V – The Series (1985) – The Rescue, and The Champion

How the mighty have fallen. V The Series continues this week, and is barely recognizable when compared to the two miniseries that inspired it. It is now all about the melodrama, and has lost any of its credibility as a struggle for the planet Earth. The Rescue was written by Garner Simmons and debuted on…

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1989) – Peak Performance, and Shades of Gray

Captain’s log: stardate 42923.4 Peak Performance, which aired on 10 July, 1989 was penned by David Kemper and is a very enjoyable episode that sees the Enterprise being assigned a round of war games overseen by master strategist the rather prideful Sirna Kolrami (Roy Brocksmith). Picard (Patrick Stewart) and Riker (Jonathan Frakes) are paired against…

The Twilight Zone (1961) – A Game of Pool, The Mirror, and The Grave

Paramount Pictures just keeps guiding me deeper and deeper into the Twilight Zone with their Complete Series on blu-ray. This week’s trio of episodes are a lot of fun. First up is A Game of Pool, penned by George Clayton Johnson, this episode first aired on Halloween, 31 October, 1961. Honestly I would have expected…

The A-Team (1984) – Deadly Maneuvers and Semi-Friendly Persuasion 

  Hannibal (George Peppard) and the team are in trouble in the first episode up this week. Deadly Maneuvers was written by Richard Christian Matheson and Thomas E. Szollosi. It aired, originally on 28th February, 1984. In today’s terms of television, this type of episode would be the culmination of a season long arc, but here…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) and the Silurians

  The Doctor (Pertwee) encounters a prehistoric terror this week, as he and UNIT plunge into this 7 episode story that was written by Malcolm Hulke and ran from 31 January to 14 March, 1970. When UNIT and the Doctor are called in to power failures at a nuclear facility, a series of underground caves leads…

Lost Girl S03E12 – Hail, Hale!

Ahh, now this is what I’m talking about for a race to the finish line! Steve Cochrane pens this week’s penultimate episode of the season and it’s definitely getting ready to pull out all the stops for the finale next week (unfortunately I’ll be away and won’t be able to see it until I get…