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”

Sharpe’s Waterloo – A Satisfying Conclusion to a Great Series

Written by Charles Wood and Bernard CornwellDirected by Tom Clegg March 1815 – Napoleon escapes from Elba and returns to France to plunge Europe into war once again. Facing Napoleon is an allied army of British, Dutch, Belgians and Germans under the command of Wellington, and also the Prussian army. Napoleon’s strategy will be toContinue reading “Sharpe’s Waterloo – A Satisfying Conclusion to a Great Series”

Book Review: Sahara by Clive Cussler – Comic Book Meets “B” Movie Disguised as a Novel

Sahara follows the adventures of Dirk Pitt, who’s character is central to a series of novels by Cussler. Pitt is allegedly a scientist for NUMA, although at times he comes off as a cross between Indiana Jones and James Bond. He and his pal, Al Giordino work under (former) Admiral Sandecker along with Rudi Gunn.Continue reading “Book Review: Sahara by Clive Cussler – Comic Book Meets “B” Movie Disguised as a Novel”

Sharpe’s Mission – A Perfect Balance of Action and Lighthearted Fun

Written by Eoghan Harris and Bernard CornwellDirected by Tom Clegg 1810 – Portuguese/Spanish Border – After his victory at Talavera, Wellington faced by superior French forces retreats to Portugal. He waits for the next French move. Richard Sharpe. Newly promoted Captain, is sent out on patrol under the command of a certain Major Brand. ThisContinue reading “Sharpe’s Mission – A Perfect Balance of Action and Lighthearted Fun”

Star Trek: The Galileo Seven – Poor Writing Fails a Decent Premise

Written by Oliver Crawford, Shimon Wincelberg, and Gene RoddenberryDirected by Robert Gist There are Star Trek episodes that are great. Then there are Star Trek episodes that should have been great, but missed something somewhere along the line. Later on down the line, a lot of this could be attributed to William Shatner’s ego havingContinue reading “Star Trek: The Galileo Seven – Poor Writing Fails a Decent Premise”

Star Trek: The Menagerie – For Years, the Only Way to See the Original Pilot

Written by Gene RoddenberryDirected by Marc Daniels For anyone who doesn’t know the story behind the original Star Trek series, the first pilot was scrapped for a variety of reasons by the network. All of the original characters were discarded with the exception of Mr. Spock. However, creator Gene Roddenberry didn’t want to throw awayContinue reading “Star Trek: The Menagerie – For Years, the Only Way to See the Original Pilot”

Limbo – One of My Favorite Films and You’ve Probably Never Heard Of It

Written by John SaylesDirected by John Sayles John Sayles seems to be the sort of director people either love or hate. I’ve seen his work over the years without ever really associating it with any particular director. Eight Men Out was always one of my favorite films. With my recent glowing review of Lone Star,Continue reading “Limbo – One of My Favorite Films and You’ve Probably Never Heard Of It”