Space: 1999 (1975/1976) – Matter of Life and Death, and Earthbound

Doctor Helena Russell’s (Barbara Bain) presumed dead husband, Lee Russell (Richard Johnson) mysteriously appears on a planet christened Terra Nova in this episode penned by Art Wallace and Johnny Byrne. This one first debuted on 27 November, 1975, and honestly, is a bit of a low point for the first season. It’s obvious that Lee…

The Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Ark in Space

  The Doctor (Tom Baker) gets off-planet right away, though he may not have travelled very far in space… Time however… He, Sarah-Jane (Elisabeth Sladen) and Harry (Ian Marter) find themselves aboard a space station that is orbiting Earth some time in the far-flung future in this four-part story that was written by Robert Holmes…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – Robot

  Tom Baker is handed the keys to the TARDIS as he assumes the mantle of the Doctor in this first story of the 12th season of Doctor Who. Robot is a four-part story that was written by Terrance Dicks that aired originally from 28 December, 1974 to 18 January, 1975. As the Doctor recovers…

The Rockford Files (1975) – Counter Gambit & Claire

This week’s delving into the files of private investigator Jim Rockford (James Garner) is a lot of fun in terms of plot and cast. The phone gags are a lot of fun as well, in the first episode, it’s a friend of Jim’s who wants to give him the money he owes, but he’s at…

The Rockford Files (1975) – Aura Lee, Farewell & Sleight of Hand

  Strong writing is a feature of both this week’s episodes of The Rockford Files. Jim (James Garner) is hired by a friend of his Sarah Butler (the Bionic Woman herself, Lindsay Wagner, reprising her role from the series premiere movie) in the first episode which features a phone gag about someone calling Rockford with…