Gone With The Wind (1939) -Victor Fleming, George Cukor and Sam Wood

  A gorgeous score by Max Steiner welcomes me to this towering four hour epic based on Margaret Mitchell’s classic (albeit incredibly racist) tale of the south. This was one I had never seen, but as I dove back into the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book, specifically the romance and melodrama section,…

The A-Team (1983) – The Taxicab Wars and Labor Pains

  The A-Team continues to be on the run from the devious Decker (Lance LeGault) in this pair of episodes. First up is The Taxicab Wars, which was written by Cannell with an airdate of 1 November, 1983. Once again we find Mr. T in another (D.C.) cab. This time our heroes are on their…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – Underworld

  This week the Doctor (Baker), Leela (Louise Jameson) and K9 encounter trouble on the edge of the cosmos… Underworld is a four-part story that was written by Bob Baker and Dave Martin that ran from 7 January to the 28 January, 1978. When the TARDIS arrives at the edge of the cosmos, the edge…

Doctor Who (Jon Pertwee) – Planet of the Daleks

  This week’s story, Planet of the Daleks, was written by Dalek creator Terry Nation, and ran for 6 episodes, from 7 April to 12 May 1973, and it picks up where last week’s episode ended. The Doctor (Pertwee) sends a warning to the Time Lords via the TARDIS’ telepathic circuits before collapsing into a…

The Birth of a Nation (1915) – D.W. Griffith

An epic and uncomfortable film (not just the actors in black face either), The Birth of a Nation is the next movie to be recommended by Great Movies – 1oo Years of Film, following my viewing of Intolerance. It starts out fairly well, setting up stories on both sides of the impending American Civil War,…

Doctor Who (William Hartnell) – The Romans

What starts out as a lighthearted vacation in ancient Rome for The Doctor (Hartnell) and his fellow travellers changes to all-out adventure in this adventure written by Dennis Spooner. Airing from 16 January to 6 February, 1965, this was definitely the most humorous story to be featured in the Doctor Who universe at that point….

Robinson Crusoe On Mars (1964)

  Hey,¬†they can’t all be¬†winners, and this time, the 101 Sci-Fi Movies disappointed me a bit. Perhaps if they hadn’t called it Robinson Crusoe On Mars, but Planet X or something instead, because this one falls more solidly into the fiction side rather than the science side. Using Daniel Defoe’s classic novel of isolation of…