Star Trek: Voyager (1998) – Extreme Risk, and In the Flesh

Captain’s log: stardate unknown Kenneth Biller pens this Torres (Roxann Dawson) episode that first aired on 28 October, 1998. It also sees the crew, led by Paris (Robert Duncan McNeill), begins building a new shuttle christened the Delta Flyer, and they must finish it before the polluting Malon beat them to a planet to recover…

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1992) – The First Duty, and Cost of Living

Captain’s log: stardate 45703.9 Airing on 30 March, 1992, and written by Ronald D. Moore and Naren Shankar, The First Duty is a superior episode, and it’s just unfortunate that Robert Duncan McNeill’s character wouldn’t be the same one he played in Star Trek: Voyager. That would have made for some great continuity connecting the…

Stephen King’s Triple Feature

Stephen King has legions of fans, and consequently, every now and again, a studio crafts another run at one of his novels, and while It! is on its way to screens in due course, Paramount Pictures and CBS DVD are releasing a collection of three of King’s mini-series in a very affordable collection. Over the…

Galaxy of Terror (1981) – Bruce D. Clark

The next stop for me in the Sci-Fi Chronicles book is the works of James Cameron, and this is where he got some of his start (and where a behind the scenes worker, Bill Paxton, also did some work) as the film’s production designer. Cameron did some special effects work for this Roger Corman produced B-movie (something…

The Apartment (1960) – Billy Wilder

The Great Movies – 100 Years of Film recommendations following Some Like It Hot keep coming with this highly enjoyable romantic dramedy with Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray and Ray Walston. It is also the last black and white film to win the Best Picture Oscar until Schindler’s List. Lemmon plays C.C. Baxter, a…

The Sting (1973)

Ahh, the classics. Robert Redford, who is one of my favorite actors, always worked wonderfully with Paul Newman, and it’s just too bad that they never got to do another film together. But this one, and Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid have enough Hollywood magic to keep me smiling. Both films were also directed…