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: ‘Constantine: The Saint of Last Resorts: Part 2′

    Posted Saturday, December 13th, 2014 10:00 pm GMT -5

    Contrary to our beliefs and wishes, moving forward from past words and deeds is often a most difficult undertaking. This applies to life and, most specifically our titular anti-hero, John Constantine. His enemies are legion and mistakes that have damned his soul immense yet he soldiers on, fruitlessly hoping to one day atone for his […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Grimm: Chupacabra’

    Posted Saturday, December 13th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -5

    “Cuide su rebano, nunca deje, Su lado. Cuide su sangre, El Chupacabra tiene hambre.” It’s the last ‘Grimm’ before the new year and, as any mid-season finale, we’re left holding the bag as we suss out the fates of Monroe, Juliette, and the disbelieving and fractured mind of Sergeant Wu. But first we need to rewind […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Supernatural: The Things We Leave Behind’

    Posted Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -5

    The last few weeks of ‘Supernatural‘ has been a filler-driven ride of fun but meaningless hours (as it pertains to season ten’s narrative) but we’ve approached the halfway point, so surely there will be significant developments propelling us forward, right? Well, a bruised and bloodied Dean, Castiel revisiting the past, and Crowley still coming to […]

  • TV Recap: ‘The Flash: The Man in the Yellow Suit’

    Posted Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 01:11 pm GMT -5

    Ever since we were introduced to Barry Allen’s horrific experience as he watched his mother die in a hurricane of red and yellow, we’ve waited for the moment Central City’s hero came face to face with his mother’s killer. Well, that time is now and, from the very beginning, we watch as the two speedsters […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Grimm: The Grimm Who Stole Christmas’

    Posted Saturday, December 6th, 2014 04:00 pm GMT -5

    “I have but to swallow this, And be for the rest of my days Persecuted by a legion of Goblins, all of my own creation. Humbug, I tell you; humbug!” Last year it was Krampus and this year it’s three mischievous monsters causing Christmas havoc in good old Portland. December’s not December without fiends, a […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Constantine: Blessed are the Damned’

    Posted Saturday, December 6th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -5

    Faith is defined as a complete trust, an unwavering conviction in a person, idea, or deity. When we have nothing, faith can be the port of the storm, a lighthouse in the distance. It is the progenitor of hope and the realization (in religious/spiritual ideology) of something greater. But faith is not always kind to […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Supernatural: Hibbing 911′

    Posted Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 08:30 pm GMT -5

    It’s been filler-city for the better part of a month on ‘Supernatural’ and this week is no different. With that said, we get a bit of vampiric fun this week as the Winchesters reunite with Sheriff Jody Mills and her retreat partner, Donna Hanscum. Hibbing, Montanta… A place I’d never even heard of is holding […]

  • TV Recap: ‘The Flash: Flash vs Arrow’

    Posted Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014 02:30 pm GMT -5

    “Everyone on this planet, at some point in their lives, has had a major case of the feels. Those days when your heart is just too small to hold the big things you’re feeling. Today’s one of those days. You think of our emotions like they’re this unique personal phenomena…that no one has ever felt […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Supernatural: Girls, Girls, Girls’

    Posted Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -5

    It says something when a show, even after ten years, can surprise you. After two fun weeks of episodes whose plotlines, save for a bit of Sam and Dean interaction, were not germane to this season’s story arch, ‘ Things start off simple enough with a hooker wanting to get out of the life but […]

  • TV Recap: ‘The Flash: Power Outage’

    Posted Wednesday, November 26th, 2014 01:22 pm GMT -5

    Though Arrow’s taking the week off—presumably in anticipation of his two-part showdown with Central City’s newest hero — Barry Allen and the gang make up for it as they get to deal with a double dose of villainy, including a familiar time-obsessed baddie. Ten months ago… Farooq and two friends are enjoying a night out, […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Gotham: Lovecraft’ (Mid-Season Finale)

    Posted Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -5

    ‘Gotham’’s mid-season finale is here and things heat up as Dent and Gordon put the pressure on the underworld as the search for Thomas and Martha Wayne’s killer continues. Things don’t go as planned for our white hats as we find when assassins hit the streets and young Bruce Wayne finds his inner hero and […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Grimm: Cry Luison’

    Posted Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 08:00 pm GMT -5

    “A liar will not be believed, Even when he speaks the truth.”  A woman seeing wolves everywhere she goes as another follows herself around searching for her most prized possession while everyone’s favorite ex-Grimm is presented with the biggest of decisions if he wishes the return of his supernatural mojo are all a part of […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Constantine: Danse Vaudou’

    Posted Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -5

    Even without occultic goodness or voodoo, New Orleans is a strange and mysterious place. Filled with the mythical, magical and murderous, the Big Easy houses the biggest fun and, in this week’s ‘Constanine,’ a hotspot for the Rising Darkness’s influence on the supernatural world. A drunk cop stumbles into an alley and bears witness to […]

  • 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 […]