The Vault of Horror (1973) – Roy Ward Baker

Taking its cue from the EC and Horror comics of the 1950s, The Vault of Horror is an anthology film and is the next stop in John Landis’ Monsters in the Movies book, available now from DK Canada. While I’m still in the Vampire section of the book, this film only features one vampire tale,…

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1993) – Force of Nature, and Inheritance

Captain’s log: stardate 47310.2 Naren Shankar pens this episode that first aired on 15 November, 1993. Trek stories have always been able to deal in analogy fairly well, but this episode proves to be a little heavy-handed. The Enterprise is searching for a missing Federation vessel, when two scientists from a nearby world arrive aboard,…

Magnum, p.i. (1983) – Of Sound Mind and The Arrow That is Not Aimed

  More fun this week in Hawaii as Thomas (Tom Selleck) deals with practical jokers, ninja and samurai!! Of Sound Mind was written by Andrew Schneider and aired 6 January, 1983. When Wilson MacLeish (Donnelly Rhodes), a multi-millionaire and practical joker dies in a fiery explosion, none of his immediate family, or house staff, including…

People Like Us – Alex Kurtzman

  I’d probably have to go back and check to be positive, but I think this is my favourite movie so far this year.  I went into it knowing very little – just bits from the trailer, really – but I was definitely drawn to it right from the start, and settling into the theatre,…