Quantum Leap (1989) – Jimmy and So Help Me God

  Sometimes it’s the simplest stories that work the best, and are the most poignant, the first episode up this week, Jimmy, is just that.Penned by Paul M. Belous and Robert Wolterstorff, the episode aired 22 November, 1989, it sees Sam (Scott Bakula) leaping into an intellectually challenged man, Jimmy, on 14 October, 1964. He…

Quantum Leap (1989) – Good Morning, Peoria and Thou Shalt Not…

  Sam (Scott Bakula) gets to be a DJ this week, in a riff on Good Morning, Vietnam. Written by Chris Ruppenthal with an airdate of of 8 November, 1989, Good Morning, Peoria, finds Sam leaping into radio personality Chick Howell on 9 September, 1959, in the small town of Peoria. Broadcasting from WOF, Sam…

Quantum Leap (1989) – What Price, Gloria? and Blind Faith

  Deborah Pratt writes her first episode of the series, What Price, Gloria? and becomes one of the strongest voices of the show, so much so that when the new introduction is put in place, it’s her voice selling the show. Airing on 25 October, 1989, the episode finds Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) leaping into…

Quantum Leap (1989) – The Color of Truth and Camikazi Kid

  Sam (Scott Bakula) has more time-travelling adventures this week, when he leaps into a black man in the south in The Color of Truth. Written by Deborah Pratt, this award winning episode aired on 3 May, 1989. It’s 8 August, 1955, and Sam has leapt into Jesse, the chauffer for Miz Melny Trafford (Susan…

Quantum Leap (1989) – Genesis Parts I & 2

  Quantum Leap. Scott Bakula. Dean Stockwell. I love a lot of science fiction television (and movies) and as much as I love my Star Trek, Quantum Leap has been my favorite show since my introduction to it. I came to it towards the end of Season 2 originally, in fact, I still recall the…

Trailer Tracks: Dune (1984) – David Lynch

I hadn’t heard of Dune before I read about the movie being in production in Starlog magazine… So I ran right out and grabbed a copy of Frank Herbert’s classic novel (I’ve since re-read all of the Dune books he wrote, but haven’t read any of the additional ones. I’m even thinking about going back…

The Thin Man (1934) – W.S. Van Dyke

Dashiell Hammett’s novel is brought to life for viewing in the first recommendation for Bringing Up Baby, in the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book. This one, sadly, leaves me kind of divided. Nick (William Powell) and Nora Charles (Myrna Loy) are a highly enjoyable couple with a fun dog named Asta, and…

Air Force One (1997) – Wolfgang Petersen

Wolfgang Petersen is back on the 101 Action Movies list, and this time he’s joined forces with Harrison Ford, who portrays U.S. President James Marshall. It’s a fun film, with a few plot holes but with a standout cast including Gary Oldman, Glenn Close, Dean Stockwell, Xander Berkeley, William H. Macy, and Wendy Crewson. On…

Dune (1984) – David Lynch

David Lynch is always an interesting filmmaker, and more often than not, his films are wonderfully confusing and eccentric, Twin Peaks will always be my favorite of these, though Mulholland ┬áDrive is probably a close second. The 101 Sci-Fi Movies list brought me his adaptation of Dune to rewatch, and while I can appreciate it…