Penny Dreadful Season 2 Review

What is Penny Dreadful Season 2 About? It’s tough to review Season 2 of a show without giving away any spoilers from the first season, but I’ll do my best. (You can also get my impressions of Season 1 in my last review.)  The second season of this deliciously dark, psychological thriller sees new foes. If you thought vampires were bad, wait until you meet the witches of this season. They are out to exploit Vanessa and her psychic powers, and they’ll go through her friends to get what they want. You get a lot more information about Vanessa’s backstory and how she’s used her dubious … Continue reading Penny Dreadful Season 2 Review

To the Home Cinema! -A Review of the television show “Houdini & Doyle”

To the Home Cinema! -A Steampunk Journal Review of the television show “Houdini & Doyle” by Victoria L. Szulc Houdini & Doyle is a television program loosely based on the friendship between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini. The show aired in the U.K., U.S. and Canada in 2016. In the series, the keen sleuth and famous escape artist investigate both paranormal and human events. They are soon joined by the plucky London Constable Adelaide Stratton in their adventures. Victorian Murders and Mysteries From the very first episode, involving the questionable death of a nun in the Magdalene Laundries, we see the friction between Doyle, … Continue reading To the Home Cinema! -A Review of the television show “Houdini & Doyle”

The 2012 Movie “Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island” Adds a Time-Traveling Twist to this Steam-era Classic

  What Was Different? In this made-for-SyFy flick, the island is relocated to the Bermuda Triangle. Ships regularly disappear from this spot because of a rift in time that sucks in travelers. This allows them to include pirates and refugees from the American Civil War, but also some ladies from the present. Ever since the 1961 film, the trend with movie adaptations is to add some kind of creepy critter. In both the 1961 the 2005 versions, all of the animals on the island grew to huge proportions. In this one, there’s a giant octopus blocking their escape by sea. Plus, the island is overrun by … Continue reading The 2012 Movie “Jules Verne’s Mysterious Island” Adds a Time-Traveling Twist to this Steam-era Classic

Guest Post: Milo Murphy’s Law Review by Bess Goden of Steampunk Parliament

(Featured image: Milo, his sister Sara and friends Bradley and Amanda waiting to see the new ‘Dr. Zone’ movie.) What is Milo Murphy’s Law About? You may not have heard about the new Disney XD cartoon Milo Murphy’s Law, but it’s both hilarious and riddled with enough time traveling steampunk references to keep even adult viewers delighted. Milo Murphy, (voiced by Weird Al), is plagued by ‘Murphy’s Law’: ‘Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.’ This is why he’s always prepared for anything, including time travel.   Milo is constantly chased by avalanches, floods, stampedes, and all number of hilariously unfortunate events. Some of these … Continue reading Guest Post: Milo Murphy’s Law Review by Bess Goden of Steampunk Parliament

The Gag Order Came off and So did the Gloves – The Steampunk’d Cast Didn’t Pull Any Punches at their SPWF Tell-All

It took me a while to write this article. Not just because of losing access to my computer right after Steampunk World’s Fair, but also because I didn’t know precisely how to tell this story. In general, I like to … Continue reading The Gag Order Came off and So did the Gloves – The Steampunk’d Cast Didn’t Pull Any Punches at their SPWF Tell-All