Godzilla vs. Hedorah (1971) – Yoshimitsu Banno

The next film in the Godzilla series is probably the most psychedelic entry to date, and even features brief animated sequences. It also has a pretty important environmental message. The newest threat for Godzilla, and humanity, to confront is an ever-evolving, and shape-shifting creature from outer space, christened Hedorah, by young Godzilla fan (who he…

The Twilight Zone (1961) – Still Valley, The Jungle, and Once Upon a Time

My journey through Paramount Pictures’ The Twilight Zone: The Complete Series continue with another trio of episodes this week. Up first is Still Valley. Series creator and showrunner Rod Serling adapted Manly Wade Welmman’s short story for this episode that first aired on 24 November, 1961. The tale, set in 1863, follows Sgt. Joseph Paradine…

My Paper Chase (2009) – Harold Evans

  I was introduced, through film, to Harold Evans during this year’s Hot Doc film festival here in Toronto in the fantastic documentary Attacking The Devil: Harold Evans and the Last Nazi War Crime. I was stunned to learn about this journalist and editor, not to mention all the stories he’d been involved in over…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – The Mutants

  The Mutants, the next adventure for Pertwee’s Doctor was a six-part story written by Bob Baker and Dave Martin. It ran from 8 April to 13 May, 1972. The Doctor and Jo (Katy Manning) receive a message pod from the Time Lords that needs to be delivered to Solos. This allows the TARDIS to…

Good Omens (1990) – Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett

  So I dove into another Gaiman novel, and while I recognized some of it, I don’t think I ever finished the tale, so something must have happened to stop me from reading it. Anyway, this time, Gaiman pairs up with the author of the Discworld series of novels, and brings to life a humorous…