The Mind Reels

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The Greatest American Hero (1981) – Hog Wild and Classical Gas

The effects for the flying sequences are still terrible but the charm of the series remains in this week’s installment! First up, Hog Wild. This one  aired 25 November, 1981 … Continue reading

May 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Buck Rogers: Planet Outlaws (1939) – Ford Beebe & Saul A. Goodkind

We dive into a whole new era in the Sci-Fi Chronicles book, the previous chapter was about the beginnings of science fiction, and now we enter the pulp age, so … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Orphan Black S03E06 – Certain Agony of the Battlefield

Wow what a kick in the gut last night’s episode of Orphan Black was huh? The emotional punches and revelations just kept coming, and constantly stunned me over and over… … Continue reading

May 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tarzan (1999) – Chris Buck & Kevin Lima

It’s Disney’s turn to take on the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs’ character of Tarzan as I continue my exploration in the highly addictive Sci-Fi Chronicles book. Tony Goldwyn lends his … Continue reading

May 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Issues Vol. 2

This week when I popped into see Kirk  at West End Comics, I walked out with some highly enjoyable reads, two of which he’d been recommending for a few months… … Continue reading

May 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – The Time Warrior

Jon Pertwee’s final season as The Doctor begins with this four-part story written by Robert Holmes which ran from 15 December 1973 to 5 January, 1974. There are a couple … Continue reading

May 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Tomorrowland (2015) – Brad Bird

Hope. It’s something in short supply in today’s films, television and books. We as a culture of become cynically and intellectually lazy (not all of us mind, but that can-do … Continue reading

May 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Padre Padrone (1977) – The Taviani Brothers 

The next film from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book’s recommendation for my screening of Last Tango in Paris, is this rather somber film, that is based … Continue reading

May 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Magnum, p.i. (1982) – Flashback and Foiled Again 

This week’s installment features yet another favorite episode of mine (though let’s be honest, I have a lot of those in this series). Flashback was written by Lance Madrid III, … Continue reading

May 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Red Pole of Macau (2012) – Ian Hamilton

Things get personal for Ava Lee in this, the next installment in Ian Hamilton’s highly addictive series. Following, once again, on seeds planted in the previous novel, or novels in … Continue reading

May 20, 2015 · Leave a comment


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