Star Trek: Spectre of the Gun – No Phasers at the O.K. Corral

Written by Gene L. Coon, Arthur H. Singer and Gene RoddenberryDirected by Vincent McEveety Ever feel like you just want to be left alone? I have those moments. It’s one of the reasons I love where I live, surrounded by second homes. Lots of peace and quiet and I really don’t have to have aContinue reading “Star Trek: Spectre of the Gun – No Phasers at the O.K. Corral”

New York: The City and the Country – A Documentary Film by Ric Burns

Famed documentarian Ken Burns’ brother embraces the genre with this wonderful offering about the city I grew up just outside of; a place I will always consider my first home: New York. Narrated by David Ogden Stiers, New York: The City and the Country aired on PBS details the rich history of the greatest cityContinue reading “New York: The City and the Country – A Documentary Film by Ric Burns”

Star Trek: Is There In Truth No Beauty? – Beauty and the Beasts

Written by Jean Lisette Aroeste, Arthur H. Singer and Gene RoddenberryDirected by Ralph Senensky Back in the episode Friday’s Child, writer D.C. Fontana said her goal was to present a woman who had no desire to be a wife and mother and was a strong female lead. I think her ideal might have been wateredContinue reading “Star Trek: Is There In Truth No Beauty? – Beauty and the Beasts”

Star Trek: And The Children Shall Lead – Garbage In, Garbage Out

Written by Edward J. Lasko, Arthur H. Singer, and Gene RoddenberryDirected by Marvin J. Chomsky It’s episodes like these that make me think cancelling the original Star Trek series after just three seasons was really more of a mercy killing. I mean, if they had continued in this vein, would the series have become asContinue reading “Star Trek: And The Children Shall Lead – Garbage In, Garbage Out”

Star Trek: The Paradise Syndrome – Paradise by the Obelisk Light

Written by Margaret Armen, Arthur H. Singer, and Gene RoddenberryDirected by Jud Taylor I can remember a time when Star Trek reruns were on television every evening. That was the foundation for my love of science fiction. At the time, The Paradise Syndrome was one of my favorite episodes. I’m not quite sure what aboutContinue reading “Star Trek: The Paradise Syndrome – Paradise by the Obelisk Light”

Star Trek: The Enterprise Incident – Romulan Girl Power

Written by D.C. Fontana, Arthur H. Singer, and Gene RoddenberryDirected by John Meredyth Lucas Proving once again she was integral to the success and popularity of the Star Trek series, D.C. Fontana pens what is arguably the best episode of the third season, and one of the best of the series. It’s filled with politicalContinue reading “Star Trek: The Enterprise Incident – Romulan Girl Power”

DVD Review – 21 Jump Street: The Complete First Season – Go To High School with Johnny Depp

Do you remember back then there were only three major television networks? The only thing on cable television was pretty much movie channels – none of the news or talk stations had really arrived at the time. Into this environment came a fourth network, called the FOX network. People were pretty skeptical of it’s abilityContinue reading “DVD Review – 21 Jump Street: The Complete First Season – Go To High School with Johnny Depp”

Star Trek: Spock’s Brain – The Third Season Can Only Get Better From Here

Written by Gene L. Coon, Arthur H. Singer, and Gene RoddenberryDirected by Marc Daniels The third season of Star Trek began with NBC slashing the budget for the series (the budget for the previous seasons had already compromised many of the scripts) and moving it to a terrible time-slot. The cast was weary of ridiculousContinue reading “Star Trek: Spock’s Brain – The Third Season Can Only Get Better From Here”

Star Trek: Assignment Earth – How You Spin-Off a Space Series

Written by Art Wallace and Gene RoddenberryDirected by Marc Daniels This episode was conceived as an attempt to sell a new series to the networks. The series was much different from Star Trek, but Gene Roddenberry found a way to incorporate the characters from his potential new series into the Star Trek universe and attemptContinue reading “Star Trek: Assignment Earth – How You Spin-Off a Space Series”

Quantum Leap Season 2 – Can We Get a “Do Over” From Universal?

From the first episode on, I never missed a showing of Quantum Leap when it aired on network television. The second season, which stretched from the Fall of 1989 to the Spring of 1990 was a terrific one. Scott Bakula portrays Sam Beckett. Sam is a quantum physicist who was testing his theories on theContinue reading “Quantum Leap Season 2 – Can We Get a “Do Over” From Universal?”