Tides of the Dark Crystal (2018) – J.M. Lee

The third volume of the Dark Crystal novels continues to interweave with the Netflix series, Age of Resistance, even though some of the details are different. That doesn’t detract from the story, it just another version of the telling, perhaps a song told by Kylan the Gelfling as I join him, Naia, Tavra, Amri of…

Vampire Circus (1972) – Robert Young

Vampire Circus, a Hammer Film (read as blood, fangs and nudity) is the next title from Monsters in the Movies by director John Landis. The book is available from DK Canada, and has been extremely entertaining. I really liked this one, it’s not lengthy, it falls short of an hour and a half, but I…

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1995) – Destiny, and Prophet Motive

Station log: stardate 48543.2 David S. Cohen and Martin A. Winer pen this Sisko (Avery Brooks) episode that first aired on 13 February, 1995. A joint Bajoran, Cardassian and Federation science mission to establish a permanent communications relay through the wormhole runs into problems when an ancient Bajoran prophecy centred around the Emissary – Sisko…

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1994) – Genesis, and Journey’s End

Captain’s log: stardate 47653.2 Brannon Braga pens this episode that was directed by Gates McFadden. It first aired on 21 March, 1994. Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) and Data (Brent Spiner) take a shuttle into an asteroid field to retrieve a torpedo that uses a new (malfunctioning) guidance system. Back on the Enterprise, a medical treatment…

Throne of Blood (1957) – Akira Kurosawa

The next recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book following my screening of Kurosawa’s Ran is another classic film from the legendary director, Throne of Blood. Toshiro Mifune, Akira Kubo and Isuzu Yamada star in this action-fantasy-drama. Mifune stars as Taketoki Washizo, while Kubo stars as his childhood friend, and fellow…

Doctor Who (David Tennant) – The End of Time

The End of Time. Better get my tissues again. I was a wreck when these two episodes originally aired on 25 December, 2009, and 1 January, 2010 respectively. Written by Russell T. Davies, the two -parter brings an end to Tennant’s time in the TARDIS. Running for as long as he can to prevent the…

Alice in Wonderland (2010) – Tim BurtonĀ 

  The final recommendation from the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book for my viewing of The Wizard of Oz, is a bit of a swing and a miss. Combining Disney and Burton with a much beloved classic like Carroll’s Alice In Wonderland seems like an easy winner, but I was less than…