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: ‘Supernatural: Paper Moon’

    Posted Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 07:30 pm GMT -4
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    When you have ten years and nearly two hundred episodes under your belt, it’s difficult not to rehash old topics or use filler material that doesn’t touch upon a particular season’s primary theme. Of course, some shows do this better than others and I can say with certainty that ‘Supernatural’ pulls this off as well […]

  • TV Recap: ‘The Flash: Going Rogue’

    Posted Wednesday, October 29th, 2014 02:30 pm GMT -4
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    “What does the fastest man alive do on his day off?” It’s a good question and, evidently, the fastest man alive likes to play games to the tune of ‘All Right Now.’ But it’s not just for the fun of things, rather an extension of the previous tests to gauge Barry’s continually evolving abilities. Of […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Gotham: Spirit of the Goat’

    Posted Tuesday, October 28th, 2014 04:42 pm GMT -4
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    Ten years ago, Harvey Bullock was a bright eyed detective with aspirations of cleaning up the slowly decaying streets of his fair city. A lot can happen in ten years’ time. Our lens into the past shows Bullock and his former partner, a grizzled, disillusioned veteran by the name of Dicks, following up on the […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Constantine: Non Est Asylum’

    Posted Saturday, October 25th, 2014 08:00 pm GMT -4
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    The game has changed. So long thought to engage only niche audiences, comic book properties have barreled into the mainstream consciousness. Don’t get me wrong, these stories have been showing up on both the big and small screen for decades (see the Superman and Batman franchises) but the influx that started roughly fifteen years ago […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Grimm: Thanks for the Memories’

    Posted Saturday, October 25th, 2014 03:00 pm GMT -4
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    “Knowledge is Power” The wait is over, Grimmsters, as the show with the unusually tardy fall premiere jogged out of the gate with the first new ‘Grimm’ in nearly six months. Though not an all-out wow fest and leaving us with more questions than answers, we can at least take solace in the fact that […]

  • TV Recap: ‘Supernatural: Soul Survivor’

    Posted Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 07:00 pm GMT -4
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    After getting the drop on Dean at the conclusion of last week’s episode, Sam doesn’t waste time getting started with implementing the demon cure, having a priest bless the supply of blood he’ll be injecting into his brother. Dean’s trussed up in a very familiar chair and, as Sam preps the blood, Dean poses the […]

  • 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 […]