Monday, May 27, 2019

Heroes / Heroes Reborn


Heroes Reborn was doing fairly well, up until episode 6 or so in which Hiro returns. That episode was hard to watch... Painful, predictable, almost (?) fanboyish scripting shows why this show was canceled five years ago.

Sunday, May 26, 2019



With Heroes and Heroes Reborn finished it is time to look back.

What did I think of Heroes when it surfaced, back in 2007?

(Comments taken from older installments of Dapper...)

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Ziggo: prijs +7%, geloofwaardigheid -77% (Dutch)

Column. Dutch.

Ziggo's prijs omhoog met 7%... Gaat lekker, Ziggo. 28% in drie jaar. Is er nog iemand die geloofd in de verklaring 'betere dienstverlening'?

Ik al lang niet meer...

Monday, May 20, 2019

Jake Bible - Flipside


In Flipside a group of people travel back in time through a kind of 'time bubble'. The actual flipping mechanism is interesting, and is (of course) abused by (of course) the Russians, who go on to (almost) destroy the world.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Game of Thrones - Season 6


Season 6 is solid but not outstanding. Though 'solid' for Game of Thrones might equal 'exceptional' for some other shows.

Many die, as usual 😏 In spite of that quite enjoyable.

Now I better hurry up watching season 7, as 8 is already broadcasting!

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Alex Hughes - Mindspace Investigations 1 - Clean


Now here's a pleasant surprise. I've always been partial to detective stories, and SF or Fantasy 'noir', and this is one of those. On top of that the main character has some special powers (he's a telepath) and is seriously flawed (a former drug addict).

Monday, May 6, 2019

Glynn Stewart - Interstellar Mage


There are actually two series of books staged in the same universe. Thus far I've only read book one of the second (spin-off) series.

An interstellar mage gets picked up by a freighter captain with history, and the two of them become unwillingly involved in interplanetary conspiracy and piracy.