DVD Review – Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ships

Written by C.S. Forester and Mike CullenDirected by Andrew Grieve If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of viewing the wonderful A&E miniseries Horatio Hornblower, you are missing out on a real treat. The miniseries is based on the novels by C.S. Forester. It tells the tale of a young orphan who rises in rankContinue reading “DVD Review – Horatio Hornblower: The Fire Ships”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Conspiracy

Written by Tracy Torme, Robert Sabaroff, Hans Beimler, Richard Manning, and Hannah Louise ShearerDirected by Cliff Bole If you go back to my review of the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode Coming of Age, you’ll notice I mention that the story there about Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) and Admiral Quinn (Ward Costello) is actuallyContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Conspiracy”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – We’ll Always Have Paris

Written by Deborah Dean Davis, Hannah Louise Shearer, Tracy Torme, Hans Beimler, and Richard ManningDirected by Robert Becker Every now and then I come across an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation that I swear I haven’t seen before. In actuality, I learn I have seen it – it just wasn’t the least bitContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – We’ll Always Have Paris”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Symbiosis

Written by Robert Lewin, Richard Manning, Hans Beimler, Hannah Louise Shearer, and Tracy TormeDirected by Win Phelps Star Trek has a deep history of using the same actors in various parts. William Campbell was used twice in the original series, Armin Shimerman was used as a Ferengi in The Next Generation and then developed theContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Symbiosis”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Skin of Evil

Written by Joseph Stefano, Hannah Louise Shearer, Tracy Torme, Hans Beimler, and Richard ManningDirected by Joseph L. Scanlan At this point in the season, Denise Crosby (Lt. Tasha Yar) was dissatisfied with the writing – and her role in particular – of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Who could blame her? As I’ve noted beforeContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Skin of Evil”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Arsenal of Freedom

Written by Richard Manning, Hans Beimler, Maurice Hurley, Robert Lewin, Hannah Louise Shearer, and Tracy TormeDirected by Les Landau Riker: The name of my ship is the LollipopRodriguez: I have no knowledge of that shipRiker: It’s just been commissioned. It’s a good ship Yes, that is an actual conversation from this first season episode ofContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Arsenal of Freedom”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Heart of Glory

Written by Maurice Hurley, Herbert Wright, D.C. Fontana, Hans Beimler, Richard Manning, Hannah Louise Shearer, and Tracy TormeDirected by Rob Bowman This episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation finally gives some character development to crewmembers other than Wesley Crusher (Wil Wheaton), the teenaged son of the ship’s doctor, and Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart). InContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Heart of Glory”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – Coming of Age

Written by Sandy Fries, Hans Beimler, Richard Manning, Hannah Louise Shearer, and Tracy TormeDirected by Michael Vejar At this point as I go through the first season episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, I am thinking I have seen just about enough of Wesley Crusher (Wil Wheaton) and it’s about time they give thisContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – Coming of Age”

Star Trek: The Next Generation – When The Bough Breaks

Written by Hannah Louise Shearer and Tracy TormeDirected by Kim Manners The Enterprise follows a trail to a legendary planet that no one has yet been able to prove exists. When the planet Aldea is actually found by them, initially no one seems to question why, after all these years when no one else couldContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation – When The Bough Breaks”

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Home Soil

Written by Robert Sabaroff, Karl Geurs, Ralph Sanchez, Robert Sabaroff, and Tracy TormeDirected by Corey Allen The Enterprise journeys to the planet Velara III to witness the terraforming of a planet. Terrafoming is when a scientific team takes a desolate planet which is seemingly incapable of supporting life and creates a livable habitat out ofContinue reading “Star Trek: The Next Generation: Home Soil”