V – The Miniseries (1983) – Part Two

Part two of the iconic science fiction mini-series V, written and directed by Kenneth Johnson, aired on 2 May, 1983.  It aired the following night after part one, no week’s wait, not even a couple of days. This was an event, and for two nights it ruled television. Continuing it’s sci-fi retelling of Nazi Germany…

Quantum Leap (1991) – 8 1/2 Months and Future Boy

Sam (Scott Bakula) leaps into a very pregnant teenager this week in the episode 8 1/2 Months. It was penned by Deborah Pratt and had an original airdate of 6 March, 1991. It’s 15 November, 1955 and Sam is Billie Jean Crockett, 16 years old. And he’s there to not only make sure the baby…

Quantum Leap (1989) – The Color of Truth and Camikazi Kid

  Sam (Scott Bakula) has more time-travelling adventures this week, when he leaps into a black man in the south in The Color of Truth. Written by Deborah Pratt, this award winning episode aired on 3 May, 1989. It’s 8 August, 1955, and Sam has leapt into Jesse, the chauffer for Miz Melny Trafford (Susan…

Trailer Tracks: Teen Wolf – Rod Daniel

While Tim is away, Sue will play!  I thought I’d start out my trailer tracks with a throw way, way back to a film that’s as good cheesy fun today as it was when it came out, Teen Wolf.  One of several Michael J Fox vehicles to hit our screens throughout the mid-80’s, this one has…

Hot Docs: Valentine Road – Marta Cunningham

  This is another one of those cases where I wish I was a better writer, because nothing I can come up with could possibly cover the gamut of emotions and questions and reactions to this amazing documentary.  It’s something I feel everyone should see, and talk about, and then see again.  I started my…

TIFF 2012: Blackbird – Jason Buxton

  The premise of this one intrigued me enough that I was willing to take a chance on it and hope for the best.  I didn’t actually know much about it going in, which I think allowed me to take the journey it was offering even more completely, and I am glad that I did. …

The Betrayal – Karen Winther, UK/Norway

  This film documents the memories and present interactions of the director as she takes a hard look at her own actions and motivations from when she was a teenager. Now a grown young woman, Karen is still haunted by vague recollections of things she did and said when she was a teen and ,…