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 Recap: ‘Grimm: Iron Hans’

    Posted Saturday, April 25th, 2015 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    “He had killed man, The noblest game of all, And he had killed in the face Of the law of club and fang.” Rites of passage have always been a part of the storytelling narrative and such is the starting point for this week’s ‘Grimm.’ Here, it’s fathers and sons “saying goodbye to civilization” as […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Flash: Who Is Harrison Wells?’

    Posted Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 05:30 pm GMT -4
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    “I’m getting faster; faster than I’ve ever been. And I wonder if it’s because lately something’s chasing me. I know what it is, that’s stalking me. It’s my past and it’s getting closer. And as fast as I am I can’t help but feel like my past has almost caught up with me.” Who is […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Gotham: Under the Knife’

    Posted Tuesday, April 21st, 2015 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    The freshman campaign of ‘Gotham‘ is nearly upon us and, while the show’s been a steady burn of good but not great, this most current of story arcs is closing in on being the best of the show’s young life. And that can only mean good things for the season finale and ‘Gotham’’sdirection in Year […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Grimm: Mishipeshu’

    Posted Sunday, April 19th, 2015 11:00 am GMT -4
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    “The spirit you seek in the water Is only a reflection of yourself.” We’ve come across many a culture during Nick Burkhart’s four years under the ‘Grimm’ mantle but this week’s episode marks the first instance where we go deep into the worlds of Native American lore. Not only that, but we get a bit […]

  • TV Recap: ‘The Flash: All-Star Team-Up’

    Posted Wednesday, April 15th, 2015 08:11 pm GMT -4
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    If you didn’t know already, Barry Allen likes being the Flash. No, he loves being the Flash. His love for the mantle he wears as the Central City Speedster is captured perfectly in the first two minutes of this week’s show when, along with Joe and Eddie, the trio share a busy night of taking […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Gotham: Beasts of Prey’

    Posted Tuesday, April 14th, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    Gotham returns after nearly a month on hiatus and, through several storylines presented, one thing is clear. Everyone is making moves. It begins with Fish Mooney—the character who’s currently in the most dubious position. Still held on the Dollmaker’s island, Fish has ingrained herself into the man’s graces, though not without having a watchful eye […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Grimm: Hibernaculum’

    Posted Saturday, April 11th, 2015 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    “Ah! It was colder than ice; It penetrated to his very heart.” Frigid temperatures and relationships are at the cold, cold center of this week’s Grimm as Juliette falls deeper into her Hexenbiest ways while Nick, Hank and Wu scour Portland in search of a heat-stealing Wesen. Cold days, indeed. Three quick scenes set the […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Grimm: Heartbreaker’

    Posted Sunday, April 5th, 2015 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    “How silly the frog does talk! He can be no companion To any human being.” It seems like new Wesen are the order of the day as you have a panicky Juliette demanding her life back, a newer, younger and meaner Royal’s in town and a frog-princess of Wesen who’s mere touch can put the […]

  • TV Recap: ‘The Flash: Tricksters’

    Posted Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    When things are going well, they are really going well. And right now, The Flash is going as well as any show you can put against it. This week’s helping, aptly titled “Tricksters” introduces fan-favorite Mark Hamill reprising his role as the Trickster from the original ‘Flash’ series, another person added to Team Barry and, […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Grimm: Double Date’

    Posted Saturday, March 28th, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    “One could have called that Shape a woman or a boy; For it seemed neither And it seemed both” There are times when the procedural aspects of a Friday night ‘Grimm’ are just as interesting as the greater character arcs. Other times—like this week’s “Double Date – these segments, even when introducing the most unusual of […]

  • TV Recap: ‘The Flash: Rogue Time’

    Posted Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 02:10 pm GMT -4
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    If there’s one thing we’ve learned in every time travel escapade in fiction is that, no matter how tempting a prospect, never try to manipulate past events to change the outcome. Unfortunately for Barry Allen, despite multiple warnings from Professor Wells, didn’t follow this golden rule of time travel. (Though to be fair, Cisco, had […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Grimm: Bad Luck’

    Posted Saturday, March 21st, 2015 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    “No one is so thoroughly Superstitious as the Godless man.” Back after its end of winter hiatus, ‘Grimm’ returns this week with Nick juggling Juliette’s big reveal with the most recent case; a crazed ax-wielding Wesen who’s on the prowl for a unique breed of rabbity Wesen whose hunted for their lucky left feet. If […]

  • TV Recap: ‘The Flash: Out of Time’

    Posted Wednesday, March 18th, 2015 02:38 pm GMT -4
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    Every time I sit back and marvel on how good ‘The Flash’has become, it shows up on its Tuesday night slot and reminds us that the best is yet to come. This week’s “Out of Time” provides us with everything from the romantic mixed signals fired between Barry and Iris, the true Weather Wizard (not […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Gotham: Everyone Has A Cobblepot’

    Posted Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    Deceit and corruption has been at the forefront of ‘Gotham’ since the beginning and this week’s hour, aptly titled “Everyone Has A Cobblepot”, is a stark reminder of that narrative. But before we get to the corruption of Gotham’s law enforcement, we get a peek into Alfred’s slowly improving condition. With Bruce at his side, […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Gotham: Red Hood’

    Posted Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 05:32 pm GMT -4
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    So far, ‘Gotham’’s freshman campaign has been generously sprinkled with villains and antiheroes whose origins we’ve watched play out on the small screen. Despite the differences in their origins, these characters have all been individuals. This week’s episode, “Red Hood,” changes all of that, giving us a mantle for future criminals. An idea that, similar […]