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 […]

10 Classic Sci-fi Movies Referenced in Fallout 3 and Fallout: New Vegas

Liberty Prime

Inspired by 1950s futurism, the Fallout games include many subtle nods to iconic sci-fi movies and television shows. While I haven’t yet finished playing through Fallout 4, I thought it would be fun to share all the classic science fiction references—some being more obvious than others—that I uncovered in my two favorite installments of the […]

10 More Science Fiction Films That Belong in the IMDb Top 250

Fantastic Voyage

Last week I wrote an article expressing my displeasure with the IMDb rating system, which allows popular new releases to overshadow and replace many classic films on the Top 250 list—formerly a reliable guide for determining the most timeless and high-quality movies ever made. In keeping with the sci-fi/horror theme of my website, I decided […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 120: The Bard

The Twilight Zone The Bard

General Information Director: David Butler Writer: Rod Serling Cast: Jack Weston, John McGiver, Doro Merande, John Williams, Henry Lascoe, William Lanteau, Howard McNear, Marge Redmond, Clegg Hoyt, Judy Strangis, and Burt Reynolds Composer: Fred Steiner Air Date: 5/23/1963 Production Code: 4852   Overview Devoid of talent, aspiring writer Julius Moomer (Jack Weston) uses a book […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 119: Passage on the Lady Anne

The Twilight Zone Passage on the Lady Anne

General Information Director: Lamont Johnson Writer: Charles Beaumont Cast: Gladys Cooper, Wilfrid Hyde-White, Cecil Kellaway, Lee Phillips, Joyce Van Patten, Alan Napier, Cyril Delevanti, Jack Raine, Colin Campbell, and Don Keefer Composer: Rene Garriguenc Air Date: 5/9/1963 Production Code: 4869   Overview Hoping to salvage their failing marriage, Alan and Eileen Ransome (Lee Phillips and […]

10 Reasons Why the Lost in Space Movie Didn’t Work

On this day in 1998, the Lost in Space movie was released in theaters. For a twentieth anniversary post, I decided to review each of the film’s shortcomings (or at least as many as I could cover in a ten-point list) and explain why director Stephen Hopkins failed to revive the beloved 1960s franchise. To […]

The Twilight Zone Episode 118: On Thursday We Leave for Home

The Twilight Zone On Thursday We Leave for Home

General Information Director: Buzz Kulik Writer: Rod Serling Cast: James Whitmore, Tim O’Connor, James Broderick, Paul Langton, Jo Helton, Mercedes Shirley, Russ Bender, Daniel Kulick, Madge Kennedy, John Ward, Shirley O’Hara, Anthony Benson, and Lew Gallo Composer: None (Stock Music) Air Date: 5/2/1963 Production Code: 4868   Overview After spending thirty years on the desert […]

The Heisei Godzilla Movies Ranked from Worst to Best

The Return of Godzilla

Having shared my thoughts on the Showa Godzilla movies, I decided to write a follow-up article for reviewing each of the Heisei offerings in detail. Personally, I consider the Heisei Godzilla films to be the most captivating out of all three series by Toho Studios. Whereas the Showa (1954-1975) and Millennium (1999-2004) franchises will likely […]

The Showa Godzilla Movies Ranked from Worst to Best

Gojira

With the new MonsterVerse franchise currently in the works, I thought now would be a good time to revisit the original Godzilla series. Whether you’re a casual G-fan or, like me, a lifelong enthusiast of Japanese creature features, hopefully this article will serve as a guide on which efforts to avoid, which movies fall into […]