Miami Vice (1988) – Mirror Image, and Hostile Takeover

Mirror Image is the only cliffhanger in the entire run of Miami Vice, and closes out the series fourth season tying in directly with the previous episode Deliver Us From Evil, and the season five opener, Hostile Takeover coming to its conclusion in Redemption in Blood. Written by Robert Palm and Nelson Oramas from a…

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1991/1992) – A Matter of Time, and New Ground

Captain’s log: stardate 45349.1 Airing on 18 November, 1991, A Matter of Time, written by Rick Berman was the last Next Generation episode to air before Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country was released to theatres. Matt Frewer guest stars as a would-be time traveller and historian from the future, Berlinghoff Rasmussen. Captain Picard (Patrick…

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) – Joe Johnston

Before Joe Johnston directed one of my favourite comic book movies, The Rocketeer, he directed this Disney film that took the b-movies of the 1950s into the late Disney-fied 80s. There are nods to films he hasn’t made yet (which is really fun) and dialogue lifts from classic films and a playful sense of fun….

Stephen King’s Triple Feature

Stephen King has legions of fans, and consequently, every now and again, a studio crafts another run at one of his novels, and while It! is on its way to screens in due course, Paramount Pictures and CBS DVD are releasing a collection of three of King’s mini-series in a very affordable collection. Over the…

Watchmen (2009) – Zack Snyder

Zack Snyder who is always great with visual images, but not the strongest director when it comes to story, takes on Alan Moore’s epic iconic graphic novel, the next stop in the Sci-Fi Chronicles. Visually, the film tends to be very faithful to the original panels, of the comic book, capturing an alternate 1980s filled…

Orphan Black S02E06 – To Hound Nature in Her Wanderings

This week’s episode of Orphan Black continued to up the ante, and still leaves me reeling as to how this show can continue to be amazing week to week, and not falter once… It was a lot of fun this week to be able to spend more time with Helena (Tatiana Maslany) again this week….

Orphan Black S02E05 – Ipsa Scientia Potestas

In an interesting, and highly enjoyable episode, we get to spend more time with Helena (Tatiana Maslany) this week, as the clones react to the pressure that Rachel is starting to exert on Cosima, to bring Sarah to heel, and of course, turn over little Kira (Skyler Wexler). Speaking of Kira, in her moments with…

Orphan Black S02E02 – Governed By Sound Reason and True Religion

Season 2 continues to rock on Space this evening as we learn who kidnapped Kira (Skyler Wexler) as Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) and the Clone Club find themselves delving deeper and deeper into the threats that seem to be rising on all sides. Written by Graeme Manson and Karen Walton, this week we get to see some…

Orphan Black S02E01 – Nature Under Constraint And Vexed

Black is back! Tonight! On Space!! Thank goodness, because that wait seemed interminable. And it leaps right back into things in this episode penned by Graeme Manson. Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) is desperate to find Kira (Skyler Wexler) and take on whomever abducted her little girl. Fleeing Mrs. S’s (Maria Doyle Kennedy) home, it’s not long before trouble…

Orphan Black S01E10 – Endless Forms Most Beautiful

Wow. SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And just like that the first season of Orphan Black has come to a close, and 2 of the clones have made a deal with the devil, I mean Leekie (Matt Frewer). There are hints about secrets and revelations aplenty in this episode, but only a couple are completely revealed by episode’s end,…