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: The Son Also Rises’

    Posted Saturday, February 25th, 2017 01:16 pm GMT -5
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    “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 -5
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    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 -5
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    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 -5
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    “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 -5
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    “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 […]

  • TV Review: ‘Grimm: Breakfast In Bed’

    Posted Saturday, February 11th, 2017 11:00 am GMT -5
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    “Sleep is good, death is better; But of course, the best thing Would to have never been born at all.” A Wesen that feeds on your sleep? Is nothing sacred anymore?! Despite it being a shortened final season, we’re hit with another Grimm monster-of-the-week though, this time we are given a few plot point nuggets […]

  • TV Review: ‘Supernatural: Regarding Dean’

    Posted Friday, February 10th, 2017 02:33 pm GMT -5
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    No two ways about it, they are pains in the proverbial buttocks. Though the Winchesters are quite familiar with that prospect, Dean gets quite the reminder on that when, after tracking a witch down in the woods, he’s blasted by a spell that, over time, continues eroding his memories. Losing any part of one’s mind […]

  • TV Review: ‘The Flash: Untouchable’

    Posted Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 11:00 am GMT -5
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    “I’m not gonna save Iris from Savitar…you are.” Those were Barry’s words to Wally last week when Central City’s first speedster realized Kid Flash would be the key to keeping Team Flash’s favorite CCN reporter—Iris West—alive. Of course, if Iris continues getting herself into life-or-death situations, she may not make it to the finale. (Okay, […]

  • TV Review: ‘Grimm: The Seven-Year Itch’

    Posted Saturday, February 4th, 2017 04:30 pm GMT -5
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    “When something itches my dear sir, The natural tendency is to scratch.” We’re creeping up now on the halfway point for this final season of Grimm and the fallout from last season’s finale is still coming down hard and fast. Strange symbols, psychic connections to the still mysterious Stick and ghostly hauntings by a murdered […]

  • TV Review: ‘Supernatural: Lily Sunder Has Some Regrets’

    Posted Friday, February 3rd, 2017 03:00 pm GMT -5
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    It turns out, saving a friend’s life doesn’t always get you thanks and hugs. Fresh off their black site breakout and Castiel’s backstab of the reaper Billie, our extended family from Supernatural are sitting around, still unable to track down Kelly Kline. If you’ll recall, Kline was the President’s aid and, after Lucifer took over […]

  • TV Review: ‘The Flash: Dead or Alive’

    Posted Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 05:11 pm GMT -5
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    It’s always a welcome change of pace in a show like The Flash when the sidekick plays the role of hero. This time around, it’s Cisco’s turn to shine as he stands up for the man who, over the last few months, he’s spent more than a few moments putting down and belittling: yes, that […]

  • TV Review: ‘Lucifer: A Good Day To Die”

    Posted Tuesday, January 31st, 2017 03:35 pm GMT -5
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    Time is of the essence in Lucifer’s winter finale as, after last week’s tussle with the vile (and now dead) Jason Carlyle, designer drug poisoner that fancied himself this world’s Jigsaw, Chloe was poisoned without her knowledge. So now Team Lucifer has to race against the clock to find the antidote before Chloe’s time is […]

  • TV Review: ‘Grimm: El Cuegle’

    Posted Saturday, January 28th, 2017 01:30 pm GMT -5
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    “Foretold our fate, by the gods’ Decree, all I heard and none Believed the prophecy.” After the first three episodes of the final season were threaded together by the Nick v Renard arc, this week’s Grimm takes a semi-break from that drama to offer a more traditional monster-of-the-week case for our white hats. In this […]

  • TV Review: ‘Supernatural: First Blood’

    Posted Friday, January 27th, 2017 05:43 pm GMT -5
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    There’s nothing like saving the leader of the free world from being possessed by the Morningstar himself and being dropped into a Gitmo-like Blacksite to rot for all your goodwill. Well, it’s Sam and Dean lot in life to get screwed and that’s where we find our favorite bro-skies as Supernatural returns. From the start, […]

  • TV Review: ‘The Flash: Borrowing Problems from the Future’

    Posted Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 04:26 pm GMT -5
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    After nearly two months on hiatus, The Flash returned this week and it’s no surprise that, after catching a glimpse of a terrible future, Barry feels the walls of hopelessness closing in all around him. “Borrowing Problems from the Future” starts by reminding us of that death—Iris being murdered at the hands of Savitar in […]