Video Show: Tom's Retrophilia
Is he a connoisseur of vintage media, or just a bitter old man trapped in the past? Either way, tune in and watch Tom take a look at the movies and television shows from a time when he was actually in the target audience!
A look at various comic book properties that Tom would like to see made into television series.
A look at various comic properties and how they might make for good source material for new Netflix series.
Part two of a two part ranking of all 12 Star Trek films, from worst to first.
Part one of a two part ranking of all 12 Star Trek films, from worst to first.
A review of the 1996 kaiju movie Gamera 2: Advent of Legion.
Thomas discusses the mystery TV programs of the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison, including Campion and The Last Detective.
Thomas celebrates World Turtle Day (yes, that’s a real thing) with a recap of the movie Gamera: Guardian of the Universe.
A look at the Cadfael television series that aired on ITV in the UK from 1994-1998, as well as some notes regarding how Cadfael relates to role playing games.
A review of the early ’80s action movie Death Hunt.
A review of the Vincent Price film.
Tom follows up his previous Retrotorials about what makes a great (or bad!) villain with a look at a kick-ass villain who was completely botched: the X-Men’s White Queen, Emma Frost.
Tom follows up his previous Retrotorials about what makes a great (or bad!) villain with a look at another great one: Scorpius from Farscape.
In this special Retrotorial, Tom follows up his previous Retrotorial about what makes a great villain. This time, he looks at what makes a bad villain by looking at one of Star Trek’s most overrated villains, Gul Dukat from the most overrated Star Trek series, Deep Space Nine.
In this special Retrotorial, Tom discusses his second favorite Star Trek antagonist, the Vulcan T’Pring from the original series episode “Amok Time”.
Tom recaps the second season Space: 1999 episode “The Exiles”, featuring an incredibly original plot where Moonbase Alpha is surrounded by missiles that turn out to contain alien outlaws who have been frozen in suspended animation for centuries.
Tom recaps another first season episode of Space: 1999, the British sci-fi show where the moon gets knocked out of orbit and somehow becomes capable of interstellar travel! In this episode, special guest star Christopher Lee is an alien who brings the Winger hair and a possible way home for the crew of Moonbase Alpha.
In the near future, aliens and monsters threaten civilization, and the only one who can stop them is Science Patrol member Shin Hayata, who transforms into the super-powered giant from space Ultraman! Tom reviews the episode “Human Specimens 5 & 6”, where Ultraman’s sexually ambiguous enemy Dada comes to Earth in a body-hugging one piece to collect specimens for hir experiments.
Tom reviews the pilot of ABC’s relationship-oriented take on the Man of Steel, Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, which, despite taking some liberties with the source material (Lex Luthor has hair?), turned out to be a moderately entertaining series.
It’s the debut of a new show, Tom’s Retrophilia, hosted by our own Thomas Stockel! You probably know Tom from the recaps he’s written for the site, mostly of the animated Star Trek series. He makes the jump from written articles to his own video show with this impassioned defense of Star Trek: The Motion Picture!