Category Archives: Retro Recaps

Logan’s Run – Season 1; Episode 7: “The Crypt”

PEW PEW PEW! Time for a moral dilemma for our runners and another episode without Francis! Where IS he? Let’s search for him in this week’s episode of Logan’s Run! Another day, another abandoned lab. We open on a night scene and the air car rumbles through an abandoned Hollywood backlot pretending to be a city hit by a nuclear bomb. REM explains it was the poison air that killed more people than bombs. Suddenly, we see a credit that explains HARLAN ELLISON wrote the…

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DALLAS – Season 2, Episode #: “Reunion, Part 2”

Is J.R. wearing the same damn safari outfit? Welcome back to the reunion of Gary #1 (aka, NOT Real Gary Ewing, as played late by Ted Shackleford) and his family. After a quick recap of last week’s events (which I won’t recap my own recap here, because then we get into a meta-spiral we’ll never escape), let’s dive right in. Poor Gary #1. We open with Pam and Maggie at the drunk ward of the hospital. They are there to see Digger, who is drying…

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Logan’s Run – Season 1, Episode 6: “Half Life”

PEW PEW PEW! It’s that time again to leap into the future, put our best foot forward and start jogging along with Logan’s Run! This week with 100% more Kim Cattrall than ever before! “I don’t really believe in science fiction; now Botox on the other hand, that works every time.” From the trailer, this looks like an expanded version of Original Series Star Trek’s “The Enemy Within” episode, only EVERYONE splits into good and evil version of themselves. Let’s find out what an Evil…

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DALLAS – Season 2, Episode 1: “Reunion, Part 1”

After the success of the mini-series, the next season of Dallas was quick to air. With most of the important parts of the Ewing mythology established, it’s no surprise that the season premiere brought in the only Ewing we hadn’t seen yet … Gary! Not the Real Gary. This, of course, is Gary #1, who gets quickly replaced by Real Gary in later episodes. Real Gary ends up being blonde, which makes Gary #1 even more odd, and makes me wonder if either Gary was…

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Logan’s Run – Season 1, Episode 5: “Man Out of Time”

Season 1, Episode 5 –  “Man Out of Time” Pew! Pew! Pew! Time to leave the socio-political madness of today behind and fast forward to the … well, the same socio-political madness, just cleverly hidden by silver lamé jumpsuits. Let’s join Logan on his next Run! 24th century GPS looks different. As promised last week, we find Sanctuary this week. Or DO WE? The aircar is driving around what looks like the Burbank side of Griffith Park and a wonky scanner detects a powerful electrical…

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DALLAS – Season 1, Episode 5: “Barbecue”

I miss the 70s and its version of athleisure wear. After the distasteful events of last week’s episode, this starts out much better, with Bobby jogging in some short 70s gym shorts that wouldn’t be out of place in an International Male catalog.  Then it goes south quickly. The caterers are setting up and there is a horrible display of tokenism, as Tilly tells “Mistuh’ Bobby” that she’s been catering these things for 12 years and nobody’s gone hungry yet. WOW, Dallas, you are killing…

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Logan’s Run – Season 1, Episode 4: “The Innocent”

Another force field, more Sandmen than ever before and mixed messages for an omnipotent psychically-powered girl? Sounds like it’s time to crank up the pew-pew music and head out on the next leg of Logan’s Run! I’m a force field lovin’ fool This retread of the original series Star Trek’s Charlie X is … probably part of the reason this show got cancelled. There’s not much to say about this one. REM, Jessica and Logan come across a minefield that REM and Logan use his…

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DALLAS – Season 1, Episode 4: “The Winds of Vengeance”

WARNING: This is one of my least favorite episodes. I read the novelized version of Season One, and the creepy humiliation of Sue Ellen still terrifies me. Even by 1970s standards this is exploitive and gross and I considered not recapping it, but Ray’s coat alone warranted some TV archaeology. Dear God. J.R. and Ray are in a cheap motel sleeping with some women they picked up in Waco. Ray wears a terrifying faux-Native American, gray and sunset-colored coat. I’m glad J.R. isn’t classist, but…

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Logan’s Run – Season 1, Episode 3: “Captured”

PEW PEW PEW! It’s time for more Logan’s Run! Scene where Greg Evigan Could Have Been Shirtless #1 This week, we dive right into the action. After we have a false biology lesson from REM. Logan asks what type of insect (that the audience NEVER sees) is and REM calls it a grasshopper. Now, I get that on prime time 70s TV, they didn’t want to show a cockroach. But they don’t show anything. Yet, REM claims grasshoppers would survive when all other life in…

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