Join Dave and Wayne for genre television show news, a What We're Watching segment, commentary and analysis for this week’s episode revisit of the German Netflix production Dark, and our listener feedback segment. 

This week on SciFi TV Rewatch we discuss Peter Doppler's role in the Winden kidnappings, whether teenaged Katharina and Ulrich should be forgiven for their anti-social acts, and the early clues of Martha's importance to the multiverse narrative.

In our What We're Watching segment, Dave indicates he's completed all three seasons of The Ministry of Time and continues to work his way through Mad Men. Wayne reveals his surprise at the compelling nature of the HBO mini-series Chernobyl.

Fred from the Netherlands wonders how Noah funds is lavish lifestyle, or at least his Rolls Royce, in Listener feedback.

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Join Dave and Wayne for genre television show news, What We're Watching, commentary and analysis of two episodes of the German Netflix production Dark, and our listener feedback segment. 

This week on SciFi TV Rewatch Dave and Wayne go back to rewatch episodes three and four of season one to search for clues, instances of foreshadowing, and just plain cool details. Of particular note are the circumstances surrounding the early stages of the Franziska and Magnus' relationship, and middle aged Helge presents Claudia with a copy of Tannhaus' book.

In our What We're Watching segment, Wayne burns through the new Amazon fantasy/noir series Carnival Row, and Dave nears the end of the Spanish time travel show The Ministry of Time while still working his way through season three of The Magicians. And in the non-genre realm, Dave and his wife have finally gotten around to checking out Mad Men.

In the Listener Feedback segment, Fred from the Netherlands wonders whether the makers of Dark overheard our discussions about the calendar snafu.

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Join Dave and Wayne for genre television show news, a Tip of the Week, commentary and analysis for this week’s episode of the German Netflix production Dark, and our listener feedback segment. 

This week on SciFi TV Rewatch Dave and Wayne revisit the first two episodes of Season 1 of Dark titled "Secrets" and "Lies" as they look for details missed the first time around as well as clues that now have added meaning.

In our Tip of the Week segment, Wayne recommends the series finale The CW's iZombie and points out the continued craziness that is the post-apocalyptic series The 100. Dave reports that two new shows that dropped on August 30th are worth watching. Netflix presents The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, and Amazon's Carnival Row starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne both definitely hit their marks.

Fred from the Netherlands checks into the Listener feedback segment.

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Join Dave and Wayne for genre television show news, a Tip of the Week, commentary and analysis for this week’s episode of the 2010 BBC production Dirk Gently titled  “Pilot,” and our listener feedback segment. 

This week on SciFi TV Rewatch we fulfill Patreon supporter Michael Jacobs' request for a discussion of the first attempt to bring Douglas Adams' quirky detective Dirk Gently to the small screen. Following his mantra that "everything is connected," Dirk and his friend Richard MacDuff investigate the parallel disappearances of Mrs. Jordan's cat Henry and billionaire Gordon Day in a tale that concludes with a time travel twist.

In our Tip of the Week segment, Wayne recommends the UK's Channel 4 production called Derry Girls which chronicles life for a group of teenagers in Northern Ireland in the 1990s. Dave is currently watching the Danish drama Herrens Veje (Ride Upon the Storm) which tells the story of a family struggling to meet the demands of the patriarch that his sons continue the 250 year tradition of serving as a priest in the Church of Denmark. Both series are currently available on Netflix.

Fred from the Netherlands checks in with a brief comment about Dirk Gently in Listener feedback.

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Join Dave and Wayne for genre television show news, a Tip of the Week, commentary and a final analysis of Season 2 of the German Netflix production Dark, and our listener feedback segment. 

This week on SciFi TV Rewatch we examine each of the means by which characters travel through time to one of the five temporal destinations. Is it possible to travel more than one thirty-three year interval in one jump? Will Katharina end up in 1954 for an awkward reunion with Hannah and Ulrich?

What form will the coming war for time take, and to what year does The Stranger take Magnus, Franziska, and Bartosz? And why do the older versions of Magnus and Franziska appear to work for Adam?

In our Tip of the Week segment, Wayne recommends the film Moneyball which documents the rise of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane, and Dave alerts listeners to two new shows set to drop on August 30th. Netflix presents The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, a prequel to the 1982 film The Dark Crystal. On the same day, Amazon will release Carnival Row starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne.

Fred from the Netherlands points out the wealth of Dark related music available on YouTube in Listener feedback.

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Join Dave and Wayne for genre television show news, a Tip of the Week, commentary and analysis for this week’s episode of the German Netflix production Dark titled  “Endings and Beginnings,” and our listener feedback segment. 

This week on SciFi TV Rewatch we discuss the revelation of the Many-Worlds Interpretation that now appears to exist within the Dark world of Winden. Has Martha 2.0 taken young Jonas to her world, and will season three offer a glimpse into this parallel universe?

We're particularly troubled by Clausen's obsession with Aleksander and question whether he's responsible for the apocalypse that occurs after he orders one of the yellow drums opened. However, amidst all the compelling mysteries we've been presented over the two seasons of Dark, none are more mind-bending than the revelation that Charlotte's mother is, in fact, her daughter Elizabeth.

Fred from the Netherlands takes a different approach on this week's Listener Feedback segment as he discusses some of the important musical selections that add to the rich textures of each episode.

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Episode Grade: A+

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Join Dave and Wayne for genre television show news, a Tip of the Week, commentary and analysis for this week’s episode of the German Netflix production Dark titled  “The White Devil,” and our listener feedback segment. 

This week on SciFi TV Rewatch Dave and Wayne discuss whether the future can actually be changed within the world of Winden and focus on the changes in how Egon's death plays out in 1987. For some inexplicable reason, Magnus and the Scoobie Gang decided it's a good idea to allow Katharina control of the time travel device introduced by Bartosz. 

Having traveled to 1954, Hannah convinces young Egon to allow her to visit Ulrich in prison. Her motivations for this act remain unclear, but there does seem to be a spark between Egon and Hannah. She apparently plans to remain in 1954 in full possession of the device that allowed her to travel to the past.

In the Tip of the Week segment, Wayne recommends Eric Kripke's latest offering The Boys on Amazon, and Dave advises against the Netflix science fiction show Another Life after recommending it the week before.

Fred checks in and recommends the fantasy/horror film Susprisia starring Dakota Johnson and Angela Winkler (Nurse Ines), and in Listener Feedback he points out the change in Egon's newspaper death story.

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Episode Grade: A

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Join Dave and Wayne for genre television show news, a Tip of the Week, commentary and analysis for this week’s episode of the German Netflix production Dark titled  “An Endless Cycle,” and our listener feedback segment. 

This week on SciFi TV Rewatch we journey back to the day before Michael Kahnwald's suicide and watch as Jonas time travels from 1921 to prevent his father from setting the cycle into motion. We discuss the Nielsen's 25th anniversary party and the impact the evening's events have on the four families. 

Dave suggests that in addition to time travel and multiple timeline theories, the story may be dropping hints that a multiverse may also be in play. Wayne points out that the individual reactions to the confrontation between Mikkel and Michael are to be expected given the circumstances of their history.

On this episode's Pick of the Week, Fred from the Netherlands suggests YouTube links to some of the meaningful music that appears on Dark.

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Episode Grade: A

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Join Dave and Wayne for genre television show news, a Tip of the Week, commentary and analysis for this week’s episode of the German Netflix production Dark titled  “Lost and Found,” and our listener feedback segment. 

This week on SciFi TV Rewatch we discuss the fact that Charlotte finally learns the identity of her father, and even though it's probably not sitting well with her now, that's one Winden mystery solved. Now that Adam has revealed his true identity to his teenaged self, young Jonas embarks on a mission that he understands will save everyone. But is Adam telling the truth when he says Michael Kahnwald's suicide is the key to preventing the apocalypse? Can Jonas prevent his father from killing himself, and if so, how?

One of the more emotional episodes of Dark, "Lost and Found" forces viewers to evaluate Martha's treatment of her mother who has only just learned that Mikkel time traveled to 1986. Ulrich escapes from the psychiatric facility and reunites with Mikkel in an emotionally charged scene between a time traveling father and son.

Armed with the time machine they procured from Bartosz, Team Magnus returns to the cave to give Noah's underling one more chance to explain himself. He activates the machine, and the kids find themselves in 1987, just in time to watch two police cars drive by. And in one of the episode's most poignant ironies, the restrained Ulrich Nielsen sees Magnus and Martha but is unable to establish conflict.

Wayne recommends the Hulu series Das Boot while Dave suggests checking out Tricia Helfer's addition to the cast of SyFy's vampire apocalypse tale Van Helsing which is set to return for its fourth season this fall.

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Episode Grade: Dave A  Wayne A-

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Join Dave and Wayne for genre television show news, a Tip of the Week, commentary and analysis for this week’s episode of the German Netflix production Dark titled  “The Travelers,” and our listener feedback segment. 

This week on SciFi TV Rewatch we learn Adam’s true identity, and while it comes as a shock to teenaged Jonas, most of us saw this one coming. Jonas finds himself in 1921, and we discuss his meeting with young Noah and Adam who introduce him to the beginnings of the Sic Mundus movement and the concept of travelers. Once Jonas learns that the tunnels in the cave won't be completed for another thirty-two years, the realization that he's stuck in 1921 begins to sink in.

Katherina finally learns the truth about her son and husband's whereabouts, but the reality is not easy for her to process. We come this close to learning the backstory of Wöller's eye patch, but 1987 Claudia nearly causes an accident when she wanders in the middle of the road carrying a time travel device. However, it's the discovery of Bartosz in the caves that highlights the teenagers' attempt to figure out what's going on in Winden. 

Wayne recommends season three of Stranger Things as his Tip of the Week, and Dave alerts listeners to Battlestar Galactica alum Katee Sackhoff's latest science fiction project Another Life which is set to debut on Netflix.

In Listener Feedback, Fred checks in with an examination of the online articles Claudia retrieves, and we now have to question what impact her return to her own time will have on the power plant. Fred also updates his Winden family tree chart to reflect the newest revelations.

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Episode Grade: A

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