M*A*S*H (1981) – Oh, How We Danced, Bottoms Up, and The Red/White Blues

Oh, How We Danced written by John Rappaport, and with an original airdate of 23 February, 1981, has a fantastic A-story, that really touches the heart (even as it messes with series continuity), and a completely forgettable B-story. The B-story first then. Charles (David Ogden Stiers) delivers a substandard sanitation rating to a nearby American…

Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975) – Ishiro Honda

Director Ishiro Honda returns for the last Godzilla film of the Showa era, and while it still features space aliens intent on taking over the planet, this one feels a little deeper than some of the previous entries, by introducing some interesting characters who seem to really struggle with their natures. I’m talking, specifically about…

Star Trek: Discovery – The Enterprise War (2019) – John Jackson Miller

Where was the U.S.S. Enterprise during the Klingon war (2256-2257) as depicted in Season One of Star Trek: Discovery? Miller’s novel, The Enterprise War, available now from Simon & Schuster through their Gallery Books imprint, answers that question. Tying itself in with the events of the television series, as well as the previously released novels,…

The Puppet Masters (1994) – Stuart Orme

Somewhere in The Puppet Masters, despite its continuity errors, its plot holes and poor performance by its lead actor (who is surrounded by some fantastic character actors and recognizable faces) is probably a decent film, I mean it’s based on Heinlein’s novel, so it had a great starting point. When something comes down in the…

Star Trek: Discovery – Fear Itself (2018) – James Swallow

Simon & Schuster send me back to the final frontier, where I boldly go to explore the third novel in the Discovery series, Fear Itself. This one made me feel like the series was back on track. As interesting an idea as the previous novel, Drastic Measures, was, it didn’t pull me in like Desperate…

M*A*S*H (1978) – Point of View, Dear Comrade, and Out of Gas

Ken Levine and David Isaacs delivered Point of View, which was first broadcast on 20 November, 1978. The episode gives us a unique perspective on the show, it’s all told from the narrative point of a patient who arrives in the 4077th. Private Rich (David Hunt Stafford) takes some shrapnel to his throat during an…