Space: 1999 (1976) – A Matter of Balance, and The Beta Cloud

Pip and Jane Baker pen the first episode up this week, as Moonbase Alpha deals with young crushes, Tony’s (Tony Anholt) desire to perfect a drinkable beer, and a strange planet whose surviving aliens are incorporeal beings who are using a young Alphan botanist, Shermeen (Lynne Frederick) as a conduit which may result in the…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – Planet of Evil

  This week’s tale, Planet of Evil, sees the Doctor (Baker) and Sarah-Jane (Elisabeth Sladen)¬†responding to a distress call from the planet Zeta Minor, giving their original destination of London a complete miss.¬†Written by Louis Marks, this serial aired from 27 September to 18 October, 1975. Arriving on the planet, they find that a geological…

Continuum S01 E04 – Matter of Time

This week’s Continuum has the ‘A’ Story falling solidly into the term – ‘police procedural’ although Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols), still using her cover as working for Section 6, uses some of her tech, specifically her heads up display ocular implant. We start in pre-2077, as Sam is still a baby, and Greg (John Reardon)…