Underwater (2020) – William Eubank

Borrowing (very, Very, VERY) heavily both visually and story-wise from Alien (without the 70s cinema verite nods to overlapping dialogue) as well as having nods to The Abyss, Leviathan, DeepStar Six and even Lovecraft, Twentieth Century Fox invites you into the depths with its new release, Underwater. Kristen Stewart starts as Norah, a mechanical engineer…

The Twilight Zone (1963) – Passage on the Lady Anne, and The Bard

Season four of The Twilight Zone comes to a conclusion this week with these two episodes as I continue exploring The Complete Series on blu-ray, currently available from Paramount Pictures. First up this week is Passage on the Lady Anne. Written by Charles Beaumont this story first found its way to television screens on 9…

Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) – Vonda N. McIntyre

This week’s Book Shelf brings me to the movie adaptation of Star Trek IV, as I continue to enjoy, discover new stories and revisit old ones with the Pocket Book novels. Working from the film’s original script, McIntyre expands on the film’s story, as well as tying it more strongly into her own stories and…

Magnum, p.i. (1985) – Old Acquaintance and The Kona Winds

  There’s a bit of noir, and a bit of a fun ride, in this week’s installment of Magnum… First up is Old Acquaintance, written by Jill Donner, this episode had an airdate of 3 October, 1985, and may have heavily influenced the writers of Ace Ventura… Thomas (Tom Selleck) is delighted to hear from…

Airwolf (1984) – Flight #093 is Missing and Once a Hero

  Stringfellow Hawke (Jan-Michael Vincent), Dominic Santini (Ernest Borgnine) and Caitlin O’Shannessy (Jean Bruce Scott) take to the sky again this week, and this time they take on two elements that seemed to permeate 80s culture… Plane hijackings, and Vietnam M.I.A.s. First up is Flight #093 is Missing, which aired 17 November, 1984. It was…

Canadian Film Festival – The Disappeared: Shandi Mitchell

This latest offering in the amazing line-up at this year’s Canadian Film Festival is The Disappeared. Written and directed by Shandi Mitchell, the film offers up an acting tour de force from every one of its six main players (Billy Campbell, Ryan Doucette, Brian Downey, Shawn Doyle, Gary Levert, and Neil Matheson).  The journey these…