Review: Lost Finale- “The End”

Warning: the following contains spoilers for the series finale of Lost.

I’ve written many times that the finest television series finale I’ve ever had the pleasure of watching was that of Babylon 5.  “Sleeping In Light” was emotional brilliance, effortless profundity that shone past its limitations of crappy special effects and pedestrian acting.  It worked because its writer, JMS, understood the nature of what he had created: a character study defined by archetypes.   Those needing didacticism were disappointed by the episode’s lack of exposition regarding a couple of dangling plot threads.  Those of us attracted to the esoteric were more than pleased. Continue reading Review: Lost Finale- “The End”

Review: Battlestar Galactica Finale "Daybreak"


Warning: this article contains many spoilers for the series finale of Battlestar Galactica, titled “Daybreak

In a few days we, the humble viewers of television, will bear witness to the final few hours of the best science fiction TV show presently on broadcast American television: Lost.  The excitement is palpable.  But, sadly, I am reminded of another much anticipated skiffy finale, not so long ago, that left many people either disappointed or ambiguous. Continue reading Review: Battlestar Galactica Finale "Daybreak"

The Top 10 Greatest American Science Fiction TV Shows


Top Ten lists are always two things simultaneously: lame and fun.  Lame because their innate subjectivity renders the exercise supremely pointless.  Fun because… well, because we are hierarchical beings who suffer from a pathological need to rank everything from shoes to past Presidents to TV shows to excretory experiences. Continue reading The Top 10 Greatest American Science Fiction TV Shows