Alien Vault: The Definitive Story Behind the Film (2011) – Ian Nathan

I remember the summer that Alien opened, 1979, two years after Star Wars rocked the world. The Force stayed with me all through my childhood, and through to this very day. But Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, and a little magazine called Starlog, got me very interested in genre film and television. I wasn’t…

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1989) – The Bonding, and Booby Trap

Captain’s log: stardate 43198.7 Ronald D. Moore who would later to go on to reimagine Battlestar Galactica, and bring Outlander to the screen wrote this episode when he joined the writers’ room on the show’s third season. With an original airdate of 23 October, 1989, the show worked within the constraints of series creator Roddenberry’s…

Star Trek: Ishmael (1985) – Barbara Hambly

My journey with the non-canon Star Trek Pocket Books continues. And this novel from 1985 demonstrates what was happening in Trek pages before Paramount took a stronger stance on what the novels could be about. Previous to this we’ve encountered Trek novels with slash overtones between James T. Kirk and his science officer, the Vulcan…

Killjoys S01E01 – Bangarang

  Tonight, Space uveils its latest series from Michelle Lovretta the creator of cult hit, Lost Girl, the futuristic show filled with all manner of bad-assery (totally a word), Killjoys. The series follows a trio of bounty hunters, who follow the credo, The Warrant is All, in a far-flung tomorrow as they make a living amongst a cluster…

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979) – Daniel Haller

  As I continue my travel through the Sci-Fi Chronicles book, I was given the opportunity to revisit the incarnation of Buck Rogers that I was most familiar with. Released as a theatrical feature in March of 1979 as well as a television pilot, which led to a two season run, from Glen Larson, the mind behind…

Airwolf (1984) – The Shadow of the Hawke (Parts 1 & 2)

Bellisario’s next series focuses on the supercopter Airwolf, its pilot Stringfellow (what a terrible name) Hawke (Jan-Micheal Vincent), his mechanic and co-pilot, Dominic (Ernest Borgnine). The two-hour pilot, released overseas as a theatrical film aired 22 January, 1984. Bellisario wrote and directed the pilot movie that introduces the top-secret organization known as The Firm, which,…

Leviathan Wakes (2011) – James S.A. Corey

I love a good science fiction movie or television series, but oft-times I have a hard time digging into science fiction books, the exception being Arthur C. Clarke, Star Wars and Star Trek novels with occasional deviance into other titles if they catch my attention. I’ll read all manner of books, they just have to hold my…

Death Do Us Part (2014) – Nicholas Humphries

Anchor Bay releases this slasher thriller today on DVD. Kennedy (Julia Benson, Stargate: Universe) has dreamed about her wedding day ever since she was a little girl, and now it’s only a short time away. Sensing she needs a get away, her husband-to-be Ryan (played by real life hubby Peter Benson) arranges a get away…

Tales of the Gold Monkey (1982) – Pilot

The next Bellisario series that came along after Battlestar Galactica that caught my attention (despite the fact that Magnum, P.I. started first, I came to it a little later) was this 1930s high adventure series starring Stephen Collins as ex-Flying Tiger Jake Cutter in his Grumman Goose, and his one-eyed dog Jack. Bellisario wrote the two-hour pilot that…