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 Review: ‘Supernatural: Meta Fiction’

    Posted Wednesday, April 16th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4 by
    “What makes a story work? And who gives a story meaning? Is it the writer…or you?” In the manner of Carver Edlund—or God, as He was—the new God, Metatron begins this week’s ‘Supernatural’, a countdown to the last quarter of season nine as the final battle...
  • TV Recap: ‘The Tomorrow People: Modus Vivendi’

    Posted Tuesday, April 15th, 2014 09:38 pm GMT -4 by
    Treaties, resurrection, and betrayal are the lifeblood of this week’s ‘The Tomorrow People’ when, after an unsuspecting discovery forces the hand of the good guys and the time table for returning Roger Price—Stephen’s dad—back to the land of the living. Stephen...
  • TV Recap: ‘Grimm: The Law of Sacrifice’

    Posted Sunday, April 13th, 2014 11:00 am GMT -4 by
    “The Queen was terrified and offered The little man all the riches of the kingdom, if only he would leave the Newborn child alone.” The law of sacrifice: in order for us to gain, we must first be willing to lose, or give something up. Sometimes we charge head on, despite...
  • TV Recap: ‘Being Human Series Finale: There Goes the Neighborhood Part III’

    Posted Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -4 by
    “All good things…” No matter their success or fan base, television shows have a finite lifetime. Some last too long, others are taken before their time. Only a precious few have lives that are just right and tie things up, not necessarily with a bow, but satisfactorily...
  • Book Review: ‘Grimm: The Chopping Block’

    Posted Sunday, April 6th, 2014 09:00 pm GMT -4 by
    So what happens when you get shallow graves filled with boiled bones, a blast from one’s less than proud past and a Wesen dining experience celebration that takes place once every quarter century? You get John Passarella’s ‘Grimm: The Chopping Block’, the second...
  • TV Recap: ‘Grimm: Synchronicity’

    Posted Saturday, April 5th, 2014 07:30 pm GMT -4 by
    “In all chaos there is a cosmos, In all disorder a secret order.” We’ve all been there before. When two or more things occur and are meaningfully tied together despite having no external links that would marry them up. Nick, Juliette, and Adalind learn this the hard...
  • TV Recap: ‘Being Human: House Hunting’

    Posted Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Slowly but surely, things are coming to an end for one of SyFy’s most spectacular originals. This week’s ‘Being Human’ is the penultimate episode where our beloved quartet comes face-to-face with their fears and Sally’s horrific vision of the future comes closer...
  • TV Recap: ‘The Tomorrow People: Smoke and Mirrors’

    Posted Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 02:24 pm GMT -4 by
    So, you find out that your Uncle’s been hiding your father’s cryogenically frozen body all along and you’re responsible—in part—for the death of the most powerful paranormal in the world’s daughter when said Uncle convinced you the man had to be killed…where do...
  • TV Recap: ‘Supernatural: Mother’s Little Helper’

    Posted Thursday, March 27th, 2014 12:00 pm GMT -4 by
    If the first minutes of ‘Supernatural’ says anything, it’s not to follow up your wife’s answer to ‘what’s for dinner’ with ”Again?” A Milton, Illinois resident finds that out the hard way, getting his face bashed in by his lovely first-grade teacher...
  • TV Recap: ‘The Tomorrow People: Endgame’

    Posted Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -4 by
    At the end of last week’s ‘The Tomorrow People‘, Stephen finally found his father’s body, kept in stasis by his Uncle Jedikiah. So what do the two speak about now that things have come to a head? Well, it starts 30 years ago when Jed discovers Roger Price’s...
  • TV Recap: ‘Being Human: Ramona the Pest’

    Posted Tuesday, March 25th, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4 by
    Fresh off the heels of Josh’s rescue from Mark and the other packs, our favorite werewolf is trying to get over the fact that he’s the reason there are more werewolves ready to run around—though, it’s not his fault. Nora tries comforting him and, knowing his own frailties,...
  • TV Recap: ‘Grimm: The Show Must Go On’

    Posted Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -4 by
    “Under such conditions, Whatever is evil in men’s natures Comes to the front”  The carnival has always been a place for misfits and outcasts. But what about Wesen? This week’s ‘Grimm’ explores a Wesen circus with the help of a very special ‘Being Human’...
  • TV Recap: ‘Supernatural: Blade Runners’

    Posted Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 05:22 pm GMT -4 by
    The Winchesters’ search for the First Blade continues in this week’s ‘Supernatural’ but first Sam and Dean must find their uneasy ally, the current King of Hell and quipmaster Crowley, who’s not in the best shape what with his human blood addiction and all… While...
  • TV Recap: ‘The Tomorrow People: Superhero’

    Posted Wednesday, March 19th, 2014 12:46 am GMT -4 by
    Superheroes: it seems they’re around us everywhere we go. With that said, I find it interesting that a show like ‘The Tomorrow People’ has never truly told the story of those who, if they had the powers of telepathy, telekinesis and teleportation, would play the...
  • TV Recap: ‘Being Human: Oh Don’t You Die For Me’

    Posted Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 09:44 pm GMT -4 by
    So where are we now that Sally’s back to into the original timeline? For starters, as a viewer, adjusting to the fact that things are back to the normal-ish ways, though that changes rather quickly as Josh finds himself being used as a personal werewolf turning device when...