Mission: Impossible (1973) – The Pendulum, The Western, and Imitation

This is it, the final instalment of Mission: Impossible as I complete my exploration of The Complete Series on Blu-ray, available now from Paramount Canada. The last three episodes of the series are much like those that went before it. They remain episodic in nature, interchangeable with anything that has gone before, and no real…

Mission: Impossible (1973) – The Fighter, and Speed

It’s my penultimate instalment of Mission: Impossible – The Complete Series. Five episodes to go. First up this week is The Fighter. Written by Stephen Kandel and Nicholas E. Baehr from a story by Orville H. Hapmton, this episode first debuted on 9 February, 1973. It starts out with a fun guest star, Herbert Jefferson…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – Frontier in Space 

  The Doctor (Pertwee) and Jo (Katy Manning) find themselves in the midst of a burgeoning intergalactic war as we dive into this six-part story that was written by Malcolm Hulke that ran from 24 February to 31 March, 1973. This is also the last story to feature Roger Delgado’s Master before the actor’s death….

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – Carnival of Monsters

  The Doctor suffers from a Honey, I shrunk the Kids episode this week in a four-part story penned by Robert Holmes that ran from 27 January to 17 February, 1973. As the Time Lords have lifted The Doctor’s (Pertwee) exile, he and Jo (Katy Manning) decide to knock about the universe in the TARDIS and see…