Michael Simpson

Michael Simpson
Michael Simpson's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): SciFiNow
Publications: SciFiNow

TV Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4/5 73% Alphas: Season 1 (TV, 2011-2012) From the first scene, it has a confidence most series take at least two seasons to develop. That it does so is especially surprising considering that the underlying concept is hardly inspiring. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
3/5 43% Andromeda: Season 1 (TV, 2000-2005) To dismiss it as merely a Star Trek clone would be to ignore the fact that no show lasts five seasons without having some merit. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2018
55% Star Trek: Enterprise: Season 1 (TV, 2001-2005) Enterprise won't ever overcome its reputation as the series that ripped apart the fanbase. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
3/5 40% Star Trek: Enterprise: Season 2 (TV, 2001-2005) What makes the season frustrating, though, isn't so much these flaws as the intermittent hints at unfulfilled potential. Characters begin to establish those family bonds that are crucial to making viewers care. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
3/5 57% Star Trek: Enterprise: Season 3 (TV, 2001-2005) Enterprise's third season is a major missed opportunity. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
4/5 100% Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 4 (TV, 1987-1994) The Next Generation's fourth season is a solid sci-fi experience that suffers in comparison to the season before only because that was such a big step up from what the series had previously produced. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
5/5 100% Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 3 (TV, 1987-1994) All of a sudden The Next Generation had found its feet. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
5/5 100% Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 5 (TV, 1987-1994) It's a far cry from the current cinematic vision of the franchise, which puts spectacle before substance and gives characters little time to pause and reflect. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
4/5 100% Dark Matter: Season 2 (TV, 2015-2017) Dark Matter satisfies the baser instincts while appealing to the imagination: a winning combination that, if maintained, could secure the show an outstanding place in the history of sci-fi TV. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
3/5 55% Sleepy Hollow: Season 3 (TV, 2013-2017) The original short story is too flimsy to sustain a series that isn't fleshed out with complex characters and involved storylines. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
3/5 82% Killjoys: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2018) The overall result is an edgy and suspenseful romp that does more than just frantically recycle tropes, making Killjoys one mosh pit you might want to jump back into. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2016
3/5 73% Extant: Season 2 (TV, 2014-2015) Yes, Season 2 makes concessions to mass appeal. Nonetheless, these make Extant more alive in ways it might have benefitted from had they been there from the start. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2016
3/5 72% Dark Matter: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2017) Dark Matter succeeds despite its derivative elements... because as the season progresses interesting back stories build on questions about nature, nurture and choice. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2015
3/5 80% Defiance: Season 3 (TV, 2013-2015) Because everyone is expected to put Defiance first, it stands to reason that the show will keep retreading the same ground. - SciFiNow EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2016