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: ‘The Flash: Things You Can’t Outrun’

    Posted Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 01:50 pm GMT -4
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    “It doesn’t matter if you’re the slowest kid in gym class or the fastest man alive; every one of us is running. Being alive means running. Running from something. Running to something…or someone. And no matter how fast you are, there are some things you can’t outrun. Some things always manage to catch up to […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Gotham: Viper’

    Posted Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 05:00 pm GMT -4
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    “I want to understand how it all works.” The line, uttered by the young Bruce Wayne as he continues his investigation of all things Gotham, best summarizes the backbone of this week’s ‘Gotham.’ In the midst of it all, new alliances are formed (not all willingly), plots move forward, and we also get quite the […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Supernatural: Reichenbach’

    Posted Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    To be, or not to be (a demon)…that is the question. Even with the pitch black eyes and sketchy behavior, Dean’s status as a denizen of the underworld was still in question. If you recall, Crowley mentioned keeping the Mark ‘fed’ in order to prevent Dean from going full tilt boogie to the dark side. […]

  • TV Recap: ‘The Flash: Fastest Man Alive’

    Posted Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    So the fastest man alive has had his powers for a few weeks and already he’s canvasing the streets of Central City, saving kittens from trees and people from burning buildings. With a bit of help from Cisco, that is. Unfortunately, the uber, always angry Caitlin catches the duo and shares her opinion on their […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Gotham: Arkham’

    Posted Tuesday, October 14th, 2014 04:00 pm GMT -4
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    Goings On In Gotham As we saw last week, Oswald Cobblepot can’t stay away from Gotham. It’s his flame and he’s drawn to the city’s decadent chaos and, though he may look like a harmless psychopath, the man who would be Penguin shows that he’s much more than an unstable killer with a pronounced limp. […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Supernatural: Black’

    Posted Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 04:33 pm GMT -4
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    The Road So Far: (to the tune of Pat Benetar’s ‘Heartbreaker’) Thanks to Metatron and Castiel as his unwitting accomplice, Heaven is no longer open to the public, unless you’re Metatron. A dying Sam (thanks to the Trials) is tricked by Dean to allow the angel Ezekial into his body for a bit of personal […]

  • TV Recap: ‘The Flash: Pilot’

    Posted Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 12:06 pm GMT -4
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    “My name is Barry Allen and I’m the fastest man alive.” If anyone is wondering, this is how you start a series. Ever since ‘Arrow’ introduced Barry Allen in last season’s 8th episode (“The Scientist”), us genre/comic geeks have been waiting for ‘The Flash’. Those nine months were well worth the wait. One of the […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Gotham: The Balloon Man’

    Posted Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    The Plot Dating back to Chris Nolan’s fabulous ‘Batman Begins,’ we’ve been constantly reminded how corrupt and disease-riddled the city of Gotham has become. Three episodes in, the new series has continually reminded the audience of this but no better than in this week’s episode, “The Balloon Man”. Our first street’s-eye view is from the […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Gotham: Selina Kyle’

    Posted Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 08:05 pm GMT -4
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    The Plot “There’s a war… a terrible war. There will be chaos; rivers of blood in the streets…” Suffer the children. This would have been a better title for ‘Gotham’s’ second episode as young Bruce Wayne continues to “test” himself after the tragedy of losing his parents and two very unhinged partners prey upon the […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Gotham: Pilot’

    Posted Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 02:17 pm GMT -4
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    The Plot From the rooftops, Selina Kyle traverses the grimy streets of Gotham, doing what she does best. She ends up in an alley where she bears witness to one of the most iconic events in comic book history. She watches aghast and with the same helplessness as Bruce Wayne does when a “random” robbery […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Supernatural: Do You Believe In Miracles?’ (Season Finale)

    Posted Wednesday, May 21st, 2014 05:22 pm GMT -4
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    Since Metatron duped Castiel into triggering The Fall, it has all been building to this moment, this hour. The final confrontation between the Winchesters and an angel that fancies himself the new God. There can only be one winner but, as we know, winning such a high-stakes game always comes at a price on ‘Supernatural.’ […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Grimm: Blond Ambition’ (Season 3 Finale)

    Posted Saturday, May 17th, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    So what happens when you mix wedding nuptials, an unexpected Grimm, a mortally wounded officer, and one conniving Hexenbiest desperate to see her daughter? Well, you get the season finale of ‘Grimm’, a finale that, while leaving us Grimmsters in quite the precarious place arrives there at the expense of our, and the characters’, intelligence. […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Supernatural: Stairway to Heaven’

    Posted Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    Manipulation has been the staple of so many in power and politics, whether in real life, movies, or books, it’s all the same. Pull the wool over the masses eyes, bamboozle them with smoke and mirrors and they fall for it. At least the simple do… When an angelic bomb goes off in Dixon, Missouri, […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Grimm: The Inheritance’

    Posted Saturday, May 10th, 2014 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    “’No’, said the King. “I had rather die Than place you in such great danger As you must meet within your journey.’” The ‘Grimm’ world just keeps getting bigger and bigger. The introduction of Trubel two weeks ago gave us the first new Grimm in Nick’s life not related to him. This week finds the […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Supernatural: King of the Damned’

    Posted Wednesday, May 7th, 2014 08:06 pm GMT -4
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    So what happens when a Knight of Hell gets a time travel spell and needs some leverage on the current King of Hell? She opens up a doorway to 1723 Leith, Scotland and time-naps the opposition’s only son. Where things go from there, well, I guess you’ll just have to see. We all know the […]