Tales from the Darkside Episode 64: Everybody Needs a Little Love

Tales from the Darkside Everybody Needs a Little Love

General Information Director: John Sutherland Writer: John Sutherland Cast: Jerry Orbach, Richard Portnow, Phil Lenkowski, Don Peoples, Teresa L. Jones, and Paul Sparer Composer: John Sutherland Air Date: 2/22/1987   Overview Following a recent divorce, a lonely drunk known as Curtis (Richard Portnow) falls in love with a mannequin named Estelle (Teresa L. Jones). Meanwhile, […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 124: A Kind of a Stopwatch

The Twilight Zone A Kind of a Stopwatch

General Information Director: John Rich Writer: Rod Serling Cast: Richard Erdman, Herbie Faye, Leon Belasco, Doris Singleton, Roy Roberts, Richard Wessel, Ray Kellog, and Ken Drake Composer: Van Cleave Air Date: 10/18/1963 Production Code: 2609   Overview While visiting a bar one evening, the insufferable Patrick McNulty (Richard Erdman) is given a stopwatch that can […]

Tales from the Darkside Episode 63: Red Leader

Tales from the Darkside Red Leader

General Information Director: John Sutherland Writer: Edithe Swensen Cast: Joe E. Tata, Carmine Caridi, Brioni Farrell, Peter Bromilow, Joseph Della Sorte, and Paul Sparer Composer: Ken Lauber Air Date: 2/15/1987   Overview After the death of his partner Jack Caine (Carmine Caridi), shady businessman Alex Hayes (Joe E. Tata) is offered a position by the […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 123: Nightmare at 20,000 Feet

The Twilight Zone Nightmare at 20,000 Feet

General Information Director: Richard Donner Writer: Richard Matheson Cast: William Shatner, Christine White, Edward Kemmer, and Asa Maynor Composer: None (Stock Music) Air Date: 10/11/1963 Production Code: 2605   Overview After recovering from a mental breakdown, salesman Bob Wilson (William Shatner) travels with his wife Julia (Christine White) via airplane. When a gremlin lands on […]

5 Reasons Why the Ending of ‘The Last Jedi’ Didn’t Work

Luke vs Kylo

Last week I wrote an article about Yoda’s cameo in The Last Jedi, explaining why it didn’t work within the framework of the Star Wars universe. Another scene that I found to be highly problematic was the ending itself, which discards logic and continuity in favor of cheap emotional gimmicks. Here are five major issues […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 122: Steel

The Twilight Zone Steel

General Information Director: Don Weis Writer: Richard Matheson Cast: Lee Marvin, Joe Mantell, Chuck Hicks, Merritt Bohn, and Frank London Composer: Van Cleave Air Date: 10/4/1963 Production Code: 2602   Overview After a ban on boxing is enacted, mechanical fighters take the place of human pugilists in the ring. Desperate to earn money, former champion […]

The ‘Star Trek: The Original Series’ Movies Ranked from Worst to Best

Star Trek Cast

While browsing the internet for Star Trek lists, I’ve come across many articles with unofficial rankings for all thirteen films. To me, this practice of lumping the TOS, TNG, and modern Star Trek movies together seems completely absurd. Why bother comparing films that don’t technically belong to the same series? For this reason, I’ve decided […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 121: In Praise of Pip

The Twilight Zone In Praise of Pip

General Information Director: Joseph M. Newman Writer: Rod Serling Cast: Jack Klugman, Connie Gilchrist, Robert Diamond, and Billy Mumy Composer: Rene Garriguenc Air Date: 9/27/1963 Production Code: 2607   Overview While stationed in South Vietnam, Private Pip (Robert Diamond) sustains a terrible injury on the battlefield. Upon receiving the news, Pip’s father Max Phillips (Jack […]