Star Trek: Mindshadow (1986) – J.M. Dillard

The Human Adventure continues on the Book Shelf this week with some more non-canon Star Trek adventures. And for the first time in a long time, this was a Trek book I enjoyed. Dillard has a knack for the characters, and while some of the beats may not have been completely inline with Trek, I…

Doctor Who (Peter Davison) – Enlightment

  We come to the conclusion of the Black Guardian Trilogy this week as the 20th season continues. This four part story was written by Barbara Clegg and aired from 1 to 9 March, 1983. Turlough (Mark Strickson) comes to a choice as the TARDIS finds itself involved, peripherally, in a race around the planets,…

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…

Triplanetary (1948) – E. E. ‘Doc’ Smith

  I’ve been loving my time with the Sci-Fi Chronicles book. And as I believe I’ve mentioned before, the book doesn’t only cover film and television, it deals with stage, music, comics and novels. Being in the midst of the pulp era of science fiction, I thought I would take a look at one of…

Swiss Family Robinson (1960) – Ken Annakin

  The final recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for a viewing of Robin Hood, is this Disney take on the book of the same name, that set the tone and style for family adventure for some time. I had never seen this film, and was quite delighted to settle…

The Dark Matter S01e02 – Pilot II

  The crew of the Raza are back tonight on Space, and after last week’s reveal, this Friday couldn’t get quick enough!! Each of the crew, in their own way, seems to be trying to deal with the possible revelation about who they actually are, and what that means for their current assignment. Do they…

The Crimson Pirate (1952) – Robert Siodmak

  The recommendations for Adventures of Robin Hood from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book brings me yet another high adventure with some pirates. This time around Burt Lancaster is center stage as the very colorfully dressed Captain Vallo. As the Crimson Pirate, Vallo seems to only be interested in intrigue, acrobatics,…

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ (1925) – Fred Niblo

  The next film up on the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film list of recommendations following my screening of Intolerance is this tale of Ben Hur (Ramon Navarro), a young Jewish prince intent on vengeance for the ruin of his family at the hands of the Romans, interwoven around the tale of Christ…