Category Archives: Reviews

The Twilight Zone: The Lonely

Rod Serling must have been a genius or a tortured soul, I can’t tell.  He writes some truly heartfelt stories and the amazing thing is, in just over 20 minutes, he gets us invested in the characters and their plights.  … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Naval Treaty

If there’s one thing this episode teaches the viewer, it is that if you’re neurotic and of a particularly delicate sensibility, taking a high-pressure government job is probably a mistake.  Alas, that’s the career choice of one Mr. Percy Phelps, … Continue reading

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Star Trek: The Paradise Syndrome

I never liked The Paradise Syndrome.  That might sound like a funny thing to say because who doesn’t like paradise, but Kirk ending up on a planet with a bunch of American Indians just wasn’t my idea of what Star … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – Breakaway

September 9th, 1999… I can’t say exactly what I was doing on that date but I sure wasn’t applying to a job on Moonbase Alpha.  This had less to do with my knowledge of what was coming for those stationed … Continue reading

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Kizumonogatari (Review)

Anyone who has watched any of the Monogatari series will probably know that it is difficult to decide what order to watch the various different instalments. My default approach is normally to go with the original release order, but that … Continue reading

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The Edgar Wallace Mysteries: Incident at Midnight (Review)

This series of Edgar Wallace B movies seems to be getting increasingly complex, and Incident at Midnight in particular demands the full attention of the viewer. If you want to read reviews of this film series there are slim pickings … Continue reading

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The Avengers: The Golden Eggs

Having been brought up watching Doctor Who, I am quite used to actors appearing in more than one role, but this takes things to extremes, with Peter Arne back for the second week in a row, playing a completely different … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: Escape Clause

It’s an interesting thing that my memory of The Twilight Zone was about a series of stories where bad things befall people.  I mean, if I’m being fair to myself, it was years upon years since my cousin and I … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: The Dancing Men

Gardening, as far as I’ve always been told, is typically considered a relaxing hobby, but when Elsie Cubitt finds some chalk images on the garden bench, she nearly has a breakdown.  Her husband, Hilton, knows who to contact to solve … Continue reading

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Star Trek: The Enterprise Incident

I’ve said on many occasions that Classic Trek is my favorite Trek, but that’s not to say I dislike any of the others.  Well… maybe Voyager…  But the funny thing about classic Star Trek is that I’ve also said many … Continue reading

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Scaredy Cat

Well, I finally arrived at the last of the original CD’s that I had bought from the Big Finish line of Doctor Who stories.  Everything I have from here on out is digital.  I had hoped to wrap the year … Continue reading

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Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou

It has been over a decade since the three original anime series of Higurashi When They Cry were produced by Studio Deen, and in 2020 a new version from Passione premiered, a studio that hadn’t even been founded when the … Continue reading

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The Edgar Wallace Mysteries: The Set Up (Review)

After a couple of turkeys, I was starting to think the best days were behind this series of B movies, but this is a little gem of a film. If you’re a Columbo fan, you’ll probably love this one, because … Continue reading

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The Avengers: Warlock

We’ve gone from one kind of magic to another. Last week it was a stage magician with a vanishing cabinet. This week we’re into full on curses and voodoo. You’ve got to feel sorry for poor old Peter Neville, who … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: Walking Distance

You know when you’re really hungry and you’re eating everything in sight, and you accidentally eat a grenade, and as it’s going down, the pin snags on a tooth and comes out so that the grenade is now live, and … Continue reading

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Sherlock Holmes: A Scandal in Bohemia

People have been playing Sherlock Holmes almost as long as the stories have been in print.  He has been portrayed so many times that he’s entered the Guinness Book for most portrayed detective with upwards of 250 times on screen! … Continue reading

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Star Trek: Spock’s Brain

It’s hard to imagine now but back in the late 60’s, Star Trek wasn’t well received.  The fandom simply wasn’t there.  So you’ve got to wonder what they were thinking for the start of season 3.  Was it, “maybe we … Continue reading

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Live 34

This just in with the new year…  We interrupt your regularly scheduled blog post to bring you the latest from Junkyard 17.  Big Finish, creators of the popular range of Doctor Who audios, have done it again.  They’ve told a … Continue reading

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Kaguya-sama: Love is War (Season 1 Review)

If you have ever typed “anime dance” into YouTube, for the last couple of years the first result you will have found is a beautifully animated end title sequence from Kaguya-sama: Love is War, featuring the fluid motions of Chika … Continue reading

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The Edgar Wallace Mysteries: Death Trap (Review)

The action centres around an investment broker in this 1962 entry in the Edgar Wallace Mysteries series of B movies. Carol Halston turns up at Paul Heindrik’s office, concerned about the circumstances surrounding her sister’s death. She consulted Heindrik for … Continue reading

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