Millennium (1998) – The Time Is Now

Season two of Millennium, and what was to be the series finale, is up this week on the blog, and it raises some questions (not to mention that the retcon that happens at the beginning of the third season to adjust for the series return). Written by Glen Morgan and James Wong, the season came…

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1996) – Accession, and Rules of Engagement

Station log: stardate unknown Jane Espenson pens this episode that first aired on 24 February, 1996. It shakes things up for the Bajorans and the station a little, when a three hundred year old Bajoran craft emerges from the wormhole, and its occupant, Akorem Laan (Richard Libertini) claims to be the Emissary… Which would mean…

South Park: The Complete Fourth Season

Boy bands, a haphazard adaptation of Great Expectations that takes a really strange left turn, fat camps, racism, more religion, moving onto the fourth grade – which necessitates new opening credits, and of course some new characters that become just as central to the small mountain town as Stan, Kyle Cartman and Kenny. In a…

Ur (2009) – Stephen King

Stephen King leaped aboard the digital reader revolution back in 2009 when he wrote this tale that was available only online as a download for said readers. The story follows an English teacher, Wesley, at a mediocre college. His relationship with Ellen, one of the college’s coaches is on the rocks, caused by a lack…

Quantum Leap (1992) – Ghost Ship and Roberto!

Sam (Scott Bakula) finds himself in the pilot seat in Ghost Ship, the first episode for review this week. Written by Donald P. Bellisario and Paris Qualles, it first aired on 4 March, 1992 and takes place on 13 August, 1956. En route to Bermuda, Sam is Eddie Brackett, an inexperienced co-pilot, and finds all…

Godzilla (1998) – Rolamd Emmerich

  It had to happen sooner or later, there was bound to be some crossover from the Sci-Fi Chronicles book and the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book… and it just had to be this one. Roland Emmerich’s 1998 Godzilla film, which for the Sci-Fi book continues my exploration of the Godzilla character,…

The Newsroom – Season 3

  I have two big problems with The Newsroom Season 3 that releases today from HBO on blu-ray and DVD. The first is that this is the last season. Boo to that! The second, is that it is only 6 episodes long. Not enough! That being said, Aaron Sorkin’s brilliant drama goes out on a…

The Newsroom: Season 2

  HBO knows how much I love my Aaron Sorkin dramas, and were kind enough to let me catch up on a Season 2 blu-ray before the third and final season (sad sigh) is released in June. So this past weekend, I settled in to watch the 9 episode season, and relive all those fantastic…

Canadian Screen Awards 2015: Gala 1

  Last night’s event, hosted by the very funny Darrin Rose, who was quite happy to take hilarious shots at any and everyone, and made sure things moved along smoothly as awards were delivered for News, Sports, Documentary, Lifestyle, Reality and Digital Media. Put another way, it was an evening of pretty damned good voices,…

Hot Docs 2014

It’s that time again!! Hot Docs, alongside Toronto After Dark, is one of my favorite film festivals that Toronto hosts yearly, and I am so looking forward to seeing what’s in store for us this year. Yes, there are big titles I’m looking forward to seeing, the documentary about Community creator, Dan Harmon, Harmontown, George…

Bermuda International Film Festival – The Network – Eva Orner

Screening last night at the Liberty Theater (seat A8 yet again) for the Bermuda International Film Festival was a brilliant documentary that had only screened at SXSW previously. The Network follows the first media group blossoming and developing during the continued growing pains that fill its home country, Afghanistan. The Mohseni family returned to their…