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Beyond Westworld (1980) -- a nearly-forgotten TV series that was broadcast a mere three times on CBS (though five episodes were produced) -- has long held a reputation for being absolutely dreadful. I always chalked this r...
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In 1984, Arnold Schwarzenegger portrayed an emotionless, homicidal android in James Cameron's The Terminator...and an iconic movie villain was born. But in the decade before The Terminator arrived in theaters, there was an...
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In “The Hand of the Goral,” a shuttle carrying Buck (Gil Gerard) and Hawk (Thom Christopher), and a Starfighter piloted by Colonel Deering (Erin Gray) explores a habitable planet. On the surface of that mysterious planet,...
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"There are strange viruses here on this planet." - Cyra (Anne E. Curry) warns Buck about the dangers of Arcanus in "The Satyr." One of the real bright spots of Buck Rogers' abbreviated second season in 1981 remains the e...
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"Time of the Hawk" by Norman Hudis and directed by Vincent McEveety is the premiere episode of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century's hotly-debated second season. The two-hour episode aired on NBC, January 15, 1981, followi...
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A key character in Futureworld (1975) informs another character that the problem at Delos -- the amusement park of the future -- is "the memory" of the nightmarish events that occurred in Western World, or for viewer purposes...
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Just as an armistice has been declared between the Directorate and the Saurian Empire, a group of Saurian nationals masquerade in human form, as Ambassador Cabot (Linden Chiles) and his party. Cabot and his team board the...
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The second season of Buck Rogers in the 25th Century is not generally high-regarded among fans. In its sophomore sortie, the Glen Larson series eliminated the characters of Dr. Huer, Dr. Theopolis and the Draconians, downplay...
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The author of Horror Films of the 1970s, and creator of the web-series "The House Between,"
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John is the author of over 24 film and television reference books, including award winners Terror Television (2001), Horror Films of the 1970s (2002) and The Encyclopedia of Superheroes on Film and TV (2004).  He is also the creator of the web series The House Between.  His blog is at http://reflectionsonfilmandtelevision.blogspot.com

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  • University of Richmond
    English
  • Kent State University
    Journalism, Mass Communication, PR
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