Review (and Recap): Supernatural 5.05: Fallen Idols

By Paula R. Stiles

[Here be many spoilers]

Recap: You know “Fallen Idols” is an MOTW episode when two guys you’ve never seen before are standing around a car, talking about it. It’s either that or a car commercial. One guy, Cal, is all excited about having bought the ultimate car: James Dean’s “Little Bastard”, the one that killed him, which is reputed to be cursed. You know Cal is cursed, too, as soon as he gets in (Yes, I’ve …

Paula R. StilesReview (and Recap): Supernatural 5.05: Fallen Idols

Review: Supernatural Role Playing Game

By Paula R. Stiles

Chambers, Jamie. Supernatural Role Playing Game [Corebook]. Margaret Weis Productions, Ltd., August 19, 2009. Cam Banks, Jimmy McMichael and Aaron Rosenberg, writing and development. Alex Jurkat, ed. Liz Wilhelm, proofreader. Digger Hayes, art design. 186 pp. Hardcover, PDF. $29.99 (full price $39.99).

Chambers, Jamie. Supernatural: The Hunt Begins. Margaret Weis Productions, Ltd., 2008 (released Sept. 14, 2009). Cam Banks and M. Alexander Jurkat, eds. Jessica Banks, proofreader. Lindsay Archer, illus. Digger Hayes, art design. …

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Review: Eastwick: 1.03: Madams and Madames

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers for the episode]

Recap: This week in Eastwick, Bun has woken up, but isn’t herself. She sits in her hospital bed, drawing the symbol Jamie burned into his hip last week and singing, “Three Blind Mice”. Kat tries to rouse as she gathers up Bun’s drawings, but ends up rather freaked out, instead.

Later, at the grand opening for beginning construction of Van Horne’s new Eastwick brewery, our three witches are there, along with …

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TV Review: Stargate: Universe

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers for the Pilot]

Tagline: A sudden attack on a geologically-fragile planet in the middle of a diplomatic tour from Earth forces a motley group through a stargate to a derelict ship, the Destiny, billions of light years away.

Review: Stargate: Universe starts out, somewhat promisingly, with a bunch of people being spit through a stargate into what looks like the dark cargo hold of a ship. They immediately find out that the life …

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Review (and Recap) Supernatural 5.04: The End

By Paula R. Stiles

[Here be big old spoilers]

Tagline: Sam wants to get back into hunting and hook back up with Dean, but Dean refuses. Dean is then thrown five years into the future by the angel Zachariah. The Croatoan virus has taken over most of the population. Zachariah claims that this is what results when Dean refuses to let Michael in.

Recap: Supernatural‘s “The End” begins with a very odd and interesting recap. We get scenes from …

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Review: Supernatural Magazine, Issue #12

By Paula R. Stiles

Supernatural Magazine. Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc., 2009. 100pp. US $9.99, CAN $11.99. ISSN: 1752-645X.

Issue #12 is one of the 100-page giant issues of Supernatural Magazine. That means you pay a few dollars more this month. It also means you get more bang with your buck.

Specifically, you get a lot of interviews (not with minor people, either) and a six-page tribute to late director Kim Manners, as well as a bunch of articles …

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Review: Eastwick: 1.02: Reaping and Sewing

By Paula R. Stiles

[Spoilers for the episode]

Recap: It’s the Eastwick Harvestfest, one of those small-town New England autumn festivals designed mainly to part rich tourists from their cash and get the locals through a long, cold winter. Joanna burbles on about Harvestfest, but her bubble is burst a little when Roxie and Kat point out that the papier mâché “turkey” she created looks more like a vagina.

Roxie is suspicious of Van Horne, whom she deems “not of …

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TV Review: Flashforward

By Paula R. Stiles

[spoilers for the Pilot]

One day, in the middle of an exciting, destructive and highly-improbable freeway police chase after some terrorists, FBI agent Mark Benford (Joseph Fiennes) and his partner Demetri Noh (John Cho) black out in their car. Benford wakes up in the overturned car, only to discover that everyone else on the freeway suffered a similar blackout for two minutes and 17 seconds. As he and his partner deal with the carnage, they quickly …

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Review (and Recap) Supernatural 5.03: Free to Be You and Me

By Paula R. Stiles

[Here be big old spoilers]

Tagline: Sam’s new life hits a snag when three hunters walk into a bar where he’s working. Meanwhile, Castiel, frustrated in his search for God, drags Dean off on a hair-brained vengeance quest against the archangel that killed him – Raphael.

Recap: “Free to Be You and Me” starts a little differently than the first two episodes. By the way, I hate the title “Free to Be You and Me”. Didn’t …

Paula R. StilesReview (and Recap) Supernatural 5.03: Free to Be You and Me

Review: Eastwick 1.01: Pilot

By Paula R. Stiles

[Spoilers for the Pilot and film]

I didn’t even know the ABC show Eastwick (10pm Wednesdays) existed until a few weeks ago, and then I didn’t realize for a while that it was related to The Witches of Eastwick (a John Updike book and 1987 film starring Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer). And I definitely didn’t know it starred Paul “Canada’s hottest export” Gross until tonight.

For those of you who’ve never heard of Eastwick

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We Need Your Subs for our Multiethnic Issue

by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

After some discussion with Innsmouth Free Press editor Paula R. Stiles, we’ve decided to push the deadline for our multiethnic subs to December 15. We simply are not getting enough material that fits the bill (guidelines are here).

Oh, we have received stuff from writers in other parts of the world, but mostly with American protagonists. Sometimes, I’d read the cover letter of the writer or notice the writer’s address and think, “Gee, I wish this …

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Review (and Recap): Supernatural 5.02: Good God, Y’all!

By Paula R. Stiles

[Here be big old episode spoilers]

Tagline: Castiel decides to go looking for God – with Dean’s amulet. Meanwhile, Sam and Dean head to Colorado after Bobby gets a panicked call from Rufus. Demons are afoot – or are they?

Recap: This time, we get a recap to the tune of Foreigner’s “Long, Long Way from Home”, a strikingly appropriate tune for this episode. The episode starts off with Sam and Dean trying to cheer up …

Paula R. StilesReview (and Recap): Supernatural 5.02: Good God, Y’all!