The Greatest American Hero (1982) – Plague and Train of Thought

  Bill (Robert Culp) and Ralph (William Katt) are exposed to danger this week in the episode Plague, which aired 6 January, 1982, and was penned by Rudolph Borchert. Picking up an assignment from Carlisle (William Bogert) that none of his fellow agents want, Bill gets a number of inoculations before going into the field…

Magnum, p.i. (1982) – Almost Home and Heal Thyself

  Almost Home, the first episode up this week for Magnum (Tom Selleck) is a great one. Written by Alan Cassidy and Rob Gilmer this one had an original airdate of 9 December, 1982. While Higgins (John Hillerman) and Agatha (Gillian Dobb) are hard at work on a float for a parade, Thomas is hired…

Magnum, p.i. (1982) – Did You See the Sunrise?

  And we’re back in Hawaii, to join Thomas (Tom Selleck) and the rest of the gang for season 3 of Magnum. two hour season opener, Did You See the Sunrise? Bellisario wrote the season opener, which aired 30 September, 1982. And what he’s written may be one of the best episodes of the series….

Hot Docs 2015: Raiders! – Jeremy Coon & Tim Skousen

  Screening today at the Hart House theatre at 9:30 is a documentary that completely encapsulated my youth and filled me with awe, and a fire to create. Back in 1981, a film came along that changed many a young viewer, myself included, Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark. It affected a number of…

1982 (2012) – Jian Ghomeshi

My mom gave me this book two Christmases ago when it first came out, and I just got to it now. It seems rather fitting, because whether Jian knew it or not, he was my first celebrity interview, I conducted it while I was interning at FLY.FM in Kingston, and was a huge Moxy Fruvous…

2010: Odyssey Two (1982) – Arthur C. Clarke

The mystery of the monolith in orbit around Jupiter grows as a new mission is launched from Earth to hopefully discover what happened on that fateful mission in 2001. Taking its cue more from Kubrick’s film version than his own novel, though parts of that have been incorporated, the setting for mankind’s next encounter has…

Trailer Tracks: Poltergeist (1982) – Tobe Hooper

Whether Hooper or Spielberg directed this movie has been up for debate for years, I do know that it is one of my all-time favorite haunted house movies. I’m a little anxious about the remake, but hopefully they don’t try to overdo it too much. This one works, because it feels like it could happen…

Trailer Tracks: The Beastmaster (1982) – Don Coscarelli

I remember seeing this when First Choice, or Super Channel, can’t remember which, had a free weekend on. I loved the fact that this guy could communicate with animals in a much cooler way then Doctor Dolittle, and he had a sword! Come on!!! Don Cosarelli would become a favorite director (I still geek out…

Trailer Tracks: Conan The Barbarian (1982) – John Milius

My first introduction to Arnold Schwarzenegger was Terminator in 1984, but at that point, I was putting my parents’ video membership to good use, and coming home with 2 to 4 movies every weekend, and I finally got a look at this one. Co-starring James Earl Jones, Max Von Sydow, Mako and Sandahl Bergman, this…