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Almost Nothing Goes as Planned with Krypton’s “Close Danger”

Best-laid plans always have the potential to go wrong. When Seg’s involved, they’re almost guaranteed to go wrong. Conversely, Dru-Zod has shown that he’s a master planner, taking control of nearly every potential variable in his systematic subjugation of the planet. Not content with two planners, Krypton also has Jayna-Zod […]

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Krypton Redefines the “Will to Power”

Philosophers tell us that the “will to power” is the concept wherein the driving force of humanity is to subjugate or overcome others. This is more than sheer force or strength, it is using that greater ability for creative purposes or motivations. The various plotlines of Krypton here are elegant […]

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Krypton Has More Than One “Ghost in the Fire”

As predicted, having so many plotlines running on different planets makes for an overly busy episode. In the city of Kandor on Krypton, we have Lyta taking on the role of Primus, training and disciplining the military Sagitari. One of the cadets reminds her of Seg and at first, it […]

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Krypton Season 2 Premiere is “Light Years From Home”

What a difference six months makes, eh? Well, not that much. Seg is still a dumb-ass and Adam is still pretty annoying. However, it has to be said that it’s gearing up to be an interesting season with plenty of possible plot-twists. First things first though. We start of in […]

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Game of Thrones “The Iron Throne”

It’s hard to end stories. Premises are easy, even a developing a great climax can be straightforward, but rewarding conclusions can be evasive. The television medium adds an extra layer of difficulty, since the audience has put years of energy into consuming a story. Sometimes showrunners have a set ending […]

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Game of Thrones “The Bells”

I can’t help but wonder what it would have been like if we had an entire season in between the battle between the living and the dead in “The Long Night” and siege on King’s Landing that was the main feature of “The Bells.” For what it’s worth, “The Bells” […]

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Game of Thrones “The Last of the Starks”

After spending the first half of the season mostly setting up and wrapping up the great war with the White Walkers, “The Last of the Starks” needed to pivot hard to move the narrative back to the fight for the Iron Throne. Game of Thrones is strongest when it leans […]

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Game of Thrones “The Long Night”

This final season of Game of Thrones has the difficult task of making everything up to this point feel worth it. Somewhere around seventy episodes, spanning somewhere around a decade of time, with one of the biggest ensemble casts in memory, and it all needs to click together here at […]

Game of Thrones “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms”
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Game of Thrones “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms”

When’s the last time in the history of Game of Thrones that we had two episodes in a row that were, I don’t want to say uneventful, but maybe the word is quiet? Relaxed? Sort of, chill? Just as in the season premiere “Winterfell,” “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms” […]

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Game of Thrones “Winterfell”

It seems like Game of Thrones is coming full circle, and thank (the one true, drowned, old, new, and many-faced) god(s) for it. The season eight premiere, “Winterfell” opened with a young boy climbing up a tree, straining to catch a glimpse of a great army filling into the castle […]