Neuromancer (1984) – William Gibson

Today’s book shelf takes me to a science fiction classic, written by the father of the cyberpunk genre, William Gibson. This novel came out in 1984. I was to turn 12 that year, and if I had been given this book then, or any age shortly around then, I don’t think I would have enjoyed…

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1998) – Profit and Lace, and Time’s Orphan

Station log: stardate unknown Alexander Siddig directs this Quark (Armin Shimerman) episode that was written by Ira Steven Behr and Hans Beimler, which first aired on 13 May, 1998. Female rights aren’t a thing in the Ferengi end of space, but Grand Nagus Zek (Wallace Shawn) wants to change that, and begins promoting equal rights….

The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones (1993/1995) – Masks of Evil

Indy’s (Sean Patrick Flanery) adventures continue this week, as his time with French Intelligence during the Great War continues, and brings him face to face with some real evil. The movie combines two episodes, and changes the canon order of when they originally happened to facilitate a comprehensive story. Istanbul, September 1918 Airing on 17…

The Virginian (2014) – Thomas Makowski

Also available from Anchor Bay today is this updated, gritty reimagining of the classic television series, The Virginian. As I love a good western, I settled into take a look at this one, and quickly discovered that it contains pretty much all the tropes and moments you would expect from the generic western. There’s the…

Sherlock S03E01 – The Empty Hearse

  Mark Gatiss pens tonight’s episode that sees Sherlock’s (Benedict Cumberbatch) return from the grave. He also finds himself embroiled in tracking down a potential terrorist attack in London, and he solves a multitude of minor issues. But that is not what this episode is about. This episode is undeniably about the relationship between Sherlock…

Jesse Stone: Sea Change (2007)

Back to Paradise I go, to visit with Tom Selleck as Robert B Parker’s Jesse Stone in another mystery. This time, Jesse, under the advice of Dr. Dix (William Devane), Jesse tries to find something that will keep him busy, to be important to him, to stave off his alcoholism. He has Rose (Kathy Baker),…

Jesse Stone: Death In Paradise (2006)

Jesse gets himself into a mess, and this time out, the third film, it follows more of a mystery set-up, letting us puzzle over clues and motives to find out who committed the murder. The always likeable Tom Selleck returns as Police Chief Jesse Stone in Robert B. Parker’s Death In Paradise. Stone is a…