Review: Star Wars: Rebel Heist #1

The Star Wars comic book publishing license returns to Marvel next year, but until that happens, Dark Horse is showing no signs of slowing down as they continue to leave their mark on the franchise. With ongoing titles such as “Dark Times”, “Legacy”, and, of course, “Star Wars” continuing to

Star Wars: Episode VII Cast Announce

A brand new group is ready to travel to that galaxy far, far away. Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow have all been tapped to join veterans Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Peter Mayhew, Anthony Daniels, and Kenny Baker in

Back Of The Fridge: Warehouse Inventory #7

Sometimes, life takes over. We get it. Even though everyone is telling you that [insert movie/tv show/comic book/video game/other] is amazing and you’d love it, sometimes it just doesn’t make it on your plate at the time. It happens to us, too. Now we’re trying to fix that. “Back of the Fridge” is our occasionally-updated look back at the things we should have experienced when they first appeared, but missed along the way.

In “Warehouse Inventory,” Tek enters a world of Endless Wonder with Warehouse 13.


Season 4 (Part 1)

A New Hope

Pocket watch ex machina. If the Warehouse had stayed destroyed, I’m pretty sure the name of the show would have had to change. Thankfully, this was not the case. The hunt around the world for the artifact pieces to reverse time was pretty frantic. Every leg of the journey lost one of the team members, leaving only Artie in the end to not only save the Warehouse (and the world) but shoulder the consequences of doing so. We’re headed to some dark places. I got a vibe.

Star Trek: The Next Generation alum Brent Spiner was pretty wasted on this episode. All he did was prophesy that Artie would unleash evil upon the world. With the fresh departure of Claudia with the metronome in tow, her plan to resurrect Steve looks to be taking us to the aforementioned dark place.

Oh, and the title – Season 4, Episode 1, A New Hope, was not lost on this fan.

Pete-ism: “I like beavers. I’ll take Canada.”

An Evil Within

Ah, it looks like we haven’t seen the last of Brent after all. He is definitely the harbinger of this season’s threat/menace/villain. Why do Vatican representatives always make things ominous? Couple that with some Lovecraftian monsters courtesy of this week’s artifact and the frightening resurrection of Steve (the consequences of that won’t be pretty) and we have one of the darkest episodes to date. Also, I’m pretty sure it’s not going to get any better for the team.

Pete-ism: “Artie, are you dead? You did hear the word ‘dinner’ didn’t you?”

Back Of The Fridge: Warehouse Inventory #6

Sometimes, life takes over. We get it. Even though everyone is telling you that [insert movie/tv show/comic book/video game/other] is amazing and you’d love it, sometimes it just doesn’t make it on your plate at the time. It happens to us, too. Now we’re trying to fix that. “Back of the Fridge” is our occasionally-updated look back at the things we should have experienced when they first appeared, but missed along the way.

In “Warehouse Inventory,” Tek enters a world of Endless Wonder with Warehouse 13.


Season 3 (Part 2)

Past Imperfect

We finally delve deep enough into Myka’s past to fully close the door on the murder of her partner/lover. Myka went to a pretty dark place with this obsession eating away at her, but thankfully, Pete was there to ground her as she has done so many time for him.

Meanwhile, hilarity ensues at the Warehouse with Artie, Steve, and Claudia. The mind-reading fezzes are great, but I’m glad it finally led to the truth about FBI pain-in-the-ass Stukowski.

And what is up with the damn scarab? It’s been burrowing through the Warehouse for weeks! Is this leading to something?

Pete-ism: “It’s like having breakfast with my Aunt Jude and Uncle Pall Mall.”

The 40th Floor

Whoa! Heavy story episode!

Now we know that our faceless villain is after the Regents, but, by attacking the Regents, you attack the Warehouse. Home soil is threatened and we get to see scary Mrs. Frederic. That was a big ol’ “yikes.” We’ve seen hints of what she’s capable of in the past, but this was a whole new level. Mama Bear mode. Sadly, Steve wasn’t on board with her methods and is now on the outs. But, if we’ve learned anything, Warehouse agents don’t stay gone for long.

And, of course, the biggest gem to come out of the episode is not only the addition of Captain Janeway herself, but the revelation that Pete’s own mother is a Regent, and a very important one now that she has the Remati Shackle.

Personal note: I really hope the shadowed, wheelchair-bound villain isn’t Pete’s dad. No need to make this a total family affair.

Pete-ism: “Mom?!”

Back Of The Fridge: Warehouse Inventory #5

Sometimes, life takes over. We get it. Even though everyone is telling you that [insert movie/tv show/comic book/video game/other] is amazing and you’d love it, sometimes it just doesn’t make it on your plate at the time. It happens to us, too. Now we’re trying to fix that. “Back of the Fridge” is our occasionally-updated look back at the things we should have experienced when they first appeared, but missed along the way.

In “Warehouse Inventory,” Tek enters a world of Endless Wonder with Warehouse 13.


The 5th and final season of our beloved Warehouse 13 has begun airing on SyFy. It’s a bitter-sweet moment for fans of the show and a stark reminder to us at Open the Fridge that we left our readers hanging with our recaps of past seasons. So, as we get ready to dive back into the world of Endless Wonder one last time, come join us as we revist seasons 3 and 4.

Season 3 (Part 1)

The New Guy

New season! New character! Shawn…no…wait….AARON Ashmore joins up, even receiving a greeting from Claudia that mirror’s Artie’s welcome to Pete and Myka from the pilot. (What the hell does that electronic rod do anyway?!) The show has officially reached “break the fourth wall” status after Artie presents the Warehouse to Jinks. The grand, sweeping pullout shot begins, only to be interrupted and reversed, complete with the sound of rewinding tape, as Artie states, “Ok, that’s all we got time for!” Brilliant. I’m also glad my question about Warehouse 2 got answered as we leaned that the inventory has made its way to South Dakota. New toys to play with and threats to dodge!

And don’t forget, we have the Myka situation to resolve. You knew she couldn’t stay away. Just introduce a literary-based artifact and she’ll come-a-runnin’. When she finally did return, Artie’s simple reaction of  “Good” was the perfect line for Saul to deliver. Short, sweet, to the point, and pure Artie. 

Lastly, we have a delightful cliche of the shrouded villain who will doubtlessly be plaguing the team this season. Looking forward to that reveal.

Pete-ism: “I put on Abe Lincoln’s hat once and had an urge to free Mrs. Frederic. Don’t think that didn’t get me into trouble.”

Trials

The main story is about Myka’s readjustment to being a Warehouse agent, which begs the question: how long was she away? In real time between seasons it was 14 months, so if that’s the show’s timetable as well, it makes sense.

Claudia and Steve go through their own adjustment period as Claudia takes on the role of “Senior Agent” and Steve is partnered with her. I was worried Steve was going to develop into a love interest, which leaves poor Todd in the lurch, but the revelation that Jinks is gay to shoot that down was hilariously awkward.

While everyone is chasing cufflinks and knives, the standout moment of this episode was Eddie’s portrayal of 12-year-old Pete as he re-experiences the days following his father’s death and his fear that everyone around him is leaving. I’m so used to laughing at Eddie’s/Pete’s silly antics that this amazing moment caught me completely by surprise and truly emphasized how invested I’ve become in the Warehouse team – especially Pete as a kindred spirit. I hope Eddie’s at a con in the near future. I want to give him a high-five.

Pete-ism: “Myks, we’re double rainbow all the way.”