V – The Series (1985) – The Hero, and The Betryal

Carleton Eastlake pens this episode that first debuted on 11 January, 1985. Nathan Bates (Lane Smith) has created a new police force to keep the open city of Los Angeles safe, but more importantly to keep the Resistance under control. When they seize a group of rebels including Robin (Blair Tefkin), a deadly plan is…

Miami Vice (1985) – Golden Triangle: Part 2, and Smuggler’s Blues

This week we dive further into Castillo’s (Edward James Olmos) with the second part of the Golden Triangle. Written by Maurice Hurley and Micheal Mann the episode debuted on 18 January, 1985. Castillo works to protect his wife, May Ying (Joan Chen) from General Lao Li (Keye Luke) and his family that run the human…

Miami Vice (1985) – Milk Run, and Golden Triangle: Part 1

It’s back to Miami for another flashback to the 80s, as Crockett (Don Johnson) and Tubbs (Philip Micheal Thomas) continue to do their part to stem crime in the seedy world of drugs, arms, prostitution, and vice. Milk run was written by Alison Hock and first aired on 4 January, 1985. Staking out the airport,…

Doctor Who (Colin Baker) – Vengeance on Varos

  The Doctor (Baker) and Peri (Nicola Bryant) are really in it this time, as they dive into the world of reality television (a couple of decades before it really took off)! Vengeance on Varos was penned by Philip Martin and was comprised of two parts, running from the 19 to 26 January, 1985. The…

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…

Magnum, p.i. (1985) – All For One Parts 1 & 2

  Not only was it a two-part episode for The A-Team this week, it’s also one for Thomas (Tom Selleck) and the gang! All For One Parts 1 & 2 was written by Ruben Leder. Part 1 aired on 31 January, 1985, with part two following on 5 February, 1985. Magnum, Rick (Larry Manetti), and T.C. (Roger…

Magnum, p.i. (1985) – Professor Jonathan Higgins and Compulsion

  There are shades of Pygmalion for Higgins (John Hillerman) and Thomas (Tom Selleck) this week, in the episode Professor Jonathan Higgins, which was written by Jay Huguely from a story by Mary Lee Gaylor. This one originally aired on 10 January, 1985. Higgins is expecting his cousin Sally Ponting ( Jillie Mack) to arrive in preparation for her…

Magnum, p.i. (1984/1985) – Kiss of the Sabre and Little Games

  We start out with something really fun this week, with this episode, Kiss of the Sabre, written by Jay Huguely with an original air date of 13 December, 1984. Magnum (Tom Selleck) is being seriously put-upon by author Betty Windom (Cassie Yates) who has been given leave to stay at the estate by Robin…

Airwolf (1985) – The American Dream and Inn at the End of the Road

Stringfellow Hawke (Jan-Michael Vincent), Dom (Ernest Borgnine) and Caitlin (Jean Bruce Scott) are back at it this week, flying their supercopter in to more danger! First up is The American Dream, which was written by Dennis Foley, and aired on 12 January, 1985. Our trio is attending a Vietnamese wedding. The groom, Minh (Magnum’s Soon-Tek Oh)…

Airwolf (1984/1985) – Random Target and Condemned

Stringfellow Hawke (Jan-Michael Vincent) and company take to the sky again this week in this week’s double episode. First up is Random Target, which aired 8 December, 1984 and was written by Westbrook Claridge, Herman Groves, Chester Krumholz and Paul Savage. Anne Lockhart guest stars as Sgt. Anne Brennan, a cop called in to investigate…