Dark Matter Season 1 Review – Firefly meets Battlestar Galactica?
Oct27

Dark Matter Season 1 Review – Firefly meets Battlestar Galactica?

At times Dark Matter looks ludicrously cheap. Colonies on alien worlds seem more like a city centre warehouse with a brown post-production filter, while an apparently advanced spaceship looks suspiciously like an industrial interior from modern day. Another plotline takes place in the middle of a forest on another colony world, except it looks identical to your average forest. You could probably get together with some friends and...

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TV Review: Sense8 Season 1
Jun14

TV Review: Sense8 Season 1

So this is deliberately a fairly spoiler-free review without too much detail and only vague references to specific events. I might have something more in depth coming later but for now this review exists as a brief snapshot of what I thought overall and to quickly answer the question of ‘Is Sense8 worth watching?’ Sense8 is the new Netflix exclusive series from both the Wachowskis and J. Michael Straczynski. Being a fan of both camps,...

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TV Review: Star Wars Rebels Season 1 (Spoiler Free)
Apr04

TV Review: Star Wars Rebels Season 1 (Spoiler Free)

Note: I’ve done my best to keep this as spoiler-free as I can while still actually giving you an idea of what the series is like, none of the surprises or twists are discussed. If you don’t want to know a thing about Rebels at all then just watch the damn thing, as it’s great! Otherwise you can read on for some thoughts without worrying that it’ll blow away something significant. The announcement of Star Wars Rebels was met with mixed...

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TV Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1 (Spoiler Free)
May30

TV Review: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 1 (Spoiler Free)

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has had a very interesting life. The ambitious series was announced to thunderous enthusiasm, leaving many eager to see how a TV show closely tied to The Avengers would work. Once the pilot episode hit it left many feeling disappointed. Ratings plummeted as time went on, causing an ongoing exodus of fans. But towards the end of the series reports seemed to pop up everywhere of people urging lapsed viewers to...

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Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary: Why I’m Still A Magical Girl
May26

Sailor Moon 20th Anniversary: Why I’m Still A Magical Girl

Hello! My name is Sophie, if you listen to The Lying Cat Cast you’ll know me as one of the co-hosts. I’ll be occasionally writing for Panels And Pixels from now on. For my first post here’s a short piece about why the Sailor Moon anime is so important to me and why I’m looking forward to the 20th Anniversary.  When I was a kid I had a great love of animated TV shows. Some of my favourites were Spider-Man and...

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