V – The Final Battle (1984) – Part Three

There’s a lot that needs to happen in this third and final part of V- The Final Battle, which first aired on 8 May, 1984. Brian Taggert and Craig Buck (as Faustus Buck) pen the teleplay from a story by series creator Kenneth Johnson (as Lillian Weezer), Buck, Diane Frolov and Peggy Goldman. Taking place…

Quantum Leap (1993) – The Beast Within and The Leap Between the States

Sam (Scott Bakula) finds himself in rural Washington state on 6 November, 1972. Despite the fact that he is mistaken for bigfoot in the episode’s opener, we soon learn he’s a Vietnam vet, named Henry, who has been living in the woods. The Beast Within was written by John D’Aquino, who previously played Frank in…

White God (2014) – Kornel Mundruczo

  White God is an amazing film, by turns beautiful and brutal, and rife with social commentary. This Hungarian film opens today at Toronto’s Lightbox, and other select theaters across the nation, and I implore you to go and see it if you are able. Mundruczo has made a film that isn’t afraid to venture…

House of Frankenstein (1944) – Erle C. Kenton

Boris Karloff headlines in this classic Universal film as I continue my exploration of Frankenstein on film for Sci-Fi Chronicles. Karloff plays Dr. Gustav Niemann, who, alongside his hunchback companion Daniel (J. Carrol Naish) escape from prison. It seems they were imprisoned due to experiments that were similar to those¬†conducted by ¬†Frankenstein, and hey, Niemann…

Orphan Black S02E05 – Ipsa Scientia Potestas

In an interesting, and highly enjoyable episode, we get to spend more time with Helena (Tatiana Maslany) this week, as the clones react to the pressure that Rachel is starting to exert on Cosima, to bring Sarah to heel, and of course, turn over little Kira (Skyler Wexler). Speaking of Kira, in her moments with…

Orphan Black S04E04 – Governed As It Were By Chance

Tonight on Space, Sarah (Tatiana Maslany)¬†decides to take the fight to Rachel. And who can blame her after the way the last episode ended with the car she and Daniel (Matthew Bennett) are in got totalled?! This week picks up right from that moment, and doesn’t let up for the entire run of the episode….

Taxi (1998) – Gerard Pires

The 101 Action Movies list brings this highly enjoyable French film to my attention. Please don’t confuse this hugely entertaining film with the rather pathetic 2004 North American remake. This one is fun, fast, and has some great sequences. You can see the seeds for Luc Besson’s later creation of The Transporter series in this…