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Review: ‘Titans’ Season 1 Episode 10 - “Koriand’r”
Writer: Gabrielle Stanton
Director: Maja Vrvilo
Starring: Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop, Teagan Croft, Ryan Potter
Review by Adam Ray The episode begins by summing up and resolving all the problems from the previous one. As the chapter draws to a close, the revelation about Kory’s true nature will seem very natural and not that dire; it’s not like all reality is about to end. The large ensemble cast is handled better in this episode than most. Yes, the characters split up again, but both teams have equal weight. Both have well rounded and acted scenes and contribute towards the overall story. Very strong storytelling on our way to the finale.
The show enters the full cosmic in this episode. The gritty realism we’ve come to know from the production is still very present, with the backdrop of demonic magic and distant planets. This is how the show can really begin to branch into every part of the DC Universe. This truly cosmic, magical side of this group was always a very prevalent part in the source material. I’d been wondering since episode one if it would resonate properly, combining it with the dark tones of the early episodes.
Simply hearing the name “Koriand’r” said alongside Dick Grayson’s reaction of, “F*** Batman” fully reassured me. It’s a real balancing act to be able to bring these characters and genres together like this. At times it’s been frustrating that the emphasis hasn’t been on all characters and that it took so long to come together. Everything from here looks to be very exciting.
I’m sure many have seen the previews by now. By some miracle, fans are only now learning that Batman will appear in some form or other in this series. I personally have not seen this preview, as I openly refuse to watch trailers. The series is strong as it is, and I trust in the creative team to lead the show’s narrative where it needs to go, now that the real threat has revealed itself, and possibly shown Dick Grayson its favor.
(This review was originally published on the Dark Knight News website on December 15th 2018)
Rob Lane provides the bottom end in Ryan Hamilton and the Traitors. Onstage he’s a blur of hair,
throwing shapes with his trusty bass like a full on rock star. Away from the
band, he heads up his own project Straight
To Video, a mix of rock/punk music which draws influence from eighties
culture in general, as well as creating some cool merchandise to go along with
the music. Rob was cool enough to chat to us recently about
music, the eighties and being a geek.
Scott Hamilton: Would
you like to tell us a bit about yourself Rob? Rob Lane: Hey
Scott.... Thanks so much for reaching out! So, I guess I start with introducing
myself.... my name's Rob Lane... a bass player from the East Midlands /
Nottingham / Derby area. I've been actively playing with various bands for the
best part of 20 years. For over ten years I was the bassist for Nottingham
Power Pop Rockers TEENAGE CASKET COMPANY...
we had a pretty good run from 2003 through to November of last year, …
Article by Adam Ray A new month. As I write and rewrite, the world outside my window looks like it can produce lots of snow mana; but nothing will keep me from reporting on Pauper staples, powerful mana rocks, zero mana counters, Elves, and Centaurs. Adding to the already bursting hordelings, I feel that Goblins will be well represented in this format for Red decks. Find ways to buff this spiky boy, and you'll be off to the races. Welcome Temur's most powerful commander, and the preview card for Jimmy and Josh. Animar returns representing the original Commander preconstructed decks. With Kaalia reprinted in the Commander's Anthology, many were hoping for more of the original Commanders to come back with a vengeance; and here's the elemental with creature electromancy, looking to shine on Commander tables in foil once again. A one mana 2/2 that doesn't untap unless you cast a green spell feels well costed, right? Nettle Sentinel is a mainstay in Pauper Elves, Pauper Sto…
It's very rare that the worlds of geeks and music collide in a powerful way, but Professor Elemental has made that happen.
'School of Whimsy' sees Brighton's finest export solidify his career with his strongest album to date. Over a ten year journey Paul Alborough has helped create the phenomenon of Chap-Hop, a mix of hip hop and a tongue-in-cheek take on English gentry.
The character of Professor Elemental has allowed Paul to push the boundaries of his music, as well as allowing him to show the world his love of anything nerdy. His songs are littered with references to superheroes and comics, and have a huge underlying message of positivity.
Luckily, Fantastic Universes' resident music ninja Scott Hamilton managed to chat not only with Paul, but also with the crazy genius that is Professor Elemental. Here's part one where we talk to Paul about his musical career, his love of comics and what we can expect from the Professor in the future…