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March 2010

Celebrating 15 years. One more year until this site can drive.

It’s that time of the decade again. Every March in a year divisible by 5, I reach a nice, round milestone. This time, it’s 15. Yes, that’s right: It’s the 15th anniversary of Jammer’s Reviews being on the web.

I guess technically it’s only the fourth anniversary of “Jammer’s Reviews,” since the 10 years before that the site was called “Star Trek: Hypertext.” I think for the first year or so it was actually called “Hypertext Reviews of Current Star Trek Episodes.” Talk about prosaic. If you remember when it was called that, please send a shout out in the comments below. (Read more…)

Caprica review: ‘Ghosts in the Machine’

Caprica: Ghosts in the Machine

Daniel embarks on a psychological war of wills to coerce the U-87 into revealing that it contains Zoe’s memories. Joseph finds his mettle tested as he searches for Tamara in New Cap City.

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Caprica review: ‘The Imperfections of Memory’

Caprica: The Imperfections of Memory

Amanda is troubled when she begins having hallucinations about her deceased brother. Joseph searches for Tamara in V-World. Daniel learns a startling truth about the U-87′s MCP.

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Caprica review: ‘Know Thy Enemy’

Caprica: Know Thy Enemy

A Graystone corporate rival from Tauron arrives on Caprica and accuses Daniel of murder and theft. Clarice takes on an unlikely caper on behalf of the STO.

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’24′: The lamentable Dana Walsh situation

Word is, this is going to end up being the last season for 24. Based on what we’ve seen this season, I’m thinking that wouldn’t be such a bad idea, especially if it allows the show to just get it over with and become a movie franchise.

24 Season 8
Brian Hastings (Mykelti Williamson) and Dana Walsh (Katee Sackhoff) do counter-terrorist stuff at CTU in season eight of “24.”

24 as a series has gotten awfully long in the tooth, and clearly it has simply run out of ideas. The question is not whether the show will surprise us, but whether the show will be entertaining enough in recycling itself to deliver respectably for an hour. I’m not sure what’s worse: The general malaise of this season, or the haphazardly messy multiple shark-jumping of season six. Season eight has so far merely alternated between the typically competent 24 action moments, plenty of mediocre beats, and lots of filler.

But by far the worst thing about this season has been what about the last thing any fan of Battlestar Galactica like me would’ve expected: that any scene featuring Katee Sackhoff, as CTU analyst Dana Walsh, would immediately lead to eye-rolling and infuriation. Sackhoff occupies a subplot that sucks beyond belief and is stupid beyond words. Even in the world that is 24, which we know and expect (and generally accept) to be endlessly contrived, this storyline defies sense at every turn. (Read more…)

Caprica review: ‘There Is Another Sky’

Caprica: There Is Another Sky

Tamara Adama, trapped in the virtual world, discovers she is different from the other avatars. Meanwhile, Daniel faces the prospect of a boardroom coup at his company, and Joseph finds an increasing distance opening up between him and his son.

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