Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation (2004) – Phil Tippett

  Special effects expert and modelmaker, Phil Tippet, slips into the director’s chair for the first of two direct-to-dvd sequels to Paul Verhoven’s original militaristic sci-fi war film, which is the next stop in the supremely enjoyable, Sci-Fi Chronicles book. A group of troopers, in an abandoned outpost find that they are in deeper trouble…

Serenity (2005) – Joss Whedon

  Ahhh, Serenity. I’m so glad I got a chance to watch this one again, thanks to the Sci-Fi Chronicles book. I remember the year Firefly started, and the now legendary story of how Fox screwed everything up and didn’t give Joss Whedon and the show the support it deserved. Despite that of course, when…

Magnum, p.i. (1984) – Under World and Fragments

  It’s more fun and excitement in Hawaii this week as Thomas (Tom Selleck) and company end up in trouble, adventure and the target of murder… First up is Under World, written by Reuben Leder, this episode had an original airdate of 25 October, 1984. T.C. (Roger E. Mosley) is flying a honeymoon couple to Maui, where…

We Are Still Here (2015) – Ted Geoghegan 

  Coming out today from Anchor Bay, available on both Blu-Ray and DVD is this film that is bound to be a divisive one for the horror community. If you’re a gore hound, love your jump scares, or just have a short attention span and a need for instant gratification, this may not be the…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Face of Evil

  Part of the Doctor’s (Baker) past comes back to haunt him this week. Though it would have had a bit more of a punch if this were a sequel to a previously televised story. This four-part tale was written by Chris Boucher and had originally ran from 1 January to 22 January, 1977. The Doctor and…

6 Degrees of Hell (2012) – Joe Raffa

  Releasing from Anchor Bay today is this little horror film, that I’m sorry to say, is probably best left unseen. Part advertisement for an actual place, the Hotel of Horror, check it out here, and part, what feels like some poorly written and edited Fox television show from the 90s, 6 Degrees of Hell…

Airwolf (1985) – And a Child Shall Lead and Fortune Teller

  String (Jan-Michael Vincent), Dom (Ernest Borgnine) and Caitlin (Jean Bruce Scott) have their hands full this week as Airwolf takes to the skies again! First up, Larry Linville guest stars as the baddie in And a Child Shall Lead. Originally airing on my birthday, October 12, 1985, and written by Stephen A. Miller, this…

True Blood Season 6

Releasing today from HBO Canada on Blu-ray and DVD is the penultimate season of the bloody and sexy vampire series, True Blood, based on the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. I fell out of the series about a quarter of the way through the third season, briefly after the introduction of a character, who…

Almost Human S01E05 – Blood Brothers

  This week we take on the ideas of murder, cloning and a medium psychic (though on a good day, she’s a petite psychic)… Captain Maldonado (Lili Taylor) is in court monitoring the trial of a murderer named Avery (Graham Miller), and awaiting the testimony of two sequestered and protected witnesses. When one of the…

Chronicle (2012) – Josh Trank

I’m tired of hand-held, found footage type films. That being said, I rather liked this film, though I personally would have preferred it was shot without the hand held stuff, though some of it does work really well! It’s a nice updated take on the basic superhero/super-villain story, and the final battle put me in…

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…