Category Archives: Science Fiction

Buck Rogers: Unchained Woman

I’m starting to think half the fun of these episodes is seeing who I’ll recognize.  The volume of celebs that were part of this series is really amazing me and I am enjoying seeing who turns up from my childhood.  … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: The Rip Van Winkle Caper

I’m glad I’m nearly done with season 2; I need a break soon.  I’ve been watching in a way I never had before.  When I was a kid, I watched with my family – mostly my cousins and my dad … Continue reading

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Buck Rogers: The Return of the Fighting 69th

This is an unexpected episode because I was surprised by the premise.  It features a group of aging fighters being called out of retirement to help with an attack on an enemy base.  I’m not really sure it makes sense … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: A Hundred Yards Over the Rim

I don’t recall ever seeing A Hundred Yards over the Rim before but I did predict what was happening within the first few minutes of the episode.  Normally, I’d roll my eyes, but not this time; I was sold completely.  … Continue reading

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Buck Rogers: The Plot to Kill a City

I have to say I was genuinely surprised to find another two part story so close to the start of this series.  It’s not unheard of to do a longer pilot, so having the first story go on for 2 … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: Long Distance Call

[Trigger warning: suicide theme discussed.] Charles Beaumont and William Idelson give us Long Distance Call; a dark story that starts off so nicely.  Billy Mumy makes his first Twilight Zone appearance as Billy, a little boy who loves his grandma.  … Continue reading

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Buck Rogers: Vegas in Space

When digital programmer Felina Redding is kidnapped, Buck and the Earth Defense Directorate get an offer from screen legend Cesar Romero: if they can find her and rescue her, he’ll turn himself in for crimes he’s committed and provide the … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: The Prime Mover

I was coming to the conclusion that only Rod Serling presented us with that most unconscionable of requests: to somehow sympathize with the unsympathetic.  Alas, Charles Beaumont makes this same request of us with The Prime Mover.  Disappointing especially coming … Continue reading

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Buck Rogers: Planet of the Slave Girls

With a title like that, we’re primed to expect something totally different, but the title has little to do with the plot.  If anything, it’s a nod to the past when Buck Rogers was a comic strip and an old … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: Static

I heard you on my wireless back in ’52, lying awake intent at tuning in on you. If I was young, it didn’t stop you coming through… Video killed the radio star. Video killed the radio star… Human beings have … Continue reading

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Buck Rogers: Awakening

We start 2023 with a return to our past, visiting another old favorite from my childhood.  Join me on my journey through the 25th century… It’s been decades since I last saw Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.  In our … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: Mr. Dingle, the Strong

Despite not being very good at it, or perhaps using the wrong forum for it, Rod Serling insists on writing comedy for The Twilight Zone.   Yet again we’re left with that sense that, had we had a few more minutes, … Continue reading

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Be seeing you, 2022…

Where does the time go, I ask you?  2022 just started a few minutes ago, and somehow it’s about to end.  You know what else just ended this year?  Jodie Whittakers’s era of Doctor Who.  Since Doctor Who was where … Continue reading

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Top of the Docs: Series 13 plus Specials (2021/2022)

A new era is about to dawn but first we have some last minute victories from Chris Chibnall, the lead writer of the series.  Love him or hate him, he did contribute to the overall lore of the series… for … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: The Odyssey of Flight 33

Now this is more like it.  Rod Serling has been hitting us with a number of characters of questionable merit, and ironically it ties in with a discussion I’ve just been having with friends.  In a discussion of Resident Alien … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – A Message from Moonbase Alpha

20 years after the series ended, it still had fans. If I’m being honest, I wonder how. I would understand and support a Maya Fanclub but the show was often slow and plodding offering a crotchety commander and a wooden … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: Twenty Two

Twenty Two isn’t the first time that Rod Serling introduces us to a flawed character, this time in the form of Liz Powell.  She’s a nervous wreck suffering from a nightmare that she refuses to believe is a nightmare.  It’s … Continue reading

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Space: 1999 – The Dorcons

For the finale of Space: 1999 we have a special treat: legendary actor Patrick Troughton stars as the Archon. His people, the Dorcons, hunt and kill Psychons for their brain stems because of their unusual properties in giving eternal life. … Continue reading

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The Andromeda Breakthrough: The Roman Peace

With Gamboule dead and Kaufman ready to share the cure for the bacteria with the rest of the world, what dramatic tension remains? Well, for a start Kaufman wants to make money in the process, a slightly more sane and … Continue reading

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The Twilight Zone: A Penny for Your Thoughts

I’ll be the first to admit that I often root for the underdog; I’m an infracaninophile.  When Hector B. Poole gets the unexpected ability to hear people’s thoughts, he has a chance to improve his life a bit.  Considering he’s … Continue reading

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