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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 13 - “Have You Brought Me Little Cakes”

There isn't any better way to respond to this episode than with a angry, sustained "no".

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 12 - “Thirty-Nine Graves”

Disjointed and sloppy writing make the first season's ostensible climax feel more like a narrative tug-of-war between two incompatible writers.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 11 - “Remedial Battle Magic”

A few missteps aren't enough to deny "Remedial Battle Magic" its crown as a clever, well-directed gem of an episode.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 10 - “Homecoming”

As a 45-minute information dump, "Homecoming" is apathetic enough to inspire neither admiration nor contempt.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 9 - “The Writing Room”

A quiet meditation on the inner life, "The Writing Room" succeeds in a way that no other episode of the season has so far.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 8 - “The Strangled Heart”

An absolute mess of an episode that manages to be simultaneously dull, poorly directed, and insulting.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 7 - “The Mayakovsky Circumstance”

The writers experiment with putting their characters in different roles this week, with interesting, if not exceptional results.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 6 - “Impractical Applications”

Falling back into bad habits, this episode is elevated nevertheless by a few shining performances and interesting touches.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 5 - “Mending, Major and Minor”

An understated episode that reveals a great deal of darkness in its characters without becoming overwrought in the process.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 4 - “The World in the Walls”

A well-crafted episode that ties together the loose threads that have made up this season so far.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 3 - “Consequences of Advanced Spellcasting”

Stella Maeve's performance is the bright spot in an episode that suffers from the same issues as the pilot.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 2 - “The Source of Magic”

With all the introductory stuff out of the way, The Magicians' second episode is a vast improvement on the pilot.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 1 - “Unauthorized Magic”

Good ideas and great effects are marred by poor narrative execution in the pilot episode of SyFy's latest offering.

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The Magicians: Forget Kansas—We’re Not Even in Narnia, Anymore

Lev Grossman has created a fantasy epic that calls into question fantasy epics, revealing the secret poisons hiding in Narnia and Hogwarts.

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Call For Papers: Celebrating Star Trek's 50th Anniversary

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"To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hit franchise, PopMatters seeks submissions about Star Trek, including: the TV series, from The Original Series (TOS) to the highly anticipated 2017 new installment; the films, both the originals and the J.J. Abrams reboot; and ancillary materials such as novelizations, comic books, videogames, etc.

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