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Farscape - Muppets in Spaaaaaaace!!

It took a while, but I managed to finish all ten seasons of Stargate: SG-1 (regular readers will recall my review of that fine series elsewhere on this site). Ten seasons is a lot to absorb all at once, even more so when Mrs Zennmaster, after watching the last six seasons, insisted on going back . . . → Read More: Farscape – Muppets in Spaaaaaaace!!

Space: Above and Beyond

Back in 1995, before anyone started “Re-imagining”, “Re-booting”, or just plain “Re-Making” the great Science Fiction classics, when the only really new and interesting S.F. shows were on the inconsistent Sci Fi Channel, Fox Television produced a wonderful, and now almost forgotten program, Space: Above and Beyond. In it’s one season, SAAB covered a lot . . . → Read More: Space: Above and Beyond

Stargate SG-1

This one belongs in its own special category: Shows I always thought looked pretty stupid, and wondered for years why they stayed in production so long (in this case, even switching networks). From time to time someone would tell me how great it was, and I would usually just nod and grunt and change the . . . → Read More: Stargate SG-1

TV in the age of Netflix.

Some of what had stuck with me over the years turned out to be absolutely wunnerful stuff, and some less so. Thanks to Netflix, I’ve been discovering and rediscovering old shows. So here, in no particular order, are some of my new favorite old TV shows: . . . → Read More: TV in the age of Netflix.



Lexx was a quirky Sci Fi Channel (when it was called that) program, produced by a group of Germans and Canadians. The show was about an unlikely group of strangely-dressed, funny-talking people who flew around the universe in living, insectoid spaceships that appeared to be made entirely of molded latex. The Euro-Canadian pedigree meant . . . → Read More: Lexx