Episode 316 Dirk Gently S01E00 Pilot

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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Episode 315 Dark Season 2 Final Thoughts

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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Episode 314 Dark S02E08 Endings and Beginnings

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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Episode 313 Dark S02E07 The White Devil

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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Episode 312 Dark S02E06 An Endless Cycle

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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