War of the Worlds (1989) – Breeding Ground, and Seft of Emun

The morthren leader Mana (Catherine Disher) is proving to be a real threat as we dive into this week’s installment of War of the Worlds. Breeding Ground written by Alan Moskowitz first aired on 30 October, 1989 and sees Mana coercing a dying surgeon, Emil Gestaine (Gerard Parkes) into experimenting on his patients. In an…

Thor: Ragnarok (2017) – Taika Waititi

Marvel and Disney unveil their latest foray into the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) with a new instalment in the Thor series. It’s loud, it’s fun, but lacking a bit of an emotional punch in its final act. This time out Thor (Chris Hemsworth) has been out travelling the cosmos, leaving both Earth and Asgard behind….

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – Colony In Space

  This week, the Doctor (Pertwee)¬†gets off Earth in his TARDIS, with Jo (Katy Manning) tagging along in this six-part adventure written by Malcolm Hulke that ran from 10 April to 15 May, 1971. The Time Lords restore the TARDIS’ travelling ability when they learn The Master (Roger Delgado) is up to no good again,…

The Quiet Earth (1985) – Geoff Murphy

The 101 Sci-Fi Movies brings me this charming little film from New Zealand. It’s an end-of-the-world tale without a Hollywood big budget, and it works really well, encapsulating the loneliness, the madness, and what one could loosely call having a life after everything has changed. Based on the book by Craig Harrison, Zac Hobson (Bruno…