About Darryl Jasper

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From a young age Darryl embraced everything that was geek. His first true memory of the cinemas was seeing the line wrapped around the building for “The Empire Strikes Back”. The light sabers and the Force had him hooked. Though it remains his favorite sci-fi creation, Star Wars was only the beginning. Star Trek soon followed and his obsession with the various iterations of the Enterprise took him to an actual convention. Between these mega franchises, Darryl enjoyed all the geek cartoons of his era: Transformers, GI Joe, M.A.S.K. Bravestarr, Silverhawks, Voltron, and the like. An avid reader, it wasn’t long before his sci-fi and fantasy partiality in movies transferred to his reading. Star Trek was the beginning and in a strange twist, led him back to the novelized world of Star Wars. It has been non-stop geek since. Though comic books and action figures have all been a part of his menu, movies, television, and books remain his primary focus. Oh, and he’s a pretty avid gamer to boot (PS3).
Favorites: Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, BSG, Star Wars, Star Trek, Peter H. Hamilton, Stephen King, Terry Brooks, Jim Butcher, Lord of the Rings, Constantine and Hellboy (the movies), Joss Whedon, the X-Men…the list is long but distinguished.
Location: Cincinnati, OH

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  • TV Review: ‘Lucifer: Everything’s Coming Up Lucifer’ (Season 2 Premiere)

    Posted Tuesday, September 20th, 2016 04:00 pm GMT -4

    When one thinks of Fall, the first thing through their minds is start of football (college and pro). While I do the same, for me, Fall also signifies the return of first run prime time television. Such an exciting time. This week brings us the sophomore season premiere of Lucifer and while “Everything’s Coming Up […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Supernatural: Alpha and Omega’ (Season 11 Finale)

    Posted Thursday, May 26th, 2016 01:00 pm GMT -4

    When God and his biggest gun are taken out, you know you’re in trouble. Add in a dying sun and it’s time to crack open a beer and wait for the end to come. Sounds like a Dean thing to do, doesn’t it? And he’s not wrong. In the aftermath of Amara gaining her second […]

  • TV Recap: ‘The Flash: The Race Of His Life’ (Season Finale)

    Posted Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 01:00 pm GMT -4

    After a season of back and forth, death, and torment, it’s finally come down to this. Barry Allen. Hunter Zoloman. The Flash versus Zoom for all the marbles. At stake? Friends, family and, the multiverse. But first…the death of Henry Allen. We watched last week as Zoom, the Flash’s greatest villain (as of Season 2), […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Grimm Beginning Of The End’

    Posted Sunday, May 22nd, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4

    “It is better to die on your feet Than live on your knees.” The Grimm finale has arrived, capping  a season of shocking transformations, surprising betrayals, and more than a few unanswered questions. So how do you put an exclamation point to such a season? Why, more of the same, of course but this time in […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Supernatural: We Happy Few’

    Posted Thursday, May 19th, 2016 02:00 pm GMT -4

    Finally, after eons separated by fatherly absence and the responsibility of running Hell, Chuck and Lucifer face off. But there’s a lot more going on in “We Happy Few” than reconciliation.  It’s about taking Amara down and to do that, our Winchesters need to broker some very unlikely alliances and hope it’s enough to take […]

  • TV Recap: ‘The Flash: Invincible’

    Posted Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 01:24 pm GMT -4

    Mayhem. Carnage. Central City is being torn apart by Zoom’s meta-army. This ‘metapocalypse’—thank you, Iris, for the terrible name—is a perfect test for Barry Allen and his returned to the land of the powered. But ever since his interaction with the Speed Force, Barry’s been a bit too sure of himself. It’s a direct contrast […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Grimm: Bad Night’

    Posted Sunday, May 15th, 2016 09:00 am GMT -4

    “We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal.” As overly cynical as the introductory text seems to be, considering the empty home he returns to, Nick Burkhart can probably relate. The woman he (seems to) loves and his baby boy are gone, taken by Adalind Schade and into the arms […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Supernatural: All in the Family’

    Posted Thursday, May 12th, 2016 01:00 pm GMT -4

    From “Fare Thee Well” to hello again, our final shot of last week’s ‘Supernatural’had Sam and Dean come face-to-face with the last ‘person’ they’d thought to see this side of the universe: God. So, what happens when two hunters who’ve seen it all run into the Architect of the Universe? “Prove it”…or some derivation thereof. […]

  • TV Recap: ‘The Flash: The Runaway Dinosaur’

    Posted Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 02:00 pm GMT -4

    Yes, Barry, there is a Speed Force. Fresh off the heels of his violent disappearance, Barry doesn’t just find himself in the Speed Force but also conversing with its personification—which appears to him as the four most important people in his life. Meanwhile, in the real world, the Flash gang is dealing with an after […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Supernatural: Don’t Call Me Shurley’

    Posted Thursday, May 5th, 2016 02:00 pm GMT -4

    God. Is. Back. In what, in my opinion, was one of the more heartfelt hours of Supernatural in recent memory, Chuck Shurley returns, intent on finishing his autobiography with help from an old friend. Meanwhile, our favorite siblings are dealing with more traditional issues—namely the remnants of Amara’s infection sweeping through Hope Springs, Idaho. Human […]

  • TV Recap: ‘The Flash: Rupture’

    Posted Wednesday, May 4th, 2016 05:00 pm GMT -4

    Sometimes a show just shouldn’t work. Whether it’s the dialogue, the energy of the cast, or the overall story pacing, even the best shows have those moments. For thirty-odd minutes, this week’s The Flash, accurately titled “Rupture”, seemed to fall into that forgettable filler category. But then something magical happened and…enough of the lead-in, let’s […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Grimm: Taming Of The Wu’

    Posted Saturday, April 30th, 2016 12:00 pm GMT -4

    “Nothing is so painful to the human mind As a great and sudden change.” As we near the end of the 2015-16 network television seasons, most shows are slowly but surely leading viewers to a particular end game. For us fans of Grimm, while we may see the end in sight just over the horizon, […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Grimm: Good To The Bone’

    Posted Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 06:00 pm GMT -4

    “The evil that men do lives after them; The good is oft interred with their bones.” For the second straight week, Grimm throws a half-dozen subplots at viewers and, not for the first time, I wonder how in the world all these strands will be tied up by year’s end. But, per the usual formula, […]

  • TV Recap: ‘The Flash: Versus Zoom’

    Posted Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 01:21 pm GMT -4

    Sometimes, terrible things happen to us when we’re children. Things that can define who we become, whether we want them to or not. Some of us become stronger. The people who took me in helped me heal and move past everything that happened. They’re responsible for who I have become today. But I know that […]

  • TV recap: ‘Grimm: Inugami’

    Posted Saturday, April 16th, 2016 01:30 pm GMT -4

    “Revenge Is the act of passion, Vengeance Is an act of justice.” Nick and the gang are back, Grimmsters, and as we build to an inevitable firestorm waiting for us at season’s end, the Portland detectives are dealing with a murdered teen and a new type of Wesen ritual centered on honor and justice. Things […]