Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993) – Homecoming, and The Circle

Station log: stardate unknown Ira Steven Behr pens the season two opener from a story by himself and Jeri Taylor. We returned to the station on 26 September, 1993. Kira (Nana Visitor) and O’Brien (Colm Meaney) venture to a Cardassian world when the Bajoran major receives word that a resistance hero is being held there….

Doctor Who (Matt Smith) – The Bells of Saint John, and The Rings of Akhaten

The Doctor (Smith) encounters the Great Intelligence (Richard E. Grant) again as he continues his search for the Impossible Girl, Clara Oswin Oswald (Jenna- Louise Coleman). Written by Steven Moffat, the episode first debuted on 30 March, 2013. Things are strange from the off, when Clara is given the TARDIS’ phone number by an unknown…

The English Patient (1996) – Anthony Minghella

  Minghella brings forth a top notch cast in his adaptation of Michael Ondaatje’s beautiful novel (one I remember reading, and being stunned by how closely the images in the film matched those in my mind from when I read it), which is the final recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film…

Doctor Who (Patrick Troughton) – The Abominable Snowmen

Robot Yeti!?! And the first appearance of the Great Intelligence are featured in this 6 part story that was written by Mervyn Haisman and Henry Lincoln. It ran from 30 September to 4 November, 1967. The Doctor (Troughton), Jamie (Frazer Hines) and Victoria (Deborah Watling) find themselves in Tibet (that looks more like the Highlands)…

Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – The Time Meddler

The second season of Doctor Who comes to an end with this fun tale scripted by Dennis Spooner. It originally ran from 3 July to 24 July, 1965, and introduced another time traveler, the Monk (Peter Butterworth), from the same place as the Doctor, though Gallifrey isn’t mentioned by name yet. The four parts, The…

Tim’s Thirteen of 2013

So ends 2013, just like that! What a year! We have continued to grow and do so much here at The Mind Reels, and we’re hoping for an even bigger year next year! So I decided to throw together a list of the movies I most enjoyed this year, the ones that got to me,…

The Shaolin Temple (1982) – Xinyan Zhang

The 101 Action Movies brings me yet another awesome movie I had never seen, and features a very young Jet Li. Witnessing the murder of his father by an evil general who has rebelled against the emperor and installed himself as a the new ruler . Young Jue Yuan (Li) makes an escape and injured…

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…

Bermuda International Film Festival – Beyond the Hills – Cristian Mungiu

There’s a reason this film won the best screenplay prize at Cannes and the two leads shared the best actress prize and the audience at Liberty Theater in Hamilton, Bermuda found out why Sunday afternoon as it made an appearance at the Bermuda International Film Festival. It’s a brilliant adaptation of Tatiana Nicolescu Bran’s non-fiction…

Doctor Who S07E07 – The Bells of Saint John

  What if there was something in the wi-fi? Something living, something reaping the human¬†consciousness¬†and uploading it into cyberspace to build its own intelligence? Doctor Who finally returned last night with a few changes, most of them fairly welcome. I like the new desktop theme for the console room, I like The Doctor’s (Matt Smith)…