Category Archives: Television

Babylon 5: Soul Mates

I’m getting bummed about the non-JMS episodes at this point.  I didn’t notice it when watching the show, but for these write-ups, I want to get into the big story arc but I feel like we’re spinning around the main … Continue reading

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Kamelion the Un-robot

Companion Tropes 37 There have been plenty of missed opportunities in the history of Doctor Who, but Kamelion probably stands out as the most wasteful of all.  He had an introductory story and then almost precisely one year later he … Continue reading

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Konohana Kitan

Do you like naked lesbian fox girls?  Then you’ve come to the right place.  And you know what?  That’s a bit of a shame.  Anime series like Konohana Kitan can so easily get written off as fanservice trash for pervs, … Continue reading

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The Fanservice Debate: Eromanga Sensei Ep 1

Welcome to the first in an occasional series looking at the rights and wrongs of fanservice and other questionable content in anime. A warning to start with: this series will have plenty of spoilers and sometimes NSFW discussions and images. … Continue reading

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Endless Eight V

The junkyard presents two articles about the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya episode Endless Eight V. The view from 5930 miles away: When my daughter was just a couple of months old I tried a little Endless Eight experiment.  She was … Continue reading

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Babylon 5: Spider in the Web

Guess what?  Another non-JMS episode for season 2.  Spider in the Web is written by Larry Ditillio, who clearly has a thing about cybernetic implants.  (Remember, he wrote Deathwalker, which featured Abbut the ViCaR, a character who was able to … Continue reading

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Vicki the Mentor Companion

Companion Tropes 36 We have arrived at the person who I consider to be the most important ever Doctor Who companion, and she is such an unusual character that there isn’t really an existing trope that will fit the bill.  … Continue reading

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