In Review: Time After Time – Picture Fades

Synopsis: After learning that John has taken the Time Machine to 1918 Paris, H.G. is determined to stop him before he can alter the fabric of time. Review: This episode...

Synopsis: After learning that John has taken the Time Machine to 1918 Paris, H.G. is determined to stop him before he can alter the fabric of time.

Review: This episode sees the action go back to 1918 Paris and sees John Stevenson going back to try and save a son that he has only just learned about.

H.G. Wells wants to go after Stevenson, but has issues with Jane going with him. For me this felt like a good move from Wells point of view. Given that even though Wells was progressive politically when it came to a woman’s role in society. He is still from a time where women’s rights will still very much suppressed. I was kind of disappointed that Jane caved so easily though, but that said. Her not going worked well as a plot device later in the episode when she has to rescue Wells.

We also see a bit more about Griffin and Brooke in this episode and already I am beginning to wonder if they are the genetically engineered prodigy of Dr. Moreau. My thinking is Brooke seeming to lack any empathy for her brothers wounds and her coldness in general.

I thought the injection that Brooke gives to Griffin to heal his wounds was a nice touch, but you have to wonder what sort of questions Vanessa will have when she sees that her boy friend has pretty much hardly any scars from being knifed by Stevenson.

We also learn a little more about Utopia and the way the episode ends pretty much makes you want to check out where things will go next week.

It also makes sense that Stevenson is documented as having involvement with Utopia given that it is kind of a Dr. Moreau spin on things. Especially given that many of Moreau’s creations were murderous killers.

The bit I had a little trouble with was Stevenson agreeing to help Jane bring Wells back to the present so easily. That seemed out of character, but then again we have to wonder if Stevenson played things out that way because he wants something in 2017.

9.1
Time After Time - Picture Fades
  • Story
    8.8
  • Acting
    9.5
  • CGI
    9.6
  • Incidental Music
    8.5

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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