Star Trek: Discovery (2019) – Light and Shadows, and If Memory Serves

Captain’s log: 2257 Ted Sullivan pens this episode from a story he developed with Vaun Wilmott. It first debuted on 28 February, 2019. and sees Micheal Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) returning to Vulcan in the search for Spock (Ethan Peck). It seems after his escape and disappearance, he returned to Vulcan, where Amanda (Mia Kirshner) has…

Star Trek: The Rift (1991) – Peter David

This week’s Trek entry to the Book Shelf is fun, combining the Pike era, with that of Kirk to give us one big story. I liked a lot of it, there’s some stuff in something referred to as the World Mind with Kirk at the climax that felt a little hokey, but the rest of…

Space: 1999 (1976) – Ring Around the Moon, and Missing Link

Ring Around the Moon is the first episode up this week, as I continue my travels with Moonbase Alpha. Written by Edward di Lorenzo this story first debuted on 15 January, 1976. A strange yellow energy field has an adverse effect on one of the Alphan techs, as a strange planet pulls it into temporary…

Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987) – Encounter at Farpoint

Captain’s log: stardate 41153.7 Set decades (78 years altogether) after the events of Kirk and company, Star Trek: The Next Generation first aired on 28 September, 1987. Launching us into the 24th century, a script by series creator Gene Roddenberry and D.C. Fontana introduced us to an all new U.S.S. Enterprise, a Galaxy-class starship, and…

Slaughterhouse Five (1972) – George Roy Hill

Kurt Vonnegut’s unfilmmable novel is brought to the screen by George Roy Hill, who directed two of my favorite films, Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid and The Sting. This entry on the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list was a new one, and I’ve never read the original novel either, so am unable to compare and…