Star Trek: Pawns and Symbols (1985) – Majliss Larson

Ok. It’s just about time for someone to step in and rein in some of these stories. I know it can’t be far off, but at this point, some of them are really starting to annoy me. This week’s Book Shelf lets me visit a non-canon adventure of the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise. Let’s…

Spellbound (1945) – Alfred Hitchcock

A film starring Ingrid Bergman and Gregory Peck directed by Alfred Hitchcock can’t be anything but a winner, and is my next stop on the What Else to Watch list from DK Canada’s The Movie Book following their recommendation of the title, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. The ever-appealing Bergman plays psychiatrist, Dr. Constance Petersen,…

The Anomaly (2014) – Noel Clarke 

  Releasing from Anchor Bay, available on both DVD and Blu-ray today is this sci-fi actioner written by Simon Lewis, and directed and starring Doctor Who’s Noel Clarke. It’s an interesting concept, and for the most part, fairly well executed, so kudos to Clarke for that. Clarke plays Ryan, an ex-soldier, who when he was recovering from a…

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) – Try To Remember and Italian Ice

  More Hawaiian fun this week, as Thomas Magnum (Tom Selleck) investigates more mysteries in Oahu. First up is Try to Remember, written by Reuben Leder and Andrew Schneider and aired on 28 January, 1982. Things are pretty dire as the episode opens, Thomas is being pulled from the Ferrari, which has been completely totaled…

The Great Dictator (1940) – Charlie Chaplin

  The Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book continues to provide me with films I hadn’t seen before, as I continue my quick tour of recommendations following my viewing of The Gold Rush. This film, is probably my least favorite of the bunch so far, and despite its strong message, given by Chaplin…