The ‘Andor’ penultimate Season 1 episode reminds us that there are many threads in the fabric of this story

Following the conclusion of the jailbreak set piece in episode 10, we are once again reminded of the other, equally important elements that make up the “Andor” story of the origins of the Rebel Alliance. And boy did that jailbreak get our hearts pounding, but with just two episodes left, including this one, it’s difficult … Read more

Andor goes full ‘Papillon’ this week in episode 10 ‘One Way Out’

With just two episodes left in “Andor” on Disney Plus (opens in new tab) (after this one), our minds are raging torrents, flooded with rivulets of thought cascading into a waterfall of creative possibilities as to where the first season will leave us. What perilous, anxiety-inducing cliffhanger does creator Tony Gilroy deem fit to leave … Read more

‘Andor’ continues to be bold and beautiful with episode 7

“Andor” continues to prove why it’s among the best “Star Wars” stories to date. Naturally, after last week’s daring raid on the Aldhani Imperial base, there was going to be some fallout, and that’s exactly what this bold and beautiful episode, entitled “Announcement” focuses on. We must remind ourselves that at this point in the … Read more

‘Andor’ episode 6 dials up the tension with a heart-pounding space heist

The raid on the Imperial base on Aldhani was very much front and center in this week’s episode. While the other story threads weren’t forgotten, for the sake of maintaining the suspense, they were shown towards the end of this installment and will almost certainly have their turn in the spotlight sometime very soon. After … Read more

‘Andor’ episode 5 lays groundwork for rebels’ action-packed heist

Andor continues to show that there are plenty of surprises left in the “Star Wars” franchise. What’s almost Equally as interesting as watching this show, is watching the very mixed responses it’s getting. Curiously enough, the patient, methodical, slow-fuse burn doesn’t appeal to everyone. And that’s perfectly fine: a vintage 1869 Chateau Lafite wine might … Read more

‘Andor’ episode 4 soars as we meet the Rebels of ‘Star Wars’

The question of whether or not the next episode of “Andor” would maintain the high standard the show set for itself has been answered, and that answer is a resounding “yes.” The first three episodes, all released at once last week established an impressively high benchmark for this latest “Star Wars” live-action spin-off and … … Read more

‘The Orville’ Season 3 episode 9 is a bombardment on the senses

Warning: Spoilers ahead for “The Orville” season 3, episode 9 Wow, if you thought there was a lot crammed into last week’s episode — and there was — then hold onto your potatoes, the season 3 penultimate episode, entitled “Domino” surpasses that and then some. While not quite as long in running time as the … Read more

‘The Orville’ Season 3 episode 8 is a feature-length mini-movie

Warning: Spoilers ahead for “The Orville” season 3, episode 8 Every now and again, every long-running TV show has a “filler” or even what’s sometimes called a “bottle episode” — but while they’re typically produced on a smaller budget and restricted in scope to use as few regular cast members, effects and sets as possible … Read more

The Tin Man gets a heart in ‘The Orville’ Season 3 episode 7

Warning: Spoilers ahead for “The Orville” season 3, episode 7 With “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” wrapping up, “The Orville” is the best new live-action sci-fi currently on TV — and even this season of “The Orville” only has three more episodes left. No, we haven’t forgotten about “For All Mankind,” we just don’t think … Read more

‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds’ episode 9 continues Uhura’s journey

Warning: Spoilers for “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” season 1, episode 9 We had high hopes for the finale of the inaugural season of “Strange New Worlds” and the drama is already building in the penultimate installment that is episode 9. Entitled “All Those Who Wander,” the episode does not disappoint and in fact, marks … Read more