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Gilbert Speaks on the S0 2 Finale of “Colony”

8 Apr

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The LA Bloc is scheduled for a “Total Rendition” and I don’t think it’s a musical that the Hosts are planning for the unfortunate inhabitants of LA. While Team Bowman try to find a way to safety, our favorite team player, Snyder, makes the best of a dire situation. Doesn’t he always? Who will survive the season finale of “Colony” Find out after the jump. Continue reading

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Gilbert Speaks on “Colony” S02 E12

1 Apr

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Holy Espionage! While Ex-Proxy Snyder is getting down and dirty on this week’s episode of “Colony” and Team Bowman makes a last ditch attempt to retrieve the gauntlet, Helena gets terrifying news. Grab your drone and follow me. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on “Colony” S02 E10

21 Mar

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What if America was occupied by a foreign entity? How well would we do if the invader was more powerful than us? “Colony” has taken that theory and ran with it and the results are frighteningly close to what we would experience if the occupation was another nation, or an alien species. There would be collaborators and there would be a resistance group. Would we survive as well as the Bowmans? Let’s see where loyalties lay after the jump. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on the Best of Sci-fi TV: The Expanse & Colony

25 Feb

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Holy Collision Course! It’s no secret that The Expanse and Colony are pulling in the number of viewers that they are. Both shows offer top quality scripts and acting. Both shows offer great science mixed just right with political intrigue. In one series, Aliens are invading Earth (Colony) and in the other; Earth invades space (The Expanse) same results…pure thrills. Meet me after the jump for a quick review of this week’s episodes. Continue reading

Gilbert Speaks on Colony: Fallout

17 Feb

 

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On this week’s episode a favored member of the Resistance becomes sick from alien technology that was hijacked, and Nolan learns about a special shipment. Episode 6 of “Colony” was extremely rewarding in bringing all hidden agendas to the forefront. What is the score for this week? Who wins? Meet me after the jump.

Betsy

Jennifer’s lie about Simon Eckhart has the men in black searching Northern England for him, but Simon is back in the states and wondering why the hell Broussard is MIA and on top of that one of Simon’s team is badly ill.

Back at work, Will learns that he is no longer allowed to use the computers at work. He’s only the company bloodhound. This is a problem because he needs the company computer to open the files that Katie stole from Maddie. Will his getting Betsey to help him cause her to be transferred like Jennifer. That’s the story going around, that Jennifer was transferred but we saw her commit suicide. Poor Betsey. After helping Will, we learn that Betsy has been transferred and Detective Burke (Toby Huss) takes great pleasure in telling Will the bad news.

Katie calls Will and tells her that Charlie is sick, but Will is angry when he learns the real reason for Katie’s call. I doubt that Broussard will ever allow Katie to leave the resistance and should Katie have said no when Morgan came to her for help with the news that BB was very sick. Morgan had no choice because no one knows where Broussard (Tony Kittles) is.

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Will threatens a doctor friend of his to save BB. Why do I feel that everyone who helps Will or Katie winds up dead? Without proper evaluation, the doctor can’t help the boy. The doctor with the help of the resistance is able to sneak BB into a hospital for the necessary tests. The prognosis is not good and Will and Katie are told that BB’s blood count cells are bottomed out: radiation poisoning! BB will die a painful horrid death from working on the alien gauntlet. Luckily Morgan places the device inside a lead-lined box

Deputy Proxy

Maddie and Nolan (Adrian Pasdar) visit the labor camp where Bram is held. Special shipment is coming through the prison and Nolan wants to see what exactly is inside the crates. Maddie is upset with Bram’s bruises and his refusal to accept the food that she brought him. Does she really think the guards will let Bram have that food? Talk about clueless! Bram has earned the trust of Maya and Morales and they show him the bomb they are working on

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Nolan bullies Alan Snyder (Peter Jacobson) into seeing the special Global shipments that are heading off planet. So what’s in the huge crates? What are those cylinders used for? Looks like a coffin to hold a human body or a RAP. Nolan thinks this is proof of his religion. What Nolan doesn’t know is that Snyder tells Governor General Helena (Ally Walker) that he only showed Nolan the empty cases. Nolan has been sold out.

Conclusion

What is it like to live under Totalitarian rule? What if the only news you received was alien propaganda? Could this really happen now? This is why the Resistance is so important, but Broussard needs to get his house in order if he intends to fight for Earth’s freedom. Will is forced to grant a dying man his wish, and Simon learns that his mother is paying for his fight for freedom.  This week’s score Alien 1, Resistance 0

 

Gilbert Speaks on Colony: Panopticon

3 Feb

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On this S02 E04 episode, Charlie is home with his family. Can he readjust to the “normality” of living in a fish bowl? Jennifer is watching the Bowmans for any clues that can save her job. Have you’ve ever wondered what life would be like under the rule of a totalitarian state where you are spied on around the clock? Meet me after the jump.

Panopticon

Tonight’s episode brings home how suppressive a civilization can be when it spies on its citizens around the clock. What is panopticon and what does it have to do with tonight’s episode? A French philosopher, Michel Foucault wrote a book, Discipline and Punish, about an experiment he did to examine the effects of surveillance on society. He used a prison which allowed guards to observe all of the inmates from a central tower surrounded by a large wall.

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The experiment showed what happens to a society when they think they’re being watched at all times. Even though the prisoners never know exactly when the anonymous “eye in the sky” is on them, they have to always be on their best behavior. Similar to Colony, there is no interaction with those behind the surveillance, and the fear of punishment leads to a culture of self-discipline.

Colony, although a science fiction series, has proven itself to be more of an indicator of where this country is headed if the American people don’t remain vigilant in keeping a strong reign on the present administration…or any administration to be exact. Is Big Brother spying on you as you read this review? This is why I am connecting with and enjoying the show as much as I am. The scripts are top of the line as are the actors.

Charlie

This series has its own wall that keep its citizens divided from each other and trapped in servitude. Charlie has been rescued and returned home, but it’s going to take a lot of healing to make him forget what he experienced with Solomon.

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Although it’s not verbally said, I feel the boy may have also experienced sexual abuse under the crime lord and his parents are not trained in the healing care that is required. Little Gracie’s adoration of her older brother does help somewhat, but that kid may know more about the world than his parents right now…this may be why he’s hording food.

Jennifer

Everything that is said or done in the Bowman home is being recorded and watched by Jennifer McMahon. The Bowmans are not aware of this and have unfortunately spilled the beans on Katie’s involvement with the Resistance and Will’s admission of murdering the Resistance leader to save his wife.

Jennifer is not a bad person, and Kathleen Rose-Perkins has done a wonderful job in making us care for her character. Jennifer has become part of the Bowman family through the many hours of spying on the family. She is in love with Will and looks upon his family as hers, but now her job and her life are on the line. The emotions on Jennifer’s face when Will tells Katie that he can use Jennifer even though she is weak, is heartbreaking. What did Jennifer ever do to Will except be loyal to him?

Conclusion

This episode revealed that Helena’s position as the Governor General of the LA bloc is just as much on shaky ground as the Bowmans and Jennifer. The Global Authority is not happy with the recent events at the LA Bloc and Helena’s suggestion for total rendition is shot dead in the water. Where is the Global Authority located? I wasn’t sure.

While the Bowmans try to adjust to Bram’s stint at the labor camp and Katie’s betrayal, Charlie decides to start a bonfire using Lindsey’s bible. I love this kid. The fire alerts Will that they are being watched.

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Jennifer has to make a decision; betray Will or spend her life in the basement trolling through endless surveillance videos of the people in the bloc. Detective Burke and her boss Dan Bennett have threated this punishment many times. Jennifer takes the high road as we all knew she would do. While watching a video of her beloved husband and their former lives together, Jennifer drinks a glass of wine and begins to swallow pills. You will be missed Jennifer.

Gilbert Speaks On “Colony” and “The Young Pope”

25 Jan

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Make new friends, but keep the old; one is silver and the other…gold. This little ditty also goes for my two favorite television series. I’m really enjoying “The Young Pope” and I’m also enjoying the second season of “Colony” We are finally learning what happened when the aliens took over Earth….which would actually be a good thing considering the tweeting war between POTUS and the rest of humanity regarding Alternative Facts. Join me as I give a short review of the latest episodes of both shows. Continue reading