Completing that Stargate: SG1 concept art drop with accompanying episodic insights!

Chain Reaction... No concept art 🙁 The fact that the late Don Davis considered this episode one of his personal favorites makes me exceedingly proud.  It was one of those rare episodes that explored Hammond and offered us a peek of the man behind the uniform.  Don was his usual brilliant self and the palpable…

More Stargate SG-1 season 4 concept art and episode insights!

The First Ones... Peter DeLuise kicks off his writers’ room stint in fine style with this episode, the first in a string of Unas episodes.  Peter’s office was located across the hall from mine and, whenever someone would bring their kid to the production office, they would invariably stop to visit with Peter who had…

Stargate: SG-1 Season 4 concept art and episode insights!

So many great memories from this season.  I've included some insights from Trip Down Memory Lane series to accompany each episode's concept art.... Small Victories... I remember sitting in Brad’s office when we first came to Vancouver and having Brad ask Robert how he planned to conclude the season three finale, Nemesis.  Well, Rob knew…

January 12, 2023: For your consideration…More horror movies!

The Killing Tree (2022) On Christmas Eve, a widow casts a spell to resurrect her executed husband. However, when the spell goes wrong, the husband is brought back as an Evil Christmas Tree hell-bent on revenge. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ltLspKvGqA My thoughts: It's like Dr. Who meets Little Shop of Horrors that at times feels like it's been…

January 10, 2023: Meanwhile, on the home front…

Our friend, Dr. Blackjack, returned from Japan bearing gifts!  For me, it was three boxes of Sasha, Japanese convenience store chocolate that is far from bean-to-bar but is possessed of the most incredible texture thanks to its delicate lattice weave design. Reminds me of these chocolates I saw years ago (also out of Japan).  I…

A visit to Curryish Tavern!

Getting back on the eating horse!  The other day, we joined our friend Dr. Blackjack for a visit to Curryish Tavern. The starters - Yellowfin Tuna Tartare Pani Puri: Pudina jal jeera, chaat masala peaches Mirch Maple Glazed Pork Belly + Uttapam: Rice and lentil pancake, mint chutney, pickled red onions The mains: Smashed Lamb Bhuna…

January 6, 2022: What? You thought it was over? NO! The Horror Marathon continues with 5 more bullet reviews!

Jaula/The Chalk Line (2022) A couple temporarily adopts a young girl that they found wandering around alone in the high road. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1F2u_T1GN0 My thoughts: More thriller than horror; more exasperating than thrilling. The big reveal hinges on an implausible coincidence. 2.5/5 Nocebo (2022) A fashion designer is suffering from a mysterious illness that puzzles her…