Quantum Leap (1991) – Play Ball, and Hurricane

Batter up! Sam (Scott Bakula) finds himself in the body of minor league pitcher, Lester ‘Doc’ Fuller in Play Ball. This episode was penned by Tommy Thompson and had an airdate of 25 September, 1991. Sam is in 6 August, 1961, and he and Al (Dean Stockwell) are having problems figuring out his mission. There…

Minority Report (2002) – Steven Spielberg

  Tom Cruise takes center stage in the next Sci-Fi Chronicles film as I continue reviewing Spielberg science fiction titles that I haven’t covered for the blog yet. Based loosely on the short story by Philip K. Dick, the film follows John Anderton (Cruise) the chief of the Pre-Crime Unit in the year 2054. Using…

Star Trek: First Contact (1996) – Jonathan Frakes

  The strongest of the Next Generation films is the next stop for the Sci-Fi Chronicles book as I continue the exploration of the Star Trek cinematic universe.┬áThis one combines the best elements of the Next Generation universe, with drama, action and comedy as it combines a time travel tale with a war story and…

The New Class of Police Procedurals

Police procedurals have been around since the birth of television. They drew lines of right and wrong, and went after their crooks with the right and might of the law on their side, always steeping their cases in “Just the facts, ma’am.” In recent years, the police procedural has changed. Sure you still have series…