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Kirk and Spock join the alien version of the A-Team as they search for the soul of an ancient messiah figure, and we promise reading this recap will not put you on any kind of government watch list.
“If you held a gun to my head and forced me to pick the Bond movie that rises to the top, I would have to say it’s From Russia with Love.”
“Aaaand it basically looks like a watermelon with a handle. I guess the Slavers took juicing very seriously. ”
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 British mystery programs that I have watched over the years.
“I guess with the aqua-shuttle and bass boat, putting Kirk and Spock in speedos was not in the budget this week.”
A review of the early '80s action movie Death Hunt.
A review of the Vincent Price film.
“Kirk sounds a little stressed out here, and no wonder; at his normal rate of conquest, he’ll have slept with every female in the pocket universe in a matter of weeks!”
“I’m going to indulge in wild speculation here in regards to what the Star Trek franchise could have looked like without Picard. And that involves treating the entire Star Trek franchise as one whole story.”
“We go from a buildup where the status quo might be changed Forever! to one where ultimately there are no consequences whatsoever. And in the long run, this cripples the franchise.”
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.
“For Christ’s sake, first we get the cheap-ass decision to not show the Ariel, and now this? It’s like the animation crew blew their budget on cocaine and hookers that month.”
Tom follows up his previous Retrotorials about what makes a great (or bad!) villain with a look at another great one: Scorpius from Farscape.
Retro Recommendation: Thief of Thieves
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".
“McCoy is shocked that Kirk would drop his assigned duties on the off chance they’ll find alien life. Come on, Bones, how long have you known Jim? On that planet, there’s like a million percent greater chance of him meeting chicks.”