It's Sunday, October 8, 2017...
We are in the early stages of the 2017-18 Television season, and as you may know I over-worked myself with recaps / reviews via video format on my YouTube channel. But to give my site here more exclusive content, I intend to do more blogs.
GOTHAM SEASON 4: A DARK KNIGHT
So as shown at the end of season 3, Bruce is stepping closer to being Batman, and he is given a Kevlar-type suit by Lucius Foxx and the mask is designed by Alfred. He's finding his footing and it's been interesting so far in seeing Bruce getting knocked around as he tries to become the man he is destined to be... towards heavy conflict with Ra's Al Ghul, who is being played by Alexander Siddig (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine). I'm not exactly thrilled with the character of Ra's being used in Gotham, as the ties between him and Batman have been over-used in various media over the last 25 years... and the handicap of the Lazarus Pit was used to bring back Barbara Keen, whose has reached Fish Mooney status in terms of being a character that is around too long.
On a more positive note, there is forward character development with Ivy heading towards Poison Ivy, Selina towards being Catwoman and the Falcone family being a major force once again in the form of Sofia.
How do I summarize my thoughts on the first three episodes of Marvel's latest television venture... it's as if someone at Disney realized that the core of the Inhumans was like Game of Thrones and said 'lets do that'. This isn't helped by the fact that Iwan Rheon is apart of the cast. There are few positives with how Blackbolt is portrayed, and when he's on screen, since the character can't speak without leveling a city block, there's a lot more character emoting involve.
I'm not a big fan of Seth MacFarlane... but I'll admit, The Orville is a great series, that captures the spirit of both the Original Series of Star Trek and Deep Space Nine. It's a hodgepodge crew, there is a feeling out process, the characters seem fully fleshed out after a couple of episode... and surprisingly MacFarlane is a decent 'Captain', this is probably due to fact that he always comes across as being a Star Trek fan. I'm not sure what the problem most critics have the series.
Funny thing... the second episode 'Command Performance' reminds me of Star Trek Animated Series episode 'The Eye of the Beholder', where aliens put 'inferior races' in a zoo. This episode also seemed to make the character of Lt. Kitan (Halstone Sage) a bit of a break out character in terms of someone to having to step into a bigger role than they are ready for, somewhat similar to Geordi La Forge in the Star Trek: Next Generation episode 'The Arsenal of Freedom'.
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