Category Archives: Science Fiction

Kolchak: They Have Been, They Are, They Will Be…

This isn’t one of my favorite episodes; I usually skip over it on the DVD. But I’ll bet that Chris Carter, creator of The X-Files, likes it more than I do. He’s always attributed the inspiration for his own show … Continue reading

Posted in 1970s Television, Kolchak: The Night Stalker, Reviews, Science Fiction | Leave a comment

DVD Review: Horror Express

I recently mentioned this as one of my favorite movies. Since I wrote a brief review of it a long time ago, I thought this would be a good time to drag that out, revise and extend it a bit, … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Science Fiction | Leave a comment

DVD Review: The Lost Skeleton Returns Again

The sequel to 2001’s The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra didn’t appear until 2009. One of the producers describes it as “The same people who made the first movie now have a little more money.” This second film follows the first … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Science Fiction | Leave a comment

DVD Review: The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra

After I reviewed Trail of the Screaming Forehead a few weeks ago and spoke highly of the other films of Larry Blamire, I started rewatching them all and decided to say something more about them. The Lost Skeleton first. This … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Science Fiction | Leave a comment

DVD Review: X the Unknown

When I was watching the first episode of Nigel Kneale’s second Quatermass series for the BBC, I had the feeling I’d seen something like it before although the rest of the story didn’t progress the way I thought it would. … Continue reading

Posted in Science Fiction | Leave a comment

DVD Review: Trail of the Screaming Forehead

Trail of the screaming forehead. What can a body do? ‘Cause when your forehead’s screaming, It isn’t really you…   First, a few words about the films of Larry Blamire. I discovered The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra when I purchased … Continue reading

Posted in Reviews, Science Fiction | Leave a comment

DVD Review: Quatermass II, Part 6

Episode 6: The Destroyers At the end of Part 5, Captain John Dillon, missing since the second episode, returned under the aliens’ influence. He and a group of zombified soldiers have taken over Quatermass’s rocket base to stop the rocket … Continue reading

Posted in Nigel Kneale, Reviews, Science Fiction | Leave a comment

DVD Review: Quatermass II, Part 5

Episode 5: The Frenzy Professor Quatermass stands stunned by the ammonia-breathing alien he saw at the very end of Part 4, when one of the guards finally notices him and demands to know why he opened the “investigation window.” When … Continue reading

Posted in Nigel Kneale, Reviews, Science Fiction | Leave a comment

DVD Review: Quatermass II, Part 4

Before this episode begins, the BBC warns us that what we’re about to see may not be “suitable for children or those of you with a nervous disposition.” So brace yourselves! Episode 4: The Coming The story picks up where … Continue reading

Posted in Nigel Kneale, Reviews, Science Fiction | Leave a comment

DVD Review: Quatermass II, Part 3

Episode 3: The Food At the end of Part 2, one of the men on the Winnerden Flats synthetic food project committee was revealed to have been marked by exposure to the so-called “meteorites” that have been falling in the … Continue reading

Posted in Nigel Kneale, Reviews, Science Fiction | Leave a comment