Blade II (2002) – Guillermo del Toro

Guillermo del Toro’s other vampire movie is the next title I came across in DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies book. A stronger entry than the first film, del Toro proves he can handle action beats with ease, and can work within the confines of a franchise. Wesley Snipes returns as Marvel’s day walking vampire…

Doctor Who (Peter Davison) – Terminus

  The second part of the Black Guardian Trilogy gets under way with this story, Terminus, that was penned by Steve Gallagher and ran from 15 to 23 February, 1983. The Doctor (Davison) may still be unaware of the threat that Turlough (Mark Strickson) poses to him, as the young man is still under the…

Doctor Who (Peter Davison) – Mawdryn Undead

  The beginning of the Black Guardian trilogy gets underway with this four-parter written by Peter Grimwade which aired from the 1 to 9 February 1983. The celebration of the Doctor’s (Davison) 20th year sees the return of the Black Guardian (Valentine Dyall), last seen in the Key to Time season arc, and Nicholas Courtney’s…

Doctor Who (Peter Davison) – Snakedance

  Teagan (Janet Fielding) falls under the influence of the Mara again in this sequel to Kinda. This four-parter ran from the 18th to the 26th of January, 1983 and was written by Christopher Bailey. Using Tegan and an alien named Lon (Martin Clunes), the Mara plans to steal ‘The Great Crystal’ which will help…

Doctor Who (Peter Davison) – Arc of Infinity

  Season 20 (!) gets underway for the Doctor (Davison) this week, and each story this season has a nod back to the stories before it, as they celebrate the show’s anniversary. This four episode story ran from 3 to 12 January, 1983, and was written by Johnny Byrne, who brought back the ancient, villainous…

Doctor Who (Peter Davison) – Earthshock

  Airing from 8 to 16 of March, 1982, one of the Doctor’s (Davison) greatest enemies, the Cybermen, return in this four part story that was penned by Eric Saward. It also saw the Companion, Adric (Matthew Waterhouse) sacrificing himself at the end of the story. The Doctor, Adric, Nyssa (Sarah Sutton) and Teagan (Janet…

Doctor Who (Peter Davison) – Black Orchid

  This week’s journey in the TARDIS is interesting for a couple of reasons, first, it’s the shortest story in a long time, only two episodes. They were written by Terence Dudley and aired on the first and second of March, 1982. The second is, that outside of our time travelers, it’s not really a…

Doctor Who (Peter Davison) – Kinda

  This week is a tale of possession as the Doctor (Davison) and company arrive on the planet Deva Loka, and are menaced by the villainous being known as The Mara. This four part story was written by Christopher Bailey and ran from 1st to 9th of February, 1982. Apparently, it was the least enjoyed…

Doctor Who (Peter Davison) – Four to Doomsday

  The Doctor (Davison), Nyssa (Sarah Sutton), Adric (Matthew Waterhouse) and Teagan (Janet Fielding) are off for more adventure in the TARDIS this week. Four to Doomsday was a four part story written by Terence Dudley that aired from 18 to 26 of January, 1982. The tale sees the Time Lord and his companions arriving…

Doctor Who (Peter Davison) – Castrovalva

  Peter Davison steps into the TARDIS for the first time in this four part story that opened season 19 of the series. It also saw the strange move of shuffling Doctor Who from Saturday evening, where it had been a mainstay since 1963 to airing twice a week, on Monday and Tuesday evenings. The last piece of…