t get tired of it. The concept is great, the characters are well-written and the time period it was created in (the first pilot episode came out in 68) means the whole thing looks and feels very…

Revisiting Babylon 5 – 1×06 Mind War

This episode introduces Alfred Bester, a recurring character throughout the series who is on a mission for the Psi Corps. This alone is already significant for the overall plot as he will have major parts to play in it. During the episode we learn that the Psi Corps seems to be increasing its influence over…

Star Trek: Discovery – First Impressions

So, after seeing the first two episodes of this new series and hearing a few impressions other people have had on the series introduction, I thought I’d try to sum up my thoughts on it as well. To put it into a few words, I’ll let Krusty speak: Careful, spoilers ahead!

Revisiting Babylon 5 – 1×05 Parliament of Dreams

Thoughts on the episode Lenier arrives on Babylon 5 to serve as a diplomatic attaché to Delenn, introducing another of the main characters of the series. The scene where he and Delenn talk for the first time is used to emphasize once more Delenn’s connection to the Grey Council and her desire to keep it…

Revisiting Babylon 5 – 1×04 Infection

Thoughts on the episode Another rather character-centric episode, this time with Dr. Franklin being a focus, but also some more characterisation for Sinclair. There are a few details that are relevant for the overarching plot. During the episode, an ISN reporter is on the station because of a scheduled interview with Commander Sinclair, which he…

Revisiting Babylon 5 – 1×03 Born to the Purple

Thoughts on the episode There is hardly anything directly relating to the overarching plot in this episode, it is mainly used for character building (which is not a bad thing, well done and rounded characters are an important foundation for a fictional world and fleshing them out needs dedicated time).

Revisiting Babylon 5 – 1×02 Soul Hunter

Thoughts on the episode This episode is relatively self-contained, but there are some things that relate to the bigger story arc. The Soul Hunters are introduced in this episode, though it is also the only episode they make an appearance in (except for the television movie “The River of Souls”). They are mainly used to…