Star Trek: Prodigy – Supernova (2023) – Robb Pearlman

Simon & Schuster has launched a new middle-grade Star Trek series for the fans of Star Trek: Prodigy. The second novel in the series is Supernova, based on the video game of the same name, the narrative is somewhat confined by the story of the game, but it remains an entertaining first-book adventure for the…

Star Trek: The Captain’s Daughter (1995) – Peter David

Space, the final frontier… It’s been a while since I’ve read a classic Trek novel from Simon & Schuster, but like an old friend you just fall right back into conversation with, I dove wholeheartedly into the next novel in the series, The Captain’s Daughter, and enjoyed every minute of it. This was definitely an…

The Equalizer (1986) – Dead Drop, and Wash-Up

When an innocent bystander, flower shop owner Barry (James Murtaugh) gets involved in a smuggling operation that is using mailed packages as a dead drop, he’s targeted for a quick end. But McCall (Edward Woodward) may be up to the task of helping him in Dead Drop. Written by Maurice Hurley and Joel Surnow, this…

Quantum Leap: The Wall (1994) – Ashley McConnell

Ashley McConnell turns in another Quantum Leap novel, and except for a quick moment when we are given another limbo moment for Sam between leaps it is a really powerful tale about domestic abuse, alcoholism and breaking the cycle. Sam leaps into Missy, a six-year-old girl (something that couldn’t have been pulled off believably in…

Star Trek: Picard – Season Two (2022) – Blu-Ray Review

Paramount Canada sends Star Trek: Picard – Season Two home today on blu-ray and DVD! The three disc set is packed with extras, and no matter where you fall on the continuation of Patrick Stewart’s iconic turn as Jean-Luc Picard, it is fantastic, nonetheless, to see the character return again. This time around, there is…

Rambo (2008) – Sylvester Stallone

Stallone not only returns in one of his most iconic roles, but he also settles into the director’s chair to bring the grittiest incarnation of Vietnam vet to the screen. Continuity is key, and Rambo (Stallone) is still in the Far East, attempting to live a quiet life as best as he can, when, like…

Insidious: Chapter Three (2015) – Leigh Whannell

Writer Leigh Whannell who had penned the previous two entries in the Insidious series slips into the director’s chair for the third installment, which also serves as a prequel to the Lambert story that occupied the first two films. The film introduces us to a small family living in the city. There’s Sean (Dermot Mulroney),…

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…