As I noted elsewhere, Robert Holmes was one of the greatest writers in Doctor Who history. While that is what he will be remembered for, he also wrote episodes for a number of other SF TV series, the story for a Sixties SF film and was involved in two further TV projects after he left […]Read more "Timeslip: The Block (1985)"
I’ve been looking for this one for a long time. Robert Holmes was one of the greatest — if not the greatest — writer who worked on Doctor Who. He was script editor during the classic Phillip Hinchcliffe era and wrote some of the series best episodes, including Carnival of Monsters, Pyramids of Mars, The […]Read more "The Nightmare Man (1981)"
“Seth Ickerman” — who is really the French directing duo, Raphaël Hernandez and Savitri Joly-Gonfard — first came to my attention with the “trailer” for a film called “Ickerman,” which featured a dazzling combination of a high-tech future, a touch of Film Noir, and a lot of movie nostalgia. I still hope they will get […]Read more "Blood Machines (2019)"
It’s always a pleasant surprise when someone locates some forgotten but interesting little film and makes it available once again. In this case, Garagehouse Pictures turned up this minor gem, an independent film directed by a young man who would become a special effects expert, which no one noticed during its brief UK theatrical run […]Read more "Foes (1977)"
“It’s uphill work. The only word they know is ‘grunt’ and they can’t spell it” Douglas Adams, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy This is one of those movies I never thought I would see. It’s rare — at least, outside of Korea — and I never could find any way to get it except perhaps […]Read more "Tirannoui baltob [Tyranno’s Claw] (1994)"
I haven’t thought about this one in a long time. It is actually one of the movies I own, as it was part of my Dad’s old collection, but it has been some time since I watched it. But clips of the film showed up in a Mexican horror film I watched not too long […]Read more "Unknown Island (1948)"
Before we get started, let me call your attention to one curious fact: Timemaster was directed by James Glickenhouse and stars Jesse-Cameron Glickenhouse. What an amazing coincidence, right? And, yes, if you are still wondering, Jesse is the director’s son. Not that you would have much doubt about that after the first twenty minutes or […]Read more "Timemaster (1995)"
A T-Rex dancing the Cha-Cha-Cha? Now there’s something you don’t see every day, Chauncey. My first encounter with this film came when I watched Adventure at the Center of the Earth. The genius professor shows his team a film demonstrating the horrors of the prehistoric world which just happens to be a series of familiar clips […]Read more "El bello durmiente [The Beautiful Dreamer] (1952)"
What an absolutely incredible film! I think. Some of you have perhaps heard of Ultra Q, if for no other reason that there was a recent DVD set released. It was Tsuburaya’s first TV series, the precursor of Ultraman (even if there are no giants in neoprene suits anywhere in sight), a light-hearted children’s mystery […]Read more "Urutora Q za mûbi: Hoshi no densetsu [Ultra Q the Movie: Legend of the Stars] (1990)"
The one thing I learned from this movie is that I don’t recognize Jesse Ventura without his mustache. Everything else about it I know. Galactic Police officer chases rogue officer. Check. Super soldiers. Check. Alien impregnation followed by rapid birth of the child. Check. Agent sent to keep a woman and her son safe from […]Read more "Abraxas, Guardian of the Universe (1990)"