Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1996) – Sons of Mogh, and Bar Association

Station log: stardate 49556.2 Ronald D. Moore pens this Klingon heavy episode that first aired on 12 February, 1996. While things seem to be developing between Worf (Micheal Dorn) and Dax (Terry Farrell), trouble arrives on the station in the form of his older brother, Kurn (Tony Todd). To a Klingon, honor is everything, and…

Doctor Who (Peter Davison) – Arc of Infinity

  Season 20 (!) gets underway for the Doctor (Davison) this week, and each story this season has a nod back to the stories before it, as they celebrate the show’s anniversary. This four episode story ran from 3 to 12 January, 1983, and was written by Johnny Byrne, who brought back the ancient, villainous…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Invasion of Time

  We come to the conclusion of season 15 of the classic series, with a six-part story by David Agnew, that ran from 4 February to 11 March, 1978. The story sees the Doctor (Baker) return to Gallifrey, and also by story’s end, sees the departure of Leela (Louise Jameson) and this model of K9. There’s…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – Underworld

  This week the Doctor (Baker), Leela (Louise Jameson) and K9 encounter trouble on the edge of the cosmos… Underworld is a four-part story that was written by Bob Baker and Dave Martin that ran from 7 January to the 28 January, 1978. When the TARDIS arrives at the edge of the cosmos, the edge…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Sun Makers

  The Doctor (Baker), Leela (Louise Jameson) and K9 (who is close to beating the Doctor in a game of chess) find themselves in the far-flung future on the now settled planet of Pluto, which has a number of suns in orbit, making the planet close to earth normal. But things aren’t going well on…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – Image of the Fendahl

  This week’s travels in the TARDIS brings us back to England in the year 1977. Image of the Fendahl is four-part story written by Chris Boucher, that originally aired from 29 October to 19 November, 1977. The story finds a Professor Fendelman (Denis Lill) working on a fossilized human skull, an artifact that should…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Invisible Enemy

  The Doctor (Baker) and Leela (Louise Jameson) indulge in their own Fantastic Voyage this week. This four-part story, written by Bob Baker and Dave Martin originally aired from 1 October to 22 October, 1977. A three-man rocket is returning to Titan Base when they pass through a strange cloud like substance in space. It…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – Horror of Fang Rock

  Season 15 (!) opens with this four part story that was written by Terrance Dicks, that seems to have a bit of that Who Goes There, The Thing From Another World vibe going on in it. This story aired from 3 September to 24 September, 1977. It seems something has crashed into the sea…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Talons of Weng-Chiang

  This week we find the Doctor (Baker) and Leela (Louise Jameson) in London in the year 1899. Robert Holmes wrote this six-part fan favourite that originally aired from 26 February to 2 April, 1977. The story features some great and iconic bits, the Chinese Tong of the Black Scorpion, giant sewer rats, a strange…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Robots of Death

  This week finds the Doctor (Baker) and Leela (Louise Jameson) in an interesting looking four part adventure, that just isn’t as exciting as one would like, but has lots of redeeming things I did like about it. The Robots of Death was penned by Chris Boucher and ran from 29 January to 19 February, 1977….

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Face of Evil

  Part of the Doctor’s (Baker) past comes back to haunt him this week. Though it would have had a bit more of a punch if this were a sequel to a previously televised story. This four-part tale was written by Chris Boucher and had originally ran from 1 January to 22 January, 1977. The Doctor and…