Patrice Robotnick sees ‘Magnum P.I’

LB’S NOTE: Patrice Robotnick, our ace robot reporter and critic, returns to turn fresh eyes on a rebooted 1980’s classic that was very much loved at the time. Now, however…well, here’s what Patrice has to say.

LB’S SECOND NOTE: Uh-oh, this is embarrassing. Ms. Robotnick has informed us that she isn’t “in the mood” for recording anything this week and that we’ll have to make due with what she’s written. Wonder what’s going on…. read article

Star Trek: Voyager Rewatch: “Tattoo”

LB’S NOTE: Back in the mid-1990s, Jeri Taylor, the show runner of Star Trek: Voyager, asked me to write an episode of the show.

I’d just returned to L.A. after having spent a couple of years living on the Santa Clara Pueblo just north of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and filled with love and respect for the Indian People (which is what my friends in Santa Clara, as well as those on the Navajo, Hopi, and Lakota reservations where I’d also spent so much time called themselves instead of Native Americans) I agreed, provided I could write about the character, Chakotay, in a script that would portray Indian People the way I knew them. read article

Patrice Robotnick sees ‘Bless This Mess’

LB’S NOTE: Patrice Robotnick, our ace robot reporter and critic, returns with a review that surprised me. Click below and listen up

Now that you know how this review sounds, here’s how it reads:

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HBO Gives Us a Peek at Its Upcoming Reboot of Perry Mason

Time for an LB admission. Never in a million years would I have imagined this particular re-imagining of the classic series – and character – known as Perry Mason.

Were there really books and stories where the archetypal criminal defense attorney was a film noirish private eye? If so, well, then, I’ll be damned. If not, well then, let the damnation fall on whatever genius HBO executive who thought this was something the world needed.

Have a look for yourselves: read article

Patrice Robotnick sees ‘Prodigal Son’

LB’S NOTE: You think Patrice Robotnick, our ace robot reporter and critic was tough on Succession?

Turns out that was just a warm-up for her latest cold-blooded review. Click below and listen up

Now that you know how this review sounds, here’s how it reads: read article