Space: 1999 (1976) – The Metamorph, and The Exiles

New uniforms, additions to the cast, and the unmentioned disappearance of other cast members propels Moonbase Alpha into its second season. The changes aren’t discussed, and we’re thrown into the new season with a brand new theme and opening credits which introduces new cast member Catherine Schell before her character is even introduced in the…

Space: 1999 (1975) – Death’s Other Dominion, and Voyager’s Return

Moonbase Alpha and its inhabitants encounter members of a lost Earth Expedition on the far-flung world of Ultima Thule in Death’s Other Dominion. Written by Anthony Terpiloff and Elizabeth Barrows, this episode first debuted on 2 October, 1975. There’s no suggestion of where Ultima Thule is in the galaxy, and how long Alpha has been…

Doctor Who (Colin Baker) – Mindwarp

The Trial of a Time Lord continues with Mindwarp. This four-parter was penned by Philip Martin and ran from 4 to 25 October, 1986. As the Doctor’s (Baker) trial continues, as well as his clash with the prosecutor, the Valeyard (Michael Jayston) who presents his evidence. The story, and the case unfold, as the Doctor…

Tarzan (1999) – Chris Buck & Kevin Lima

  It’s Disney’s turn to take on the classic Edgar Rice Burroughs’ character of Tarzan as I continue my exploration in the highly addictive Sci-Fi Chronicles book. Tony Goldwyn lends his voice to the animated film, along with a star-studded ensemble including Lance Henriksen, Minnie Driver, Brian Blessed, Glenn Close Wayne Knight and Rosie O’Donnell. This…

Trailer Tracks: High Road to China (1983) – Brian G. Hutton

When Universal exercised its contract with Tom Selleck, he missed out on the opportunity to play Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark, but he did have the brilliantly successful television series Magnum, P.I. to make up for it. During a hiatus, he shot this period piece action adventure film with Bess Armstrong and…

Flash Gordon (1980) – Mike Hodges

  Queen’s thrumming soundtrack, garish colors, unusual costumes, hokey special effects, and more than a healthy dose of camp are all part of this addition to the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list. Flash Gordon is over-the-top, and has acquired a huge cult following, and you either get it or you don’t. It’s done with flair and…