Knight’s & Magic Series Review: It Is Going To Take More Than Duct Tape To Fix This Mess

Overview: A guy who is apparently a genius programmer (the synopsis told me so) is killed but then is reborn in a fantasy world where he can use his somehow remembered understanding of programming to use magic and build robots. Now he wants to build his dream robot. Review - Some spoilers: I was watching … Continue reading Knight’s & Magic Series Review: It Is Going To Take More Than Duct Tape To Fix This Mess

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Knight’s & Magic Episode 13: Some People Are Just Sore Losers

Review: Well, this ended pretty much the way everyone predicted and managed to be pretty pointless right to the end. Ernesti fights the drake and shows off a few new tricks (though I'm not certain splattering it with oil and setting it on fire counts as a new trick). We then get the engineer from … Continue reading Knight’s & Magic Episode 13: Some People Are Just Sore Losers

Knight’s & Magic Episode 12: Are We Sure Ernesti Isn’t a Villain?

Review: I had a lot of time for thinking while watching this episode, mostly because other than super dramatic music and various bits of magic zipping across the screen not a lot was going on in the first half. The fights may look visually impressive for the first two or so passes, but as Ernesti … Continue reading Knight’s & Magic Episode 12: Are We Sure Ernesti Isn’t a Villain?

Knight’s & Magic Episode 11: It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, No… It’s a Giant Mechanical Dragon?

Review: This show was definitely written by a bunch of people sitting around saying "You know what would be cool..." "Yeah, giant robots that fight with magic." "Totally." "Wait, what if they had like four magic wands?" "Too cool!" "And then what if some of them looked like horses?" "That's fantastic!" "And we'll paint some … Continue reading Knight’s & Magic Episode 11: It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, No… It’s a Giant Mechanical Dragon?

Knight’s & Magic Episode 10: Who Needs Characterisation and Motivation When We Have Narration?

Review: Once again this show has a general lack of respect for narrative as we gloss over huge problems of resourcing the build of new (or upgrades to) existing robots, cram in a Princess rescue, a cheer up the Princess date episode, and the thief from earlier comes back with the potential to actually be … Continue reading Knight’s & Magic Episode 10: Who Needs Characterisation and Motivation When We Have Narration?

Summer 2017 Week 9

A slightly less intense week which was definitely needed. Thanks to everyone who has sent me good wishes or positive thoughts via twitter, things really have been a bit full on in the real world at the moment but there's light at the end of the tunnel in that I know in about a month's … Continue reading Summer 2017 Week 9

Knight’s & Magic Episode 9: Oh Look, We Finally Found a Villain

Review: After nine episodes this show has finally decided to bring a villain into the mix, but I have to wonder how we're supposed to care about the sudden political situation of neighbouring kingdoms when previously we only saw the one small group who stole Ernesti's prototype and then vanished without further thought or discussion. … Continue reading Knight’s & Magic Episode 9: Oh Look, We Finally Found a Villain

Knight’s & Magic Episodes 7 + 8: More Like a Development Timeline Than A Story

Review Episode 7: Let me preface my review of this episode by pointing out that there is something infections about Ernesti's raw enthusiasm. Not just within the show as other characters are drawn into his desire to create and build, but the audience also become a part of wanting to see what will happen and … Continue reading Knight’s & Magic Episodes 7 + 8: More Like a Development Timeline Than A Story

Knight’s & Magic Episode 6: Can’t Make an Omelette Without Breaking an Egg

Review Episode 6: Is it wrong that I got just a little bit of satisfaction from watching one of Ernesti's experimental machines self-destruct? Though the reaction of the others was a little over the top. Ernesti is pushing technology in the world further than it has gone before and he's doing it very quickly. Of … Continue reading Knight’s & Magic Episode 6: Can’t Make an Omelette Without Breaking an Egg

Friday’s Feature: Characters Seeking Who They Are

While I have said that I'm not loving the Summer 2017 line up all that much, I've been surprised by a number of shows that at first seemed like they wouldn't really appeal but have then managed to bring me around. One of the common features of these shows is their focus on the theme … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Characters Seeking Who They Are