Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Sontaran Experiment

  This week we take on the shortest Doctor Who story in the 1970s. This two-parter was written by Bob Baker and Dave Martin and aired from 22 February to 1 March, 1975. Tying in with the previous story, The Ark in Space, the Doctor (Tom Baker), Sarah-Jane (Elisabeth Sladen) and Harry (Ian Marter) transmit down to the Earth…

Orphan Black S03E04 – Newer Elements of Our Defense

  Orphan Black is everywhere – they were picked up for their fourth season this week, issue 3 of the comic book from IDW is on the stands (and it is canon after all), the amazing Funko figures (which I still need to pick up) so I was giddy sitting down to watch what happens this…

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994) – Kenneth Branagh

  The final version of Frankenstein to be suggested for viewing by the Sci-Fi Chronicles book is this 1994 adaptation by actor/writer/director Kenneth Branagh. He takes on this version of the tale by creating a lush and beautiful looking period film. Despite the films he would later make, this one feels restrained, not quite stuffy but…

The Evil of Frankenstein (1964) – Freddie Francis

  I spend some more time with the Frankenstein mythos as I continue to delve into the fantastic Sci-Fi Chronicles book. This time around, I found that The Evil of Frankenstein seemed to be the weakest installment in the Hammer series (that I’ve seen so far) and seemed almost to be a mirror of some…

The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) – Terence Fisher

  We jump across the pond for the next Frankenstein instalment for the Sci-Fi Chronicles. I’ve previously reviewed their first title, The Curse of Frankenstein, so today I’m looking at Hammer’s second Frankenstein film, which sees returning star Peter Cushing reprising his role as Victor Frankenstein. Frankenstein escapes the guillotine with the aid of his loyal hunchback servant,…

The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) – Erle C. Kenton

  Lon Chaney, jr. takes over the mantle of the Monster from Karloff in this next sequel in the Universal series. Ygor (Bela Lugosi), yet lives and is still causing problems for the hamlet of Frankenstein. The locals want to destroy the castle completely and the horrible creature still seeks revenge against the superstitious villagers….

Son of Frankenstein (1939) – Rowland V. Lee

  I’m diving into a new book to partner with the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film one, I’m adding Sci-Fi Chronicles to the list, it covers books (including comics) as well film and television, the first subject is Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. I’ve previously reviewed the original film and its first sequel, Bride of,…

Defiance S01E08 – I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times

  Defiance, as a series, started out great for me, and it has constantly engaged me every time I’ve watched an episode, but this week’s episode felt above and beyond… I think we have my favorite episode, after the pilot. And it seemed the Votans, particularly the Indogenes were up to some pretty horrific stuff…