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: ‘Supernatural: Ask Jeeves’

    Posted Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -5

    For the second week in a row, ‘Supernatural’departs from season ten’s major story in lieu of a bit of light-hearted hunting and monster murder (or as light and airy as one can get with those qualifications). Last week it was a private school stage production of Carver Edlund’s ‘Supernatural’books while this week’s version explores the […]

  • TV Recap: ‘The Flash: The Flash is Born’

    Posted Wednesday, November 19th, 2014 06:45 pm GMT -5

    “To understand what I’m about to tell you, you need to do something first: you need to believe in the impossible. Can you do that? Good…because all of us, we’ve forgot what miracles look like.” And so begins. In Iris’s latest blog on the Streak, she offers him thanks for what he’s done. He surprises […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Gotham: Harvey Dent’

    Posted Tuesday, November 18th, 2014 05:22 pm GMT -5

    For the better part of this season, Detective Jim Gordon has been alone in his crusade to clean up the overemphasized decadence and violence of Gotham City. Not until facing off against Victor Zsasz did he find allies in his one-man war. His partner, Harvey Bullock, seems to have come around, shunning some of his […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Constantine: A Feast for Friends’

    Posted Saturday, November 15th, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -5

    When a guy hops off a plane, sweating and not able to look anyone in the eye, you know he’s hiding something—usually of the smuggling variety. Gary Lester is doing just that when he arrives in Atlanta from an intercontinental jaunt from Sudan. He’s accosted by the TSA and that agent who just HAS to […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Grimm: Dyin’ on a Prayer’

    Posted Saturday, November 15th, 2014 05:02 pm GMT -5

    “Oh, remember that you fashioned Me from clay! Will you then Bring me down to dust?”  So what happens when you get abusive Wesen siblings, a rabbi wanting nothing more than to protect his sister and nephew, and a jar of sacred clay? Well, nothing good for the bad guys. Still working to reverse engineer […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Supernatural: Fan Fiction’

    Posted Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 04:00 pm GMT -5

    Sometimes a show goes off on such an unexpected tangent, it’s hard to classify. And then there are the assumptions on whether or not X, Y, and Z will work. Some experiments are welcome and others…well, others should best be left on the chopping block. But when you have a strong track record nearly a […]

  • TV Recap: ‘The Flash: Plastique’

    Posted Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -5

    “How often do you think about why your friends came into your life? Was it random? By design? Or maybe a little of both. Regardless of the reason, some friends you just know are gonna be by your side for a while. Others—you’re not so sure. And then there’s that one friend who, well, you […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Gotham: The Mask’

    Posted Tuesday, November 11th, 2014 08:00 pm GMT -5

    Hot on the heels of last week’s season best, the latest ‘Gotham’ tackles the fallout from Gotham PD’s complete abandonment of Gordon in his biggest hour of need. While he’s dealing with the emotional toll of the betrayal, there’s also some killer competition for a place in a financial firm led by a war-obsessed crackpot […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Constantine: The Devil’s Vinyl’

    Posted Saturday, November 8th, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -5

    Chicago, Illinois… A building rife with animal corpses hanging from ceilings and nailed to walls is most likely home to some ominous crap. It doesn’t stop the mysterious blond woman from navigating the dark rooms and searching the hidden compartment for a most unique record. Wrapped in a Holy Bible, it emits a frigidity which […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Grimm: Last Fight’

    Posted Saturday, November 8th, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -5

    “Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see My black and deep desires.” What does one do after a former Grimm has a head-splitting flash pain in the noggin that brings him to his knees? Take him to the hospital, of course. While Juliette and Wu are tending to the brain scrambled Nick, Trubel’s getting […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Gotham: Penguin’s Umbrella’

    Posted Tuesday, November 4th, 2014 04:00 pm GMT -5

    A Sense of Urgency After six up-and-down weeks, ‘Gotham’ finally produces an episode that ups the stakes and puts Jim Gordon, the guy we’re all rooting for (in theory) into a situation where, despite knowing he’s the main character, truly believes his life is on the line. Strutting down the streets with his crazy limp, […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Constantine: The Darkness Beneath’

    Posted Saturday, November 1st, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -5

    Last week provided us the stakes in John Constantine—Exorcist, Demonologist, and Master of the Dark Arts—is fighting for. Now it’s time we tag along with him on the road to…well, to where, we’ll just have to find out. This week, Constantine finds his way to a Podunk mining down in the middle of Pennsylvania. Thanks […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Grimm: Octopus Head’

    Posted Saturday, November 1st, 2014 07:07 pm GMT -5

    “A Man’s real possession is his memory. In nothing else is he rich, In nothing else is he poor.” For those of us waiting for some good news on Nick’s current non-Grimm status, this week’s episode of everyone’s favorite Wesen wrangler will have to hold out just a bit longer. And though we don’t get […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Supernatural: Paper Moon’

    Posted Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 07:30 pm GMT -5

    When you have ten years and nearly two hundred episodes under your belt, it’s difficult not to rehash old topics or use filler material that doesn’t touch upon a particular season’s primary theme. Of course, some shows do this better than others and I can say with certainty that ‘Supernatural’ pulls this off as well […]

  • TV Recap: ‘The Flash: Going Rogue’

    Posted Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 02:30 pm GMT -5

    “What does the fastest man alive do on his day off?” It’s a good question and, evidently, the fastest man alive likes to play games to the tune of ‘All Right Now.’ But it’s not just for the fun of things, rather an extension of the previous tests to gauge Barry’s continually evolving abilities. Of […]