Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979) – Planet of the Slave Girls

It’s been forever since I watched this short-lived series, but alongside Star Wars, Star Trek, and Galactica, Buck Rogers was an integral part of my youth. I had previously written about the pilot episode, released theatrically, before airing on network television on 20 September, 1979, so I moved right on to the next episode in…

Star Trek: Voyager (1998) – Night, and Drone

Captain’s log: stardate 52081. 2 Brannon Braga and Joe Menosky pen the season five opener which first aired on 14 October, 1998. The Voyager, continuing its journey home, they are passing through a region of space with no planets, no stars, just an empty void for two months, and it is beginning to wear on…

The A-Team (1984) РDeadly Maneuvers and Semi-Friendly Persuasion 

  Hannibal (George Peppard) and the team are in trouble in the first episode up this week. Deadly Maneuvers was written by Richard Christian Matheson and Thomas E. Szollosi. It aired, originally on 28th February, 1984.¬†In today’s terms of television, this type of episode would be the culmination of a season long arc, but here…

The A-Team (1983) – Mexican Slayride

  It’s time for another Stephen J. Cannell series, he and Frank Lupo paired up to create this series at the behest of the head of NBC… The A-Team ran for five seasons (and I’m sure there are a number of them that I haven’t seen, though when the plots became so formulaic it may…

Flash Gordon (1936) – Frank Stephani

As my exploration of the pulp heroes of science fiction continues with the Sci-Fi Chronicles book, I thought I should have a look at one of the original Flash Gordon serials starring Buster Crabbe. And let me tell you this… It was so much more fun than I thought it would be! I grew up…

Issues Vol. 5

This week, what with being on stay-cation, I got to catch up on a few graphic novels and not just my usual pull-list this week. Kirk at West End Comics recommended a couple of titles, and I was finally able to dig into them… Goners Volume 1 – We All Fall Down collecting issues 1…

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) – Fred Niblo

  The next film up on the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film list of recommendations following my screening of Intolerance is this tale of Ben Hur (Ramon Navarro), a young Jewish prince intent on vengeance for the ruin of his family at the hands of the Romans, interwoven around the tale of Christ…