Hill Street Blues (1981) – Your Kind, My Kind, Humankind, and Gatorbait

Anthony Yerkovich alongside series creators Steven Bochco and Michael Kozoll pen the teleplay for Your Kind, My Kind, Humankind from a story by Bill Taub. It was first broadcast on 28 February, 1981. Renko (Charles Haid) and Hill (Michael Warren) deal with problems in different ways when the suspect in their shooting is released. Hill…

Hill Street Blues (1981) – Choice Cut, and Up in Arms

Seven episodes in writer Lee David Zlotoff brings us full circle with Choice Cut. First airing on 14 February, 1981, the episode sees Frank Furillo (Daniel J. Travanti) dealing with a hostage situation in a supermarket, not entirely dissimilar from what happened in the first episode. In fact, it’s the same hostage takers! They went…

Meatballs (1979) – Ivan Reitman

With a script that involved Harold Ramis, a score by Elmer Bernstein, Ivan Reitman, his first major motion picture, directs Bill Murray in his first starring role in the Canadian-made summer classic, Meatballs. Does it all stand up? It really doesn’t. But is there a lot of fun to be had in the film, yeah…

M*A*S*H (1979) – Mr. and Mrs. Who?, The Yalu Brick Road, and Life Time

While the 4077th tries to deal with an outbreak of hemorrhagic fever, Charles (David Ogden Stiers) arrives back in camp completely pickled, and a complete amnesiac when it comes to discussing his time in Tokyo. Happily, he took pictures, and Klinger (Jamie Farr) gets them developed in Mr. and Mrs. Who. Written by Ronny Graham,…

Tank (1984) – Marvin J. Chomsky

1984. A few short months before my family would be posted to a new home in the middle of the ocean, I was of an age that I was allowed to go see movies in the theatre with my friends (despite the fact that the theatres were in the city proper and not on the…

The X-Files (2000) – First Person Shooter, and Theef

William Gibson and Tom Maddox pen First Person Shooter, an episode which first aired on 27 February, 2000.There are some elements of sexism and toxic masculinity throughout this story, because it has permeated the game culture that is at the episode’s heart. When a young man dies while playing an immersive First Person Shooter, evidence…

Stakeout (1987) – John Badham

Richard Dreyfuss and Emilio Estevez star in this buddy cop action comedy, that sees the mustachioed pair drawing a stakeout assignment, which is going to get a lot more personal than one of them had planned. Slightly goofy, but with a sense of fun, Stakeout directed by John Badham sees Chris (Dreyfuss) and Bill (Estevez)…

Ole Timey Radio Presents: The Giant’s Stair

The Giant’s Stair Original Broadcast: December 1, 1938 Starring: JULIAN RICHINGS (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm0724995/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @JulianRichings) JESSICA GRECO (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm0337466/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @TheJessicaGreco) EMILY SCHOOLEY (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm3191505/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @EmilySchooley) For video version: youtu.be/HTTHwPpOo4w For extra content, become a Mind Reels Patron today! www.patreon.com/TheMindReels

Ole Timey Radio Presents: Little Orphan Annie – Annie’s Big Surprise Party

  Little Orphan Annie: Episode 917 – Annie’s Big Surprise Party Original Broadcast Date: October 18, 1935 Starring: CHRISTIAN POTENZA (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm0693066/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @C_Potenza) DON MCCUTCHEON (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm0567345/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @McCutcheonDon) JACQUELINE PILLON (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm1139580/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @voiceoverqueen) CARIN MOFFAT (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm0595561/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @carin_moffat) MARLENE ZISMAN (Twitter: @marlenezisman) NORAH NOBLE (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm6476378/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @MsNorahNoble) For video version: youtu.be/YWDqHShzAeg For extra content, become a Mind Reels Patron today! www.patreon.com/TheMindReels

Ole Timey Radio Presents: Superman – Batman’s Great Mystery, Chapter 1

  Superman – Batman’s Great Mystery – Chapter 1 Original Broadcast: February 3, 1948 Starring: RAINBOW SUN FRANCKS (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm0290478/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @RainbowFrancks) NATALIE LISINSKA (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm1990511/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @natalielisinska) LIZ WHITMERE (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm1176867/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @LizWhitmere) CHARLOTTE HEGELE (imdb: www.imdb.com/name/nm4226301/?ref_=nv_sr_1 Twitter: @charlottehegele) For video version: youtu.be/JwCBcpvJTFM For extra content, become a Mind Reels Patron today! www.patreon.com/TheMindReels