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

Darryl Jasper - Writer

  • TV Recap: ‘Grimm: Double Date’

    Posted Saturday, March 28th, 2015 05:00 pm GMT -4

    “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

    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

    “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

    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

    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

    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 […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Supernatural: The Executioner’s Song’

    Posted Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 07:30 pm GMT -4

    In the end, it was always going to come down to this moment. Dean, the current holder of the Mark going mano y mano against Cain, the world’s first murderer and from which the Mark gets its namesake. And, in truth, everything that comes before is an afterthought. It starts in West Livingston, Texas, where […]

  • TV Recap: ‘The Flash: Fallout’

    Posted Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 05:30 pm GMT -4

    A nuclear explosion without radiation buildup? Thanks to the quantum splicer, Barry and Caitlin won’t have to worry about their hair and teeth falling out and, more importantly—or just as importantly—Ronnie and Professor Stein have been separated and reside in their own bodies. Both are able to make their homecomings and it appears they’ll be […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Gotham: The Blind Fortune Teller’

    Posted Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 03:06 pm GMT -4

    Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages…the Haly Circus has come to Gotham! And with the Loyd/Grayson families headlining, we’re given a lot of Easter Eggs for the future of this fair city but not much else. For date number six (or is it five?) Gordon and Lee Thompkins have a night […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Grimm: Trial By Fire’

    Posted Saturday, February 14th, 2015 07:00 pm GMT -4

    “And glory like the phoenix Midst her fires, Exhales her odours, blazes, And expires.” Every time we think we’ve seen it all, another breed of Wesen rears its head and, in this case, it’s quite the fiery head as Nick, Hank and the others investigate a fire that leaves two teens dead and forces Nick […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Constantine: Waiting For The Man’

    Posted Saturday, February 14th, 2015 04:59 pm GMT -4

    Called back to New Orleans by Detective Corrigan, John and Zed are brought in on a case involving three missing girls. Going over the particulars gathered by Detective Dupree, who had originally worked the case, John’s theorizes that La Luna Tetrad, or blood moon, plays a key role in things. It’s a bit of a […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Supernatural: Halt and Catch Fire’

    Posted Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 08:15 pm GMT -4

    There aren’t too many ‘Supernatural’ episodes that are as uneventful, straightforward yet as meaningful to the psyche of our characters as this week’s ‘Halt and Catch Fire’. It starts innocent enough with two college kids, Billy and Janet, using Trini (the ‘Supernatural’-verse’s equivalent of Siri) to get some tacos. As it leads the couple with obscure […]

  • TV Recap: ‘The Flash: The Nuclear Man’

    Posted Wednesday, February 11th, 2015 02:50 pm GMT -4

    “So…how does a super hero get ready for a date? Same as everybody else. Everyone tells you to just be yourself. But…who is that really?” We’ve all been waiting for this and it’s finally here. Barry’s shaken off his love bug for Iris and has moved on to the vivacious Linda Park. Okay, so this […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Gotham: The Scarecrow’

    Posted Tuesday, February 10th, 2015 02:32 pm GMT -4

    “Fear of failure must never be a reason not to try something.” From what we’ve been given of his character, the above quote could very well have been from the lips of ‘Gotham’ villain Dr. Gerald Crane. Continuing from last week’s episode, the good doctor is still focused on harvesting enough adrenal glands to see […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Constantine: Angels and Ministers of Grace’

    Posted Saturday, February 7th, 2015 07:47 pm GMT -4

    Sooner or later, it was bound to happen. Fed up with Manny’s pledge of non-interference, John Constantine, full of piss, vinegar and more than a little arrogance, decides to force the angel’s hand and pull him into the mortal coil as they find breadcrumbs leading them onto the trail of the Black Diamond. Pulling up […]