Doctor Who (Peter Davison) – Planet of Fire

  The Master (Anthony Ainley) returns, a companion (or two) leaves the TARDIS and a new companion joins the Doctor (Peter Davison) as we dive into this four part story written by Peter Grimwade. Planet of Fire originally ran from 23 February to 2 March, 1984, and finds the Master able to reconnect, psychically, with…

Doctor Who (Peter Davison) – Resurrection of the Daleks

  This week in the TARDIS, we say goodbye to a Companion, and an old enemy returns. Resurrection of the Daleks, written by Eric Saward, this story was broken into two 45 minute episodes that ran from 8 to the 15 February, 1984. The time corridor that captured the TARDIS last week, deposits the Doctor…

Doctor Who (Peter Davison) – Frontios

  The Doctor (Davison) takes on an almost good old-fashioned monster story in Frontios, written by Christopher H. Bidmead. This four part tale ran from 26 January to 3 February, 1984. The Time Lord, and his Companions, Teagan (Janet Fielding) and Turlough (Mark Strickson) are forced to land the TARDIS on the remote world of…

The A-Team (1984) – Chopping Spree and Harder Than It Looks

  You know if they didn’t follow the predictable arc of needing to make something in the last act of each episode, both of these stories this week could have been really solid. I mean they work for A-Team stories, but if they had played with their formula just a bit… I had a bit…

The A-Team (1984) – Pure-Dee Poison and It’s a Desert Out There

  I hate to say it, seeing as I’m not quite through season 2 yet, with three seasons to go, but it’s slowly getting tougher to get through these episodes. Following the formula is one thing, but wow… Anyway, first up this week is Pure-Dee Poison. This episode was written by Chris Bunch and Allan…

Magnum, p.i. (1984) – Rembrandt’s Girl and Paradise Blues 

  Comedy legend Carol Burnett shows up in Hawaii this week in the first of the two episodes up for review this week. Rembrandt’s Girl was written by Chris Abbott, and aired on 2 February, 1984. Higgins (John Hillerman), with Agatha (Gillian Dobb) helping out is planning a meditation retreat weekend at the estate, and…

Airwolf (1984) – Proof Through the Night & One Way Express

  Stringfellow Hawke (Jan-Michael Vincent) and Dominic Santini (Ernest Borgnine) fly into more trouble this week. The first episode up, Proof Through The Night, aired 11 February, 1984 and was written by Clyde Ware. Deborah Pratt’s recurring character, Marella is back, and we learn Archangel’s (Alex Cord) actual name, Michael Coldsmith-Briggs III. When a deep-cover…

Airwolf (1984) – Daddy’s Gone a Hunt’n & Bite of the Jackal

  High-flying adventure continues this week as Stringfellow Hawke (Jan-Micheal Vincent) confronts some ghosts from his past, and has to rescue his pal Dominic Santini (Ernest Borgnine). There are also a couple of recognizable co-stars as well! Daddy’s Gone a Hunt’n was written by Burton Armus and aired 28 January, 1984. Hawke, still haunted by…