The Equalizer (1987) – Blood & Wine: Part 1, and Part 2

The third season two-part opener of The Equalizer, which was filmed as part of the block at the end of season two, was broadcast on 23 September, 1987 as a feature-length episode. Written by Coleman Luck it featured a few familiar faces alongside Edward Woodward’s portrayal of Robert McCall, Keith Szarabajka shows up as Mickey,…

The Equalizer (1987) – Memories of Manon: Part 1, and Part 2

We’re almost a full two seasons in, and The Equalizer gives us our first two-parter, Memories of Manon. It has a story that once again ties in with something from Robert McCall’s (Edward Woodward) past and gets him pulled back into working for Control (Robert Lansing) when his former boss comes to him for aid,…

Star Trek: Prodigy Season 1 – Part 1 (2021/2022) – Blu-Ray Review

Paramount Pictures starts the new year right for me by delivering me Star Trek: Prodigy Season 1 – Part 1 on DVD and Blu-Ray. The two-disc set includes the season’s first ten episodes, and some insightful extras. The series, aimed at new to Trek and younger viewers, embraces everything that Trek is, working together, the…

Fringe (2012) – Brave New Worlds: Part 1 and Part 2

The final two episodes of season four are a one two punch, a two-part episode that brought a number of things to a close and set up things for the final season. Brave New Worlds: Part 1 first aired on 4 May, 2012 and was written by Akiva Goldsman, Jeff Wyman and J.H. Pinkner. The…

Mission: Impossible (1969/1970) – The Amnesiac, and The Falcon: Part 1

Robert Malcolm Young and Ken Pettus pen the teleplay for The Amnesiac from a story developed by Young. It first aired on 28 December, 1969, and features a few return guest stars, including Steve Inhat in his third and final M:I appearance, and Anthony Zerbe in his third of five appearances! Phelps (Peter Graves) IMF…

Mission: Impossible (1969) – The Controllers: Part 1, and Part 2

Laurence Heath pens the first two-parter of season four, and despite what I feel is the wrong point for the To Be Continued notice to be delivered, it ends up being a pretty solid story, with some real world parallels. The episodes first aired on 12 October, 1969, and 19 October, 1969. Jim Phelps (Peter…

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 (2010) – David Yates

This is it, the first titanic installment of the Deathly Hallows, the final book in the popular series was split into two separate films, and worked to wrap everything up in a suitable fashion for Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), Hermione (Emma Watson), Ron (Rupert Grint) and all their friends, allies and enemies as everything races…

Mission: Impossible (1969) – Live Bait, and The Bunker: Part 1

James D.Buchanan, Ronald Austin, and Meyer Dolinsky pen this week’s first episode, Live Bait, from a story developed by Dolinsky. This story first aired on 23 February, 1969, and features too recognisable guest stars, Anthony Zerbe, and the wonderful Martin Sheen! Phelps (Peter Graves) and his team head behind the Iron Curtain again to free…

TIFF 2021: Dune dir. Denis Villeneuve

Magnificent. Triumphant. THIS is the movie I saw in my mind’s eye when I first read Dune in 1984 when I was anticipating the Lynch film (which I love for its own reasons). The visual aesthetic, the sound and production design, the score (I swear Hans Zimmer isn’t the only one throwing a few nods…

Mission: Impossible (1968) – The Contender: Part 1, and Part 2

Phelps’ (Peter Graves) and his IMF team go undercover to bring down a crooked fight promoter, Charles Buckman (Ron Randell), who not only has some serious control over the boxing ring, but is planning on spreading his influence over other sports as well, as part of a move by organised crime. The story ends up…