Rio Bravo (1959) – Howard Hawks

If someone mentions John Wayne to me, this is the movie I go to. Happily, it’s the next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of The Searchers. Starring Wayne, Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Walter Brennan and Angie Dickinson, this, to me, is Howard Hawks best western. Wayne stars…

Doctor Who (Colin Baker) – Revelation of the Daleks

Season 22 comes to a close this week with the return of the Doctor’s most hated enemies, the Daleks. Eric Saward wrote this two-parter that ran from 23 to 30 March, 1985. The Doctor and Peri (Nicola Bryant) are about to stumble into a trap! They’re travelling to the planet Necros to visit a medical…

Doctor Who (Colin Baker) – Attack of the Cybermen

  Season 22 gets underway this week with the Doctor (Baker) confronting one of his age-old nemesis, the Cybermen. It also features a bit of a revamp in the way it was broadcast, eschewing the 25 minute episode, and instead going with a 45 minute episode, this story was composed of two parts, running from…

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…

Quantum Leap (1989) – Play It Again, Seymour and Honeymoon Express

  Season 1 of Quantum Leap comes to a close this week with Play It Again, Seymour. This nod the noir films of yesteryear was penned by Scott Shepard and Bellisario from a story by Shepherd, Bellisario and Tom Blomquist. It had an original airdate of 17 May, 1989. Sam (Scott Bakula) leaps into trouble…

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) – Zack Snyder

  The Hero’s Code. It apparently means nothing to Batman (Ben Affleck). It apparently means nothing to Superman (Henry Cavill). And that’s troubling, because as a child, they were two of the characters I grew up with that taught me what it was. But even worse, the creative forces behind the scenes of the latest…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – Day of the Daleks

    The Daleks return in this, the first story of Jon Pertwee’s third season as the Doctor, and the ninth for the series as a whole. This four-parter was scripted by Louis Marks and ran from 1 January to 22 January, 1972. This one is a fan favorite and it’s easy to see why,…