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Thunderbirds Are Go...Again

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Well, it looks like WETA Workshops has had a hand in rebooting the old Thunderbirds television series, some 50 years after the original aired.  There have been a few abortive attempts to remake Gerry Anderson's most successful puppetshow, some creepier than others, but this one captures the meticulous look of the original, while using CGI to update the characters so they retain the spirit of the originals while having better proprtions and movements.



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TV Series Review: Star vs. The Forces of Evil

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We just watched the first four episodes of the new Disney TV series "Star vs. The Forces of Evil." That's four 12-minute shows, folks. That is how fast and frenetic this show works.


Star Butterfly is a wild child princess from another dimension who receives a magic wand on her 14th birthday and promptly destroys her castle with it--by accident, of course. Sometimes Star is a brilliant kick-butt fighter, sometimes she's a klutz, but most of the time, she's Pinkie Pie hopped up on too much sugar. 


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Episode Review: V – Heretic's Fork (Season 1, Episode 9)

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Hey, how about this? I am only a week late with this recap. And I actually feel kinda bad for being slow on this one, because it seems like the producer’s are finally starting to get a sense of balance to what they have going on. Anyway, let’s deal with that in a bit, first let’s share what the all seeing Comcast has to say for this week’s episode: “Chad deals with his aneurysm on the mother ship; Ryan confesses to Val that he is a visitor; Erica, Father Jack and Hobbes try to protect the Fifth Column.”

And now more, after the jump…

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EPISODE REVIEW: V – There Is No Normal Anymore (Season 1, Episode 2)

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Welcome back to the second of episode of the rebooted V. A kinder, gentler V with a better effects budget. Our trusty Comcast episode synopsis tells us that: "A seeker among the visitors tracks Erica and Father Jack. Chad seeks redemption by investigating the aliens ahead of his next newscast while Law Enforcers press Erica for information concerning Dale Maddox’s whereabouts." I am assuming that “seeker” used in this sense is that floating V spy-bot and not the teen boy from that horrible adaptation of Susan Cooper’s award winning youth novel The Dark is Rising.

Sounds like an exciting evening of network television doesn't it? So what are you waiting for, make the jump and let’s get to the details.

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Episode Review: V – Pilot (Season 1, Episode 1)

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Hi and welcome to the first regular V recap/review thingy for Republibot. I am Republibot 1.0 and I will be your host and guide through the next several weeks until the show goes on indefinite hiatus based on how well the ratings hold up. I will try my best to be fair and balanced as I share my thoughts on this show with you over its short run, but I feel it important and in the interest of full disclosure to let you all know that I have a very soft spot in my heart for the original, regardless of how hokey it is in retrospect. I am even more fond of it than I am of Man From Atlantis.

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