TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 8/31/11

This week, we have spoilers for upcoming show Once Upon a Time (which we will start reviewing this fall), Torchwood, Doctor Who, and Supernatural:

Torchwood (Friday nights, 10pm, Starz)
By Heather S. Vina

Torchwood only has a few episodes left! It was better this week, but I’m glad it’s finally wrapping the story up.

Starz has a preview for the next episode, “The Gathering”, on their YouTube channel. The original preview they had out didn’t show anything …

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Review: Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.06: The Middle Men

By Heather S. Vina

[spoilers ahead]

Written by: John Shiban

Recap: The episode opens at PhiCorp central in LA, with Stuart Owens, the CEO of PhiCorp (Ernie Hudson! Hi, Ernie! I remember you from Ghostbusters!), receiving some information from his secretary, Janet (Ciera Payton) – and obvious secret lover – regarding the “Shanghai Deal”. There are maps and layouts amongst the papers. On the news, some woman is talking about the “45 Club”: a group of people who believe …

Heather S. VinaReview: Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.06: The Middle Men

TV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 8/24/11

This week, we have spoilers for upcoming show Once Upon a Time (which we will start reviewing this fall), and returning veterans Doctor Who and Supernatural. We’ll also start reviewing Doctor Who again when it comes back from hiatus on August 27:

Doctor Who (Saturday nights, 9pm, BBC America)
By Heather S. Vina

Doctor Who is back this weekend, yay! Back on Saturday, August 27, with the episode “Let’s Kill Hitler”, it will run for another 6 episodes before …

IFPTV Spoilers & Speculation Corner: 8/24/11

Review: Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.05: The Categories of Life

By Heather S. Vina

[spoilers ahead]

Written by: Jane Espenson

Recap: Dr. Juarez goes to the next meeting for the medical panels, but finds out that they’re finished: The information that they gathered has been sent to Congress and they’ve finalized the “categories of life”. There is no longer “dead” or “alive” but three categories, and they become official at midnight, with rollouts planned for America and Europe. Juarez is horrified and calls Rex to tell him that she’s joining …

Heather S. VinaReview: Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.05: The Categories of Life

Review: Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.04: Escape to L.A.

By Heather S. Vina

[spoilers ahead]

Story: Jim Gray
Teleplay: Jim Gray & John Shiban

Recap: The episode opens with Esther going to visit her sister, Sarah (Candace Brown), and nieces. The house is boarded up, with “Keep Out” painted on the outside and half a dozen locks on the door. Esther manages to get her sister to open the door but only as far as the safety chain will take it. Esther tells her that she’s going away for …

Heather S. VinaReview: Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.04: Escape to L.A.

Review: Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.03: Dead of Night

By Heather S. Vina

Written by: Jane Espenson

[spoilers ahead]

Recap: Oswald is on TV again, being interviewed about why people are accepting him as an “expert” on Miracle Day. He says he’s not an expert, but he’s speaking out about it when no one else is. He calls out the pharmaceutical companies for the profits that they are making on the backs of the people who need the pills that they have. He thinks that the pills should be …

Heather S. VinaReview: Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.03: Dead of Night

Report from Comic-Con 2011, Part 2

By Heather S. Vina

Today, we continue my Comic Con 2011 report with the second half, which includes the Supernatural and Doctor Who panels, as well as a few others!

Warning: SPOILERS AHEAD for Supernatural, Once Upon A Time, Nikita, The Secret Circle, Doctor Who, Glee, Person of Interest, and Mythbusters.

Saturday

“2:00-3:00 Spotlight on Garth Ennis: Crossed, Stitched, and Beyond – Superstar writer and Comic-Con special guest Garth Ennis …

Heather S. VinaReport from Comic-Con 2011, Part 2

Recap and Review: Locke & Key: Pilot (2011)

By Heather S. Vina

Directed by: Mark Romanek
Written by: Josh Friedman, teleplay; Joe Hill, graphic novels; Alex Kurtzman, teleplay; Roberto Orci, teleplay.

[spoilers ahoy]

Recap: (Just a note on the recap: I only saw this episode once at Comic-Con 2011, and I am doing my best to remember all of it, but there is a possibility that the order might not be exact, or I might have missed a detail.)

The episode opens with an happy little family having …

Heather S. VinaRecap and Review: Locke & Key: Pilot (2011)

Report from Comic-Con 2011, Part 1

By Heather S. Vina

This is my second Comic-Con. Last year, I attended both Saturday and Sunday when a friend of mine bought us tickets as a surprise for me. I had so much fun that I decided to attend this year, purchasing a four-day pass (without preview night)! And despite the lines and some of the frustration of not being able to make it into every panel I wanted to, I had a blast!

Some of my favourite …

Heather S. VinaReport from Comic-Con 2011, Part 1

Review: Doctor Who 6.04: The Doctor’s Wife

By Heather S. Vina

[spoilers through 6.07]

Written by: Neil Gaiman

Recap: The episode opens with Uncle (Adrian Schiller), Auntie (Elizabeth Berrington), and an Ood called “Nephew” (Paul Kasey), escorting Idris (Suranne Jones) to a grate in the ground, where she’s told that her memories and soul are going to be sucked out of her by Nephew and replaced, and that it will be really painful. Um, yay? A Time Lord is coming.

On the TARDIS, Rory is rolling his …

Heather S. VinaReview: Doctor Who 6.04: The Doctor’s Wife

Review: Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.02: Rendition

By Heather S. Vina

[spoilers ahead]

Written by: Doris Egan

Recap: “Rendition” opens at Heathrow Airport, where Rex and his men are met on the tarmac, at a private plane, by another operative named “Lyn Peterfield” (Dichen Lachman). Rex’s plan is to extradite Torchwood back to the States, but not before taking away Jack’s timeband, separating Gwen from her husband and child, and sending Rhys and Anwen back to Wales, over Gwen’s strident objections. Eve Myles said that Rex was …

Heather S. VinaReview: Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.02: Rendition

Review: Doctor Who 6.03: The Curse of the Black Spot

By Heather S. Vina

[spoilers up through 6.07]

Written By: Stephen Thompson

Recap: The episode opens on 17th-century Earth, on a pirate ship. The crew report back to the Captain (Hugh Bonneville) that one of the men has been injured – a cut on his hand – and that they aren’t sure if he will survive. Considering he’s walking, he seems like he’s in good health so far. In fact, the cut on his finger is small, just a bit …

Heather S. VinaReview: Doctor Who 6.03: The Curse of the Black Spot