Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1995) – Destiny, and Prophet Motive

Station log: stardate 48543.2 David S. Cohen and Martin A. Winer pen this Sisko (Avery Brooks) episode that first aired on 13 February, 1995. A joint Bajoran, Cardassian and Federation science mission to establish a permanent communications relay through the wormhole runs into problems when an ancient Bajoran prophecy centred around the Emissary – Sisko…

The Amber Spyglass (2000) – Philip Pullman

The final novel in Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy is on the book shelf this week, and I was curious to know if it would have the same effect on me as it did when I first read it eighteen years ago. I remembered nothing of the final half of the book after a…

The Subtle Knife (1997) – Philip Pullman

This week I returned to Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials Trilogy by diving into the sequel, The Subtle Knife. It picks up right after the first novel, The Golden Compass, as we follow young Lyra and her daemon, Pantalaimon on her adventures. She finds herself in a strange world, having passed into another realm, unlike…

The Twilight Zone (1961) – Back There, The Whole Truth and The Invaders

Paramount Pictures makes sure that you know the signpost is up ahead as they continue shepherding me through The Complete Series on blu-ray. Up first this week is Back There. With an airdate of 13 January, 1961, this episode was penned by Rod Serling.  The story follows Russell Johnson’s (back for another tour) Pete Corrigan….

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace (1999) – George Lucas

  Remember, right back before the Phantom Menace came out, when anticipation was reaching a fever pitch? I miss that. Sure we had the wonderful build up to The Force Awakens, but the gap between films was no where near as long as it had been for those of us who had been invested in…

Finding Dory (2016) – Andrew Stanton & Angus MacLane

  Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), the short-term memory loss suffering blue tang is back in the latest entry from Pixar, that sees her on the journey to find her parents, with Marlin (Albert Brooks) and his son Nemo (Hayden Rolence) helping her out, and going out on an adventure of their own, when Dory gets lost…

Dark Matter S01E01 – Pilot

  Two of the driving minds behind the Stargate television series, Joseph Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, and Lost Girl executive producer Jay Firestone unveil their latest project on Space this evening. They show itself is wrapped in a mystery, with only the barest of plot details being revealed. And the show reflects that as well,…

Continuum S02E09 – Seconds

  This week’s episode of Continuum tackles one of the age-old questions would you go back in time and kill someone, say Hitler, if you knew that it would save thousands, if not millions of lives? Kiera (Rachel Nichols) is confronted with that very question when Julian (Richard Harmon) is released from prison and slowly…

Touch – Preview Episode

  For the third week in a row, eleven-year-old Jake Bohm runs away from school and climbs a cell tower, tripping its alarm at precisely 3:18pm each time.  Called to collect his son once again is single dad and widow, Martin Bohm.  Getting the emotionally-challenged Jake down from the tower is no easy task –…