Timeslip: The Block (1985)

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 […]

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The Nightmare Man (1981)

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 […]

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Blood Machines (2019)

“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 […]

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Foes (1977)

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 […]

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Unknown Island (1948)

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 […]

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Timemaster (1995)

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 […]

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