Review: The Alien Revolution Will Not Be Televised: The Event 1.12: Inostranka

By J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon Nokomis

[spoilers ahead]

“Those who sacrifice Liberty for Security deserve neither.” – Benjamin Franklin

We open with a direct order and, for once, not one of Sophia’s. No, this time the directive comes from Thomas – and it is directed at the major at Inostranka. Thomas wants him to order his men to the boiler room, where they will be subsequently disarmed. The major is less than impressed and refuses. So, Thomas’ man …

J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon NokomisReview: The Alien Revolution Will Not Be Televised: The Event 1.12: Inostranka

Review: The Event 1.11: And Then There Were More

J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon Nokomis

[spoilers ahead]

“For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest.” – Luke 8:17

Oh, loyal readers…You only thought that you escaped us. The Event is back and so are we. And to open….

No, that was not a shooting star and no, of course, these news reports are NOT government cover-ups. I mean, why would the government ever need to cover anything up? Thomas’ communication satellite? No, no, no, it’s a …

J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon NokomisReview: The Event 1.11: And Then There Were More

Review: The Event 1.10: Everything Will Change

By J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon Nokomis

[spoilers ahead]

We open the episode in the corn field, where Sean is making good progress on the crop circle as he interrogates Burg. The would-be assassin is still refusing to talk, even with a gun pointed at his face. But perhaps that’s because the gun is in Sean’s hand and not Leila’s. Leila would actually shoot. A gun in Sean’s hand might not scare him, but the syringe in Sean’s hand …

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Review: The Event 1.09: Your World To Take

By J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon Nokomis

“A traitor is ill company.” – George Herbert

This episode begins with a lawyer. Talk about an alien species. Hmm, she’s getting a text that seems rather 007. Oh. She really IS an alien. That may also explain Corporate America. Every Sleeper is getting the same text: 112194. This must be alien numeric code for “Get your sorry ass to the rendezvous,” because they all seem to be gathering together. In a …

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Review: The Event 1.08: For The Good of The Country

By J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon Nokomis

(spoilers ahead)

“‘Experience’ is the name we give to our mistakes.” – Oscar Wilde

Just another day of spin in Washington. All the passengers have been officially released and Michael Buchanan is “officially” dead. The news proclaims him a hero who lost his life saving the passengers when their plane crashed in Brazil, where “Brazilian Separatists” infected them with some unknown agent. Luckily for them, those passengers don’t remember shit, or else …

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Convenient “Truths”: The Event 1.07: I Know Who You Are

By J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon Nokomis

(Warning: contains spoilers)

“Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they’re not out to get you.” – Colin Sautar

For those of you who wanted the review of The Event last week, SO DID WE! Obscenities were screamed, stuffed animals and pillows were thrown, and pets were terrified when a “little glitch” with our television services caused this delay. To our readers, we apologize. To the cats, the dogs, and the stuffed toy …

IFPConvenient “Truths”: The Event 1.07: I Know Who You Are

Review: The Event 1.06: Loyalty

By J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon Nokomis

[spoilers below]

“A loyal heart may be landed under Traitor’s Bridge.” – Dr. Thomas Fuller

How exciting. Sophia’s riding a train, alone. We would have lost interest, but then Sophia sees the little “Glad You’re Out of Prison” present Thomas seems to have left for her. Hmm…My jewelry box is beeping. Probably because the present is an ear bud in a little box, along with a bag containing a change of clothes. …

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See Ya and Raise: The Event 1.05: Casualties of War

By J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon Nokomis

“Who dares wins.” – Motto of the British Special Air Service

Screw anthrax. Thomas has something better: the E.T. flu, otherwise known as “What The Hell Did He Do To The Passengers of 514?”. At least Thomas is willing to cure them – for a price. So, he calls the President…again. His demands are simple: release the detainees at Inostranka and he will deliver the vaccine. If Martinez refuses, everybody will be …

IFPSee Ya and Raise: The Event 1.05: Casualties of War

Review: The Event 1.04: A Matter of Life and Death

By J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon Nokomis

[spoilers ahead]

“Treat your friend as if he might become your enemy.” – Publius Syrus

We begin at the moment when Sean should have put the SUV in reverse and run over the asshole with the gun, permanently removing the chance of the guy FOLLOWING Sean and Collier…which is precisely what happens next. Luckily for Sean, Collier knows something about strategy – and proper aim – allowing them to shake their tail. …

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Truth and Consequences: The Event 1.03: Protect Them From the Truth

By J. Keith Haney and Acacia Rhiannon Nokomis

[spoilers ahead]

“Three can keep a secret if two of them are dead.” – Benjamin Franklin

Winnebagos don’t kill people. Bad drivers in Winnebagos kill people. We have yet to figure out if Sean Walker is the luckiest or the unluckiest S.O.B. alive. But either way, he survived a crash that took place at last episode’s roadblock, in which the driver of a camper decided that roadblocks were merely suggestions and plowed …

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What You Don’t Know…: The Event 1.02: To Keep Us Safe

By J. Keith Haney and Rhiannon Nokomis

[Warning: Contains spoilers]

“All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.” – George Orwell

We start off this episode with a recap of the highlights of the pilot: a minute of relevant bits so that you can hopefully follow what’s next. Thankfully, the creators are wise enough to start with the one detail everybody is dying to know: where’s the plane? The action begins on Tatooine…um…Arizona, where Avias Air …

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A Major Television Event: The Event 1.01: Pilot

By Jay Haney and Rhiannon Nokomis

[Warning: contains spoilers]

“To every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat and wrong.” – H.L. Mencken

When President Elias Martinez (Blair Underwood) woke up this morning, he thought he was going to make history. At 2 pm, he nearly became history, along with everybody else at the Presidential retreat in Coral Gables. Luckily for everyone, the crashing plane vanished…into thin air. The people on the plane weren’t really complaining either…panicking …

IFPA Major Television Event: The Event 1.01: Pilot