Star Trek: Voyager (1997) – Revulsion, and The Raven

Captain’s log: stardate 51186.2 Lisa Klink pens this Doctor (Robert Picardo) episode that first aired on 1 October, 1997. The Voyager receives a distress call from a lone survivor aboard a damaged ship. The crew is stunned to discover that the survivor, Dejaren (Leland Orser) is a sentient hologram, not so dissimilar from their own…

Star Trek: Voyager (1997) – Scorpion Part II, and The Gift

Captain’s log: stardate 51003.7 Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky pen the season opener that sees the Voyager crew making a deal with the devil, i.e. the Borg, for safe passage through their space, in exchange for information on how to stop Species 8472. First broadcast on 3 September, 1997, it also sees the introduction of…

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1992) – I, Borg, and The Next Phase

Captain’s log: stardate 45854.2 Written by Rene Echevarria and airing on 11 May, 1992, I, Borg is a powerful Trek story. When the Enterprise comes across a lone Borg drone (Jonathan Del Arco) separated from the Collective they bring him on board. Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) sees the opportunity to return the Borg to the…

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979) – Daniel Haller

  As I continue my travel through the Sci-Fi Chronicles book, I was given the opportunity to revisit the incarnation of Buck Rogers that I was most familiar with. Released as a theatrical feature in March of 1979 as well as a television pilot, which led to a two season run, from Glen Larson, the mind behind…

Airwolf (1985) – The Deadly Circle and Where Have All the Children Gone?

  Stringfellow Hawke (Jan-Michael Vincent) gets himself into all manner of trouble in this week’s double installment. First up is The Deadly Circle, written by Robert Specht, with an original airdate of 30 November, 1985. Families of former comrades-in-arms are being grabbed by Vietnamese soldiers intent on extracting revenge for the destruction of their village…

RoboCop (2014) – Jose Padiha

The other remake I watched this week, after the Evil Dead debacle, was the new Robocop. Lacking the over-the-top violence and comic book nature, not to mention the skewering social commentary of the original, there’s not a lot to redeem this film. And I feel sorry for viewers who come to this one first without…