Star Trek: Voyager (1998) – Waking Moments, and Message in a Bottle

Captain’s log: stardate 51471.3 Andre Bormanis (who serves as the science consultant for both Voyager and Deep Space Nine) pens this episode that first aired on 14 January, 1998. The crew of the Voyager all seem to be suffering from night terrors, and all of them feature the exact same alien (Mark Colson) . Of…

Alien: Covenant (2017) – Ridley Scott

Ridley Scott returns to the science fiction genre again and retreads things that have gone before in Alien: Covenant. The latest film in the seemingly indefatigable series connects the previous film, the divisive Prometheus with the first film in the series, 1979 Alien, both directed by Scott. And while I didn’t hate it, the film…

Quatermass And The Pit (1967) – Roy Ward Baker

  Release in North America as Five Million Years To Earth, the 101 Sci-Fi Movies brings a chilling, unnerving tale to me with this Hammer adaptation of a classic BBC serial. Quatermass and the Pit has it all, the devil, ghosts, psychic abilities, aliens and a UFO long-buried, all of these items are in service to…

Prometheus (2012) – Some Thoughts and Questions…

Prometheus is a film with some big ideas. This is a film I’ve been looking forward to since I learned Sir Ridley was returning to the universe that he helped create and establish. Is Prometheus a perfect movie? Far from, many of the secondary characters and even some of the leads are interchangeable. But it’s…

Black Hawk Down (2001)

So as Prometheus draws one day closer, I wanted to watch another of my Ridley Scott faves – so I settled in for Black Hawk Down. This movie is fantastic! But I only own it on DVD, as I refuse to upgrade my copy to blu-ray until Sony releases the deluxe edition as opposed to…

Prometheus – The Embargo

Here we are, just over a week away from the Canadian release date for Ridley Scott’s return to science fiction – Promethues. To say I’m excited is a understatment. I am very eagerly awaiting the arrival of next Friday night, amidst all the other things both Sue and I have on the go, interviews, covering…

Ridley Scott – My Top 10

I am so pumped for Prometheus, but we know that. So, while I wait very impatiently for June 8 to return to The Company, Lv-426 and learn the secrets of The Engineers I thought it would be very interesting to run down my list of favorite films by Sir Ridley. While some people may not…

Prometheus!!

Summers come and go, and with them of course is a slew of popcorn films that sometimes are easily forgotten, leaving your mind as soon as you toss your empty popcorn bag into the garbage. It is also when some fantastic films get released as well, tentpoles, and the occasional amazing and surprising stand alone…

The River – Episodes 1 & 2

The River is the concerted effort of Oren Peli, of Paranormal Activity fame, and Steven Spielberg (amongst others of course), who made his own foray into spooky territory with Poltergeist. A film which Peli later paid homage to with James Wan with Insidious, which I have to admit, had some interesting moments, ideas, and a…

What A Good Day!!

We here at the Mind Reels had a pretty good day… We got to see the new official trailer for Ridley Scott’s Prometheus, I’ve watched it half a dozen times already… and cannot wait for it! This looks fantastic!! And then, this evening, Sue and I got to interview K.C. Collins, known to Lost Girl…

Trailers for the Holidays.

Movies, Books and tv shows… or toys related to them. If that’s what people get me for Christmas, they tend never to go wrong, and the Industry certainly delivered some fun stuff for me today… Starting with a return to the Shire… I got chills seeing Sir Ian as Gandalf again!! The Hobbit! Of course,…

Prometheus Poster

Yes, I know, I know, I just did a post about how the art of the movie poster is dying, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some cool posters out there. Course, added to the fact that I really am getting amped for this movie maybe that’s why I think it looks cool… But I…