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: ‘Grimm: Zerstorer Shrugged’

    Posted Saturday, March 25th, 2017 03:30 pm GMT -4

     “You shall break them with a rod.” No bullets, no Stick, and face to face with one ugly mug whose staff prevents you from touching it? Yeah, things don’t look too good for Nick and Julieve as they take on the Zerstorer who’s having a bit of fun with them. But why won’t he deliver […]

  • TV Review: ‘The Flash: Duet’

    Posted Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 02:30 pm GMT -4

    Glee notwithstanding, there aren’t many shows out there that could dip its toe in the wonderful world of musicals without coming off as trippy or lame. When I heard about the Flash/Supergirl mashup a few months back, I admit I was a bit skeptical on just how good The Flash musical would actually be. Sure, […]

  • TV Review: ‘Grimm: Where the Wild Things Were’

    Posted Saturday, March 18th, 2017 01:56 pm GMT -4

    “Hell is empty and all the devils are here.” To date, it’s been an extremely uneven year for Grimm in its final season. The first trio of episodes highlighted the confrontation between Nick and Renard. That story arc was strong in both narrative and action. Unfortunately, after that, this season—with one or two notable exceptions—has […]

  • TV Review: ‘The Flash: Into The Speed Force’

    Posted Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 06:46 pm GMT -4

    Well, that didn’t take long. Instead of spending the first segment agonizing over Wally’s fate, Barry wastes no time deciding (in super speed no less) on a trip down into the rabbit hole that is the Speed Force to rescue Wally from that “fate worse than death” Savitar promised. After Cisco concocts an interdimensional locational […]

  • TV Review: ‘Grimm: Blood Magic’

    Posted Saturday, March 11th, 2017 03:00 pm GMT -4

    “Nothing, they say, is more certain Than death, and nothing more Uncertain than the time of dying.” It’s been quite a disappointing six weeks for Grimm fans as our Friday nights have been filled with too many subpar episodes through this truncated final season and while “Blood Magic” has its flaw, it’s the first time […]

  • TV Review: ‘Supernatural: Somewhere Between Heaven and Hell’

    Posted Friday, March 10th, 2017 01:30 pm GMT -4

    Anytime you start off in the woods, especially in Supernatural, you know something bad is about to go down. In this week, it’s Ramsey, a rogue hellhound on the loose, doing what it does best: mauling people to death. It doesn’t take long for the Winchesters to get involved and, before they know it, the […]

  • TV Review: ‘The Flash: The Wrath of Savitar’

    Posted Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 02:37 pm GMT -4

    0.21 seconds. While by no means an eye blink, it’s not a lot of time, even for a speedster. It’s also the time Barry and the gang sussed out is needed to beat in order to save Iris from being skewered by Savitar. Despite his vision of Savitar last week, Wally’s training has intensified to […]

  • TV Review: ‘Grimm: Tree People’

    Posted Saturday, March 4th, 2017 02:00 pm GMT -4

    “In the morning, glad, I see my foe outstretched beneath the tree.” Apparently, chicks dig camo. Well, that is according to the drunk, stereotypical hunter who, along with his buddy, runs afoul of a forest Wesen and its non-Wesen tree buddy. Grimm’s procedural story this year has followed an unfortunate pattern of mediocrity and “Tree […]

  • TV Review: ‘Supernatural: The Raid’

    Posted Friday, March 3rd, 2017 01:04 pm GMT -4

    Despite their naturally suspicious natures and the painful (for Sam) run-in with Lady Antonia, it was only a matter of before the Winchesters and the British Men of Letters joined for a super hero team up. It also comes as no surprise that said team-up devolves into a true life-or-death situation spearheaded by the unexpected […]

  • TV Review: ‘The Flash: Attack On Central City’

    Posted Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 11:00 am GMT -4

    Like Barry, I’m an optimist by nature. And when I saw the trailer for this week’s The Flash, I just knew that “Attack on Central City” was going to A) Be a whole lot better than last week’s visit to Gorilla City, and B) To quote Jeremy Jahns, it was going to be awesometacular. The […]

  • TV Review: ‘Grimm: The Son Also Rises’

    Posted Saturday, February 25th, 2017 01:16 pm GMT -4

    “No man chooses evil because it is evil; e only mistakes it for happiness.” It took five seasons but, for the first time, Grimm touches on one of the most classic of monsters—that of the Frankenstein’s monster. Throw in a bit of magic mirror action involving Julieve and the Reddish Skull from last and Renard […]

  • TV Review: ‘Supernatural: Family Feud’

    Posted Friday, February 24th, 2017 11:00 am GMT -4

    In Supernatural, we’ve seen our fair share of vengeful ghost stories but never one involving time travel, a mother’s revenge, and Gavin McCloud—Crowley’s son. As far as the A story line goes this week, Sam and Dean pick up an investigation where a teacher’s had his tongue pulled out and guts crushed with no outward […]

  • TV Review: ‘The Flash: Attack On Gorilla City’

    Posted Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 09:00 am GMT -4

    If there was a lesson for Team Flash to learn this week, it’s this: never trust a genius telepathic gorilla with a grudge. Also, winning a battle doesn’t mean you win the war. But a short rewind to last week’s post-credit scene where Jesse Quick came barreling through a portal looking for help in getting […]

  • TV Review: ‘Grimm: Blind Love’

    Posted Saturday, February 18th, 2017 01:16 pm GMT -4

    “Love looks not with the eyes, but With the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid Painted blind.” If anyone was looking for a “Love Potion No. 9” type of night, you got it in this week’s Grimm. Not only is it the obligatory Valentine’s Day episode but as it turns out, it’s Monroe’s bday and […]

  • TV Review: ‘Supernatural: Stuck In The Middle (With You)

    Posted Friday, February 17th, 2017 04:59 pm GMT -4

    “So…tell me a story.” Though linearly short on true story, this week’s ‘Supernatural’ shows us that even after two hundred plus episodes under their belts, that ‘Supernatural’ writer’s room still has an Ace or two up its sleeve. They throw it down—and then some—with “Stuck in the Middle (With You)”. The story, at least on […]