The Equalizer (1988) – Something Green, and The Mystery of Manon: Part 1

A very young Macaulay Culkin guest stars in Something Green. Written by Kevin Droney the episode debuted on 10 February, 1988. When Mrs. Gephart’s (Lisa Eichorn) son, Paul (Cuklin) is kidnapped from her house in broad daylight, she suspects her ex-husband, Raymond (Jon DeVries), a Swiss diplomat. She turns to Robert McCall (Edward Woodward) for…

The Equalizer (1988) – The Child Broker, and Video Games

This week’s episode, The Child Broker, boasts a bevy of recognizable guest stars, Sam Rockwell, Jerry O’Connell, Frank Whaley, Max Casella, Lycia Naff and Anthony LaPaglia. Written by Mick Curran this episode debuted on 20 January, 1988. McCall (Edward Woodward) and Harley (Richard Jordan) are contacted by Irene Winters (Mary-Joan Negro) to help her son,…

The Equalizer (1987) – Inner View, and The Rehearsal

McCall (Edward Woodward) and Harley (Richard Jordan) – and again this could have been Keith Szarabajka’s Mickey – find themselves helping Karen Alden (Katherine Cortez), who may or may not be psychic. It seems she’s being haunted by visions of the Shadow Man (Terrence Mann) who is stalking New York City for his next victim….

The Equalizer (1987) – Mission: McCall: Part 2, and Shadow Play

Edward Woodward’s recovery from his heart attack between seasons necessitated the creation of a story that would cover his absence while he recovered. Mission: McCall: Part 2, is the second half of the storyline to explain his absence. Written by Ed Waters, Scott Shepherd and Robert Eisele from a story by Waters and Coleman Luck,…

The Hunt For Red October (1990) – John McTiernan

Tom Clancy’s techno-thriller, which I remember reading back in grade 9, when my friend Michael introduced me to it and¬†after that, every Christmas until I 1989, I would receive Clancy’s new novel in hardcover for Christmas, was put to film by John McTiernan. Coming off of the incredible run of success that Predator and Die…

Dune (1984) – David Lynch

David Lynch is always an interesting filmmaker, and more often than not, his films are wonderfully confusing and eccentric, Twin Peaks will always be my favorite of these, though Mulholland ¬†Drive is probably a close second. The 101 Sci-Fi Movies list brought me his adaptation of Dune to rewatch, and while I can appreciate it…

Logan’s Run (1976) – Michael Anderson

Now this is a sci-fi movie! It has a score by the incredible Jerry Goldsmith, and has the incredibly lovely Jenny Agutter, and it’s set in the 23rd Century…. Things are great, until you turn 30 that is. The 101 Sci-Fi movies brings us this fantastic film from Michael Anderson, based on the book by…