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Twin Peaks S01 E02: Zen, or the Skill to Catch a Killer


Andy Burns mentioned this episode in his book, Wrapped in Plastic: Twin Peaks. Did I mention how much I enjoyed reading the book? I did! I thought I was prepared for the bohemian characters in this series, but I was wrong. In episode 2 of “Twin Peaks,” Cooper uses a rather bizarre method for his investigation and has one hell of a dream. Grab your coffee and follow me. Read the rest of this entry

The Walking Dead S05 E15: Try



Last week’s episode directed by Jennifer Lynch had Facebook and Twitter ablaze with talk about Noah’s (Tyler James Williams) death. It was gruesome for sure, but what did we expect? Ms. Lynch skillfully reminded us that walkers are nasty and humans are dangerous. Is Pete abusing his family? Will Gabe, the Rat, spew more lies? Will Deanna show her true colors when Aiden doesn’t return home? I think I need some of Carol’s cookies. Don’t you? Read the rest of this entry

12 Monkeys S01 E10: Divine Move


Betrayal by a friend, who tells you that they want to save the world, is a bitter pill to swallow. That’s what happened in last week’s episode of “12 Monkeys.” For now, Jones’ secret is safe, but for how long. The plague must be stopped, but Ramse doesn’t want Cole to succeed. Time travel is a heart breaker. Read the rest of this entry

Twin Peaks S01 E01: Traces to Nowhere


In the pilot of “Twin Peaks” we were given the facts: there was a murder, there may have been witnesses, there are several suspects and the FBI has joined the investigation. But, nothing is as it seems and there are plots within plots. Will Agent Cooper be able to solve the crime?  Let’s check in at Room 315 at Great Northern Hotel. Read the rest of this entry

The Walking Dead S05 E14: Spend


What happens when you try to tame tigers? On last week’s episode of “The Walking Dead,” we wondered how the people of the Alexandria Safe Zone had survived as long as they did. They are clueless to the brutal world outside. Thank goodness Rick and his team have settled in, but it’s not easy. Once you’ve lived in the heart of the jungle, it’s hard living in a zoo. Can you tame a tiger? Do you dare? Read the rest of this entry

12 Monkeys S01 E09: Tomorrow


On last week’s episode of “12 Monkeys,” Cole was splintered to the wrong time; hello 2017 and welcome back, pandemic. Colonel Jonathan Foster has a working core and Jones wants to save Cole. It would be interesting to see who wins and who will be betrayed.  Find out more after the jump.  Read the rest of this entry

Marie Gilbert Visits Twin Peaks: The Pilot


I confess. I didn’t watch “Twin Peaks” when it premiered on ABC in 1990. I have no excuse except that life got in the way. “Twin Peaks,” created by David Lynch and Mark Frost, focused on the murder of a young girl, Laura Palmer. Thanks to its creators, “Twin Peaks” became the flagship for groundbreaking television. This year when Andy Burns, Editor-In-Chief of Biff Bam Pop!, published his book Wrapped in Plastic: Twin Peaks, I was curious as to why he loved this series so much. He wisely suggested that I read his book which is not only for diehard fans of the show, but for newbies like me who’d never seen the series. I’ve started watching the show on Netflix. Do I like it? Grab yourself a cup of damn good coffee and find out. Read the rest of this entry

The Walking Dead S05 E13: Forget


Assimilate, adapt, conform and blend in. On last week’s episode of “The Walking Dead,” we saw that Rick and his Spartans were out of their element in Alexandria. To remain members of the Safe Zone, our friends will need to act ‘normal,’ but what is normal when you’re living in the apocalypse? Assimilate can mean to join in, or like that Star Trek’s Borg, it can mean resistance is futile. Which is it and, is freedom just a state on mind? Sasha might know. Read the rest of this entry

12 Monkeys S01 E08: Yesterday


On last week’s episode of “12 Monkeys,” Cole was sent to his death in Chechnya in order to destroy the virus in a series of time travel jumps that left our heads spinning. Was Cole successful and, if not, where is he? Jones, Ramse and Whitley might have to do their own time travel dance for the people at Spearhead if they are going to find Cole. Read the rest of this entry

Marie Gilbert was destined to interview Predestination’s Sarah Snook

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I was fortunate enough to watch a Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2014 Australian film called Predestination. This science fiction story is about time travel and it was written and directed by Spierig brothers, Michael and Peter. The film is based on a short story called “All You Zombies” written by Robert A. Heinlein and stars Ethan Hawke, as a Temporal Agent (time cop) on the search for a terrorist known as the Fizzle Bomber. Noah Taylor plays Mr. Robertson, the head of the Temporal Bureau and, the fabulous Sarah Snook plays a male writer named John. Using the pen name of “Unmarried Mother”, John is famous for writing confessional testimonials in a magazine. Sarah Snook gets to play two different versions of her character, starting out as female and ending up as a male. Sound confusing? Thanks to the wonderful acting of the two main stars, I was able to keep up to all the time jumps and gender switches. I was very excited to speak with Sarah Snook about her role in Predestination. Read the rest of this entry


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