Jetsons: The Movie (1990) – Joseph Barbera & William Hanna

  Decades after the original series left the air, though it was reinvigorated in the 80s, the Jetsons found their way to the big-screen and that is my next stop with the Sci-Fi Chronicles book. Set in the late 21st century, George (George O’Hanlon), wife, Jane (Penny Singleton), daughter, Judy (my teen crush, Tiffany), son…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) -The Horns of Nimon

  This four-part story, which ended up being the final episode of Season 17 (as next week’s story, was never completed filming) was written by Anthony Read and ran from 22 December, 1979 to 12 January, 1980. The crux of the plot sees the Doctor (Baker), Romana (Lalla Ward) and K9 working to repair the TARDIS (the Doctor…

World of Trouble (2014) – Ben H. Winters

  The Last Policeman Trilogy comes to its conclusion with this final installment from author Ben H. Winters. The asteroid’s, Maia, impact is only days away now. Civilization has complete fallen apart, but Hank Palace, ex-detective, his dog Houdini and tag along criminal, Cortez, find themselves embroiled in one final mystery. Where is Palace’s sister,…

Countdown City (2013) – Ben H. Winters

  The sequel to The Last Policeman picks up with less than three months before the big asteroid is to make its devastating impact on Earth. Hank Palace is no longer a police officer, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to stop being a detective. With his dog, Houdini at his side, Palace finds himself…

The Last Policeman (2012) – Ben H. Winters

  This week’s perusal of the Book Shelf brought me this, the first in a trilogy, that combines a whodunnit with some light science fiction. Not too long from now, an asteroid, Maia, is discovered, way too late to do anything about it, on a direct collision with Earth. They have until the beginning of…

Armageddon (1998) – Michael Bay

  The 101 Action Movies brings us another Michael Bay cotton candy confection of entertainment featuring an extinction level event, too-rapid cutting, cardboard characters, a power ballad, an all-star cast, and a number of well-placed American flags to show how noble and amazing they are. Bruce Willis leads the cast, playing Harry Stamper an oil…