Star Trek: Discovery, S4.2; “Anomaly” is all about the characters…

*******STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!!******** Better Late Than Never… In the wake of last week’s announcement that Netflix would no longer be distributing Star Trek: Discovery in foreign markets (an announcement unfortunately timed right after the Destination London Star Trek convention, and only two days before Season 4’s debut in North America), Paramount+ and PlutoTV have reached…

James Cameron’s “The Abyss: Special Edition” (1989) deserves reappraisal …and a Blu-ray release.

******SUBMERGED SPOILERS AHEAD!!****** Lost in the Abyss. 1989 was unquestionably the Summer of “Batman”. Everywhere you looked there was Batman-product; Batman cereal, a resurgence of comic book sales, toys, collectibles, and the late (great) Prince’s “Batdance” dominated the air waves. There were other big movies that summer; “Ghostbusters 2,” “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,”…

“Jodorowsky’s Dune” (2013) examines the landmark sci-fi film that never was…

The Almost Version of Dune. Frank Herbert’s seminal 1965 novel “Dune” gave rise to many things that influence sci-fi fantasy cinema this day; its terminology (“spice mines”) and trappings have been seen in popular franchises like “Star Wars” and later space operas. Herbert’s book is a dense, complex allegory of western colonialism, with various powerful…

Star Trek: Prodigy S1.3; “Starstruck” finds its space legs…

*****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS!!***** Okay, I swore I wasn’t going to review every single episode of Paramount+’s new series “Star Trek: Prodigy,” but after last week’s double-length pilot (which had an uncanny “Star Wars Rebels” vibe) I was curious to see how/where the series would go after our heroes escaped from the prison mine and took their…

Doctor Who: “The Halloween Apocalypse” kicks off the “Flux” event…

*****TARDIS-SIZED SPOILERS!****** Something Old, Someone New. Fresh off the news that former producer/writer/showrunner Russell T. Davies is returning to the “Doctor Who” franchise, current producer/writer/showrunner Chris Chibnall returns for a six-episode event called “The Flux,” which began on Halloween night with Episode 1, titled (appropriately enough) “The Halloween Apocalypse.” This was our first look at…