Space: 1999 (1975) – Alpha Child, and Dragon’s Domain

Moonbase Alpha continues it’s not exactly lonely journey through space – there is a lot of life out there apparently, and all so conveniently close for storytelling purposes. First up this week, Koenig (Martin Landau), Dr. Russell (Barbara Bain) and Professor Bergman (Barry Morse) meet the Alpha Child. Written by Christopher Penfold and Edward di…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – City of Death

  This week’s Doctor Who installment features, perhaps, my favorite Tom Baker story. It gets us out of the studio for a couple of days location shooting in Paris, has a time travel story, has some fun with said story, and has a great actor, Julian Glover, cast as the baddie. Running from 29 September…

Magnum, p.i. (1985) – Deja Vu

Season 6 of Magnum, p.i, gets underway with this two-hour opener, that sees Thomas (Tom Selleck) and Higgins (John Hillerman) travelling to England to oversee the staffing and opening of Robin Masters’ recently purchased castle, which he’s promptly named, Robin’s Keep. Deja Vu was written by Bellisaro and Chris Abbott and had an airdate of…

Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – The Crusade

The TARDIS travels back to the Crusades, and meets up with King Richard the Lion Heart himself, played by a very familiar face to genre fans… Julian Glover, who played in The Empire Strikes Back, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Game of Thrones, and menaced James Bond in For Your Eyes Only. This four-part…

Game of Thrones – Season 3 On Blu-Ray

  HBO is quickly becoming the gold standard by which I measure a collection’s extras, and transfers by, and the latest season of George R.R. Martin’s epic and involving fantasy tale is another feather in their cap. Since it burst on the scene in 2011, the series has enraptured fans and non-fans alike with its…

For Your Eyes Only (1981) – John Glen

  This is my favorite of the Roger Moore 007s. A View To A Kill will always have a soft spot in my heart because it was the first James Bond soundtrack I had, and Spy Who Loved Me just because it was so much fun, but For Your Eyes Only added a more serious…

Quatermass And The Pit (1967) – Roy Ward Baker

  Release in North America as Five Million Years To Earth, the 101 Sci-Fi Movies brings a chilling, unnerving tale to me with this Hammer adaptation of a classic BBC serial. Quatermass and the Pit has it all, the devil, ghosts, psychic abilities, aliens and a UFO long-buried, all of these items are in service to…